Shrinking budgets, rising costs, greater requirements from citizens, and increased workloads are the reality for government organizations. It is more important than ever for organizations to leverage existing systems and data to help strengthen their organization and foster economic recovery.
Accessing data and analyzing it in meaningful ways can often be a challenge for departments, government employees, and decision-makers. Our Performance Management solutions using Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) help you address these issues while managing costs and making the most of your existing investments. Microsoft Performance Management solutions help you reduce the complexity of organizing and distributing information to a broad audience, leading to faster decision cycles, driving alignment, and improving organizational performance for the benefit of citizens.
Our Performance Management solutions are composed of three familiar products: Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition; Microsoft Office 2010 (Excel, Excel PowerPivot, and Visio); and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
Performance management solutions allow you to:
Rationalize costs with a strong return on investment. Often governments are not fully leveraging some of the technologies they already own. You may have already invested in BI software, as well as Microsoft technologies that enable BI capabilities.
Improve ICT productivity through BI democratization. By enabling more users to access data to get the job done, you can free up your ICT department's time to focus on activities other than extracting data or building reports. You can achieve self-service BI functionality for select users while maintaining data security and control. And you can leverage the functionality of PowerPivot to make large amounts of data easily accessible for users to design and analyze.
Improve employee efficiency. Governments are overloaded with data from multiple sources - internal, cross-agency, external, and more. But who is looking at the data, what kind of decisions are being made, what actions are being taken, and what improvements are occurring? Structuring the data for business users and giving them access to data sources or reporting can go a long way toward making your organization indispensable and smarter - and install a culture of continuous improvement.
Drive accountability and transparency. Now, more than ever, governments have to deliver more services to ever-growing populations in the context of economic challenges where less taxpayer money is available. Performance measurement and management becomes critical for driving efficiencies and increasing transparency, from national goals to local spending, and business intelligence tools can be used to achieve these goals.