OpenConsult is an award-winning cloud-based consultation platform. It captures text and map based submission data that powers flexible reporting dashboards for you and your stakeholders.

This new approach enables communities & cities to benefit from the collective knowledge of citizens during consultations, leading to more informed responses, stronger policy/planning and savings.

Smart, open engagement

OpenConsult provides you maximum flexibility to open your data and conversations around your consultations. Harness the collective knowledge of your stakeholders for deeper engagement and richer insights.

Interactive documents

Why publish a large PDF, when you can create an interactive document? With OpenConsult you can create a user and mobile friendly version. This ensures everyone can access the document on the fly, on the bus, including users with visual impairment. Maps and images can be displayed also accessibly through a viewer.

Interactive Maps

OpenConsult has interactive maps to help citizens view map-relevant data and draw their area of interest. If you use ArcGIS Online you can use your webmaps and receive all submissions back into your map system.

Open visualisation & reporting

Choose to open your consultation dashboard, query and reporting functionality to your citizens, stakeholders or consultees. Help others to explore feedback and what aspects of your consultation are receiving comments – during the consultation – when it matters most.

We use CiviQ’s OpenConsult Consultation Portal for all our planning consultations in Kilkenny County Council, and are very happy with it. It’s straightforward to use, both to upload a new consultation and to moderate any open consultations. We really welcome the contribution it has made to the transparency of the plan-making process; all submissions are now made available so everyone can see what everyone
else is saying.

Caitriona O'Sullivan

Senior Planning Executive, Kilkenny County Council

Key features

  • Consultation, Surveys and more ways to consult

  • Summarise your submissions, tag and run flexible reports

  • Manage permissions to access your consultation and its data

  • Lots of interactive ways to create a sense of community around your consultation

  • Accessible to visually impaired participants and fully mobile friendly

  • Multi-lingual consultation interface to communicate with all of your citizens or stakeholders

  • GDPR compliant