TischlerBise is the national leader in developing customized fiscal impact models specific to a jurisdiction's needs. Each model is developed from the ground up, reflecting the required analyses, user interfaces, and outputs. Our models are interactive, comprehensive, and flexible, with the Client's choice of functions and interfaces. The "what-if?" nature of each model makes it easy to test a wide range of alternatives.
TischlerBise develops computer models specific to each assignment. These models can then be licensed as complete applications for operation and installation at client locations, with various functions and user interface options available, or they can be developed from scratch, specifically for the types of analyses desired by the client.
TischlerBise's applications are the most successful, comprehensive, and widely used in the country. The various fiscal impact applications developed by the firm are licensed under the name of FISCALS, and are generally developed using a case study-marginal approach. Applications can be developed for analyzing the impact of various growth scenarios, annexations and specific development proposals, as well as various prototype land uses.
Among the features available for fiscal impact applications is the ability to project "lumpy" capital facilities; factoring lag-lead time of construction and useful life; forecasting facility related and non-facility related operating expenses; and the recognition of available capacities. Built-in flexibillity allows the user to choose between various cost and revenue projection methodologies.
Other options include the ability to factor the costs and revenues associated with the existing development base, a replacement program for existing infrastructure, tax increment financing, and bond capacity. Built-in graphics and printing features can also be incorporated.
Common features of all our software:
- Each application is custom designed, based on each client's objectives, information, and reporting needs.
- All applications are designed in a spreadsheet environment, without protected cells and formulas.
- Custom interfaces can be developed using Visual Basic.
- Applications are interactive, comprehensive, and flexible.
- Changes can be made quickly and inexpensively.
- Analyses can be done jurisdiction-wide, or by geographic sub-areas.
- The "what-if" nature of the systems allows testing of a wide range of alternatives.