Budgeting & Planning

Streamline and transform your budget process from strategic planning through budget publication

Plan

Budgeting is now easier than ever

OpenGov’s end-to-end solution helps you throughout your budget process, from gaining insight into current performance, to improving collaboration on proposals and department requests, to easily publishing the final budget document.

Collaborate more effectively

Save significant time by facilitating collaboration on the budget in a cloud-based tool, avoiding the confusion of numerous email threads and conflicting spreadsheets.

Build your budget book faster and easier

Establish a framework for building your budget and budget book faster and more accurately, making the process easily repeatable in future years.

Improve decision-making

Easily identify trends, perform What-If analyses, and view multiple scenarios to understand the impact of proposed budget changes, providing needed context for budget decisions.

Improve outcomes with a comprehensive solution

Easily manage to the budget and communicate your progress with council, citizens, and other stakeholders throughout the year with OpenGov’s operational performance and open data solutions.

Governments using OpenGov’s budgeting and planning solutions have seen a 50% reduction in the time spent creating the budget.

88% of all spreadsheets, including those used to make the budget, have errors.

Easy Budgeting Process

“OpenGov helped make this budget process the easiest I’ve experienced in my government career.”

Judy Smith, Finance Director
Jackson County Water & Sewerage Authority, GA

"OpenGov has changed this entire process, giving me back my life and opening up enough time for me to focus on other priorities for the city. Gone are the days of digging around in spreadsheets...”

Connie Maxwell, Budget Director
City of Burnet, TX

Empower stakeholders with collaborative proposals

Alignment

Collaborate more effectively

Empower department heads, line managers, and other stakeholders in the budget process by letting them easily submit online proposals and requests, which can be accessed and edited from anywhere at any time. Iterate on a budget that’s kept in a safe, central repository, so agencies can dramatically reduce the confusion and errors that come from emailed proposals with Excel attachments and multiple, conflicting versions.

Provide vital context with historical performance data

Context

Improve decision-making

Provide easy access to performance data from the current and prior years so agencies can increase accuracy and conduct deeper analysis. Whether running detailed projections for personnel costs, performing What-If analysis and scenario planning, or identifying spending trends, OpenGov helps agencies make better budgeting decisions.

Preserve institutional knowledge with a single repository of budgets

Resilience

Build a sustainable and repeatable process

Create flexible templates, link to original data sources, and create a framework to make preparing the budget and final document easier than ever. Preserve institutional knowledge by keeping revisions, including comments, together in one web-based system.

Easily manage spending to the budget

One Platform

Improve outcomes with a comprehensive solution

Your job doesn’t end when the budget is published, and OpenGov is there for you throughout the year. The OpenGov Smart Government Cloud™ helps you operate to the budget with advanced reporting and operational performance while leveraging comprehensive transparency and open data to engage your community.

  • Operational Performance

    Track spending to budget, in context with performance, throughout the year.

  • Open Data

    Publish your budget and performance to a citizen-friendly open data portal in just a few clicks.

  • The Power of the Network

    Easily access and compare data from over 1,600 governments.

Use Cases

  • Improve operating budgets

  • Model scenarios during labor negotiations

  • Plan for capital investments

  • Forecast personnel costs

  • Support performance-based budgeting

  • Budget for multiple years

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