Coordinate Between Departments with Ease
Empower Departments to Submit Proposals
Submitting proposals used to mean exchanging dozens of spreadsheets. Now, analysts, division leaders, and department heads submit proposals themselves in one place. Give analysts the ability to monitor the budget’s progress in real-time.
Approve, Reject, and Comment Online
Never sift through hundred-person email chains again. Contribute to and monitor the budget process, down to the line item, wherever and whenever you need to.
Create a Central, Safe Repository
Eliminate manual document reconciliation, which is time-consuming and prone to error. Instead, Budget Builder™ is a singular source of truth, recording and tracking every proposal, adjustment and decision.
Engage Elected Officials with a Narrative
With proposals, amendments, approvals and results all in one place, it’s easy to walk elected officials through the budget process. Show the impact of different proposals dynamically and easily reference prior trends.
Focus on the Strategy, Not Clerical Work
By streamlining your budget process, Budget Builder™ gives you time to evaluate different proposals, proactively plan, and assess your options in comparison to the past.
No More Cutting-and-Pasting
Since budget data is all stored in one place, you never have to open, compare and reconcile dozens of different spreadsheets. Automated workflows reduce the risk of errors, allowing you to focus on what matters.
An End to Email Collaboration
Threads with dozens of department heads and staffers rapidly become cumbersome. Budget Builder™ brings automated notifications and reminders to ensure stakeholders meet deadlines.
Compare Requests Across Years
See historical perspective with a click. Budget Builder™ lets you visualize changes from year to year before and after proposals are approved.
Generate Summary Reports With a Click
Instead of static, manually-generated spreadsheets, Budget Builder™ gives you the ability to modify account information and update summary reports in seconds.
Keep a Single Source for
Automatically maintain an audit trail
Since proposals, supporting documents, changes and comments are all stored inside Budget Builder™, giving you a trail of justifications, approvals and rejections. This improves accountability, enables better follow-up, and helps explain a budget’s narrative.
Enable everyone to see the budget narrative and justifications with updated numbers anywhere
Allow department heads to stay on top of the budget by granting them instant access to the latest progress, without waiting for analysts to receive emails or merge spreadsheets.
Improve Reporting With One Integrated Solution
Report on Budget Initiatives
Connect strategic priorities with the resources needed to support them. See your budget’s state on key dates, compare it to pre-established goals, and share the results with the public and your team.
Connect with OpenGov Intelligence™ and Transparency™
OpenGov Budget Builder™ is an integral part of the OpenGov Smart Government Platform, so you can report budgets and results internally and to the public instantly with charts, graphs, and tables.
Leverage the OpenGov Network
Over 1,400+ governments use OpenGov. Leverage their insights to compare spending across departments and categories, so you can see how other governments address similar challenges.
Drill Down Into Budget Reports
With one click, slice and dice across your chart of accounts for instant insight into your current financials. Accept, reject or modify a budget proposal, and the report updates itself immediately.
“Budget season has always been an ordeal – I worked late every night, plus through weekends. OpenGov has changed this entire process, giving me back my life and opening up enough time for me to focus on other priorities for the city.
Gone are the days of digging around in spreadsheets and enduring lengthy proposal submission cycles. OpenGov has streamlined much of the clerical work involved in budgeting, and I could not be more grateful.”
Budget Director, Burnet, TX