Questica Budget is a comprehensive government budgeting software with easy-to-use web-based interface for budget entry and development, forecasting and analysis, workflow, and amendment tracking. Plus, it includes fully integrated performance measures and reporting.
All in One Place
With one database housing all of the budgets from your departments, changes are easier to make – the impact can be seen immediately. With automatic notifications, you’ll always know what’s happening with the budget. That means you can plan, even with changes – and keep track of everything that’s going on automatically.
Allows departments to see all of their budget data and control their own operating budgets. This easy-to-use module ensures the budgeting cycle runs smoothly and securely for everyone involved in the process.
Create multi-year capital budgets that identify expenditures and funding sources, plus you have the capability to adjust along the way. Provides end-to-end Capital Improvement Planning (CIP), budgeting and forecasting. Construct your capital projects on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis.
OpenBook Project Explorer for Capital Budgets
The Capital budget module within Questica Budget, now seamlessly connects to OpenBook, our web-based transparency solution enabling local governments to display capital projects on an interactive map.
The OpenBook Project Explorer allows cities, counties, agencies and states to display on a map every infrastructure project, including details such as the budget, actual spend, funding sources, and accompanying documentation, images, video, etc. Governments can also link related activities to showcase the depth and scope of capital projects that are happening in a city, region, state/province or country. Increase financial transparency while building trust with citizens and stakeholders.
Personnel Planning and Budgeting Module
Accurately models and forecasts all costs associated with positions and employees. Allows you to develop budgets with new positions and all the connected financial impacts including wages, benefits, labor costs, union and contract expenses, and more. Budget at the employee level, job code level, or any level you choose. Allocate your positions to any number of departments/budgets.
Performance Management Module
Set the standards for your city, county, agency or state with a system of programs, measures and scorecards. Go beyond the financials and track an unlimited number of budget and non-budget key performance indicators (KPIs) with Questica Performance.
Advanced Calculation Engine
Questica Budget now includes an Advanced Calculation Engine (ACE) that enables government agencies to create complex modelling for revenue, projections, and activity-based costing. Users can create formulas ranging from a single formula in a cell up to large scale mathematical models to do things such as forecasting expenses and revenue from drivers and historical data. For example a city, state, town or county could determine the expenses to resurface a stretch of road based on its type and length.
Financial Statements Module
This new system-wide module for Questica Budget allows users to configure and generate all three major financial statements, including Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Statements.
Each of these statements include both a current statement and the ability to look forward using your projections. Plus, it includes 11 new out-of-the-box reports. With a new set of accounts for assets, liabilities and equities, this new module helps give a complete picture of your current financials and the road ahead.
Questica Budget Book
Local government customers can produce a professional and award-compliant Budget Book with Questica Budget Book powered by CaseWare.
Questica Budget Book provides a direct integration from Questica Budget to CaseWare’s Working Papers allowing you and your organization to efficiently and cost-effectively create, collaborate, edit, approve and publish your annual Budget Book. Plus, our Budget Book provides the key content requirements to be compliant with GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
With Questica Budget you can spend your time analyzing data rather than compiling it. Easily assemble actionable data from anywhere in the system for analysis. Then view your data in a dashboard on screen or export it to a report or Excel. Better yet, share it with your colleagues to improve discussions about new services, funding changes, staffing levels, and more.
- Quick searches
- Intuitive data queries
- Budget forecasting
- Combine budget performance metrics to create new KPIs and ratios
- Out-of-the-box standard reports
- Ad hoc reporting
Integrated into Questica Budget, our dashboard shows all of your critical data and other relevant information together in a visually risk and interactive interface. Completely configurable, your dashboard can be set-up for individual users and/or departments.
Uncover new insights, find trends and make fresh discoveries.
- Easy-to-use drag and drop interface
- Drill-down capabilities
- Contextual dashboards provide cost center and project specific details
- Text, web page, count and scorecard widgets
- Rich interactive configurable charts
- Ability to embed
- Full security on menu and data access by user
We take incredible pride in delivering an exceptional customer experience for each of our customers. Our goal is to get your city, county, agency or state up and running with little to no disruptions. Throughout the process, we listen, adapt and always uncover ways our tools and technologies can improve your organization’s outcomes and enhance our future offerings.
We’re proud to be recognized by Government Technology News on their annual GovTech 100 which showcases the 100 leading companies serving state and local governments in unique, innovative and effective ways.
We believe in customer flexibility when it comes to purchasing. Questica Budget is deployable on your servers or in the cloud. Plus, no mass upgrades. We don’t force you to upgrade until your organization is ready. We’ll work with you to find the best model for your city, county, agency or state.
Balancing Act Integration
Questica Budget and OpenBook seamlessly integrate with Balancing Act’s budget simulation tool. Balancing Act is the leader in public sector participatory budget simulations and taxpayer receipt software.
Financial systems integration
Financials don’t wait for implementation and neither should you. This not only includes pulling data from your general ledger and payroll/human resources systems but also passing budget data back. We’ve developed our own integration tool “QIS” to facilitate and streamline the data integration process.
Our software has been integrated to over 35 different ERP systems, including:
|Ellucian Banner ||Ellucian Colleague||Dynamics GP
|Dynamics NAV||Epicor||Infor CloudSuite
|Infor Lawson||JD Edwards||Meditech
|MuniWare||New World||Oracle Financials
|Sparkrock||Tyler Eden||Tyler Munis
|Vadim iCity||Workday||… and more
To ensure that users quickly reach the highest level of productivity and proficiency, a dedicated team is assigned to each city, county, agency or state for the duration of the implementation which can typically be completed in four months or less.
Training and Resources
Questica provides full installation documentation with every release, as well as implementation assistance, technical support and online help. Plus, we have complete training for administrators and general users through Questica Help, our online learning channel.
Our Customer Success team serves as your advocate within Questica. Working from onset, through implementation and ongoing usage, we are focused on maximizing your value from adopting Questica Budget. Through regular business reviews and touch points, we strive to understand and address your changing organizational needs, objectives, goals and challenges ensuring you and your city, county, agency or state have a bright customer experience. Plus, there are opportunities to connect with other users via user groups and events.