Beaufort Leads the Way in Financial Transparency for South Carolina
POPULATION: 13,100 | AGENCY TYPE: City | ANNUAL BUDGET: $19 Million
Using OpenGov’s software, Beaufort’s Finance Director saves over 90 hours annually compiling quarterly reports.
Todd sent her chart of accounts to OpenGov’s Customer Success team, which built Beaufort’s portal so that its structure would align with the City’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). “Many transparency platforms map to department and object codes, but I wanted to do it a little differently,” Todd said. “The OpenGov platform was flexible enough to allow me to structure the data so that it tied to our CAFR.”
OpenGov Reporting Saved Time and Increased Productivity
OpenGov dramatically increased Todd’s productivity around reporting responsibilities. “Before, I would have to create a separate quarterly report for Council that required downloading the data from my accounting system into Excel. Now that I can export the data from my accounting system and feed it directly into OpenGov, it saves me three to four days of work creating the report each quarter.”