Atherton, California Saves Time and Improves Communication with OpenGov
POPULATION: 7,000 | AGENCY TYPE: Town | ANNUAL BUDGET: $16 million
OpenGov charts Atherton’s departmental spending over time, giving citizens and elected officials valuable perspective.
City Manager Implements OpenGov After Attending Conference
Rodericks attended a city manager conference in Southern California where he saw a demonstration of the OpenGov Smart Government Platform. This web-based transparency platform transformed public sector financial and non-financial data into interactive graphs that easily presented revenue and expenses by fund, department, and type.
“We’ve gone back and adjusted our business processes to ensure the data in our financial system is as accurate as possible. Then we quickly pull it out of our ERP and get the information into OpenGov.”
George Rodericks, City Manager, Atherton, CA
“It clicked immediately and the potential was obvious,” Rodericks said. “The more I learned about OpenGov, the more I realized how powerful, flexible, and relevant the software could be.”
For Rodericks and his team, implementing the OpenGov platform for Atherton was fast and painless. The town’s finance department sent its Chart of Accounts to OpenGov’s Customer Success and Government Finance Solutions team, which includes in-house finance experts with decades of experience in the public sector. From start to finish, OpenGov had fully deployed the town’s transparency platform in under two weeks.