Good Data…Great Decisions
Revelstone™ Compass is the only web-based platform that combines the power of performance analytics and benchmarking into one solution, designed for local governments. Revelstone helps you organize all your key departmental data such as Police, Public Works and Social Services in one easy-to-use dashboard.
With good data, decisions are based on what you know, not what you think. We call this data-driven decision making and it drives better policy and outcomes.
Revelstone Compass enables local governments to improve operational performance through its Measure, Compare , Learn... Improve framework. It’s easy to get started and even easier to use by working through the four steps of the framework. And, we help you every step of the way.
Step I - Measure
Compass facilitates the collection, reporting and analysis of data for key performance indicators in all municipal departments (e.g. Public Safety, Public Works and Parks & Recreation) in one centralized repository. Our pre-defined catalog of over 500 performance measures captures data on productivity, effectiveness and efficiency. Each measure contains a detailed definition of how to record the data, eliminating the challenge of figuring out where to begin. Start with our measures, and then add additional custom measures of your own, as needed.
Step II - Compare
Compass gives you the ability to analyze performance trends and put your data into context by comparing to prior periods and targets. Additionally, you can analyze two different measures side by side to draw correlations and new insights. Benchmarking allows you to compare your performance to self selected peer municipalities. Revelstone’s Service Profiles allow you choose your peers based on demographics (e.g. population, road miles) and service delivery method (e.g. fire staff: volunteer/paid).
Step III - Learn
From the analysis and benchmarking comes the learning. Municipalities are able to share their successes and learn from each other’s best practices to identify ways to improve in all areas of local government. For the first time ever, municipal leaders from across the country are able to connect with each other in a virtual environment to analyze, share, learn and improve through focused discussions around performance data. Why re-invent the wheel, when you can connect, collaborate and learn from other municipalities measuring the same data.
Step IV - Improve
Once you start using Compass you can begin improving levels of service and reaping cost efficiencies in all areas of local government. With Compass, you will:
- Detect problems before they are big (and expensive to fix).
- Deploy resources more effectively, rather than add more.
- Get the results you expect from shared services and other programs
- Tip the scales in your favor during vendor negotiations
Find out more about our QuickStart Program to get you up and running quickly and easily.