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Greenwood will soon launch a data platform allowing residents streamlined access to local budget information. The city is partnering with California-based OpenGov on the project.
December 16, 2014
Greenwood, Ind. -- Under the direction of Mayor Mark W. Myers, Greenwood will soon launch a new data platform that transforms the way budget information is shared, analyzed and accessed. The intuitive visualization software is powered by OpenGov.
"This portal transforms volumes of raw data into actionable insight and information, enabling better analysis and understanding of the city's budget," States Mayor Myers. "It will allow everyone access to graphically see our finances in a whole new way, and drill down to the raw data if they choose. We are the first Indiana site for this technology that I believe will set the bar for financial transparency."
Once launched, the platform will display government spending and revenue detail in a user-friendly portal directly accessed on the city’s website. Residents and staff can drill down into the current year budget and compare to previous years through interactive graphs that easily explain revenue and expenses by fund, department and type.
Beyond sharing information with the public, Governments also use OpenGov internally to create custom reports, manage operations to budget, and keep administrators and legislators informed.
"Greenwood is leading the way in Indiana and setting the standard for financial transparency and access," says Zachary Bookman, CEO and co-founder of OpenGov.com. "We are looking forward to working with the City to build out their platform and bring the data to life."
About OpenGov, Inc.
OpenGov is a financial data platform that advances the way state and local governments do business. By transforming the way budget data is accessed, visualized, and analyzed; OpenGov enables government administrators to make smarter, data-driven decisions and empowers the public with meaningful information about their government’s finances. The OpenGov platform provides instant online access to the budget, and interactively displays current and historic revenue and expenses down to the department and object level. The expanding OpenGov network includes more than 200 leading governments across 32 states. Learn more at www.opengov.com.
Source: City of Greenwood