Dubai DoF launches Governmental Revenues Dashboard

Analytics platform will equip government staff with better data for financial planning and management

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Dubai DoF launches Governmental Revenues Dashboard The Governmental Revenues Dashboard was launched by Dubai DoF at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition.
By  Mark Sutton Published  April 2, 2017

Dubai Department of Finance (DoF) has launched a new project to improve revenue management for Dubai Government departments.

The Governmental Revenues Dashboard will allow finance managers and government heads to access all aspects of revenues, to enable more informed decision making and planning.

The dashboard, which has been built using the Qlik Analytics Platform, provides users with up-to-date, comprehensive information on government revenue, along with analytics tools.

The dashboard was launched today at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition (DIGAE), by Abdul Rahman Saleh Al Saleh, Director General of the DoF. The launch was attended by Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman & Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, Major General Mohammed Saad Al Sharif, Assistant Commandant of Administration, Dubai Police and top DoF officials.

"DoF followed innovative methods to design the features of the system, aiming to enable DoF and government entities to analyse and monitor the performance of government revenues, and take necessary actions to enhance the overall financial performance," said Jamal Hamed Al Marri, Executive Director of Central Accounts at DoF. "The dashboard is the first of its kind across Middle East governments, and reflects DoF's success in pioneering an innovative technological platform that supports the leading role that Dubai and the UAE play in the regional and international government work, inspired by the prudent vision of the UAE leadership.

"The launch of the Governmental Revenues Dashboard is in line with DoF's constant pursuit of development and innovation in government financial work, to make it easier for concerned revenue and finance officials in all relevant entities to make the right decisions on enhancing and improving revenue management," Al Marri added.

"Each government entity can access its own revenue numbers via the dashboard which includes eleven analytical and benchmarking tools," explained Suad Al Sayed Sharaf, director of DoF's Public Revenue Division. "For DoF officials, the system allows global access to all government revenue figures. The dashboard also features custom pages providing executives with revenue overview, analysis, measurement, and comparison capabilities, thus allowing a display of revenues by type, and their year-on-year development. It also identifies the top main and sub accounts in terms of revenue, compares revenues across different financial periods, and conducts an analysis by revenue type."

The government revenue analysis feature of the dashboard displays revenues of government entities categorised by revenue type, and includes a function to analyse its development by type as well. A DoF user can access the revenue data; conduct comparisons by main account, sector, or entity in a selected financial period; and identify the top government entities and accounts in terms of revenues.

Dubai DoF is the first government entity to use the Qlik platform to build such a system across the Middle East. The platform is web-based, enabling easy access from any device or platform, and has been configured for fast response time.

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