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Process Automator MCCi Buys Permitting Provider GovBuilt

The two government technology firms will combine their strengths in online forms, contract applications, ID verification, digital workflows and other areas. GovBuilt has been in the software business for 30 years.

MCCi, a Florida-based process automation firm that serves public agencies, now owns GovBuilt, which sells software for community development and websites to local governments.

The companies did not disclose terms of the acquisition.

GovBuilt’s low-code/no-code case management platform is designed for what a statement from MCCi describes as providing constituents with “a one-stop experience for multiple use cases.”

Citizens, contractors and government employees can use the platform for such tasks as business licenses, project updates, digital workflows and online forms, permits and applications.

GovBuilt, based in Kansas, has sold software to governments for three decades.

The deal provides yet another example of money flowing into digital licensing and permitting in the gov tech space.

“In doing our research to build the best community development platform possible, we talked with over 100 cities and counties to understand their needs and where their current solutions fell short,” Matt Kenney, GovBuilt’s chief technology officer, said in that statement. “As a result, GovBuilt’s user adoption is growing rapidly. MCCi gives us the added resources needed to help even more agencies.”

MCCi, meanwhile, works with more than 1,500 state and local government agencies, police departments, educational providers and businesses. Among its offerings are the JustFOIA cloud-based records request tool, electronic signatures, contract applications, citizen forms and ID verification.

“Together, we will launch new solutions and integrations quickly and efficiently to fulfill the pressing operational needs of our clients,” said MCCi CEO Donny Barstow in the statement.