Information Systems

for public performance





Overview


Organization

Since 1997, (IDEA international) has worked with Governments in 70 countries to conduct public sector reforms for the implementation of Results-Based Management (RBM), which testifies to the relevance of the solutions proposed and implemented. Created in 2010 as a division of IDEA International and transformed into a corporation of its own in 2015, IDEA-Solutions specializes in software development and implementation of information systems to support RBM processes in the public sector. By combining business and computer expertise with an agile approach, IDEA goes beyond the services offered by classic consulting firms and computer integration companies and puts on the market a unique offer based on a multi-expertise experience of management projects to redesign systems and business process taking into account all issues.

Supporting the Modernization of the public sector

The modernization of public management is a major issue for public actors in many countries. Make public spending more effective and efficient, promote greater transparency in public management, better meet the needs and expectations of the population in terms of public services, in other words improve the performance of public management as a whole, are now among the top priorities of reforms under way.

The modernization of public management to make it more oriented on results and performance implies reforms affecting several aspects such as tax administration and revenue management, budget preparation and execution, public investment management cycle, procurement management, public accounting, performance control and audit, wage and pension management, public assets management, human resources management, and monitoring & evaluation of public performance. The transition towards a more efficient public management requires the strengthening and integration of processes and information systems for results-based management, in particular the implementation of a real Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS).

Improving the existing system
With a flexible business model

Results-Based Management Cycle

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.

Integrated financial management information system

IDEA EUROPE

The purpose of an Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) is to respond effectively and in a user-friendly way to the information needs of decision-makers, managers, and others stakeholders in public management. The IFMIS includes all databases and information systems required for an integrated management of public resources. It allows for the exchange of information and data consolidation for analysis and decision-making.

SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS OFFERED BY IDEA

Advisory and consulting services

to carry out a needs assessment and a diagnostic of existing information systems, develop an action plan, e.g. an IT master plan, then follow its implementation and assess progress.

Coaching services and support to project management

provided to IT project managers involved in the modernization of financial management information systems.

Technical expertise on interoperability tools

for a better integration of information systems to produce a centralized view of data while using as much as possible existing systems.

Training Services

to reinforce technical capacity in public financial management and information systems to promote results and performance-based management.
"Budget reform has materialized thanks to the support and computer applications implemented by IDEA."
Director, Office of the Budget, Guyana
"IDEA brings a unique expertise in the development of business intelligence solutions."
Executive Director CDEMA/Barbados
"The M4R approach of IDEA for monitoring the performance of public management strongly helped us."
DGB, Mali

Long term strategic level

Advisory and consulting services

Project management and operational implementation level:

Coaching services and support to project management

Applications and technical infrastructures level:

Technical expertise on interoperability tools integration

IDEA-Solutions BI software

IDEA Solutions Software

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

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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.

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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

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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

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A dedicated team of informations systems developers and architects

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®

Partners



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.



Frequently Asked Questions

Why use IDEA Solutions®?

  • IDEA Solutions® help a public institution implement concretely and step by step RBM.
  • IDEA Solutions articulate various planning, budgeting, and monitoring levels from strategic level down to operational level.
  • IDEA Solutions® implementation is modular, so that it can start with a simple pilot system and evolve over time.
  • IDEA Solutions® are add-ons to other systems, so there is no need to replace existing systems
  • IDEA Solutions® works. It is not a white elephant
  • IDEA Solutions® is affordable

Can the IDEA Solutions® suite be added to the software I am currently using?

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.

Are there different versions of IDEA Solutions®?

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.

Where can a public entity order IDEA Solutions®?

IDEA Solutions® can be ordered by contacting IDEA International: info@ideasolutions.com or (1) 418-266-1223

Contact us







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