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Barnstable County Launches Open Finance On-Line Platform for Enhanced Financial Transparency

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February 2, 2024 (BARNSTABLE, MA) – Barnstable County is excited to announce the launch of Open Finance, an on-line tool that provides easy access to County financial information.  The launch of this online financial tool reflects the County’s commitment to providing the utmost financial transparency to our citizens and is accessible at or directly at

Open Finance, hosted by Tyler Technologies, is designed to empower users with highly interactive functionality, enabling them to gain valuable insights into the revenues collected and how those revenues are allocated to enhance public services within our community.

Key Features of Open Finance:

  • Regular Updates: The platform is updated at the end of each business week, ensuring users have access to the most recent financial data.
  • Comparative Data: Users can explore financial data spanning three prior fiscal years, allowing for meaningful comparisons and trend analysis.
  • Comprehensive Information: The platform includes detailed information on expenditures, revenue sources, vendor payments, and department-level payroll records.
  • Current Year Data: Financial information for the current year is presented on an unaudited, cash basis, providing real-time insights into the county’s financial health.

Carol Coppola, Finance Director of Barnstable County, expressed her enthusiasm for platform, saying, “The Open Finance platform is a significant step toward promoting transparency and accessibility in financial matters. With this powerful tool, our community can gain a deeper understanding of our financial operations, helping to build trust and accountability.

Beth Albert, County Administrator stated, “Open Finance is another significant step in our ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and transparency within county operations.  We take pride in these advancements for our community and invite residents to explore the platform.”

ABOUT BARNSTABLE COUNTY REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CAPE COD: Barnstable County provides exemplary government functions and services to keep our community healthy and safe, promote sustainable growth, and offer a proactive, open government that enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Barnstable County. Learn more at