TrackBill

Legislative monitoring

Senate
Approved

House
Approved

Updated August 31, 2018

3 updates


Senate
Approved

House
Approved

SCORE BREAKDOWN

User Interface

21/25

Cost

19/25

Differentiation

21/25

Effectiveness

23/25

Pros

  • Mobile and desktop applications
  • Custom plans

Cons

  • High pricing

TrackBill is a web application built for legislative monitoring and intended for government relations professionals. However, congressional staffers also find TrackBill useful as an augmentation tool for their day-to-day tasks.

For lobbying, but also for Congress

TrackBill was created for lobbyists and other government relations professionals, but it’s features have also proven useful for congressional offices.  TrackBill’s fully-stocked legislative monitoring platform & ease of use has proven to be a preferred option for Hill staffers against competing applications.

How does it work?

This application is simple to use. Whether logging onto TrackBill from a desktop or a mobile device, users are given access to full readouts of proposed legislation at the federal and state level, complete with full schedules of committee hearings, legislative markups, and other actions. TrackBill’s tracking features allow users to follow the introduction of bills, amendments, and resolutions on the floor of Congress.

TrackBill’s cross-platform functionality enables use on various smartphones and wearable technology devices. For example, TrackBill’s iPhone and iPad APKs, once installed, integrate with Apple Watch devices. There’s also a responsive real-time tracking integration for continuous updates across platforms.

Mobile

TrackBill is available for Apple and Android devices.

Pricing and customization

All pricing is dependent on customized plans for clients. There is no set pricing plan for congressional offices;  thus, the only downside of these plans, as described by several users, is that the monthly and annual user licenses can be overly expensive.

Congressional approval

There is no official congressional approval of the application. However, that doesn’t disqualify TrackBill’s use behind Senate and House firewalls and information security infrastructure.

The scant nature of this review

Steven Marciniak, co-founder and CEO of TrackBill, told Lincoln Network that they are set to release new features this fall and that these updates would be available in “early-November.” As a result, the company declined to fact-check this review until after the updates are in place. Therefore, the information provided in this review is from additional user research.

Therefore, the information provided in this review is from additional user research. Marciniak added: “From now through the fall, we’ll be launching a number of new features… At this time, we deem it best to hold off and put our best foot forward the first time around. If you’re open to it, I eagerly await the opportunity to show you around TrackBill in the near-future.”


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SCORE BREAKDOWN

User Interface

21/25

Cost

19/25

Differentiation

21/25

Effectiveness

23/25

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