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AINS Rebrands as OPEXUS and Moves to Washington, D.C.

The GovTech 100 company sells process management software to U.S. and Canadian public agencies and has a growing business in the FOIA space. A private equity firm bought the company in 2021.

An underground DC Metro station.
Government process management software provider AINS has changed its name and moved to the nation’s capital.

The company, part of the GovTech 100, will now operate under the name OPEXUS. The rebranded company has moved from Gaithersburg, Md., into a new space in Washington, D.C. Products sold by OPEXUS include classroom and on-site training courses, cloud-hosted case management tools, IT consulting and development, workers’ compensation case tracking, and other tools.

As the company explained in a statement, the new moniker “better reflects the company’s commitment to public institutions, providing them and their communities with the exceptional technology experiences they expect and deserve.” The “opex,” for instance, stands for operational excellence.

OPEXUS sells tools to U.S. state, local and federal government agencies, along with Canadian federal and provincial clients and the higher education market. In late 2021, an affiliate of private equity firm Gemspring Capital acquired the company.

The rebranded firm says it has a growing business in technology related to public records requests, and also operates in such areas as auditing, investigations, labor relations and FedRAMP-certified government process management. The company has some 100,000 government users and works with more than 150 public institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

“We have always been laser-focused on empowering public-sector professionals with tools to enhance government transparency and accountability,” said Howard Langsam, OPEXUS CEO, in the statement. “Despite claims of a digital transformation sweeping the industry, government agencies still struggle with dated technology and homegrown systems that require manual effort and workarounds. We wanted to create a brand that unifies our product suite and reflects the vision we share with our customer community: operational excellence, combined with great technology user experiences.”

The move to D.C. brings the company closer to clients and the city’s “strong workforce,” he said in the statement, and comes as the city steps up its efforts to bring more business headquarters to the district.