Granicus Transforms the Government IT Industry with its New AppStore

SAN FRANCISCo, CA (April, 3, 2014) – Granicus, the leading cloud platform for government, today announced the launch of its new AppStore, which will fundamentally change the government IT industry by giving customers a fast, simple way to deploy and manage public sector applications in the cloud. By driving down procurement and management costs, the Granicus AppStore dramatically accelerates the adoption of cloud-based technologies by governments across North America.

With this launch, more than 1,000 government agencies on the Granicus platform will have access to the AppStore to easily discover and deploy apps from a growing list of industry leading digital government solutions covering categories such as 311, citizen mobile, budget transparency, social media, recycling, and solid waste.

“As government agencies turn to the cloud, the number of civic startups building innovative cloud-based solutions is quickly multiplying,” said Tom Spengler, CEO and Co-founder of Granicus. “The Granicus AppStore puts the best of those solutions in one convenient place, cutting down on research time, accelerating procurement, and providing government IT the peace of mind they want with a proven cloud platform they can trust.”

To date, the Granicus platform serves more than 63,000 government staff users and 8 million citizens per year. User traffic ranges from 15 to 20 million pageviews per month and is averaging a 35% YOY growth rate. Granicus is known for popular apps including iLegislate, the leading iPad app for helping government modernize inefficient public meeting workflows and most recently for Boards & Commissions, the first-of-its-kind app for managing boards and commission vacancies and appointments in government.

“Our clients look to us to continue to help them scale their workflows and applications in the cloud,” said Javier Muniz, CTO and Co-Founder at Granicus. “We have more than a decade experience working with government IT to make this possible for their mission critical public information, records, and legislative workflows. We are excited to serve as the trusted delivery channel for even more powerful apps that will continue to drive improvements in government and the communities they serve.”

Among others, here are some featured apps within the Granicus AppStore:

  • SeeClickFix: From reporting potholes to receiving alerts, SeeClickFix enables community members with this award winning 311 management app.

  • OpenGov: An advanced financial transparency platform that enables government officials and citizens to easily access revenue and budgets.

  • ReCollect: This tool allows leaders to communicate collection schedules and educate residents on solid waste and recycling related services offered by the community.

  • Textizen: Textizen collects rich, real-time data via text message (SMS) so you can engage citizens, wherever they are.

  • License123: Constituents can easily discover which licenses are needed for their business, how to obtain them, application forms required, and estimated costs.

“SeeClickFix provides a simple and frictionless way to connect citizens and government officials for the greater benefit of their communities,” said Ben Berkowitz, CEO at SeeClickFix “Our partnership with Granicus will help make the procurement of the SeeClickFix platform just as convenient to purchase. It puts our technology at the fingertips of thousands of Granicus users and will give us a simplified purchasing and deployment model to conveniently reach a broader segment of IT leaders in the government sector more easily.”

“ReCollect has always had the vision that local governments should expect the very best software, delivered quickly, efficiently and at a competitive price,” said David Eaves, ReCollect CEO. “Being an inaugural partner of the Granicus’ AppStore helps bring that vision to reality, this is something we are proud to be a part of.”

“We are excited to present the OpenGov Platform as an inaugural partner of the Granicus AppStore,” said Zac Bookman, OpenGov CEO. “Our mission is to bring financial understanding and web-based budget analytics to governments and citizens across the country. This partnership will help bring world-class software to the world’s most important industry.”

“Textizen is dedicated to opening up the public input process to everyone, no matter their level of tech access or free time. Through this partnership with Granicus, we’re excited to empower even more cities to reach community members where they are,” said Michelle Lee, Textizen Co-founder and CEO.

About Granicus
Granicus is the industry’s leading cloud platform provider of government transparency, efficiency, and citizen participation solutions. Thousands of government agencies use Granicus’ solutions to establish meaningful connections with citizens—online, over social networks, and mobile devices. They also depend on Granicus to automate workflows and reduce operational costs across their organization. Granicus has been recognized the past four years for being one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S., San Francisco, and the Silicon Valley by Deloitte LLP, the San Francisco Business Times, and Inc. Magazine. Visit www.granicus.com for more information.

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