STOIS - Because you have a right to know!
Before government spends a penny, it must first take it from someone who earned it. You have a right to know how that money is spent. STOIS™ makes it easy to know exactly where money was spent, and who spent it. Our information products provide you with online access to an incredible array of tools that keep you informed Learn More
Step Into Performance Based Government
TransparaGov created the term Performance Based Government to describe what we do. We create custom tailored software-centric solutions that make it easy for state and local governments to add accountability and compliance management, performance monitoring, and transparency-focused reporting. Learn More
Our Visual Budget Explorer is lightyears beyond "Open Checkbook"
We've all seen the open checkbook efforts that most states have enacted. While these efforts are a good start in spirit, in practice these open checkbook websites are basically useless.
Posting endless lists of incomprehensible numbers does nothing for anyone. For example, on one state's open checkbook website in response to a simple query for expenses for all agencies, the site produces 380,000 pages of nonsensical detail, with each transaction missing one of the most critical elements that any financial report can have... the date.
Without context, no one can understand why money was spent, and what was received in return. The amount spent is only Half of the equation. Without information on who spent the money, why it was spent, and what value was received, transaction records on their own are of very limited value. Learn More
Custom SO-VA Solutions... A life-signs monitor for government projects and programs
Our team of former governors, legislators, administrators, political leaders, and product developers from the top software companies in the world such as Microsoft, Apple and Adobe, work together with our business workflow experts, graphic designers and visualization specialists to craft custom built solutions to your specific needs. We call these applications SO-VA Solutions. (Status & Outcomes - Visual Analytic Solutions).
Every SO-VA solution [pronounced 'Soh-vah'] is custom designed for it's specific target project, program, or issue. It quickly becomes the center of the reporting universe.
SO-VA Solutions are delivered as a collection of custom designed program or project specific visual displays that can be viewed using any web browser. These displays contain realistic and powerful data visualizations such as charts, graphs, gauges, meters, scorecards, lists, grids and maps that display summary and detail-level information a visually impactful and understandable way
TransparaGov SO-VA Solutions provide analytical intelligence in the form of easy to understand, stunningly beautiful visual displays that make sense of oceans of data. These displays deliver the results of analysis in an understandable format where and when it's needed.. Learn More
Transparency site design and implementation services
While Transparency websites have a lot in common with conventional website designs, they present A very unique set of issues and requirements that can only be properly addressed by a unique combination of experts.
A Transparency website is more of an online application that it is a conventional site. It connects to live data sources, and presents information (or should) in a graphically rich and easy to understand way. Its purpose is to clearly communicate information about government activities to a target audience that is so broadly defined, and has such a wide range of aptitude, that conventional web development tactics and strategies can fall well short of the mark.
People from all walks of life, with all levels of aptitude will visit the site, and as a consequence, the way that you present data must be easy to understand, while not so overly simplified that it looses it's value. We are uniquely qualified. Learn More