Budgeting and Performance
Planning for the Public Sector
Questica Budget delivers all-encompassing public sector budgeting solutions. Whether it’s for the federal, provincial, state or municipal level, Questica offers the solutions entities need to manage, balance and plan their complex budgets.
Entities with intricate needs and measures no longer have to rely on inefficient spreadsheets. Through the Questica suite of solutions, these entities can move past time-consuming and ill-fitting processes and benefit from a streamlined, comprehensive, real-time budgeting platform.
Questica Budget Operating is our specific forecasting and operating budget solution. Through this platform, governments can increase visibility into their financials, boost transparency and better control their biggest cost – their workforce – with the Salary and Position Planning module. The salary and position function allows entities to see how changing or adding one position can affect their budgets years down the road.
Best of all, governments can improve their budgeting cycle with Questica Budget Operating without increasing their workload or paperwork.
Questica Budget Capital is our Capital Improvement Planning, forecasting and capital budgeting solution. The Web-based platform works for any sized entity, allowing it to plan for multiple future scenarios and create multi-year budgets. It also gives entities the ability to separate department budgets, providing each division the exact tools they need to plan and meet their financial goals.
Salary / Position Planning
The Questica Salary / Position Planning module supports the ability to accurately model and forecast all costs associated with positions and employees. Each Position is associated with a default GL Account and is then assigned a pay grade, step, contract, pay scales and benefits (start and end dates can be associated to each). Union affiliations, job titles, and job numbers can also be entered for each employee and each employee can be allocated to a position or multiple positions in different departments or funds. Position costs can be generated for an unlimited number of years and can be broken down on an hourly, monthly or yearly basis. Each positions cost can be associated to any one (or multiple) departments or costing centers.
The Staff Planning module allows Public Sector organizations to link budgets to staff schedules and more accurately account for the non-productive time like vacation and sick days that must be covered when minimum staffing requirements exist for certain departments like police and fire.
The Questica Performance module allows Public Sector organizations to establish, track and manage their overall corporate objectives. This tool includes the ability to establish measures, define performance targets or objectives and track and report performance towards meeting these objectives. With data feeding from multiple sources including Questica Budget, the Questica Statistical Ledger and other external data sources, Questica Performance allows Public Sector organizations to consolidate and manage all performance related information and metrics in a single solution.
Looking to track emergency response time, establish a response time target that you would ultimately like to achieve and monitor performance over time towards achieving the target? You need Questica Performance!
Benefits of Questica’s public sector budgeting solution include:
- Performance measurement
- Actual costs versus budget tracking
- Multi-year Budgeting
- Multi-user / real-time access
- Workflows and approvals
- Versatile Installation
- Position salary and benefit budgeting
- Unlimited versioning
- Statistical ledger
- System Audits
- Configurable Reports
Questica Budget integrates with more than 25 different ERP systems. It is used in more than 200+ local, municipal and federal governments in North America. It’s equipped to handle any sized organization, and is currently implemented by governments with populations ranging from 2,000 to 1.5 million and with annual budgets into the billions.