Missoula County, Montana, Replaces Aged Financial System with OpenGov Government Budgeting Software

An aging, home-grown financial system cost a single employee in Missoula County, MT, many sleepless nights struggling on budgeting and reporting. That is, until the County partnered with OpenGov, the leader in modern cloud software for our nation’s cities and counties, on government budgeting software. 

Missoula County, Montana’s third most populous County with more than 120,000 residents, has been growing rapidly. This growth has exacerbated the County’s manual budgeting challenges. A single employee manages the majority of budgeting development and reporting, spending many nights struggling within Excel until 2 a.m. Much of the County’s issues stemmed from its systems and processes: an aging financial system that lacks reporting, a budgeting process that exists outside the financial system and is driven by home-grown software, and no method to easily track recurring costs vs. one-time costs. The County needed a cloud system to meet growing demands. OpenGov Budgeting & Planning answered the call.

With OpenGov Budgeting & Planning, all financial data is located in one system, where staff can quickly and easily build budgets and track performance. Staff across the County will be able to collaborate within OpenGov’s platform to send and receive budget proposals and comment on key reports. With a desire to offer County Commissioners more robust reporting, staff will be able to combine financial and non-financial data to track KPIs and create a precise picture of everything from individual programs to the County’s entire financial performance. Data on demand will give staff and commissioners the ability to gain immediate insights into budget performance to make more informed, data-driven decisions. Best of all, staff now will have more time to spend on strategic initiatives.

Missoula County joins more than 1,600 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. With a mission to power more effective and accountable government, OpenGov serves more than 1,600 agencies across the U.S. and is built exclusively for the unique budgeting, procurement, asset management, and citizen services needs of the public sector. The OpenGov Cloud makes organizations more collaborative and efficient and enables best-in-class communication with stakeholders and community.

Published: December 29, 2022