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Blaine, Minnesota partners with Questica for streamlined budget amendments, change requests


The City of Blaine in Anoka County, Minnesota maintains a population of 70,000+ residents, and services community needs through an annual All Funds budget of $69,000,000.


To better manage change requests and variance reporting, the City of Blaine needed a budgeting solution that could handle regular budget amendments, and multiple report queries, at the same time.


Their preferred budgeting solution would also need to reduce manual data entry responsibilities for 25-40 users, and limit the potential human error.


In partnership with Questica Budget, the City of Blaine achieved full integration with their New World ERP system, in handling multiple data streams sourced from different systems. Synergy between their ERP and budgeting solution today allows Blaine to rely on a single source of data truth, without the risks associated with malfunctioning formulas. Blaine will also be able to fully manage their budget planning process, particularly as it relates to incorporating capital programming.


Questica has focused on providing budgeting and forecasting software exclusively to the public sector for nearly 25 years. Questica is a full-service partner, where in-house staff are responsible for software development, implementation, training, and post-implementation customer care.


Questica’s municipal customers include the Village of Southampton, New York, Greensboro, North Carolina, and High Point, North Carolina.


Today, Questica’s Operating, Personnel, Capital, Performance, and OpenBook modules provide the City of Blaine with full visibility into budget data, alongside executive control at every stage of the budget lifecycle.