Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) announced today that the state of
Iowa has launched the Socrata® Connected Government Cloud
(SCGC) solution. The state will use this advanced internal data sharing
approach to measure performance, shape policy, and engage the public.
With SCGC, state policymakers can leverage data to find innovative
solutions to complex social and political issues, including crime rates,
road safety, and public health.
Iowa has a history of embracing technologies to improve governance and
drive more use from its data. It implemented its first open data portal
in 2011, which was upgraded to the Socrata
Open Data Portal in 2014 to make it easy for their residents to
find, access, and use the state’s data. Further strides were made in
early 2015 when Iowa implemented the Socrata
Open Checkbook™, which provides Iowa residents access to more than
10.5 million financial transactions.
Iowa’s efforts were driven by requirements of the state’s Accountable
Government and Taxpayer Transparency Acts, which set expectations for
planning, performance reporting, and making spending and results data
more accessible to the public. By implementing SCGC, Iowa will be able
to meet those expectations in a much more meaningful and efficient way,
as well as facilitate internal data sharing that can enhance the value,
effectiveness, and efficiency of programs delivered to Iowans.
The state joins organizations such as the San Francisco Bay Area
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, state of Texas, and state of
Maryland by using SCGC to eliminate data silos to achieve government
missions, serve the public more effectively, and provide opportunities
for greater operational efficiencies. Iowa’s roughly 50 agencies will
use SCGC to measure program performance and track outcomes.
“We’ve been a Socrata customer for a few years, and by moving from the
open data portal to the Socrata Connected Government Cloud, we can
support the work of state employees,” said Scott Vander Hart, state data
administrator. “This technology will allow us to continue sharing public
data such as the Iowa Insurance Division’s information on insurance
producers licensed in Iowa. It will also give us better tools for
showing how state agencies are fulfilling their missions, such as the
Department of Corrections’ efforts to reduce recidivism.”
Socrata Connected Government Cloud is an integrated solution fueled by
Tyler’s data-as-a-service platform. It brings built-in analytics to
support governments’ most important programs, including performance
management and open data. SCGC will serve as a secure and centralized
data repository for Iowa’s state government employees. The scalable
cloud-based, data sharing platform, which was built specifically for
governments, streamlines data governance and self-service access and
discovery across organizations.
“Iowa is a leader in government budgeting, performance, and public
engagement,” said Franklin Williams, president of the Data & Insights
Division of Tyler Technologies. “By leveraging the Socrata Connected
Government Cloud to create a single source of truth, Iowa’s
decisionmakers can turn data into insights and build on their efforts to
make the state more nimble, responsive, and strategic.”
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is the largest and most established
provider of integrated software and technology services focused on the
public sector. Tyler’s end-to-end solutions empower local, state, and
federal government entities to operate more efficiently and connect more
transparently with their constituents and with each other. By connecting
data and processes across disparate systems, Tyler’s solutions are
transforming how clients gain actionable insights that solve problems in
their communities. Tyler has more than 21,000 successful installations
across 10,000 sites, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the
Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations. A financially
strong company, Tyler has achieved double-digit revenue growth every
quarter since 2012. It was also named to Forbes’ “Best Midsize
Employers” list in 2018 and recognized twice on its “Most Innovative
Growth Companies” list. More information about Tyler Technologies,
headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at tylertech.com.