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Posted on: February 7, 2024

City of Springfield deploys new budgeting, transparency software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 The City of Springfield recently completed a two-phase implementation of its new cloud-based budgeting and transparency portal, OpenGov. The first phase was largely internal and was implemented with the 2023-2024 budget, resulting in a more streamlined, collaborative budgeting process for City staff and readily and publicly available reports and data. The second phase was completed Wednesday, resulting in an online financial and transparency portal, available at https://www.springfieldmo.gov/opendata. The portal displays a variety of City data, including financial dashboards, reports, Springfield Police Department data, audits and videos explaining how to interpret the data. Also included is a list of frequently asked questions with illustrative charts. 

“We think it’s important to be able to share data quickly and effectively, both internally and with our citizenry,” said City Manager Jason Gage. “The transition to OpenGov has really brought our budgeting process into the 21st century. The transparency portal allows us to more effectively share our story with visually appealing dashboards and metrics with our stakeholders.”’ 

As the City continues to add to its performance metrics and tracks them accordingly, the data available in the portal will continue to expand. 

About OpenGov

According to its website, OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud software for cities, counties, state agencies, school districts, and special districts. With a mission to power more effective and accountable government, OpenGov serves thousands of public sector leaders and their organizations. Built exclusively for the unique budgeting and planning, accounting, permitting and licensing, procurement and asset management needs of the public sector, the OpenGov Cloud makes organizations more collaborative and efficient, enabling best-in-class communication with stakeholders and communities.

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For more information, please contact Cora Scott at 417-380-3352.

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