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City of Rochester, N.Y Software Purchases and Digital Transformation Initiatives

Last updated on 2021-11-24 09:27:17

Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by City of Rochester, N.Y and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 3000 City of Rochester, N.Y employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.

During our research, we have identified that City of Rochester, N.Y has purchased the following applications: Amazon SES for Transactional Email in 2020, Cloudflare CDN for Content Delivery Network in 2020, Proofpoint Email Security and Protection for Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) in 2020 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.

Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems City of Rochester, N.Y is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) , Cloudflare , Proofpoint or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.

We have been analyzing City of Rochester, N.Y revenues, which have grown to $751.0 millions in 2019, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for City of Rochester, N.Y intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.

About the Customer

Rochester, N.Y. is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. The City government provides services to over 210,000 residents. Over time, Rochester has collected many nicknames such as “the Flour City,” “the Flower City,” “the World’s Image Center,” and most recently “the Photonics Capital of the World.”

As a city, Rochester is globally identified as the home of innovation. The city hosts industries in many areas, including and medical-research and imaging. The area is popular for numerous outstanding universities.

Scope and Challenges

Workiva announced that the City of Rochester, N.Y., is  using Wdesk to improve its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) process.

“Wdesk has helped us bring our CAFR into one unified document where everything is linked, which has saved us countless hours and helped ensure accuracy,” said Rosiland Brooks-Harris, Deputy Director of Finance for the City of Rochester. A CAFR is a complex financial report that consolidates data from various departments and must comply with Governmental Accounting Standards Board requirements.

To build their CAFR, Brooks-Harris and her team collect between 80 and 100 documents from nearly 10 departments. Before Wdesk, the City of Rochester team built their narrative report separately from their spreadsheets and added most of their information manually.

With Wdesk, the team was able to link their narrative and numbers together in a single document, along with all supporting reports. Any changes immediately update in all linked instances throughout their CAFR.

“Rounding numbers consistently across spreadsheets was a big issue before we started using Wdesk,” she explained. “Every number has to tie among statements, and there was always worry that we might miss something somewhere. We spent hours trying to match everything. But now that it’s all linked in Wdesk, we feel comfortable that we have accurate, consistent information.”

Outcome and Implications

“The majority of the time savings with Wdesk for 2017 was in preparing the financial statements,” Brooks-Harris said. “We saw increased efficiencies with our large spreadsheets, and we linked an incredible amount of data. It has been much better. I wouldn’t go back to the old system, that’s for sure.”

Wdesk also allows Brooks-Harris’ team to work with their existing systems. “One of the main reasons we picked Wdesk was because we did not have to change our legacy systems,” she said. “We had already invested so much time and effort into mapping our system. If Wdesk were not flexible, we would have had to start from scratch, which would have more than doubled our implementation time.”

Wdesk also gives the City of Rochester’s finance team a platform for controlled collaboration, which is becoming more important as teamwork-oriented millennials populate the nation’s workforce.


“Younger employees use technology to solve problems differently than their predecessors. Combined with the institutional knowledge of our seasoned staff, Wdesk helps us all work together. It will improve our process for years to come.” Said - Rosiland Brooks-Harris, Deputy Director of Finance for the City of Rochester.

30 Church Street
Rochester, 14614 , NY
United States
1 585-428-5990
Industry Employees Revenue
Government 3000 $751.0M

Enterprise Software and Cloud Applications being used by City of Rochester, N.Y

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Legacy Applications Amazon SES Transactional Email PaaS n/a n/a 2020 2020
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IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at City of Rochester, N.Y

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