Connecting All Your Operations

In one integrated enterprise software solution that works seamlessly with Microsoft applications, CouncilFirst provides operational efficiencies in all business process areas, enabling councils to effectively manage more with less.

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'Unlike its competitors, CouncilFirst is very powerful yet intuitive and easy to use thanks to its familiar Microsoft platform and specific local government design functionality.' -- Gregory Davoren, General Manager, Brighton Council


Financial Management
  • General ledger
  • Budgetary control
  • Cost accounting
  • Forecast management
  • Cashflow management
  • Unique dimensional cost centres
  • Bank management
  • Bank reconciliation management
  • Accounts payable management
  • Accounts receivable management
  • Fixed asset registers

Property & Rating
  • Rating and valuations
  • Property and rating certificates
  • Billing
  • Water, sewerage and waste management
  • Bond and guarantees
  • Fire abatement management
  • Property lease management

Payroll
  • Automatic pay processing and leave calculations
  • Complex back-pay calculations generated for increases
  • Automatic costing to original jobs/departments worked
  • Unlimited allowances, deductions and award levels
  • Flexible pay period frequencies
  • Automatic switching to new award classification
  • On-line payroll enquiries
  • Award interpretation module
  • Integrated on-line time sheets
  • Employee Self-Service (ESS) portal
  • SuperStream ready

Human Resource Management
  • Organisational and workforce management
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Development, training and performance management
  • Expense management

Procurement & Sourcing
  • Inventory management, stores/depots
  • Purchasing management
  • Supplier contract management
  • Direct and indirect procurement
  • Purchase requisitions
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Item Tracking

Community Engagement
  • Customer service management
  • Request management
  • Task management
  • Outlook client integration
  • Interaction/document management
  • Mail logging for MS Exchange

Projects & Job Costing
  • Project Management
  • Capacity management
  • Multiple costs
  • Budgets/estimates
  • Job Tasks
  • Work in progress
  • Project accounting and invoicing
  • Project cost control
  • Work breakdown structures

Business Intelligence & Reporting
  • Standard, ad hoc and analytical reports with Microsoft SQL Server® reporting
  • services
  • Role tailored, predefined, multidimensional data cubes
  • Dashboard views of KPIs
Animal Management
  • Animal tracking and control
  • Pet registration
  • Permits and Fines

Infringements
  • Parking
  • Animal Control
  • Public Health
  • Signage
  • Litter
  • Public Places
  • Regulatory and Other Law & Order
Regulatory Applications
  • Development Application
  • Building Application
  • Plumbing Application and Special Plumbing Permits
  • Road Permit
  • Subdivision Application
  • Fire Abatement