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, OpenGov Transparency brings your budget to life, at the level of detail desired by both professional accountants and ordinary citizens.
OpenGov 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 government-wide totals down to the individual object level. OpenGov'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. Transparency typically costs less than a
print order for your annual budget book.
Transparency lets department teams access their operating budgets, results, and historical data, whenever and however they want it. 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, government finance data can be confusing and overwhelming. To address this, OpenGov has developed the concept of Managed Transparency, an approach centered on intuitive, visual presentations.
OpenGov takes the government chart of accounts and shows how money flows through the city, not just how it is stored in complex databases. Complete with educational content that helps simplify and explain government finance, Transparency helps citizens see the complete picture. Governments that
adopt Transparency have experienced a decline in information requests
from the public.