The Town of Coaldale (“Coaldale”) is a growing community located in the heart of southern Alberta, east of the City of Lethbridge. Coaldale’s economy is primarily based on agriculture, but over the last few years their industrial and commercial areas have grown, attracting business from sectors such as manufacturing, retail and professional services. With fascinating natural and historical attractions, Coaldale offers an innovative community which combines sustainable practices into a high quality of life for almost 9,000 citizens.
Coaldale sought a solution to replace their inefficient Excel budgeting process, eliminate duplication and keep budget data in one place. Aware that other Alberta municipalities were successfully using Questica products, the Town was interested in Questica Budget Suite, an end-to-end budgeting system that could meet their budgeting needs. Questica Budget provides the ability to prepare operating, capital and salary budgets, automate processes, as well as create reports and forecasts using real-time data. Questica Performance allows for tracking and measuring KPIs to improve the Town’s performance goals. Plus, Coaldale is taking advantage of a free trial of Questica OpenBook to use data visualization to transform budget data into interactive visuals that educate stakeholders and increases citizen engagement.
By replacing their spreadsheets with Questica Budget Suite, the Town of Coaldale now has an end-to-end budgeting system that directly integrates with their Bellamy financial system to manage their $19 million budget with improved efficiency and accuracy.