From the Wires
Granicus Partners With the Alliance for Innovation
Partnership Promotes Local Government Leadership Through Technology & Innovation
By: Marketwire .
Dec. 20, 2012 11:36 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 -- Granicus, the industry's leading provider of cloud-based solutions for government transparency, efficiency, and citizen engagement, today announced that it has partnered with the Alliance for Innovation, an international network of government organizations, to harness the power of innovation, collaboration, and technology to transform local government and advance community excellence.
"The Alliance brings together some of the most progressive local governments in the US and Canada. We are honored to partner with them to further our commitment to helping government break barriers through technology and innovation," said Tom Spengler, CEO & Co-Founder of Granicus. "Every day local leaders are faced with complex challenges in their communities -- this partnership extends our ability to help solve these problems using our experience and expertise in making digital government more open, efficient, and responsive to critical community needs."
Both Granicus and the Alliance are committed to using this partnership to drive more effective local government procedures and decision-making. Granicus will contribute research and best practices in the field of digital government, including transparency, legislative efficiency, and citizen participation through in-person workshops, online webinars, and success stories.
"We are pleased to have Granicus as a new Alliance for Innovation Corporate Partner. Granicus exemplifies innovation and excellence in providing local government services," said Karen Thoreson, President/COO of the Alliance for Innovation. "They bring an understanding of the public sector culture which provides members with the tools and resources to be more innovative in their cities and counties -- Granicus is helping local governments adapt effectively," added Thoreson.
The Alliance for Innovation is an international network of progressive local governments and partners who are passionate about nurturing an innovative culture and building the future of local government today. The Alliance has a loyal membership of approximately 400 local governments and nearly 10,000 active users.
Granicus solutions are currently being used by more than 1,000 local, state, and federal governments in the U.S. and Canada -- including 50 out of the 100 largest cities in the nation. Granicus customers are using its tools to powerfully connect and collaborate with their community online through live and on-demand video, legislative research portals, crowdsourcing, and discussion forums. Government agencies also rely on Granicus' workflow automation to run their policy-making process in a more cost-efficient and eco-friendly way online and through iPad devices.
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