Sarasota County could not find a budgeting application on the market that would work for government so we made the decision to write one. Out of that effort GovMax was developed in 2001 to integrate budgeting (operating and capital), long-term strategic planning, short-term business planning, and performance management; and we successfully printed our budget document from GovMax which met GFOA requirements.
Due to the interest of other counties and cities who asked to participate, GovMax is available to municipalities and delivered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that allows infrastructure investment and subject matter expertise to be shared across all partner organizations resulting in lower overall total cost of ownership. There is no hardware or software to buy; all that is needed is an internet connection.
Our mission is to help public sector agencies maximize performance, investments and results. GovMax is the only integrated system of its type designed specifically for government organizations, resulting in greater staff and technology efficiency, better accountability for the value of services delivered, and more effective means of communicating outcomes to the community in which we serve.