Aptean acquires Advanced Public Safety


Aptean, a provider of enterprise software has acquired Advanced Public Safety (APS). APS is a business line of Trimble, which provides public safety software solutions to government agencies across the US.

Aptean says the deal will expand its public sector business.

“The electronic citation software APS provides to the law enforcement community is a good strategic fit with our portfolio of vertically-focused mission critical enterprise software solutions,” said Kim Eaton, Aptean CEO.

APS provides mobile solutions to public safety agencies. The software automates issuance of traffic citations and crash/accident reports. APS also offers an online storage set up to reduce law enforcement reliance on paper-based systems. APS has most than 1,000 police departments as clients.

The flagship product, Virtual Partner 2.0, is delivered as a SaaS offering. Additionally, the APS QuickVoice software system provides an audible voice that reads data received on mobile computers in patrol vehicles, reducing the visual distraction of needing to read critical information on a screen during a traffic stop.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.