Software to manage
Since 2010, the Institute for Development in Economics and Administration (IDEA international) has created the IDEA Solutions® branch which focuses on the development of software to facilitate the concrete implementation of Results-Based Management (RBM). The development approach is agile and combines IT specialists and management specialists to develop quickly innovative and practical products.
IDEA Solutions® is a suite of concrete solutions in terms of web software, tailor-made to respond to the client’s needs and constraints, and that support the concrete implementation of RBM processes. The IDEA Solutions® business model is to start from the client information systems that work, add relevant modules from a « backbone of generic modules, and develop relevant interfaces to make it the « client’s solution ».
IDEA Solutions® are designed mainly for high-level officials in the public sector who need up-to-date and specific information for decision-making and accountability. Those software are also appreciated by managers and professionals to better plan, budget, and monitor the implementation of strategic plans, programmes, and projects.
The Results-Based Management ( RBM ) cycle includes several phases : ( i ) planning, ( ii ) programming and budgeting, ( iii ) implementation, and ( iv ) monitoring & evaluation with a feedback loop back to the next cycle. One needs also to take into account that the RBM cycle is implemented at several levels : strategic, programmatic and operational. The figure below presents this cycle with phases in columns and levels in lines.
The IDEA Solutions processes and software deal with specific parts of the RBM cycle or with the whole cycle as indicated later.
First, IDEA-Solutions works to analyze, improve, design, and implement existing information systems used by the government, e.g. information systems masters plan, financial information systems, project management systems. Second, IDEA-Solutions provides business intelligence tools to complement the transactional systems: A4R®, B4R®, P4R®, and M4R®.
Guides a structured, rapid and participatory diagnostic of the current status of RBM implementation for benchmarking, comparison with similar entities, and assessment of progress over time (Version A)
Facilitates the evaluation of program and projects (Version B)
Facilitates the identification and prioritization of bottleneck
Facilitates the elaboration of an action plan and annual work plan for further RBM implementation
Clarifies the main steps of the budgeting process in articulation with strategic and operational planning.
Guides the rapid and participatory formulation of the different steps of a medium term budgetary ( or fiscal ) framework.
Guides the rapid and participatory formulation of the different steps of a sectoral medium-term expenditure framework and multiannual program-budgets.
Assists in the development of matrices of unit costs of public goods and services.
Conducts an ex-ante evaluation of project ideas and helps formulate project documents
Evaluates formulated projects according to a multi-criteria evaluation grid
Selects projects to be included in the Public Investment Program.
Facilitates to manage any project in different phases of the Public Investment Management (PIM) cycle
Includes a Geographic Information System (GIS) module to help position Investment Projects
Facilitates the yearly monitoring of the main result and strategic indicators.
Monitors the implementation of the annual work plan and budget ( AWPB ) and of programs/projects.
Facilitates the articulated monitoring of budget execution, project implementation, and results indicators.
Produces easy-to-interpret dashboards and charts.
Automatically generates a preliminary version of progress and performance reports
Assessing RBM Implementation and Evaluating Projects with A4R®
Articulating Plan and Budget with B4R®
Managing the Public Investment Cycle with P4R®
Monitoring Results with M4R®
COFOMO offers complete IT solutions, whether it is an application development or systems integration. It has the expertise to analyse the needs of its clients and provide them with the best technological solutions suited for them. COFOMO was the first IT firm in Quebec to offer the expertise of many certified Microsoft professionals (Microsoft Infosource 1995) and is the third largest computer services company in Canada.
TI Consulting is an information technology company in administrative and financial areas for the public and private sectors. It uses project management methodologies and develops systems with international recognition.
IDEA Solutions® are add-ons to other systems, so there is no need to replace existing systems. Interfaces can be built with the majority of existing systems.
IDEA Solutions® evolve over time to benefit from client experience, evolution of client needs, and technological progress. The client obtains the current version at the time of purchase. The software assurance plan gives easy and affordable access to updates.
IDEA Solutions® can be ordered by contacting IDEA International: firstname.lastname@example.org or (1) 418-266-1223
The price of the IDEA Solutions® depends on the scope of the system to be managed, especially the number of programs and sub-programs/budgets, and the number of services provided by institution in the implementation process (e.g. training, technical support, implementation of the application, software assurance plan). The purchase price and installation cost vary according to:
- The complexity of the system to be monitored, which is reflected by the number of planning elements;
- Specialized modules desired beyond the principal module; - Additional support you need in terms of diagnostic, training, and Software Assurance Plan. We will gladly send you a quotation based on your expressed needs.
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