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Posted on: April 14, 2016

The Town of Coventry Launches an Interactive Financial Transparency Platform

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4-14-16 Coventry CT - The Town of Coventry announced today the launch of a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials and staff unprecedented access to the Town’s finances. The OpenGov platform transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the Town’s finances. The intuitive design makes it easy to explore how taxpayer money is collected and spent. The platform may be accessed from the Finance page on the Town Website at the link below. If you are not on the website you can enter the following URL into your browser: https://coventryct.opengov.com/

The OpenGov platform displays multiple years of government spending and revenue in a user-friendly portal. Users can view historical revenue and expenditure trends over time and explore multiple views of financial data, including by fund, department, expense or revenue type. The current year report provides insight into spending and revenues year-to-date. Visitors to the platform may answer frequently asked questions such as “What did the Town spend on snow removal over the past 5 years?” or “Show a comparison of revenues by source year to year” and then share that information directly from the platform via email or social media.

The OpenGov checkbook report allows visitors to quickly view and search thousands of expenditure transactions. The data can be instantly searched and filtered according to specific detail such as vendor name, date, description and dollar amount.

The Town Council first heard a presentation on this new and innovative project in the fall of 2014 and has since led the initiative to make the Town’s finances more transparent and understandable.

Access Financial Data here
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