Formulas and calculations

With CityGrows you can automatically calculate fees, scores, or other numerical values based on numeric or text inputs.
Formulas and calculations
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Formulas and calculations help ensure your applicants pay the correct fees

Government loves numbers! Many government workflows contain calculations, such as building permit fees based on square footage, or special event permit fees based on the size or duration of an event. If you use a PDF form to gather this data, those calculations have to happen somewhere - often on a spreadsheet, where there's lots of room for errors.

With CityGrows, the information that's entered can automatically be entered into a calculation that you build into the workflow. To improve ease of use, we've made it possible to assign numeric values to text-based multiple choice answers (our system is smart enough to know that if someone picks "electrical" for permit type, they'll get a different fee than if they pick "plumbing."

We can support complex, multi-term calcuations for scores for things like employee evaluations, and even nested formulas.

It’s easy to build formulas into our Employee Evaluation workflows, so we can automatically calculate employee ratings. This helps our team concentrate on the substance of the evaluations, not the math. CityGrows has helped us have productive discussions about employees’ successes and challenges that are built on calculated scores from multiple team members’ contributions.
- Brittany Mello, City of Monrovia

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