Simplify the Budgeting Process

Simplify the Budgeting Process

RDA budget prep module

It is getting to be that time when many of you are beginning to work on your budget for the new fiscal year. Remember, RDA has a Budget Preparation Module to help simplify the budgeting process, allowing you to produce unlimited budgeting scenarios.

If you use Budget Preparation, there is no need to maintain and manipulate multiple spreadsheets. The module allows you to make any adjustments to your budget and immediately see the effects, saving countless hours when developing your budget scenarios. You have the ability to bring in a prior year’s budget as a starting point. From there you can add a percentage increase or decrease to the whole budget or specific funds. You are able to run comparison reports looking at previous years’ budgets and expenses side by side.

The Budget Preparation module also has a payroll component allowing you to run a payroll based upon your new salaries and positions for the upcoming year and import the exact figures into your new budget, including employer paid taxes and benefits. You can make any changes needed for employee jobs, salary rates, deductions changes, and expenditure activity. Once the budget is approved, all changes can be moved into the payroll and financial modules quickly and easily. There is no need to manually change actual salaries to match budgeted salaries.

With the Budget Preparation Payroll component, you can also create contracts via the Contract Writer export file. The file exports specific fields to merge into your organization’s actual contract document. The information is extracted according to the salary information that your new budget is based upon, so the contracts will agree with your budgeted figures.

We encourage you to explore the automated processes that will save you time and headache when preparing your budget for the new fiscal year.  You can contact us at for more information on Budget Preparation to get you started.

“After remembering all those long hours of manual posting – I LOVE RDA BUDGET PREP – the fully integrated system is a huge time saver,  from budgeting to payroll it only takes a few strokes on the keyboard compared to the write it in here, post it there method “

-RDA Budget Prep User

Streamlined P-Card Process

Streamlined P-Card Process

RDA p-card

Everyone is a fan of saving time and reducing errors! Entering individual Purchase Card (P-Card) Transactions can be a very time-intensive process. OpenRDA 4.0’s newest release includes a process that can streamline the steps involved making your organization more efficient allowing time to be spent on other important tasks.

Our first user of new purchase card process shared the following comment – “I’ve only used the P-Card Interface twice, but it does seem to streamline the process. I believe there is less margin for error than entering each sale individually.”

Most P-Card providers can provide an electronic file of the transactions captured in your monthly statement which is then uploaded to OpenRDA. If your organization is interested in using this new process, please submit a helpdesk ticket so that we can review the process and setup requirements with you. You can also email us at

Social media launch

Social media launch

New social media accounts from RDA Systems

We here at RDA are excited to announce that we are going social! Not only will you get the links to new blog posts, but you will also get sneak peaks of RDA in everyday life, as well as helpful tips and relevant media. We will be posting regularly to both our Facebook and Twitter accounts with the intent of getting to know you all better.

So visit our page, look around, give us a like, and leave a comment or question. We’d love to hear from you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the RDA team!
Happy Thanksgiving from RDA Systems

At this time of Thanksgiving, we pause to count our blessings. The freedom of this great country in which we live. The opportunities to serve others. The friendship and confidence you have shown in us. For all of these things, we are deeply thankful.


RDA holiday hours:

Wednesday, Nov 23rd we will close at 3pm
Thursday, Nov 24th closed
Friday, Nov 25th closed

Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!

The Team at RDA

Thomasville signs on with RDA

Thomasville signs on with RDA

thomasville RDA

RDA is happy to announce that Thomasville City Schools in Georgia recently chose RDA as their ERP software solution!

Thomasville, located in southwest Georgia is home to the famous annual Thomasville Rose Show and Festival. In 2016, Thomasville was featured as the second best historic small town in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice List after Bisbee (Arizona).

Thomasville is scheduled to have the first phase of their implementation – which includes the Financial, Procurement and HR/Payroll suites – completed in 4th quarter of 2016.

Levi Williams, the Chief Financial Officer for the school system had this to say in making their decision:

“Since coming on board with the Thomasville City School System as the Chief Financial Officer, I quickly found the system they had been using to manage fiscal and human resource operations was outdated, time consuming, and inefficient. Our dilemma, just as many school districts, was to find a Resource Management solution that would save time, energy, and most importantly, money. We needed a program that would allow for increased ownership, flexibility, and transparency of financial and personnel operations, We needed our data to work for us and not the other way around. RDA’s team not only designed a solution with our specific needs in mind, they truly walked my team through the migration process. We are excited about being a part of the RDA family.”

Please join us in welcoming Thomasville to the RDA family!

A Thanksgiving Season

At this Thanksgiving Season, our thoughts and prayers turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible.

Sunny Autumn country scene

Thanksgiving to us means a special occasion when we can express our sincere thanks to those whose relationship, confidence and loyalty we cherish.

May the Lord continue to bless you with a bountiful Thanksgiving, a joyous holiday season, and a healthy, prosperous and happy New Year.

The Team @ RDA Systems, Inc.


Thanksgiving Office Hours:

  • Wednesday, November 25th Closing at 3:00pm EST
  • Thursday, November 26th Closed
  • Friday, November 27th Closed