We focus on small, rural municipalities and provide fully-integrated Asset Management, GIS and BI shared services using a cloud hosted, open source platform.
The open source platform eliminates licence fees, allowing you to direct those savings to pay for a shared 'employee'. We develop and integreate open source software, allowing rural muncipalities an opportunity to provide a level of service unmatched even by their larger counterparts.
This allows small municipalities to afford shared resources instead of spending their limited dollars on licenses while a CFO/Director struggles to find time, or develop the skillset necessary to do this specialized work while dealing with a miriad of other responsibilities.
|Basic & limited US$10 per user/month
US$4,995K/month for premium publicly shareable licence
|$15K to $100K
All together, using the lower ranges for the licence cost, it would cost you approx. $50K to just get started before even hiring someone or using a shared resource to do the job. Typical cost to hire sufficientlty skilled staff is outlined below.
A full time AM & experienced GIS & AM professional typcially demands a salary of about $90K. Adding benefits this raises the cost to about $115K. This effectively puts this out of range of any small municipality with a small tax base. You could potentially share the position among neighbouring municipalities but the structure and cost of licences as tabulated above makes it prohibitively expensive and therefore unfeasible.
The only reasonable and feasible alternative remaining is for small municipalities is to adopt a shared service model underpinned with cloud based, open source infrastructure.
The shared cost for the labour component is $24k per annum plus a nominal $1k for the cloud hosting and maintenance. This equates to the full-time professional split 5 ways among 5 municipalities.
This role is often offset by multiple additional revenue stream resulting from the work. These often include: