California State University Partners with OpenGov to Deliver Interactive Financial Transparency

Long Beach, California and Redwood City, California. — May 22, 2019 — The California State University Chancellor’s office recently announced a partnership with OpenGov, the leader in budgeting, performance, and communications software for the public sector, to provide deeper insight into the California State University’s finances.

With this new partnership, reporting visibility will be extended to all CSU stakeholders in a new and modern way. This cloud-based Financial Transparency Portal provides public financial reports and visualizations that are engaging, easy-to-understand, and interactive. Information that was traditionally difficult to access is now available at any time.

“The CSU is committed to ensuring that Californians know how resources entrusted to the university are managed,” said CSU Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Steve Relyea. “To that end, the university strives to be transparent in all its dealings with students, faculty, staff, alumni, the community and businesses. This new portal will provide expanded access to financial information as well as additional context and detailed explanations.”

OpenGov CEO Zac Bookman shared, "We are thrilled to partner with the California State University to help power accountability for these crucial public resources. CSU is on the vanguard of higher education and Chancellor White, Executive Vice Chancellor and CFO Relyea, and their staff are leading the charge to drive effectiveness and accountability for the system and the nation. We are proud to support their mission."

The California State University joins over 2,000 government agencies leveraging OpenGov today as the public sector continues to adopt The OpenGov Cloud™ in record numbers. These agencies include California entities like Fi$Cal, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank), and the California Department of Health and Human Services, among many others.

About OpenGov

OpenGov is the leader in cloud-based solutions for government. The OpenGov Cloud™ is the only integrated cloud solution for budgeting, performance, communications and reporting. This multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) solution connects stakeholders to the budget process, engages them for real-time feedback, accurately forecasts personnel costs, and integrates with key government systems, resulting in improved outcomes, enhanced internal efficiencies, and more time for strategic planning.

Over 2,000 public agencies use OpenGov—including the State of Ohio; the City of Richmond, VA; Flagstaff, AZ; and Washington, DC. OpenGov was founded in 2012, and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Emerson Collective, 8VC, and Thrive Capital.

About the California State University

The California State University is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 52,000 faculty and staff and 481,000 students. Half of the CSU's students transfer from California community colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 125,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3.7 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter.


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