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3 benefits of government meeting management software

May 24, 2013

Many government offices need to improve their meeting processes, whether to adhere to transparency policies or simply to enhance cost efficiency. This is especially true for smaller local government offices and school boards, which often use outdated technology or still rely on pen and paper to take minutes and present meeting information. Improving these tools with meeting management software can streamline meetings and enhance access to critical information, as well as reduce spending.

For any town, county or state, improving these processes while reducing the money spent is critical. Taxpayer dollars can be put to better use for improving town facilities or enhancing utilities, while general meetings will go more smoothly. Ultimately, these benefits factor into three advantages - budget improvement, increased productivity and enhanced data access.

Accessibility
Using the right technology to provide the public with easy access to government meeting minutes and other information is a core part of transparency and open government efforts. Switching to digital systems and having the right tools in place to streamline paperless meetings and more efficient recording of minutes will ensure that the public is provided clear and easy access to any and all information, and enhance the management of that data.

Be more productive
Local governments often find that investing in meeting management services can eliminate distractions and make council gatherings more productive overall. This increase in productivity encourages more effective meetings and promotes community engagement on a whole new level. These changes can help local offices get more done by speeding up administrative processes and allowing officials to focus on the more important topics at hand.

Reducing spending
Enhancing the tools that a local government offices use for meetings can reduce the costs of running those meetings significantly. From eliminating paper usage to enhancing the speed at which meetings take place, the right technology can put tax dollars to more important uses and help streamline meeting agenda management. Ultimately, this will encourage other improvements and make citizens happier about the financial state of their municipality.

Open and transparent government laws demand that local offices invest in high-quality solutions to streamline data usage and improve overall meeting processes. Rather than struggle, councils can look to IQM2 to ease meeting management needs and streamline operations in easy to adapt to ways.