Kia Ora – Auckland City Council, the largest Council in the Southern Hemisphere have gone with EasyREV rate modelling solution provided by Harbour Software to provide the modelling solution needed to handle their in excess of 525,000 rateable assessments.
Auckland went out to tender for a new rates modelling software tool for use by the Financial Policy team to calculate the level of rates which will meet Council rates revenue targets as well as analyse the relevant scenarios. Councils existing system was an ad-hoc interim solution built using a combination of MS Excel and MS Access. MS Access is no longer a supported application within Council and the system itself is was no longer fit for purpose given Council’s growing financial planning needs.
The EasyREV solution delivered to Council the outcome that they had sought and was the only application in the market capable of handling the large volume of data and to generate the type of analysis that the Council required. The solution provided by Harbour Software has reduced what used to be a two week exercise down to a matter of hours and delivered exceptional accuracy and data analytics to Council.
Auckland City Council utilised EasyREV to provide the rate modelling solution for their $1.6B rate revenue and have achieved significant cost savings and efficiencies in been able to quickly refresh their underlying property data and produce multiple model results within a matter of a few hours.
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