PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Acquisition will empower citizens through direct connection to their local government
Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL) announced today that it has acquired MyCivic, a rapidly growing provider of citizen engagement applications. MyCivic will elevate Tyler’s current citizen-facing applications by enabling clients to provide a single app for citizens to interact with their local government in multiple ways.
“The acquisition of MyCivic supplements Tyler’s Connected Communities vision and business plan by providing connected applications and personalized portals for a customized experience for constituents,” said Lynn Moore, president and chief executive officer of Tyler. “By bringing together Tyler’s mission-critical foundational software for government and MyCivic’s expertise in citizen-facing applications, we will be able to empower connected citizens who can easily engage with their local government in a meaningful way.”
MyCivic currently provides its product to clients across the United States and Canada. Its main application offering brings “city hall into citizens’ hands” by connecting citizens to all the services, resources, and information that their city has to offer, including bill pay, reporting features, events calendars, and business directories. A few features of the app include:
- Mobile capabilities, allowing local government and agency staff to efficiently manage assignments, information, and internal communication to improve services at their desk or in the field
- A complete business directory, which can be used to promote the local economy by adding a directory for dining, shopping, and local businesses
- Public safety-specific tools like surveillance camera registry, daily bulletins, patrol requests, and crime tips to improve communication between agencies and its citizens
- An easy-to-use, customizable design, allowing citizens to access the things they care about most in their community
“We are excited to join the Tyler Technologies organization and elevate its citizen-facing applications with the addition of MyCivic,” said T.J. Sokoll, CEO and founder of MyCivic. “We know how powerful it can be when citizens have direct access and a clear line of communication to their local government. By combining Tyler’s experience within the public sector with MyCivic’s proven platform, we are confident that our solution will be more advanced and intuitive to fit the needs of communities of all sizes.”
This acquisition will benefit Tyler’s entire client base as MyCivic has applicability across most of Tyler’s solution areas. Its unified design brings together many different user groups such as citizens, parents, public safety agencies, and businesses, and its mobile platform enables rapid development and deployment for clients, averaging a quick, 30 to 45-day implementation timeline from contract signing to go-live.
Founded in 2011, MyCivic employs 12 people. MyCivic management and staff are expected to remain in their positions, with founder T.J. Sokoll becoming vice president of product strategy within Tyler’s Local Government Division.
About Tyler Technologies, Inc.
Tyler Technologies (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. Forbes has included Tyler on its “Best Small Companies” list eight times, and ranked Tyler on its “Best Midsize Employers” list in 2018. More information about Tyler Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.