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CenterPoint Fund Accounting for Municipals Screenshot
CenterPoint Fund Accounting for Municipals is ideal for municipals with small to medium size populations. These smaller organizations can save significant money with CenterPoint Fund Accounting for Municipals while still…
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Web, Windows
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Cloud Hosted
Pro Fund Accounting Screenshot
Pro Fund Accounting business software is for small townships, medium-sized businesses, or even large county agencies. This easy to use Windows based software gives the ability to process all financial data by department…
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Windows
MAIS Screenshot
Temple Consulting Group offers completely integrated solutions for Local Governments, Municipalities. MAIS (Municipal Accounting and Information System) is specifically adapted for Local Governments and provides a…
Client OS
Windows
BMSI Financial Software System Screenshot
BMSI Financial Software is designed for municipalities and educational organizations. It gives you the tools you need to take control of your finances. An incredibly affordable fund accounting system that meets all accounting…
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$3,000 (perpetual license)
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Windows
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On-Premises
Tangicloud Screenshot
Your organization is used to making miracles happen. You work long hours and serve multiple constituencies with heroic efforts to be transparent and impactful. Don’t you deserve an accounting software package designed to give…
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$199/month/user
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Web
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Cloud Hosted
Adagio Accounting Suite Screenshot
Adagio Accounting is a multi-ledger, modular accounting system that provides best-in-class audit controls and financial reporting capabilities. It is designed for small and mid-sized businesses that process significant…
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$950 (perpetual license)
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Windows
Deployment
On-Premises
Abila MIP Fund Accounting Screenshot
Abila MIP Fund Accounting is a configurable fund accounting solution that allows you to report and track information that is most important to you, your board and your supporters. To help you deliver on your mission, our…
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Windows
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Cloud or On-Premises
Clarity Suite Screenshot
Introducing Caselle Clarity Suite. It’s the next generation of financial software for local government and districts. And it’s easier to use than ever before. More features, more flexibility, more control. From a truly…
Sparkrock Engage Screenshot
Sparkrock Engage helps you provide the highest quality of care and program delivery for your clients, build and foster healthy donor relationships to improve your fundraising efforts, and efficiently manage your applicant…
GovPilot Screenshot
GovPilot unifies fragmented departments and data to facilitate better communication between elected officials, employees and the public to promote more informed decision-making. GovPilot offers its customers unlimited user…
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Web
Deployment
Cloud Hosted
Serenic® Navigator for NPO Screenshot
Serenic Navigator for NPO is a comprehensive cloud ERP solution designed for non-profit organizations. As a Gold Microsoft Alliance partner for Enterprise Resource Planning, Serenic Software can help you effectively manage…
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$16,000 (perpetual license)
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Web, Windows
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Cloud or On-Premises
WinTen2+ Screenshot
Tenmast offers a fully integrated public housing software system based on HUD regulations and reporting requirements. Our clients are contributors to the design of our products through Client Advisory Boards. Clients can…
CAFRonline Screenshot
Web based software to create and publish the CAFR or annual financial report. CAFRonline provides a collaborative environment to build the entire CAFR without having to use Excel and Word to build the .pdf. Designed for local…
DENALI FUND+Accounting Screenshot
A modulated nonprofit accounting software solution for small to large organizations, and CPAs who support these organizations. The nonprofit accounting solutions are used by The American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club, Girl…
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$1,999/user (perpetual license)
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Windows
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Cloud or On-Premises
Citizen Services Screenshot
EDEN Citizen Services with GIS offers ‘front-office’ solutions that increase the efficiency in working with your constituents. Modules such as EDEN Permits & Inspections, Parcel Manager, Licensing and Utility Billing contain…
The Municipal Solution Screenshot
We produce three main categories of products for our clients: Our Financial Applications provide General Ledger, Budgeting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, Inventory and Bank Reconciliation.; Our…
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Windows
Xyntax Screenshot
The fully integrated nature of the Xyntax software and the multi-user capability of Unix/Linux operating system, provide you with superb flexibility and access to information without compromising the security of your…
TownSuite FireHall Screenshot
TownSuite Fire Hall provides municipal governments with a means to effectively manage fire department operations, including fire inspections, and dispatch and incident management. Record Incidence Data; Record Data Related to…
Client OS
Windows
municiPAL Screenshot
ACI’s municiPAL is an integrated system of software modules that work together to provide a total financial management solution. The highly structured software interfaces at the account posting level, eliminating duplication…
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Windows
Provision Screenshot
Provision was developed and integrated with Microsoft Business Solution’s Navision. It is fully integrated Government solutions targeted for public entities and non-profits of all sizes. It is fast to implement, easy to…
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Windows

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Government Software Buyer’s Guide

Organizations in the public sector support many of the same accounting activities as commercial companies: cash management, analytical report tracking, creating budgets, as well as identifying and tracking operational costs. But solutions designed exclusively for commercial use often fall short of supporting the full needs of government and public administration organizations. Support for fund accounting practices and GASB compliance set certain accounting systems apart as particularly applicable for use in the public sector. Discover more about your options for government accounting software in this article.

What Is Government Software?

Government software is designed to better manage your local government, municipality, or whatever jurisdiction you may be overseeing. This is accomplished through proper fund accounting, grant management, strict departmentalized budgeting, utility billing, code enforcement, licensing, inspections, permitting, and more.

Governments need software to track the financials and funds for the following areas:

  • General: General areas of the government needing accounting such as tracking expenses incurred and payments received for goods and/or services
  • Special Revenue: Tax revenues earmarked for a particular project
  • Capital Projects: Construction of buildings or roads
  • Debt service: Paying off long-terms debts taken on by the government to finance various projects
  • Internal service: Paying departments within the government for work that benefits other departments
  • Utilities: Water, sewer, electric, etc.

Governments need to stick to strict budgets as their funding may be limited. Typical expenses you’ll want tracked in a government software include salaries, benefits, supplies, housing or operating expenses of government facilities, upkeep of public services such as parks and libraries, and maintenance of roadways and other public transport systems.

Department heads will want to organize their expected revenues and estimated expenditures for the current and next fiscal year. Higher-ups in the organization can further analyze these budgets for approval and see where money is potentially being wasted.

What Can Government Accounting Software Do for You?

While government organizations aren’t typically engaged in the standard commercial enterprise of generating profits, there is still a need to make financial management as efficient and accurate as possible. The pressure to lower operating expenses and maintain error-free books is just as real for public sector organizations as for any business.

Fund Accounting

In order to track the allocation of funds for specific purposes, government entities use fund accounting practices. Funds are essentially accounting entities with self-balancing accounts designed to record cash and other assets, as well as related balances and liabilities. A fund accounting approach allows government entities to track all expenditures back to specific fund sources.

GASB Compliance

Government and public administration organizations also need software that is compliant with GASB (Government Accounting Standards Board) regulations. While the Government Accounting Standards Board is not actually a government run program–it’s a non-profit standards board–many states require compliance with GASB. It is in general considered to be the gold standard for defining government accounting practices. One of the standards that GASB sets is actually a requirement for a fund accounting approach to managing financial data.

Comprehensive Modules for Various Organizational Types

One of the challenges of meeting government accounting requirements is that there are so many different types of public sector organizations. Local, county, state, and federal levels represent just one aspect of the variety. In terms of which accounting software is appropriate, the more relevant difference can be seen in the multitude of functions that public sector bodies serve. Without attempting a comprehensive list, it’s clear to see that there are major differences between the type of accounting features needed by: fire and police, health care and social service departments, tax related groups, public works departments, the courts, and various elected officials.

The challenge of meeting such disparate needs is compounded by the fact that there a major benefits to using a comprehensive system for organizations with a number of different departments. Integrated information allows public sector entities the ability to lower the total cost of ownership by creating efficiencies associated with keeping all relevant information within one centralized database. Hardware requirements are significantly reduced when records are not duplicated across multiple systems. There is a major time savings impact, as well, when staff can access information easily from within one single system.

Financial Management Capabilities

Typical financial management functions included in government and public administration systems include general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and budgeting. Additional modules frequently include applications such as billing programs, job costing, project management, licensing, inventory control, and purchasing.

Taking the Next Steps

Most government agencies require three bids when purchasing. Locating three software solutions that can meet your needs can be time consuming. Save some time and let us do the leg -work of identifying three or more appropriate solutions for you to include in the bid process. Whether you are looking for a complete ERP system or specific functionality to augment existing software, through a brief phone call, our software specialists will look to better understand your business and software needs to help you locate the most relevant solutions for your requirements. Get started today!