Cloud-Based OpenGov.com Enables Cass County to Empower Administrators and Engage Residents by Inviting Them to Explore the County Budget on the Internet
Fargo, ND – September 5th, 2014 – Cass County and OpenGov.com announced the release of a powerful new tool that presents and visualizes the County’s revenues and expenses—from multi-year trends to object-level details. By leveraging the OpenGov Platform, citizens and staff can use the web-based software to enhance access, understanding, and analysis of the County’s annual budget. Cass County is the first government in North Dakota to publicly release their financial data on the OpenGov Platform, joining governments from over 25 other states.
Ken Pawluk, Cass County Commissioner and Chairman of the Cass County Commission, supports the initiative and expects the OpenGov platform to be the next generation of web based local government information. "It simply opens the door so more residents can have their questions answered and information easily available when they need it. I expect we will see other North Dakota Counties and Cities adopting platforms such as this."
Michael Montplaisir, Cass County Auditor, initiated the partnership to make the County’s finances easily accessible and understandable. The OpenGov Platform will supplement the budget and financial statements currently on Cass County’s web site and provide a visual, multi-year perspective of Cass County finances.
"OpenGov will allow senior executives of Cass County to access, analyze and share the County’s financial data like never before,” says Zachary Bookman, CEO and co-founder of OpenGov. “This is a powerful opportunity to create new efficiencies and strengthen the relationship between the government and the community.”
About OpenGov, Inc.
OpenGov offers web-based software for state and local government finances. The OpenGov Platform provides instant access to the budget and visualizes current and historic revenue and expenses. Government officials and citizens use the platform to easily understand, analyze, and share the data. Learn more at http://opengov.com/