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OpenGov Integrates Software with Superion, Gaining Customer Pipeline in the Process

Superion's customers will now have access to OpenGov's tools, and OpenGov will have access to Superion's clientele.

OpenGov has signed a partnership with public-sector software maker Superion, putting Superion's customers in OpenGov's pipeline of potential customers.

Superion, the new name for SunGard Public Sector, sells its existing clients a range of enterprise resource planning-type software including customer relationship management, finance, land management and computer-aided dispatch for law enforcement. Through the partnership, that software is now integrated with all of OpenGov’s products — including its budget-building, collaboration and open data tools.

Superion's customers will have to pay to use OpenGov. Superion has about 1,600 clients, though some of them already use OpenGov.

“By partnering with Superion, we’re providing a path for government CIOs and IT directors to bring their data into the cloud and take advantage of tools that can dramatically improve budgeting and planning workflows,” OpenGov CEO Zac Bookman said in a press release.

The idea is that Superion customers will be able to produce better data visualizations, easier public knowledge portals and collaborate more effectively when building budgets, according to the statement. Citizens on the outside can see what’s going on through open data releases while those inside city hall will have dashboards comparing goals to performance.

OpenGov’s customer count of 1,500 is not far behind Superion’s. The company has been busy expanding in the past year with the launch of its budget builder as well as the completion of a $30 million Series C fundraising round. The company is also gearing up to launch new products later this year and is eyeing international expansion as well.

Superion was created when Vista Equity Partners acquired the larger company SunGard this year and spun out its public-sector business into a separate company.

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.