Tyler Has Acquired Socrata

Two market leaders with a shared vision and focus joining to accelerate digital transformation in government. Putting data – the only resource government has in abundance – at the heart of every program.

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An Industry-Changing Combination

Tyler and Socrata have shared a common focus since their beginnings: support government digital transformation through data and technology. Each is recognized as the market leader in its space: Tyler as the largest company singularly focused on delivering the back-end systems that operate mission-critical government programs in more than 15,000 organizations; and Socrata as company that pioneered the democratization of data as a strategic asset that government leaders can use to modernize program delivery, improve outcomes, and engage citizens

A Shared Vision: Delivering Connected Communities

The companies have been on converging paths to realize the same vision: to connect data and processes across the disparate systems of government.

Connect data geographically, crossing city, county and district lines

Connect processes across department and agency boundaries

Connect citizens to their government through transparency and access

Now, Tyler and Socrata’s paths finally join, in a milestone acquisition that propels our shared vision forward.

How it works

Tyler systems automate and support virtually every process in government, from 911 dispatch to courts and jails, and from permitting and business licenses to financial management and schools. Every day those systems across more than 15,000 organizations produce massive amounts of valuable but largely untapped data. With Socrata, that trusted data is turned into consumable information and actionable insights that government leaders can use to inform policy, optimize processes, and deliver meaningful digital experiences for citizens.

Surface meaning from your data

You expect software to have basic tools, like reports and dashboards, to analyze your data. Socrata leaps beyond that status quo and lifts data visualization to the next level, allowing departments to analyze and interpret their data like never before. To uncover financial trends, to understand the impact of operational decisions, and to predict statistical outcomes. All in real-time. Out-of-the-box with Tyler solutions. And so intuitive you won’t even have to call for IT.

Discover insights through connections

The unique strength of Socrata is bringing together seemingly unrelated data to uncover hidden insights and measure program accountability through transparency. The big problems facing government aren’t isolated in one data set – problems such as crime and recidivism rates, budget deficits, aging infrastructure, homelessness and the opioid crisis, just to name a few. Data-system agnostic, Socrata gives you the tools to connect data points across systems like never before.

Share and engage through open data

Information is power. The real power of realizing insights is being able to share your information with others: your constituents, internal staff, external board members, community executives and others. Socrata builds engagement functionality directly into their system through their open-data platform and allows the building of stories around your data as a seamless process.

The future is bright with Tyler & Socrata

The potential to layer Socrata’s powerful data technology on top of Tyler’s back-office operational systems in more than 15,000 local government offices will allow us to provide data and insights on a scale that has the opportunity to fundamentally change the way local government understands their operations, uses their resources and serves their constituents.

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector-cities, counties, schools and other government entities – to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their constituents.

Tyler’s client base includes more than 15,000 local government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations.

Socrata is the market leader in making existing government data discoverable, usable, and actionable for government workers and the people they serve. Socrata provides a data-as-a-service platform and cloud applications exclusively for city, county, state, and federal government organizations. Socrata delivers unprecedented, data-driven innovation and cost-savings by bringing together disparate systems and leveraging the cloud to dramatically enhance the effectiveness of government programs, to improve quality of life for residents, positively impact local economies, and achieve excellence in government operations.