SAN RAMON, Calif. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, and OpenGov, the market leader in cloud-based financial intelligence, planning, and transparency for government, today announced a partnership to bring better data-driven decision making and transparency to city halls and citizens. Integration with Accela's Finance and Administration solution moves financial data into OpenGov where government officials and citizens gain greater insight into government spending and performance than ever before.
"Accela is committed to delivering solutions that open the lines of communication inside governments and with their constituents," said Maury Blackman, president and CEO, Accela. "One key aspect to increasing citizen engagement and trust is providing insight into city financials and spending priorities. In addition, by automatically making data available inside and outside government, city officials can make more informed decisions, ultimately saving communities hundreds of hours and significant costs. Through our partnership with OpenGov, governments can build trust within their communities, gain better insight from constituents and improve operations by collaborating with other similar governments."
OpenGov's platform enables widespread internal and external understanding of complex multi-fund financials and performance data, enabling better, faster, data-driven decisions, optimizing the budgeting and planning process, and building trust inside and outside the organization. Connectivity with the Accela Civic Platform enables periodic refreshes of data and allows governments to:
- Share and access financial dashboards that visualize budgets and actuals, helping government employees and elected officials optimize spending and better understand performance throughout the year;
- Gain on-demand access to transactions, including vendor searches;
- Realize significant efficiencies responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by giving employees better access to data and enabling citizen self-service;
- Streamline the benchmarking process by participating in the OpenGov Network, gaining instant access to budget and performance comparisons with other municipalities and enabling better budget decisions;
- Publish compelling, easy-to-understand, interactive transparency sites that engage constituents and provide them better government visibility.
"With Accela's comprehensive Civic Platform and OpenGov's financial and performance reporting, dashboards, and workflow solutions, we are jointly making information more accessible to government employees and the public, and delivering meaningful insight around government processes," said Zac Bookman, OpenGov Co-Founder and CEO. "We are proud to bring this great solution to thousands of governments."
"Integration between Accela's Finance and Administration solution and OpenGov has transformed the way we share budget and performance data for both government staff and our constituents," said Jason Loveland, Director of Finance at Northglenn, Colorado. "It is exciting to see the Accela and OpenGov partnership expand. Innovation in government technology from these two leading vendors brings real value to our constituents and to the government staff and elected officials that serve them."
Accela provides a platform of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions to governments of all sizes worldwide. The Accela Civic Platform includes solutions to cost-effectively manage critical enterprise functions, and mobile apps to foster greater citizen engagement. From asset, land and legislative management to licensing, finance, environmental health and more, Accela's software drives efficiency for more than 2,200 governments, including over fifty percent of America's largest cities. The Company was named to Government Technology's GovTech100 in 2016, a distinction of the top 100 companies focused on government customers. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Portland, Melbourne and Dubai. For more information, visit www.accela.com.
OpenGov is transforming the way the world analyzes, shares, compares, and allocates public money. With more than 1,000 government customers across 45 states in a rapidly expanding network, OpenGov is the market leader in cloud-based performance intelligence and financial transparency. Founded in 2012 with headquarters in Silicon Valley, and offices in Washington DC and Portland, OpenGov works with leading governments of all sizes such as The State of Ohio, Washington DC, Minneapolis, MN, San Antonio, TX, Palo Alto, CA, Northglenn, CO, and Edgewood, KY. Learn more at www.opengov.com.
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