By digitizing the informal sector, we help to formalize a large sector increasing transparency, security and economic growth. SMARTR.CITY will give the following benefits for cities and municipalities:
By implementing SMARTR:CITY we have shown that the revenue for municipalities can dramatically be improved. By working more systematically with the help of accurate data and computer support tax collection can be increased by 300% and more. The increased revenue helps cities to grow and prosper.
Better data about the municipality
By registrering merchants with all relevant data including position, size of store, type of business etc the city will have better data and a better understanding of activities in the city and the economic potential. This helps with planning and to make better decisions.
Secured payments and better control
SMARTR CITY handles both cash payments as well as digital payments via Mobile Money or similar digital payment solutions. Payments are immediately registered in the cloud when done. All registered cash payments are daily matched with accounts of the collecting agents.
All data is stored in a central repository and available in real- time for all stakeholders of the tax collection process. This transparency helps to build trust between parties.
Speed and real time access to data
Data is available in real time and presented in easy to understand graphs and reports, thus speeding up important decision making processes.
Opportunity to be a data driven organisation
Making decisions based on data that is available in real time is a game changer for most cities and municipalities. Typical effects of becoming more data driven are: revenue growth, greater efficiency and reduced risk for operational losses. Needed changes and adjustments can be made immediately when deviations are detected.