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News  |  March 13, 2018

Granicus Purchases Legislative Management Business from Accela


Granicus, the largest provider of cloud-based software solutions to government, today announced that it will purchase the assets and operations of Accela’s Legislative Management business, previously known as IQM2. These assets include public sector meeting software that enables government to manage public meetings and engage citizens in civic processes.

This transaction is another step toward realizing Granicus’ mission to provide best-in-class, modern technology solutions for government and civic agencies. In the past year, the company also acquired Vision Internet and Novusolutions, building on its vision and commitment to deliver an innovative, end-to-end legislative management and citizen engagement platform driven by local government needs and pressures from digital citizens.

“With the purchase of this operating unit from Accela we clearly demonstrate our dedication to leading the industry in the delivery of modern, citizen-first technologies to local government,” said Mark Hynes, CEO of Granicus. “We believe that this transaction, among the others we have recently announced, bring together the scale, talent, technologies and passion to bring a more comprehensive, seamless, digital experience to our clients and the citizens they serve.”

“Granicus is on an incredible growth trajectory, having tapped into a real need by local governments to unify their legislative management automation and citizen communications objectives,” said Daryl Blowes, Senior Vice President of Citizen Engagement at Accela. “The IQM2 team is proud to join the Granicus family and contribute to delivering innovation to a combined government client base of now nearly 4,000 strong.”

Accela has 450 customers using its Legislative Management solutions. Granicus serves 4,000 government agencies and civic organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

IQM2, a company focused on local government software solutions was acquired by Accela in 2014 becoming Accela’s Legislative Management suite which includes Agenda & Minutes (formerly known as MinuteTraq), CivicStreaming (formerly known as MediaTraq), Digital Boardroom and Boards & Commissions. Granicus has assumed the operations, assets and customer contracts of the Legislative Management unit as part of the transaction.

About Granicus
Granicus provides technology that empowers government organizations to create better lives for the people they serve. By offering the industry’s leading cloud-based solutions for communications, meeting and agenda management, and digital services to approximately 4,000 public sector organizations, Granicus helps turn government missions into quantifiable realities. Granicus products connect more than 150 million people, creating a powerful network to enhance government transparency and citizen engagement. By optimizing decision-making processes, Granicus strives to help government realize better outcomes and have a greater impact for the citizens they serve.