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Accela Fosters Civic Engagement With Mobile Apps for Productivity, Citizens and Communities

Accela Fosters Civic Engagement With Mobile Apps for Productivity, Citizens and Communities

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SOURCE: Accela, Inc.
April 23, 2013
Accela Fosters Civic Engagement WithMobile Apps for Productivity, Citizens andCommunities
Civic Hero Beta and Key Mobile App Partnerships Connect Government Directly toPeople
SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) -Accela, Inc.,the leading provider of civic solutions for government agencies, todayannounced the availability of innovative mobile capabilities as part of the Civic Cloud. Built on Accela's leading platform, apps for  productivity as well as citizen and community engagement are nowavailable to connect governments directly to people and businesses inorder to streamline and improve accessibility of government services."We believe citizens should be able to collaborate with governmentofficials to make their neighborhoods and communities better places tolive and work. These innovations and new partnerships combine our strengths to deliver unrivalled civic reach and scale." said MauryBlackman, President and CEO of Accela, Inc. "Through the CivicCloud, citizens can now report and track problems, manage their government business activities and actively engage directly with othersin their communities. Ultimately, our goal is to foster civic good byhelping ordinary people build extraordinary communities."
Bolstered by the momentum across government agenciesto offer mobile- and web-based capabilities for field workers, Accela hasseen rapid adoption of productivity apps including Accela Inspector,Accela Work Crew and Accela Code Officer. In recent months, Accelahas seen:
The number of government agencies adopting Accela apps up300% over prior year, and;
The number of users installing Accela productivity apps increase150% quarter-over-quarter.Accela is also working with partners like CityGovApp to build anddeliver agency-specific solutions for service management and productivity, including a 311 mobile and web dashboard, ManholeInspection, Rental Property Inspection, Garage Sale Permitting andmore."The Civic Cloud enables us to quickly and cost-effectively build anddeploy mobile solutions that meet individual agency requirements. Moreimportantly, we can offer those innovations to a large and growingfamily of agencies across North America and around the world," saidAzmat Tanauli, CEO, CityGovApp.
Expanding upon a track record of engaging citizens withinnovative technology and capabilities, Accela is announcing the betaavailability of Civic Hero, enabling agencies to engage entirecommunities with an innovative mobile application that empowerscitizens to report non-emergency community issues such as graffiti, potholes, or damaged public property to local government. From their smartphones, citizens simply select the type of issue they're reporting,snap a quick photo or add a comment and they're done. Citizens can alsoreview and track comments reported by others.
Agencies receive the reports that pertain specifically to them, and cantrack and address service requests in their Accela solutions.Additionally, Accela has signed a partnership agreement withSeeClickFix to provide their citizen-based apps to Accela customers. ACRM that plugs into existing request management tools, SeeClickFixleverages crowdsourcing, web, and mobile apps to help you effectivelyrespond to community issues.All of these apps leverage CivicID, Accela's identity managementcapability that addresses the needs of agencies and citizens. They are allshowcased and are available for download in theCivic Store or in the app stores for respective mobile devices."As a service that has so many mutual clients with Accela, we're thrilledto provide such an easy-to-use app for cities, citizens, and governmentemployees that perfectly integrates with Accela's back-office solutions,"said Ben Berkowitz, CEO and Co-Founder, SeeClickFix.
Accela is working closely with developers as well asorganizations like Code for America and Tumml to build and deliver apps that make it easier to do business with government and address keycommunity issues. Along with the launch of the Civic Cloud, Accela isexcited to announce the general availability of Civic Insight, a citizen-facing web app that turns complex government data about a city'sunderutilized spaces into clear and actionable information, empoweringcitizens and local organizations to collaborate more effectively withagency staff to improve their neighborhoods.

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