The most advanced and complete tool for an open, transparent and democratic participation used in more than 100 cities around the world.
These are the main features:
Discuss important topics with a like/dislike rating system.
Propose your ideas and get support to make them real.
Create projects and decide how to spend the budget.
A secure system to organize the voting online or in-person.
Draft a text to receive comments and create a new improved version.
Fully customizable design and styles based on your brand guidelines.
Configure and manage the content and settings for the processes.
Hide unappropriated content, block users with bad behavior, and more.
More than 20 languages including English, Spanish, French and Russian.
Direct participation in your city, university or company.
We help you to install CONSUL, an open-source project created in 2015 by Madrid City Council and developed in Ruby on Rails.
We will provide a ready-to-use application — installed in your own servers or an external one — customized with your brand and a verification system for your users.
Let us guide you.
We provide support via Slack on a private channel to resolve all your doubts about software configuration, setting values or the use of each feature. When we install your platform we give you access to documentation guides for users and administrators.
Also, we can create short video screencasts — in English and Spanish — explaining anything you need.
Your brand, your style.
CONSUL is fully customizable, that means you can choose your image logo, the main colors, the font typeface and the images based on your brand guidelines.
Change the navigation menu link, including new section, custom texts, and add as many pages you need.
New features? No problem, we develop for you.
Perhaps you need a new section or process type or you want to change the behavior of an existing one, we can help develop custom-made features.
One of the advantages of using open-source code is that it's easy to customize existing features or add new ones.
We have worked creating CONSUL since 2015, being part of the core team and developing Decide Madrid for the Madrid City Council. We have also provided technical support to many of the cities that use CONSUL all over the world.
Our goal is to help spreading citizen participation and open source software, not only in City Councils, but also in the Universities and Companies.
Therefore we create democrateam. Hello, democracy!
Of course, try and play with our CONSUL installation demo. You can log in as a user or administrator. Request a demo, it's free!
No, we work with different time zones and using Slack you can write to us with your doubts anytime for an asynchronous chat.
Yes, there is no recurrent plan so you can make any contract with us. For example, you contract installation and next year the support plan.
We have a lot of experience working with this tool and Ruby on Rails. Moreover, it is the most used and complete tool for democratic participation.
Don't hesitate to contact us for any questions or just to say hello. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org