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Why states are adopting enterprise-wide policy management in 2024

January 31, 2024

Esper is quickly gaining rapport as the system of record for statewide regulation and policy management. In Fall 2023, we ...

Why Esper is a safe choice of policy and procedure software for your tech stack

June 14, 2023

As a government chief information officer (CIO), you are responsible for vetting your agency’s technology purchases.  In most cases, you ...

Government technology trends to watch for

June 12, 2023

Technology can play a vital role in enabling government agencies to meet operational standards. But it’s not just about modernizing ...

How to leverage government workflow automation for policy project management

June 9, 2023

Project management issues such as approval delays, departmental silos and an over-reliance on paper-based systems can thwart the policymaking process, ...

Ensuring Compliance with Government Security Standards: A Guide to Evaluating a Policy Management Platform

June 2, 2023

Policymaking is mission critical for governments. Government agencies need to ensure that whatever tools and software they use for their ...

How to better track document version history in the policymaking process

May 26, 2023

“I’m often sharing a Microsoft Word document with over a dozen people for feedback and edits. By the time everyone ...

Esper Launches with Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services

May 26, 2023

The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS) oversees foster care placement and child welfare services for approximately 4,000 children ...

How to save time with regulatory research in your policymaking process

May 16, 2023

With multiple bills introduced into legislatures, there is a need to administer new regulations for passed legislation promptly. To achieve ...

Policy management tool: A checklist for government leaders

May 16, 2023

As a government leader, one of your top priorities is to balance a large volume of policymaking with limited staff ...

What is policy management?

April 28, 2023

Policy management refers to the process of developing, implementing and evaluating policies from beginning to end. If your agency suffers ...

How to Inspire your Team as a Government Leader

April 11, 2023

Culture starts at the top of any organization. The tone set by leadership trickles down through government agencies and makes ...

How Policy Management Tools Help Ease Legislative Friction

March 30, 2023

Bills, bills, bills. No, not those kinds of bills. 💸 We’re talking about the hundreds, even thousands, of bills in ...

Should you modernize your policymaking system?

March 15, 2023

Tired of hunting down old files or chasing down the next step in your policymaking process? Or perhaps you are ...

How Esper Implementation Works: Q&A with Esper’s Director of Professional Services

March 13, 2023

One of the most common questions customers ask us is: “How long will it take to implement Esper?” If you’re ...

Building a paperless government with digital policy management

February 24, 2023

Pave the way to a paperless government with a centralized platform to write, review and store policies.

Esper turns five years old 🥳

February 24, 2023

It's our five year anniversary! That's five years of empowering governments to create more data-driven and equitable policies.

Esper recognized in 2023 GovTech 100 list of innovative government technology solutions

January 4, 2023

Esper, a leader in policy management software, was named to the 2023 GovTech 100 list of innovative government technology solutions.

How policymaking software can ease an administration change

October 17, 2022

Our latest guide walks you through how to develop a policy game plan to set up incoming administrations for success.

An Insider’s Guide: Going Digital with Government Software

September 27, 2022

Esper chatted with former NYC CTO John Paul Farmer to learn how agencies can digitize critical services with government software.

GovTech Trends: Esper to host fire-side chat at State of GovTech 2022

September 12, 2022

Esper is excited to announce we will be hosting a fire-side chat at State of GovTech 2022.

Retrospective review functionality added to Esper

September 6, 2022

The latest feature of Esper’s policy management solution allows governments to conduct retrospective reviews of their regulations.

Government Software Implementation: A How-To for Policymakers

August 22, 2022

In this article, we look at how agencies can leverage Esper’s policymaking platform for a successful government software implementation.

Esper achieves FedRAMP authorization

August 17, 2022

Esper, a leading provider of cloud-based policy software, today announced it has received FedRAMP authorization.

Esper’s public policy software adds critical system of record feature

August 15, 2022

The latest feature to Esper's public policy software allows governments to streamline collaboration on internal policy documents.

An Insider’s Guide to a Cloud-Based Policy Management Process

August 10, 2022

Former Kentucky CIO Chuck Grindle shares key insights on how governments can move their policy management process into the cloud.

How government workflow management software is streamlining policymaking

August 4, 2022

This on-demand webinar explores how governments are using technology to streamline and modernize their policymaking.

An Insider’s Guide to Regulatory Reform

July 25, 2022

Montana Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras shares how she and Governor Greg Gianforte kick-started their state-wide Red Tape Relief initiative.

California DMV chooses Esper to modernize rulemaking and policy management

July 13, 2022

California DMV innovates on their rulemaking processes with Esper's policy management platform.

Five must haves in policy software for police departments

June 2, 2022

We’re here to offer some suggestions for how best-in-class technology can assist police departments when it comes to policy.

Esper’s policy management software available for purchase on AWS Marketplace

May 16, 2022

Esper, a leading provider of cloud-based policy management software, is now available for purchase on AWS Marketplace.

NYPD chooses Esper to centralize all policymaking

March 7, 2022

Esper announces recent partnership with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to move the Department’s policymaking into the cloud.

How to build a modern and intuitive Policy Library

March 6, 2022

In this blog, we outline critical features of a modern Policy Library that’s user-friendly for the public and government.

Join Esper at the 2022 Spring CALEA Conference

March 5, 2022

Esper is thrilled to announce that we will be attending the 2022 Spring CALEA Conference on Wednesday March 30 through ...

A practical guide to healthcare policy

March 4, 2022

In this blog post, we’ll outline a practical guide to mapping your health policy landscape and understanding how you can ...

CMS leverages GSA issued contract for regulatory workflow modernization

March 2, 2022

In 2020, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a multi-year, $9.9 million contract to Esper Regulatory Technologies, Inc., which ...

Policymakers win big with final ARPA ruling

January 21, 2022

On January 6, 2022, The Department of Treasury issued their final rule on the SLFRF program. This ruling is set ...

Meet the newest addition to the GovTech 100: Esper

January 6, 2022

Each year, Government Technology compiles and publishes their GovTech 100 list. These 100 companies are focused on partnering with state ...

Closing the feedback loop in the policy lifecycle

September 2, 2021

We identified eight key milestones that encompass the policymaking lifecycle, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for improvement in each ...

The benefits of SaaS over homegrown systems

July 19, 2021

Government is shifting from on-prem into the cloud. Check out the benefits of a SaaS policy management solution.

Your pocket guide for approaching regulatory changes with a modern lens

July 6, 2021

As you settle into your post-session routine, we wrote five helpful tips for how to approach upcoming regulatory changes.

Top 4 ways to act on the Modernizing Regulatory Review

June 14, 2021

Regulatory review doesn’t have to be an impossible undertaking, and getting it right has enormous benefits both to our citizens ...

Teleworking and remote policymaking with Esper

May 19, 2020

Government agencies are all feeling the strain of a rapid, unplanned shift to remote working. Esper helps tackle these challenges ...

Before and after: How Esper helps government

May 13, 2020

Esper is purpose-built to simplify the policymaking process. Before Esper, the majority of our government clients relied on legacy IT ...

Cloud Technology: Driving better regulation with data analysis and artificial intelligence

March 19, 2020

Applying leading cloud technology to regulation and policymaking.

The value of government networks

January 4, 2020

Modern technology can amplify the application of network theory in government to create more feedback loops between the public and ...

Improving federal rulemaking with technology

November 16, 2019

New developments in natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies have allowed the creation of new platforms to ...

Understanding occupational licensing reciprocity and how you can get started

October 23, 2019

A brief guide for how your government can approach licensing reciprocity.

Project management in government

April 26, 2019

The process for creating and enacting public policy in government is part art, part science.

Cleaning up administrative codes

March 25, 2019

Government administrative codes are composed of regulations that specify how businesses and organizations can legally operate.

Navigating government regulation

March 4, 2019

While legislation has high public visibility, its twin sister, regulation, receives far less attention.

Design at Esper

February 11, 2019

I lead product design and brand at Esper, a small but mighty team based in Austin, Texas.

A smarter way to scale an efficient government

November 13, 2018

Did you know that the government is the largest employer in the United States?

Government technology needs to be better now more than ever

October 19, 2018

2018 is perhaps one of the most exciting times for civic engagement this country has witnessed in the past several ...

Aligning government stakeholders in the rulemaking process

March 30, 2018

While government executives and legislators often receive the most press and attention, it is administrative agencies and their respective policies ...

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