With over 66,000 citizens, the City of Alpharetta, Georgia, isn’t large geographically, but is considered the Technology City of the South with over 700 tech-focused companies located in the area. Alpharetta attracts thousands of workers each week increasing the City’s daily population to over 122,000. Boasting a well-educated, professional population with some of the best schools in the U.S., Alpharetta has been named by Forbes as one of the “#1 Places to Relocate in America”, as well as one of the “Top Friendliest Cities” in America list. The City provides residents a high quality of life in a beautiful and vibrant Southern city.
For budgeting, Alpharetta previously managed their over $141 million budget with their Tyler Munis financial system and Excel spreadsheets. However, this system lacked the flexibility to adequately keep up with the City’s evolving budgeting process. As a result, Alpharetta searched for a sustainable, cloud-hosted system built for the public sector that could operate effectively through multiple budget development cycles and integrate with their existing financial system. They wanted to streamline their budget preparation with a flexible solution that could provide automated workflow and data analytics with robust dashboards and reporting tools.
Choosing to purchase Questica Budget’s Operating, Salaries and Capital modules will enable Alpharetta’s budget team, plus about 20 non-financial staff collaborating on the budget, to manage their three parallel budgeting processes efficiently and accurately. Questica Budget’s powerful system designed specifically for the public sector contains automated workflow, including role-based security and a system for submitting and approving budget changes. With a more streamlined budgeting process, the City will save time and have a better opportunity to link the budget to their strategic priorities.