Pueblo County, CO Gains Valuable Insights for Budget Planning with OpenGov
“OpenGov is very helpful in identifying where trends have been, and how to estimate future years. It allows us to see where we need to focus our financial energies.”
Aimee Tihonivich, Budget and Finance Director, Pueblo County, Colorado
Tell us why you were seeking a new solution.
Our legacy reporting system was very clunky, burdensome, and hard to use. Extracting information and converting spreadsheets into PowerPoint presentations was a lengthy, cumbersome process. Reports were unreliable. Department financial statements were difficult to understand, with multiple subtotals that made at-a-glance review next to impossible. It was very hard to even find the bottom line, and very hard to pull the big picture together.
What’s your world like now with OpenGov?
Since using OpenGov, we spend 75% less time on monthly reporting. Staff can now quickly dive into the details to find a specific answer without having to run report after report to get the information. We have better data from which to base initial department budgets. OpenGov is very helpful in identifying where trends have been, and how to estimate future years. It’s very quick to look at trends and make comparisons between line items and between departments to see where we need to focus our financial energies. It has helped department heads not only better understand their own financial statements, but it has also led them to be more interested in looking at the numbers and tracking their own budgets in real time.