SIRE Technologies Addresses Government Transparency Issues

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Software Helps Cities and Counties Achieve Transparency Goals

In a recent memorandum, President Barack Obama emphasized the need for and benefits of transparency and open government. SIRE Technologies, a Utah-based software company, develops Electronic Document and Agenda Management solutions that helps cities and counties across the US achieve transparency goals by making information available to the public and encouraging public participation.

Government should be transparent.

SIRE Technologies provides a complete, end-to-end solution for receiving, digitizing, appropriately describing, and retrieving all of a government agency’s critical documents. To make all, or a subset of these documents available to the public, requires no more than the push of a button. Citizens can use the SIRE Pub online interface to easily search for and retrieve government documents. Not only does government become more transparent, but this lets clerks and other government officials focus on their jobs instead of having to manage public document requests by hand.

Government should be participatory.

SIRE Technologies’ Agenda Management solution automates every step of the agenda creation and meeting management process where city and county governments interface directly with the public. SIRE provides an intuitive, easy-to-use approach to managing meetings, letting public officials focus on the topics of the meeting instead of the technology supporting the meeting. SIRE Video Plus streams public meetings online in real-time, and then makes the recording available for searching and viewing like any other government document.

Government should be collaborative.

The modular design of the SIRE Solution Suite lets the various departments in governmental agency easily coordinate and integrate their interactions using a single application suite.

Typically, city and county governments are composed of distinct departments that each perform specific functions for the general operation of the governmental body. These departments must each perform their own functions in a highly efficient way, and must often work with one another, across departmental boundaries, in a similarly efficient way.

SIRE Technologies offers a unique software solution for each department within the local government enterprise, built with a combination of SIRE modules that meet the needs of that individual department. Each solution is designed to automate many of the processes performed in that department, and maximize the efficiency of all processes involving input from a human user. And, because they all draw from the same pool of SIRE modules, all SIRE solutions integrate seamlessly with one another, ensuring that the various departments in a local government work together with maximum efficiency.

The inter-departmental coordination of SIRE products lets you share records with other departments across the hall, across the state, or across the nation. Additionally, processes that involve the approval or insight of multiple government agencies within your city or county can be automated and efficiently managed through SIRE as well.

For More Information
To learn more about how SIRE Technologies can help your local government become more transparent, participatory and collaborative, contact SIRE Technologies at (801) 977-8608, or
http://www.siretechnologies.com

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