Budgeting and Planning

Modernize your budget and align spend to strategic outcomes.

Manage an Accurate,
Outcome-Focused Budget Process

Streamline and unify your end-to-end budgeting process, seamlessly tie budget dollars to key organizational initiatives, and draw actionable insights that maximize performance outcomes. Then, through Reporting and Transparency, add context to your results and share internally and externally for better collaboration.

government budget-to-actual software screenshot

Collaborate More Effectively

Collaborate across departments by sending and receiving budget proposals, tracking performance on strategic objectives, commenting on key reports, and sharing your outcomes with colleagues.

Improve Decision-Making

Glean the context you need for budget decisions and the information you need to manage performance. You can visualize trends and model the impact of proposed budget changes while you transform complex financial and performance data into actionable insights.

Save Time

Through a simple and intuitive user interface, you can see your budget, receive commentary from your team, and get your plans approved. Easily seed the budget by importing last year's actuals, then adjust, add, or compare proposal line items in real time.

Governments using OpenGov’s budgeting and planning solutions have seen a 50% reduction in the time spent creating the budget.

88% of all spreadsheets, including those used to make the budget, have errors.

Over $2M Reallocated

“One budget, one government, one team”

Janet Dutcher, CPA, Financial Director
Mono County, CA

Modern Budgeting

“We've got project managers who manage capital projects and are taking initiative to add more detail and different levels of detail than even we in the budget office hadn't originally imagined.”

Micah Intermill, Budget Director
City of Minneapolis, MN

Easy Budgeting Process

“OpenGov helped make this budget process the easiest I’ve experienced in my government career.”

Judy Smith, Finance Director
Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority, GA

Workforce Planning

Precisely calculate personnel costs

Drive better salary projections, increase visibility into cost drivers, and reduce broad assumptions. You can calculate the fully burdened labor costs of an individual or overall workforce, perform scenario analysis to inform negotiations and budget decisions, run vacancy reporting, compare actual positions to budgeted positions, and request new positions using accurate, updated costs.

Empower stakeholders with financial and performance data

Capital Planning

Forecast long term expenditures

Seamlessly harness the information your team needs to make educated decisions while providing a working blueprint for sustaining and improving your community’s infrastructures. You can send and receive capital planning proposals, adjust proposal line items, track performance on projects, and comment on key reports. Then, easily create printable dashboards to streamline capital meetings.

Show how budget dollars drive key initiatives

Online Budget Book

Simplify online budget book publication

Establish a framework for building your online budget book faster and more accurately, making the process repeatable and scalable for future cycles.

Publish an interactive, easily digestible online budget book

Reporting and Transparency

Centralize reporting onto a single platform

Powering OpenGov Budgeting and Planning is the Reporting and Transparency platform. Integrate and synchronize your financial and non-financial data with other data sources. When any data point changes, all reports automatically update. You can go beyond seeing your outcomes and truly understand the reasoning behind performance with OpenGov’s reporting platform. Then, add context to your outcomes and insights and share internally and externally.

Tie all data sources to OpenGov

Budgeting and Planning Use Cases

  • Collaborative budgeting

  • Capital planning

  • Online budget book publication

  • Workforce calculations

  • Budgetary reporting

  • Financial projections

  • Operating budgets

  • What-if scenario analysis

  • Strategic initiative tagging

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