Allow residents to express their budget priorities by increasing or decreasing spend in specified areas.
Real-time feedback shows respondents the effect of their changes on balancing the budget.
Budget areas can be grouped to give participants a 'bigger picture' view of how your services are provided.
Real-time consequence information explains the impact of choices, helping citizens make informed decisions.
The awesome new results dashboard lets you see headline statistics and insights in real-time.
From the secure admin area of the Simulator, you can download a .csv/Excel file of your data at any time.
As Budget Simulator has been used by different authorities, we have developed some great additions to make your Simulator more specific and relevant to your financial situation. Here are a couple of simple customisations that we can apply to Deluxe & Advanced Budget Simulator models that will enhance your consultation.
For organisations facing severe cuts, where the choice is realistically only between levels of reduction. This model only includes the reduction in spend allocation arrows, i.e users are not able to increase spend in any area. This model can be added to any of the standard pricing models.
Example: see www.budgetsimulator.com/demo_barnet
In this model, users must reach a particular savings target before they can submit their choices to the Simulator. The Simulator informs the user of the savings target and the 'continue' button, allowing submission, only appears once this target has been reached or exceeded.
Example: Please see www.budgetsimulator.com/demo_exeter