Reporting and Transparency

Centralize reporting, align data with context with internal and external stories, and listen directly to constituents in a collaborative environment.

Build trust with internal and external stakeholders

Build trust and transparency with your community on the topics that matter by presenting complex financial information in a simple way with appropriate context to inform your community. Host discussions with Open Town Hall software, and communicate directly with your community. Promote collaboration and efficiency internally with centralized reporting and workflows to increase understanding across your organization through interactive dashboards that turn data into insights.

Present complex information all parties can understand

Keep internal and external stakeholders updated on performance and aligned around high-level strategic goals. Gain at-a-glance insights with interactive dashboards, take action with customized alerts, or dive into the granular details for deeper analysis.

Reduce reporting bottlenecks across your organization

Free up your IT and Business Intelligence professionals with centralized reporting and immediate access to necessary day-to-day data for every department.

Broaden citizen engagement

Supplement public hearings with virtual town halls, budget simulations, and online surveys that are easy and convenient. You can gather broader feedback from residents by reducing the barriers of involvement.

Achieve your communications objectives

Put your capital and strategic plans online in a way that your citizens can easily understand and even interact with. Tell the stories behind your data by quickly creating, editing, and publishing content in real-time, while easily incorporating feedback. Then, identify and analyze citizen engagement by seeing the number of views, unique visitors, and social sharing metrics.

“[OpenGov] fits perfectly within our larger engagement strategy, as it allows us to directly involve our community in decision-making processes early and often.”

Brian Cary, Communications Coordinator
City of San Carlos, CA

“OpenGov empowers citizens to ask the right question. Now they can go to OpenGov and drill down to the transaction they want to see.”

Trudy Mathis, Senior Financial Services Manager
McKinney, TX

Reporting

Focus on outcomes

Establish goals for departments, programs, or initiatives, then track relevant KPIs to keep external stakeholders updated on spending, performance, and progress.

Infuse complex data with meaningful narratives everyone can understand

Transparency

Communicate clearly

Create and share content easily and quickly. Use a simple, drag-and-drop page builder to combine your data with images, dashboards, maps, and narrative context. Present complex information in a way that’s easy for anyone to understand. Share via email, social media, or through your agency’s website.

Simple, visual page builder with drag-and-drop components and customizable themes.

Transparency

Capture feedback online, at meetings, or on-the-go

Record feedback from residents, colleagues, and other stakeholders at any moment through online surveys, virtual town halls, mobile forms, or budget simulations.

Agency-branded surveys and online forums.

  • Share the data behind the news

    Visually dynamic tiles reveal the yearly, monthly or weekly breakdowns of your underlying report through pie charts, stacked bars, and summary tables.

  • Better project planning

    Fulfill public input requirements for grant applications and collect the public response you need to for planning large-scale projects.

  • Social media impact

    Share your published pages on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, or LinkedIn and track your story's analytics in OpenGov.

Reporting and Transparency Use Cases

  • Interactive budget summary

  • Satisfaction surveys

  • Participatory budgeting

  • Performance reporting

  • Citizen ideas/feedback portal

  • Internal project coordination

  • Emergency communication

  • Strategic planning

  • Stakeholder engagement

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