About OpenGov

Modern Cloud Software Built Exclusively For Government

Best-in-class cloud software, purpose-built for government, and backed by award-winning support.

OpenGov was founded in 2012 by Zac Bookman, Joe Lonsdale, and technologists from Stanford University, who studied government budgeting in the aftermath of the Great Recession. They observed dedicated public servants struggle against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to residents and elected officials. Believing there was a better way, they built modern cloud software designed exclusively for government.

Today, OpenGov is the leading government software provider, with cloud-based solutions including Budgeting & Planning, Permitting & Licensing, Procurement, Cartegraph Asset Management, Financials, and Tax & Revenue. Over 1,900 public agencies nationwide form a growing network leveraging OpenGov to operate more efficiently, adapt to change, and strengthen public trust.

Helping Communities… 

Operate Efficiently

We help your team improve processes, collaborate better, and serve your
communities more efficiently.

Adapt to Change

We partner with you every step of the way to meet your community’s
ever-changing needs.

Strengthen Public Trust

Our software and your dedication to your communities means stronger
relationships with your residents.

Operate Efficiently

Our software suites are built to meet the unique needs of the public sector. Unlike legacy solutions, we invest heavily in engineering, and seamlessly release new features and product improvements throughout the year. The result: your strategic priorities will be realized on time and on budget. With software that streamlines the business of government, drives collaboration, and makes it easier to serve your communities, OpenGov users spend 80% less time reporting, cut RFP development time by 90%, and issue permits 5x faster.

Adapt to Change

Change is hard—but not evolving leads to challenges like inaccurate data, lack of training, and poor resident experiences. With OpenGov as your strategic partner, you will make lasting and positive change in your organization and community. From the evaluation process to implementation, training, and post go-live support and customer success, our award-winning customer team helps you adopt proven best practices, while meeting and exceeding benchmarks in budgeting, permitting, procurement, asset management, financials, and transparency. With our team’s collective 500+ years of experience in local and state government, consider us your government expert.

Strengthen Public Trust

Our mission is to power more effective and accountable government, and we do this by bringing the OpenGov Cloud to government. Whether you’re looking to improve public confidence in your agency by moving your budget books online and making accessible to residents, or cutting response times to maintenance and license requests by moving orders online, we’re your solution through it all. Our customers have published hundreds of GFOA award-winning budget books and published 70,000 narratives informing their public on key initiatives. In 2024, OpenGov secured a majority investment from 125-year-old Cox Enterprises, cementing customers’ confidence in the stability of the software company.

Our Cloud Solutions

OpenGov brings together more than 500 years of collective public sector experience to deliver modern, multi-tenant software. And, it’s all backed by world-class support to enable public sector leaders to have a greater impact on their communities. No wonder ⅓ of people in the U.S. are benefitting from OpenGov solutions.

Manage every asset. Indoors, outdoors, above, below. Learn more »

End-to-end collaborative budgeting. Learn more »

Experience modern, cloud-based government ERP. Learn more »

Power every permit, license, and workflow. Learn more »

Purpose built for the public sector. Learn more »

Get the right data into the right hands at the right time. Learn more »

Your one-stop shop for tax revenue collection. Learn more »

Drive real change and make a greater impact with these high-performance resources built for the important work of the public sector.

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High-Performance Government Handbook
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