SunGard Public Sector has partnered with Socrata an open data and cloud software provider, to offer Socrata’s Open Data and Open Performance solutions, along with Socrata’s suite of financial transparency apps, to its customers across North America. Through the partnership both companies aim to increase data-driven decision making within state and local governments.
The partnership will integrate parts of both SunGard and Socrata’s public sector offering. Socrata has steadily built up market share in the open data portal business for states and municipalities. SunGard Public Sector also provides public administration and public safety and justice software applications, as well as cloud-based services.
Together the offering is also said to include a significant data visualization component, which will allow internal and external clients to work through insights gleaned from government data. The financial transparency offerings are also aimed at making it easier for governments to put more financial and expenditure information online.
“This agreement with SunGard Public Sector is also very significant for Socrata,” says Kevin Merritt, Founder and CEO of Socrata. “We’ve been building a durable distribution channel and accelerating customer acquisition through it, and our alliance with SunGard Public Sector will help us scale even faster.”