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How to Take Control of Your City’s Finances During COVID-19

How to Take Control of Your City’s Finances During COVID-19

Patricia Song,
The City of Garden Grove is undergoing a significant overhaul to its financial system. The City is going from a homegrown solution we’ve had for 40 years to an entirely new system to streamline processes and standardize operations. A technology…
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How to Budget for a “What If?”

Danilo Gargiulo,
Budgeting can be among one of the most stressful tasks for any organization as a variety of unknowns must be accounted for in the planning process. It can be especially tedious for municipalities and state governments that must follow strict…

What Does Financial Integration Actually Mean?

Rohit Chhabra,
The term “integration” can often hold several different meanings when it comes to technology. No matter how basic or high-level the integration, organizations looking to integrate their technology systems typically share common goals: achieving genuine business transformation, more streamlined service and greater employee satisfaction. Here's how.

How Local Governments Can Weather the Financial Storm

Todd Dooley,
It’s too early to predict what the long-term changes stemming from COVID-19 will look like for local municipalities and the nation at large. However, one thing is certain to be true for whatever the new normal brings. From a macro perspective,…

How to Prepare for the 2020 Tax Law Changes

Alexa Robinson
Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing is certain in the world but death and taxes. If one thing is certain about taxes, however, it’s that the laws surrounding them often change. In 2020, many new and complex changes to tax laws will be…

How One California County is Getting Its Fiscal House in Order

Nathan Black,
Finding new solutions to challenging budgeting and finances issues is a common theme among local governments. Municipalities are turning to tech to help get their fiscal house in order and improve their fiscal health for the long term. Here’s how Sutter County, California turned these liabilities into opportunities.

The 6 Biggest Do’s and Don’ts for Smartly Balancing Budgets

Jane Dennis,
Budgeting is one of the most important responsibilities of a municipal government. It directly impacts everything from managing water facilities, roadways and bridges to contributing to pensions and healthcare costs for employees to maintaining…

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Local Government

GovThink,
Artificial intelligence is changing local government. More and more municipalities are uncovering the benefits that AI can bring to everyday workflows. Listen to what finance leaders within local governments have to say about how AI can…
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How Integrating Human Capital Management and Finance Platforms Can Help Your Agency Staff Smartly and Attract Top Talent

Rohit Chhabra,
Many local government agencies still have not recovered from the Great Recession that occurred from 2007 until 2009. Emergency reserve funds are not up to the levels they were prior to the recession. Some agencies had to cut personnel by almost…

How Salt Lake City is Winning at Growth

Tom Amburgey
Most cities experience growing pains from population growth, but not Salt Lake City. Through proper planning, a deep dive into data analytics and a desire to serve their citizens to the best of their ability, Salt Lake City was able to take control of their growth.