At Ladysmith-Emnambithi, Georeality is now running almost three years ahead of its SLA!
With the new functionality developed at this municipality as a real world laboratory, Georeality's credit control and revenue collection system is able to spotlight the areas that are sustainable in terms of revenue collection and those which require paradigm shifts in service delivery.
Georeality is both fortunate and proud to have associates of high standards of business ethics, including companies such as Samras, RDATA and Broll.
However, it has not always been the case and two disastrous experiences of intellectual property parasitism in the past bear witness to such.
The dismal ethics of these parties (they shall remain nameless) were mind boggling!
As there seemed to be no other plausible explanation for the sheer lack of business ethics, it begged the question: were we dealing with sociopaths (aka psychopaths)?
Bizarrely, a scientific study has found that a poor sense of smell could be an indicator for potential psychopaths!
Perhaps, when dealing with potential partners businesses should ask for a 'smell' test in case one is about to be dealing with such elements!
Over a number of years Georeality has been progressing towards Business Intelligence for Sustainability.
Its early moments were in the Municipality of Kannaland in 2000/2001 when it saw the need for sustainability in containment of arrears.
Thereafter in 2004-2006 in data cleansing projects at the Municipality of George wherein it helped uncover large amounts of previously ‘unbilled billables’.
In 2006/2007 the business challenges at Uthukela District Council firmly placed it on course to explore Green options as solutions for municipal sustainability.
In December 2007 Georeality conceived of GreenIt! and developed this NGO steadfastly from then on as a conduit for promoting Green solutions for municipal sustainability.
By 2009 the GreenIt! operation was well established and ready to become more visible.
Today Georeality sees itself more as the technology partner behind GreenIt!, all its technological roads leading to a 'Green Rome' so to speak.
Conventional credit control and debt collecting, mistakenly seen as one of the pivotal processes for municipal sustainability, is way past its sell by date.
The above article only serves to show how municipalities are chasing their tails trying to remain sustainable.
Worse still, the tax payer monies fed down from national government to local municipalities only help to disguise the real issue, and create further confusing noise about the heart of the matter,
Credit control and debt collecting should rather be processes seeking to help identify the sustainability issues, devoid of jackboots and self righteous phone calls to 'dishonourable' consumers unable to pay their debts.
Rather the service delivery paradigm needs to shift to finding the sustainable mix of service delivery technologies to best support the local populace, with the recognition that most households are indeed honourable - even if they are unfortunate,
The Municipality of Ladysmith-Emnambithi has had another bumper month in revenue collection by its credit control section.
The Georeality Credit Control system allows the users to keep their fingers on the pulse throughout the month and ensure that action is directed where it is viable,
Rather than using the out of date and increasingly inefficient 'jackboots' only approach, the system understands where the sustainable collections can be attained, and identifies the areas where new paradigms in service delivery are required to reduce risk of non-collection.
The bar set by each month is used as the next improvement milestone thereby ensuring that the trend is increasingly positive.
GeoSmart is now available for users of municipal treasury systems.
Financial system users are typically the Cinderellas of GIS, the subtleties and nuances of treasury data often not well understood by GIS professionals.
Via GeoSmart, financial system users can create their own spatial Business Intelligence reports, files that can be merely clicked on and open up as 3D business maps.