Technology Advisory Services

GFOA’s technology consulting practice was formed in 1998 to respond to GFOA members’ need for objective, independent guidance on procurement and implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in advance of Y2K. As a non-profit membership organization, we have no affiliation with any software or hardware vendors, and serve as a completely independent agent for the governments we work with. 

Over the past 15 years, GFOA’s technology consulting practice has grown to become the market leader in assisting local governments through the process of assessing current systems, understanding the vendor marketplace, facilitating procurement of new systems, and providing detailed analysis and contract negotiation assistance to protect the best interests of governments with the purpose of reducing implementation risk.  In that time, we have assisted approximately 350 cities, counties, school districts, and special district governments with system selection, contract negotiation, and implementation readiness for ERP and other administrative systems.