What is Streamline mAhead

Streamline Municipality (or Streamline mAhead) is a platform that guides municipalities for future activities and assists them to achieve their service delivery mandate.

We are currently in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where digitisation is the norm. In this competitive environment, Streamline Municipality offers advanced analytics and scenario modelling to help municipalities in South Africa to answer the question: What can be done to improve municipal financial performance?

Streamline mAhead

Customer Challenges

Analysis

Difficult data interpretation and analysis.

Funds

Difficult to identify non-purposeful utilisation of available funds, mismanagement of collections and lack of cost containment.

Limited Forecasts

Limited availability of forecasts that provide information to assist municipalities in guiding future activities.

Lack of What-if Planning

Inability to simulate alternative scenarios with impact studies thereof.

Streamline mAhead Benefits

Three Built-in Forecasting

The Municipal Forecasting and Reporting Model, with built-in analytics, uses three forecasting methods: Prior Year Actuals; Current Year Actuals; and Adjusted Budget Numbers to calculate the forecast.

Evaluates

The model also evaluates the different scenarios based on the three forecasting methods applied, and visually presents the outcome of each forecasting method. This allows municipalities to test and plan for the best and worst scenarios, including the impact thereof.

C-Schedule Reports

The Municipal Forecasting and Reporting Model also provides C-Schedule reports, and also offers data interpretation and analysis in the form of visualisations, including graphs, charts and dashboards.

Accurately Forecast

Municipalities are able to accurately forecast revenue and expenditure to empower them to achieve their service delivery mandate and improve financial performance.

Increases Agility

The model increases agility – enabling quick adaptation to the ever-changing environment by taking corrective action where required.

Track and Analyse

Municipalities are able to track and analyse trends over time with respect to expenditure patterns, revenue collections and cash flows.

Streamline mAhead Features

Forecasting

  • Forecasts provide information that can mandate
  • The Municipal Forecasting and Reporting Model, with the built-in analytics, uses three forecasting methods
  • These models are based on Prior Year Actuals, Current Year Actuals and Adjusted Budget Numbers to calculate the forecast

What-If Scenario Analysis

  • The model evaluates the different scenarios based on the three different forecasting methods applied, and visually presents the outcome of each forecasting method
  • This allows the municipality to test and plan for the best and worst scenario with impact thereof

Reporting

  • Not only does the Municipal Forecasting and Reporting Model provide C-Schedule reports, but it also offers data interpretation and analysis in a form of visualisations including graphs, charts and dashboards

Interactive Dashboards and Graphs

  • The interactive reports, with drill down functionality, amplify the finances of municipalities in order to gain insight into their performance at a glance

Visual Indicators

  • Visual indicators and alerts provide insight into deviations from approved adjusted budgets and National Treasury norms

Automatic Load of Actuals and Write-Back to ERP

  • The Municipal Forecasting and Reporting Model integrates with the municipality’s ERP, where Prior Year Actuals, Current Year Actuals, Original and Adjusted Budget Numbers are automatically loaded
  • Forecast numbers can also be written back to the ERP

Consulting

  • The starter bundle includes five user licenses and 96 hours of consulting for guidance on transitioning to the new way of forecasting and reporting
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