The City of Pitt Meadows (“Pitt Meadows”) is located between the Fraser River and the majestic Golden Ears mountains, approximately one hour away from Vancouver. Two rivers and over 60 kilometres of dikes contribute to the lush farm land and greenhouses that make Pitt Meadows a prosperous agricultural region with a population of almost 19,500 citizens. Considered the “gateway” to the Fraser Valley, Pitt Meadows is a rapidly growing municipality committed to creating a better community for citizens, business and visitors.
Pitt Meadows required a new budgeting system that was less manually intensive than using Excel spreadsheets. Questica Budget was immediately appealing to the City because the solution provided a system that enabled integrated real-time processing for operating, capital project, and personnel budgets, with a seamless connection to their accounting, payroll, and HR modules in Vadim iCity. Questica Budget’s powerful functionality also provides them with the ability to develop multi-year budgets and five-year plans, generate detailed reports, allow real-time direct input from department users, as well as the ability to use financial modeling tools and run various budget scenarios.
By using the robust features and functionality of Questica Budget, Pitt Meadows is able to prepare their operating, salaries and capital budgets more efficiently, as well as track and tie budget items to the City Council’s Strategic Plan.