SunGard Public Sector And Socrata Announce Strategic Engagement

Press Release | SunGard Public Sector, SunGard , Socrata | October 23, 2014

Socrata's Open Data Solutions Are Now Available to SunGard Public Sector's Customers in Local Governments and Public Safety and Justice Agencies

LAKE MARY, Fla. and SEATTLE, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Public Sector (, a leading provider of software and services solutions for local government and public safety agencies, today announced a strategic engagement with Socrata (, a cloud software company focused on democratizing access to public sector data – both internally and externally – by and for organizations of all sizes around the world. Under the terms of the agreement, SunGard Public Sector will offer Socrata's innovative Open DataTM and Open PerformanceTM solutions, along with Socrata's suite of financial transparency apps, to its customers across North America.

"Socrata can help us bring the full power of open data and transparency to our clients," says Mike Borman, CEO of SunGard Public Sector. "We'll be able to pair our best-of-breed product suites with a cloud-based SaaS solution set, one that will help our customers to unlock the value in their data, improve performance, and increase citizen impact."

"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. Not only will SunGard Public Sector customers gain an opportunity for direct access to open data solutions, but we gain several decades of deep and rich, public sector expertise that can help us learn and better serve our customers in the form of new innovation."

Open Data for Local Government and Public Safety

The SunGard Public Sector / Socrata Open Data solution can help local governments and public safety agencies:

Empower government employees, so they can easily publish data and create powerful information resources for either citizens or internal decision-makers
Enable citizens and employees to review, compare, visualize and share their discoveries in real time
Allow easy, reliable integration between SunGard Public Sector software and Socrata technology
Encourage interaction with the intuitive Socrata experience, which helps ensure that anyone can easily discover, explore, visualize and share data
Expose a wide variety of data through visualizations, including bar, pie and line charts, as well as maps for geocoded data.
"We are excited about the potential impact of this agreement," says Kevin Lafeber, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SunGard Public Sector. "Socrata and SunGard share a passion for helping agencies at all levels of government create a culture of transparency so they can utilize existing data to communicate and engage with citizens. Our customers have been asking for Socrata by name; their cutting-edge open data technology will turbo-charge our efforts in this area from Day One."

Learn More About the Strategic Engagement

To learn more about the partnership, visit for the latest news on client success stories, product updates, and more.

SunGard Public Sector and Socrata will kick off the new partnership for the public safety industry at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Orlando, Florida, October 26-28, 2014.  SunGard Public Sector will showcase Socrata's Open Data solutions at its booth (#2649) throughout the conference.


SunGard Public Sector serves a wide range of customers—city and county governments, public safety and justice agencies, non-profit organizations, and state and federal government agencies. SunGard Public Sector products include public administration and public safety and justice software applications, as well as cloud-based services. These solutions help our customers and the citizens they serve to envision the future happening today. Visit SunGard Public Sector at


SunGard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies, with annual revenue of about $2.8 billion. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education and the public sector. SunGard serves approximately 16,000 customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit


Socrata is a cloud software company focused on democratizing access to public sector data – both internally and externally – by and for the most innovative organizations around the world, including the cities of New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Eindhoven; the states of New York, Illinois and Texas; US Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; the UN and the World Bank. Socrata's solutions – including the recently launched Open Data Network™ which unleashes the full potential of government data to help drive connected communities around the world – assist government leaders in improving transparency, modernizing citizen access to information and bringing data into every decision, all with unprecedented speed and cost savings. Delivered as turnkey services, Socrata's technologies unlock data trapped in enterprise silos, mobilize and transform it into useful information that everyone can easily access, visualize, share and reuse. To learn more about Socrata, visit

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