Revenue Collection Solution
County Pro is a robust, ready to use software for centralized/decentralized local government processes at the Sub County, Ward, and Block level in a uniform manner, encompassing global e-Governance standards. The solution is an integrated web based software for all departments and divisions of the County Governments, which enables information sharing across all departments and divisions of the County.
The CountyPro solution has won various awards such as the CIO 100 and the most recent being the ICT Innovation award at the connected summit that took place in Mombasa, Kenya.
The winning advantage of CountyPro…
The software complies with all Kenyan laws and regulations, and is also compliant with internationally governed rights security levels, and encryption standards. The system is developed in adherence to global e-Governance standards, and provides tools to eliminate unscrupulous practices, and to introduce transparency and accountability by providing electronic tracking of citizen service delivery and revenue collections.
The solution offers a Citizen centric portal to promote effective governance, to increase citizen participation in governance, and to enable access to all County Government services online.
As opposed to commonly deployed revenue receipting systems, CountyPro enables County Governments augment revenues by focusing on operations management and services delivery, that results in increased revenues.The solution, together with Strathmore University’s world class training, certification, research and support, make CountyPro a unique solution.
Our esteemed clients currently include:-
- County Government of Kiambu
- County Government of Taita Taveta
- County Government of Busia
Among results achieved by counties that have implemented the system, Kiambu County Government topped in revenue collections among all Counties in Central Kenya, as per the Budget Implementation Review Report 2014/2015. A separate report by the Micah Cheserem led Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) also lists Kiambu County among the top five Counties that have increased revenues significantly. Kiambu County collected Kshs. 2.1 billion in the 2014/2015 financial year, against a set national target of Kshs. 718 million.
The results are not isolated to increased revenues alone, with Taita Taveta reporting a reduction in premits/licenses processing turnaround time by over 50%, enhancing citizen services delivery, and from an enforcement perspective, identifying consolidated arrears of close to Ksh. 300 Million.
All modules under one database/product
- Calculation of estimated revenues ahead of time
- No development time
- Allows single click access to query status at each jurisdiction level
- Allows new modules to be configured as and when needed
- Allows existing modules to be altered to bring efficiency or code changes
- Fast implementation with inbuilt import and export engine
The application is based on n-tier architecture so as to be scalable to meet the County Governments future requirements. CountyPro may be easily interfaced with existing back office systems, as also, future systems. The software is web services based, and existing/future back office systems may easily invoke web services API to transfer/pull data.
The user interfaces of CountyPro adhere to the W3C guidelines/standards, and are consequently accessible across all major platforms/browser variants, and a variety of computing/portable devices, and operating systems, including Android, Windows, iOS, etc.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integrates hardware, software and data into systems for capturing, managing, analyzing, displaying, and visualizing geospatial data.CountyPro is compliant with Spatial Data Standards, and facilitates data sharing, integration and compatibility with any standard GIS system that the County Government presently operates, or proposes to commission in the future.
Works Management System
CountyPro enables all engineering works to be monitored through this utility.The viewing/monitoring is in real time on a GIS/ electronic map, together with the classification of all engineering works, including Road Works, Water Supply, Sewer, Drainage, etc. The percentage wise status of the work done, together with the name of the contractor, value of the project, end date, public rating, and recent pictures of the sites (with a date/time stamp) may be viewed online by County officials, together with the citizens.
POS Terminal Hardware
We deploy together with our CountyPro system Android based POS Terminals for management of unstructured payments within the counties. These include mobile GPS/ GSM/CDMA, handheld and wireless models with integrated card readers, and receipt printers. The PoS terminals have offline capabilities and extended battery life.
The CountyPro team is presently integrating its platform with all Tier 1 Banks in Kenya to ensure seamless/automated banking reconciliation to enhance transparency, and to reduce human intervention in the reconciliation process. CountyPro is additionally rolling out its Phase II offerings that include Projects Management, Citizens Grievances Management, and GIS Integration