The District of Sicamous is a municipality in British Columbia halfway between Calgary and Vancouver and is considered the eastern gateway to the Apple Country. Like many local governments, Sicamous struggled with a budgeting process that was manual and time-consuming, requiring the organization of nearly 50 spreadsheets. Since reviewing and correcting these spreadsheets was a tedious task, it was important to the Director of Finance to find a budgeting solution that would improve accuracy and enable staff to be accountable for their own budgets.
Choosing to purchase Questica Budget’s operating, salaries, capital, allocations, and statistical Ledger, Sicamous will have a powerful system for preparing their $14 million budget, saving time and empowering staff to collaborate effectively. Questica Budget integrates directly to the District’s Vadim financial system to house budget data in one location. In addition, adding Questica Performance provides a system of programs, measures and scorecards for tracking and evaluating KPIs and important strategic goals. In addition, Questica OpenBook is a data visualization and transparency tool Sicamous can use to transform budget data into engaging and interactive images to share with their 3,000 residents.