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Consistent Capital Budgeting is the goal for the city of Tampere. It will be achieved with implementation of the group license of Invest for Excel® software.
September 15, 2009
The city of Tampere has acquired a group license which allows for free usage of Invest for Excel® within the city’s departments, public utilities, municipal corporations and subsidiaries. The goal is to make existing practice more uniform by instructing and training the persons who are involved in capital budgeting with the support of the software.
In addidtion to the different departments of the city of Tampere, Invest for Excel® was implemented in the following 10 Municipal Corporations:
- Tampereen Palvelukiinteistöt Oy (service facilities)
- Tampereen Pysäköintitalo Oy (parking garages)
- Tampereen Särkänniemi Oy (amusement park)
- Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto Oy (waste management)
- Tammerkosken Energia Oy (power utility)
- Tampereen Vuokra-asunnot Oy (rental apartments)
- Tampereen Kotilinnasäätiö (rental apartments for elderly)
- Tampereen Sähkölaitos (power utility)
- Tampereen Vesi (water utility)
- Tampereen Messut Oy (exhibition centre)
Tampere is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Since the two lakes differ in level by 18 meters (59 ft), the rapids linking them, Tammerkoski, have been an important power source throughout history, most recently for generating electricity. Tampere is dubbed the "Manchester of Finland" for its industrial past as the former center of Finnish industry.
The Tampere region, called Pirkanmaa, which includes outlying municipalities, had around 470,000 residents, of which 230,000 were employed, and a turnover of 25 billion Euros in 2007.
Tampere is the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries. The city has a population of 209,748 with close to 300,000 people in the conurbation and over 340,000 in the metropolitan area. Tampere is the third most-populous municipality in Finland, after the Greater Helsinki municipalities of Helsinki and Espoo. Helsinki can be reached in 1.5 hours by train and 2 hours by car. The distance to Turku is approximately the same. Tampere airport is the third-busiest airport in Finland, with 800,000 passengers annually.