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Capital Improvement Manager for Government in Michigan

Munetrix offers the most robust and easiest to use capital improvement manager for government in Michigan. The Capital Improvement Manager™ is a database solution to store and manage capital projects to provide an easy year-over-year solution to creating a Capital Improvement Plan, start to finish.

Multi-level reports in the Capital Improvement Manager tool for municipalities in Michigan aggregate all your projects to create a complete top-to-bottom capital improvement plan for as many years out as you wish, or view supplemental reports individually. Our solution for capital improvement tracking provides an industry tested project scoring feature that ranks capital projects numerically to easily determine which projects should be top priority

Municipalities in Michigan use the built-in questionnaire in the capital improvement manager for government entities in Michigan to mathematically distinguish which projects should take precedence-based on a ranking system designed to take federal and state mandates into account as well as municipal needs.

To learn more about how cities, townships, villages and other municipal governments in Michigan are using the Munetrix Capital Improvement Manager, watch this video that demonstrates how a commitment to community-wide data literacy can actually serve to restore public trust and confidence in our government institutions.

A Closer Look at the Capital Improvement Manager for Government in Michigan

The Capital Improvement Manager provides countless benefits and features for city managers, supervisors and other planning professionals. The details specs include:

  • Fully detail each project with scope, justification, alignment with goals, and add images to accurately present each project in a clear and polished fashion
  • Quick generating reports that break capital expenditures for any number of years out by department, fund, funding source, priority, and several more
  • Add narrative and background information through easy text attachments while also customizing which projects are shown

Contact us to see a free demo and to learn how the Munetrix Capital Improvement Manager for governments in Michigan is making it easy for cities to eliminate difficult and time-consuming 6-year capital improvement plans through database management. Update all projects on a continuous, as-needed basis.

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Data Management and Analytics Software for Municipalities

The Ongoing Evolution of Data Management and Analytics Software for Cities, Villages and Townships

Advanced data management and analytics software for municipalities has evolved beyond mere data visualization—which is, of course, critical—to encompass robust yet intuitive performance analytics solutions as well. For it’s one thing to be able to contextualize data through charts and graphs, but quite another to have software convert that data into actionable insights and intelligence that can inform better decision making.

One component of the complete Munetrix edition of our data management and analytics software for municipalities is a suite of tools that empower cities, villages and townships to perform peer review audits, track progress against their own metrics and manage projects to easily meet compliance requirements. The Budget Builder app, for example, is a powerful tool that allows users to create linear regression budgets in a matter of minutes.

We wrote recently about some features of the Munetrix Municipal Budget Allocation Reporting Dashboard. Whether you are allocating new monies from stimulus or other surplus, or making tough decisions about spending cuts, the best way to make those hard choices confidently is having the most complete set of data available.

Get a Free Demo of Munetrix’s Data Management and Analytics Software for Municipalities Today!

The Enterprise Module of Munetrix’s data management and analytics software for cities offers the most complete range of data visualization software for municipalities available. The full product includes budgeting, chart of accounts planning, forecasting and scenario building to debt management, peer benchmarking and capital improvement management, powerful interdependent apps that collaborate to contextualize and visualize all data sets available, from public API to your city’s internal data systems.

City managers, finance directors and other municipal administrators can get free access to one of the key tools in our data management and analytics software for municipalities with a free report we are issuing to any city, township or village who wants to receive this complimentary report. Learn how your municipality’s budget allocations compare to the average of all others in your region with this free, personalized report created specifically for your particular city, village or township—at no cost or obligation! Click here to receive your free, personalized report within 24 hours.

To learn more about how local governments are using data management and analytics software for municipalities to build better budgets, make better decisions, and inject greater transparency, easier compliance and, ultimately, more community trust, collaboration and teamwork with their constituents, request a no-obligation demo to unlock 30 days of free access to the Munetrix data management and analytics software for municipalities!

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Look at the Bigger Picture to Facilitate Better Budgeting

Better Data Makes for Better Budgeting for Municipalities

Whenever city managers and finance directors go into a budgeting exercise, they face dilemmas and difficult decisions. Whether trying to prioritize the allocation of stimulus or other surplus funds, or processing the challenging demands of budget cuts, tough calls need to be made.

The problem we see is many are forced to make difficult decisions with limited data and incomplete information. Placing unnecessary blinders on your budgeting can lead to incorrect conclusions and potentially misplaced allocations of resources.

It is, however, possible to remove the blinders that have shackled the hands of budgeters and forecasters for years, allowing them to make the invisible visible.

To help facilitate and illustrate this methodology for finance directors, we are, for a limited, time offering a free report to any municipality that wants to see how their budget allocations compare to those of all others in their regions.

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Data as Competitive Advantage

Let’s face it: Even neighboring cities and townships are in competition. Municipalities are competing not only for population and tax bases, but for visitors, shoppers and recreationalists as well. 

Most often, the competition is right next door. Sometimes it’s within a reasonable commute. But make no mistake, population flight and lower pedestrian traffic are very real and likely to remain (at least to a degree) for the foreseeable future. 

With so much at stake, it’s imperative that municipalities make the most of their strategic decisions—budgetary or otherwise. It’s no longer enough to look internally and self-assess. To do so ignores the data set of competitive forces…the ones pulling at our residents and guests.

But what if you could not only zoom out from your own spreadsheets and historical data and look at the bigger picture? By this, we mean the much bigger picture of the entire region, to access more information, better intelligence, and greater insights on the drivers of success, resident migration and the flow of expenditures and investment. How might that change minds and budgets?

(To access your municipality’s comparison data like the one illustrated above, click here to receive a free report customized specifically to your city, village or township.)

What we’d see is not only our data, but our own data relative to the entire region’s—not just a neighbor or two. How do our city’s budget allocations differ or align with where our competitors are spending their dollars? It would make visible the answers to these questions, which would otherwise remain invisible:

  • If we have to cut spending, are we cutting in the right areas?
  • If we are able to invest stimulus dollars, where are the areas that we need to play catch-up with our peers?
  • Are we over-spending or under-spending, compared to our peers throughout the region, in areas like salaries, facilities and infrastructure, administrator compensation, etc.?
  • How do we know when enough is enough, or too much is too much?
  • Are we winning or losing the various battles for residents, tax payers, merchants, shoppers and federal investments?

It’s one thing to have “a sense” that particular line items need bolstering or trimming, and quite another to have access to regional averages that keep no secrets as to how your city or township is stacking up against the competition.

No longer is it prudent to play a hunch. It’s time to play to win.

Get Your Municipality’s Free Report to See How Your Budgeting Stacks Up Against the Competition

We feel so strongly about the power of performance analytics and data visualizations presenting the complete picture that we are offering a free report to any municipality that would like to evaluate its own budget allocations against the average of its regional peers. 

Your personalized report, customized to your specific city, township or village, will include your version of the above data, along with a breakdown of all spending categories, delivered personally to your inbox in an easy-to-read PDF:

Simply click here to access your city’s Budget Allocation report, at no cost or obligation. You will receive the report within 24 hours, along with access to a live human who will be available to answer questions or help you contextualize your data.

Before long, the invisible will be visible to you. And you will be entering your next budget planning session armed with greater insights, broader intelligence, and informed confidence. Say hello to easy!

Peter Solar is Director of Client Partnerships with Munetrix, a performance analytics and data visualization solution provider serving school districts and municipalities across the country. He can be reached at psolar@munetrix.com.

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Budgeting and Forecasting Software for Local Government

Budgeting and forecasting software for local government has matured greatly over the past few years. Data visualization and performance analytics solutions allow administrators and employees in local government to make the invisible visible.

The Munetrix budgeting and forecasting software for local government is part of a complete enterprise solution, which integrates cross-departmental data, from financials and human resources to a complete range of business processes, taking multi-level, complex data sets and making them simple to understand, report and act upon.

Munetrix offers these budgeting and finance tools via easy-to- adopt and easy-to-use modules that facilitate simpler and more robust forecasting, capital planning and performance management. This budgeting and forecasting software suite for local government promotes current and predictive aspects of financeL ow healthy are you today, and how healthy are you likely to be in the future, based on your community’s lifestyle or budget assumptions?

Get a Free Demo of Munetrix’s Budgeting and Forecasting Software for Local Government Today!

The Enterprise Module of Munetrix offers the most complete range of data visualization software for municipalities in Michigan available. The full product includes budgeting, chart of accounts planning, forecasting and scenario building to debt management, peer benchmarking and capital improvement management, powerful interdependent apps that collaborate to contextualize and visualize all data sets available, from public API to your city’s internal data systems.

Learn how local governments are using budgeting and finance software to achieve greater transparency, easier compliance and, ultimately, more community trust, collaboration and teamwork with their constituents. A no-obligation demo unlocks 30 days of free access to the Munetrix financial and budgeting modules!

Data Visualization Software for Municipalities in Michigan
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Data Visualization Software for Municipalities in Michigan

Data visualization software for municipalities in Michigan is a city administrator’s, mayor’s or city manager’s secret weapon that allows the entire municipality to build trust, facilitate transparency, and strengthen a culture of community. Municipal administrators, managers and employees serve as the cornerstones of the community, but they are constantly being tasked with doing more work with less time and fewer resources.

Data visualization tools allow them to make the invisible visible—all in a way that doesn’t add more work to their plates, and usually takes work off of them! The Munetrix solution for municipalities is a comprehensive suite of powerful, interdependent solutions for the whole community, taking multi-level, complex data sets and making them simple to understand, report and act upon.

What separates data from intelligence is the ability to quickly, easily and intuitively see and understand what the data is trying to tell you—both in terms of past performance as well as insights into future scenarios and likely outcomes. Think of data visualization software like the technology that monitors, reports and forecasts the ever changing weather in cities in Michigan.

To learn more about how we apply data visualization and performance analytics solutions for municipalities in Michigan, watch this video that demonstrates how a commitment to community-wide data literacy can actually serve to restore public trust and confidence in our government institutions.

A Closer Look at Munetrix’s Data Visualization Software for Municipalities in Michigan

The Enterprise Module of Munetrix offers the most complete range of data visualization software for municipalities in Michigan available. From budgeting, chart of accounts planning, forecasting and scenario building to debt management, peer benchmarking and capital improvement management, powerful interdependent apps collaborate to contextualize and visualize all data sets available, from public API to your city’s internal data systems.

Transparency and compliance solutions are available that dramatically improve upon a city’s capacity for CVTRS/CIP reporting and greater understanding of the municipality’s fiscal wellness. The solution even features software and solutions that facilitate business and process workflows for municipalities and cities.

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Watch: How to Restore Public Trust in Government Institutions through Data Literacy

Take a closer look at the Munetrix Municipal Module, the comprehensive, all-in-one solution for municipal administrators being tasked with doing “more with less”:

Munetrix Municipal Data Solutions

More transparency. More trust. Stronger community…Say hello to easy!

To learn more about the Munetrix Municipal Module, take our virtual today!

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Munetrix Once Again Named to GovTech 100 List for 2022

Munetrix Receives Prestigious Honor for Sixth Year

Munetrix is proud to be once again featured on Government Technology’s GovTech 100 list, a compendium of 100 companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States.

Munetrix has earned this prestigious honor every year since 2016, each year the list has been researched and published by the publication covering “solutions for state and local government.” The full list can be viewed at https://www.govtech.com/100.

In an article examining whether gov tech is having its “app store moment,” Government Technology noted that “The gov tech platforms of the future are open ecosystems that embrace interoperability, data standards, service marketplaces, portable identities and accessibility-as-a-default. Companies must leverage all the drivers catalyzing this “App Store moment” to build the right foundation necessary to support the not-too-distant future of gov tech. Today’s market activity is just the tip of the iceberg.”

“We are honored to once again named to the GovTech 100 list,” said Buzz Brown, Munetrix President and CEO. “This annual recognition is further welcome testament to our team’s hard work in serving governments and school districts in partnership to provide greater transparency and to build stronger communities.”

“The GovTech 100 for 2022 exemplify the potential of public and private-sector collaboration to catalyze innovation. Each of the GovTech 100 provide critical capabilities to help state and local agencies navigate uncertainty and reimagine the way they deliver services to their constituents,” said e.Republic Chief Innovation Officer Dustin Haisler, who is heavily involved in the list’s creation.

Government Technology noted in social media posts that “the gov tech market hit record M&A highs in 2021 and continues to attract investment even during a slow economy.”

To learn more about Munetrix’s solutions to provide greater transparency in government for municipalities, please click here.

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