Multiple reference applications built on the iFIX platform demonstrate its potential capabilities. These applications or exemplars facilitate the resolution of issues related to fiscal management of projects and enable real-time, fiscal visibility across the projects.
The current exemplars have been developed in collaboration with the Punjab State Government - Department of Water Supply and Sanitation (DWSS).
DWSS has developed more than 8500 water projects across Punjab. After the construction of these projects, the operations and maintenance of these are done by the GPWSC (Gram Panchayat Water Scheme Committee) consisting of members from the local bodies. For the projects that are handed over, GPWSCs are responsible for setting up the water charges, collecting the water charges from the households and managing the expenditure (O&M) for the project.
Due to various reasons, if a GPWSC is unable to fiscally manage the project - the asset deteriorates, water supply to the household is adversely impacted and vendors are unpaid - arrears pile up. For example, the electricity bill which is 75% of the O&M expenses is unpaid. Eventually, these arrears are presented to the State Finance Department for clearance.
The scenario above exemplifies some of the pivotal challenges addressed by the reference applications built on iFIX.