A generation ago, the budget lived on handwritten ledger paper. It moved to Excel and annual print-outs, and later to a PDF posted online. But present practice no longer meets the demands of citizens or takes advantage of modern technology. Using the power and flexibility of the web, Delphi Transparency brings your budget to life, at the level of detail desired by both professional accountants and ordinary citizens.
Delphi Transparency enables government officials and citizens to access revenue and expenditure data by fund, department, or type of account. Working as a complement to the traditional budget, Transparency displays the full depth of the General Ledger, from citywide totals down to the individual object level. Users without a strong finance background needn't worry. Delphi's innovative filter system makes navigating complex data a breeze.
Our patent-pending graphing library marries the latest technology with the design and experience requirements of government professionals and citizens. Using the latest data-processing and human-interface technology, we let the software do the work and make it truly easy for the user.
Setting up Transparency takes only hours. The upload process is designed to accept the same set of reports that you send to auditors, and the software itself never interfaces with your accounting system, operating safely outside the firewall. As for price, it probably costs less than a print order for the annual budget book.
Transparency lets department teams access their operating budgets, results, and historical data, whenever and however they require. Important data is instantly available from any device or platform, without needing to log into a complex accounting system. Creating a report? Just export the raw data into Excel or as an embeddable image.
Transparency is about more than just releasing numbers to the public. Without context or structure, municipal finance data can be confusing and overwhelming. To address this, Delphi has developed the concept of Managed Transparency, an approach centered on intuitive, visual presentations.
Delphi takes complicated financial data from the government chart of accounts and turns it into graphical presentations show how money flows through the city, not just how it is stored in complex databases. Complete with educational content that helps simplify and explain municipal finance, Transparency helps citizens see the complete picture. For this reason, governments that adopt Transparency have noticed a decline in information requests from the public.