City of Oakdale, Minnesota, to Achieve Transparency, Engagement Goals with OpenGov Municipal Government Software

Two City of Oakdale, MN, leaders knew updated municipal government software would help achieve their goals of improving transparency and citizen engagement, so they partnered with OpenGov, the leader in modern cloud software for our nation’s cities.

The City, located east of St. Paul, is expecting a 20% population increase in the next five to seven years. Because of this growth, the Finance Director and City Administrator knew it was time to upgrade its budgeting and permitting/licensing software. By investing in OpenGov Budgeting & Planning and OpenGov Citizen Services, officials will be able to offer greater financial transparency and better customer service to the City’s current and future residents.

Using OpenGov Budgeting & Planning, officials will simplify the City’s complex budget with easy-to-understand visual reports. The reports provide context and insights into the budget and its overall performance, which will help leaders better inform and build trust with the community. As the City plans for future development projects, staff can develop capital project spending scenarios to determine how initiatives will impact the community and align with the overall budget.

OpenGov Citizen Services will enhance customer service by providing easy online access to applications for building permits, business licenses, pet licenses, and more. Applicants will be able to track progress of their applications and message City staff through the online portal. As the City welcomes new residential and commercial development, inspections staff will be able to conduct virtual inspections, upload photos from a mobile device while onsite, and provide feedback to contractors in real time.

The City of Oakdale joins more than 1,100 public sector organizations leveraging OpenGov to revolutionize work processes with cloud-based software designed specifically for the needs of government.

About OpenGov

OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud software for our nation’s cities, counties, and state agencies. On a mission to power more effective and accountable government, OpenGov serves more than 1,100 agencies across the U.S.  Built exclusively for the unique budgeting, procurement, and citizen services needs of the public sector, the OpenGov ERP Cloud makes organizations more collaborative, digitizes mission-critical processes, and enables best-in-class communication with stakeholders.

Published: March 10, 2022