Government and justice systems are complex with a wide range of internal and external variables that can impact performance.
Accounting for the short and long-term variability of factors like population growth and change, as well as new political ideas, changes in the economy and social technology developments make it challenging to understand the true impact of any process or policy changes.
This is why simulation software is used by decision makers, policy analysts and business transformation professionals at the municipal, provincial, state and federal level. By testing changes to processes and policies using simulation before implementation, you can thoroughly evaluate the short and long-term impacts and optimize plans in a risk-free environment.
The insight from simulation enables government and justice departments to build stronger business cases, make fact-based policy decisions, reduce costs, improve program outcomes and deliver public services more efficiently.
"Simulation offers a unique tool to simultaneously consider multiple factors and estimate all future customer wait times. As a result, our capacity has improved to plan around trends and future initiatives."
Carrie Thompson, Senior Policy Analyst, Virginia Department Of Motor Vehicles
SIMUL8 has helped government organizations across the globe improve their processes and solve a range of challenges. From back offices, to shared services, to digital transformation, our simulation software helps easily identify and eliminate inefficiencies.
Taking into account factors like the expense of capital equipment and volume of people using services, simulation can help you generate an accurate breakdown of the costs for any given policy or scenario.
Simulation can also be used at every stage of workforce planning to ensure that staff are available in the right numbers, with the right skill mix, to deliver efficient public services at an optimum cost.
Measure the impact of policies in seconds by running simulations 2, 10 or 100 years into the future to make evidence-based decisions now - instead of when it could be too late to change the outcome.
As simulation allows you to compare different configurations under the exact same circumstances, you can pinpoint a solution that will provide the best performance.
Simulation can be used to develop and test plans and procedures for scenarios that may be difficult or costly to replicate in real-life, such as emergency response planning that requires co-ordinated effort across different departments and organizations.
Simulation can help organizations to plan and implement successful transformation projects by engaging in reaching a shared understanding of current processes, as well as identifying the impact and costs of digitizing and automating processes.
The National Center for Food Protection and Defense used SIMUL8 as a risk management tool to simulate the public health system's response in the event of a terrorist attack on the US food supply chain.
Using SIMUL8, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles identified a more efficient staffing model, capable of reducing average customer waiting times to 20 minutes or less across all 74 customer service centers.
The New Zealand Inland Revenue used SIMUL8 to create an operational tool to efficiently plan more than 2,000 staff, test proposed skills changes, and visualize the impact on overall service levels.
With many factors and risks to consider, identifying the impact of policy change can be a challenge.
In this webinar SIMUL8 Head of Customer Success, Tom Stephenson, discusses the benefits of using simulation for evaluating policy changes using real-life examples from healthcare to smart cities.
Our simulation software combines ease of use with powerful features to help government departments to make rapid, evidence-based decisions.
Simulate any government process, no matter the size or complexity. Quickly build simulations with a drag and drop interface and utilize Visual Logic coding language to customize any aspect to your exact needs.
With the fastest simulation engine available, you and your stakeholders will get quick insight to make effective decisions. Extensive results can be customized and exported in a range of formats.
Drive simulations that reflect the real-life variability that can affect your processes using built-in statistical distributions or connect to your own data from Microsoft Excel, VB, and C++.