For many governments, the budget process has been done the same way for a long time. Countless hours are spent on routine tasks and spreadsheet reconciliations, when you could be having more strategic conversations about budget priorities. New approaches and technologies can enable a more efficient budget process, allowing you to develop a more effective budget.
Caitlin Steel, Senior Director of Product Management, OpenGov
Caitlin is a product leader with experience developing modern tools that drive automation and efficiency for complex financial processes. Prior to working to develop these solutions she spent over 20 years in Finance and Accounting where she gained valuable in-depth knowledge of how companies handle budgeting, accounting and finance. Caitlin is responsible for ensuring OpenGov products meet customer needs, are technically accurate, and meet best practices in the government sector.
Powering more effective and accountable government
OpenGov was founded in 2012 by Zac Bookman, Joe Lonsdale, and technologists from Stanford University, who studied government budgeting in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The team observed dedicated public servants struggle against outdated technology that prevented them from accessing timely spending information and communicating their priorities to citizens and elected officials. Believing there was a better way, the team set out to build cloud-based, easy-to-use government performance solutions to power more open, effective, and accountable government. Today over 1,800 public agencies in 48 states form a growing network leveraging OpenGov to achieve better budgeting, improved reporting and operational performance, and comprehensive transparency and open data. OpenGov solutions drive impact by giving governments the right tools and relevant data for more informed decision-making and better outcomes for the public.