The City of Williams Lake is located in the Central Interior of British Columbia, in the central part of a region known as the Cariboo. The community was first established in 1860 during the Cariboo Gold Rush as a central location that led to the goldfields. Today, Williams Lake is a hub for the forestry, logging, sawmilling, mining and ranching industries. With a population of over 11,000 residents, the City is a modern city proud of the western hospitality that makes this community an ideal place for businesses, families and retirees.
Williams Lake was frustrated with their time-consuming spreadsheet system which was manual and required the duplication of work. They were spending more time retyping budget data into spreadsheets instead of analyzing data. By choosing Questica Budget, the City has a powerful budgeting solution that provides a centralized system for preparing their operating and capital budgets. They can streamline their budgeting process with an automated workflow and now have the ability to report on the budget on a monthly basis, a task they were unable to complete previously. With direct integration to their MAIS financial system, Williams Lake can easily manage a $34 million budget and wake up every morning to the most up-to-date actuals.