Bring On The New FY19 Financial Year!

Wow! What a way to end the 2017/18 financial year!  What started simply as a client request a few years ago culminated last month in the launch of a new product to assist our local government clients to improve their Read more

Victorian Councils Needing Help With Fire Levy

Chris & Pam from Ibis Information Systems attended this year’s Revenue Management Association (RMA) annual country conference in Marysville – a very picturesque part of Victoria’s Yarra Valley.  Read more

Ibis Launches Powerful Planning & Reporting Tool at SOLGM Conference

Chris & Jordan from Ibis Information Systems attended the Civic Financial Services Strategic Finance Forum in Christchurch in March 2018.  The conference focussed on some interesting topics including: Read more

Ibis sponsors major NSW event for Councils

Ibis again this year sponsored the NSW Revenue Professionals 20th annual conference event at Coffs Harbour.  There was interest from councils in Rates & Water Modelling as a focus area – in particular, predicting future impacts on different ratepayers of rates and other policy changes. Richard Noble from the Ibis team was present to answer questions and followup interested councils.  Read more

Partnering For Sustainability in Local Government

The 2017 theme for the annual Local Government Finance Professionals (LGFP) conference was “Partnering for Sustainability”.  Ibis was a sponsor again in Cairns this year at the LGFP event where Jordan & Chris had the opportunity to meet many local government professionals from around Australia. Read more

Ibis Users Gather In Christchurch for SOLGM Conference

This October Ibis combined its NZ User Group meeting with the annual NZ Society of Local Government Managers (SOLGM) conference in Christchurch – probably NZ’s premier local government event each year. Read more

Ibis Makes A Splash At 2017 LARMAQ Local Government Conference

For the 11th year in a row, Ibis has been a sponsor of the Local Authorities Revenue Managers’ Association of Queensland (LARMAQ) annual conference.  This year it was held on the Sunshine Coast (4-6 October). Read more

90% of our NZ Clients take on new modules

Ibis undertook the development of what we have called the Funding Policy Network Designer. This Ibis Rates Module was built specifically for local government New Zealand  Read more

Start of the financial year update

As you may know, we have been in this industry for 19 years now. This financial year has been our biggest ever. I don’t just mean financially either, I mean it has been our biggest in a lot of different ways. It has been a white knuckle ride as we have been moving into new products, new staff, new branding and new offices. Read more

Are you fit for future?

Recently the IPART Fit For Future report came out and as it turns out, only one third of NSW’s councils are considered fit for future. Since the report came out, Ibis has met and discussed it with a number of councils, some of our clients were very pleased with their results, and others were disappointed at the result. Our clients, the ones who were disappointed are not necessarily surprised, but now at least know what they need to do to become, what is considered, “Fit for future”Read more