Simplify and expand your utility's financial planning and rate setting strategy

Faced with increasing demands for infrastructure investment and growing regulatory requirements, public utilities are finding it necessary to prepare multi-year budget forecasts, plan for long-term capital needs, calculate stable rates and provide deeper insights into complex financial data. Utilities often have limited resources internally to manage the growing complexity of finances, multi-year rate analysis and data-driven decision making.

5Cast budgeting software can provide the solutions you need to get the job done. Our cloud-based budget forecasting, rate analysis and data visualization tool makes it easy to develop the long-term framework required of utility managers today.

  • Transition easily from year-by-year budgeting to detailed multiyear forecasting
  • Identify and address budget shortfalls or surpluses proactively and strategically
  • Easily test multiple scenarios of O&M, capital and debt service expenditures
  • Visualize complex financial data in compelling dashboards that help tell your story
  • Evaluate the financial health of your utility

 

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“Before, we were using a laborious Excel-based model to assist with decision support.
Now, we are automating the process and using 5Cast for rate-setting, O&M financial analysis, reporting, budget development, and more.
5Cast makes reporting a breeze, and allows us the ability to make quick, informed multi-million dollar decisions. BRAVO!”

Kyle Saunders, Water Superintendent, City of Rockford Water Division, Illinois
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CITY OF ROCKFORD ENHANCES LONG-RANGE FINANCIAL PLANNING:
Q&A INTERVIEW WITH WATER SUPERINTENDENT

Kyle Saunders has been partnering with Forecast5 to develop rate-setting, debt-service, and CIP calculators for better long-range financial planning using 5Cast and 5Cast Plus. He was happy to share some of his experiences in a brief question and answer session.
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YOUR GUIDE IN MASTERING A FINANCIAL PROJECTION
Start to align your organization's strategic & operational plan. This eBook covers: the value of a forecast, how to use a multi-year forecast and critical components of a good financial projection.
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Municipal Analytics Joins Forecast5 as a Certified Analytics Partner
Forecast5 Analytics and Municipal Analytics are proud to announce a partnership to deliver financial forecasting and data analytics tools to municipalities across the country. Municipalities that utilize the Forecast5 suite of solutions through the partnership will have access to the budgeting and multi-year forecasting tool, 5Cast.
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