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REI Developed Checkbook NYC App Wins Best of New York City Award
November 25, 2013

Best of NYCCheckbook NYC, a financial transparency tool developed by REI Systems and the Office of the New York City Comptroller, was named “Best External Application” by Government Technology Magazine at the 2013 Best of New York City Awards ceremony in Brooklyn, NY.

The web-based application is a key part of Comptroller Liu’s commitment to enable financial transparency and achieve cost savings. Checkbook NYC provides up-to-date information about New York City’s revenues, expenditures, contracts, payroll, and budget, and allows the public to keep a close eye on government spending.

“Checkbook NYC opens up the budget and spending of New York City to each of its eight million tax payers,” said Amit Yadav, REI’s Open Government Account Manager and Chief Architect of Checkbook NYC. “We are proud of this award and of our support of the City in developing this tool to make NYC and all government more transparent.”

We’d like to recognize the tremendous effort made by the Checkbook development team here at REI. This award is a testimony to the dedication, sincerity, and hard work the team put into it.  The team was superb in not only delivering the original scope, but also implementing over 1,400 well-managed change requests and over 400 concepts. The team presented very complicated datasets in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format, and made it available for other entities to adopt at a fraction of the cost. Great job, everyone!