Nassau Bay Leads the Way with User-Friendly Financial Transparency in Texas
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New Tool Saves Staff Time
As the four-person finance team prepares for an interim audit, Stiles is confident the auditors will benefit from the software. However, she said she most looking forward to using OpenGov to finalize her next budget. “We’ve just finished the first draft, so I’m working out the details of how I’ll incorporate it,” she noted.
Immediately following implementation, the finance department saved valuable time by uploading their data into OpenGov. “We can pull more information and more reports from OpenGov on the back end than we can from our own accounting software,” Stiles said. “That gives us the opportunity to look at the data in an easy format. OpenGov gives us a better chance to work with our general ledger numbers, and everything is far more intuitive.”
Information Requests Made Easier
Using OpenGov not only saved Nassau Bay’s internal teams time as they analyze data. It has also streamlined how the city handles public records requests. “If someone has a request, we can direct them straight to the site,” Stiles explained. “They can create their own reports, and we don’t have to spend the time doing it for them. It’s very important for the public side of things.” Going forward, continuing to leverage OpenGov will strengthen a team already known for its innovation and strong community engagement.