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Public Messaging Meets Feedback in Gov Tech Partnership

Shortly after partnering with a budget simulation company, Bang the Table is now integrating its resident engagement, feedback and analysis tools with the public communications platform offered by Granicus.

Granicus, which makes tools for government to reach out to residents, and Bang the Table, which makes tools for government to collect feedback from residents, are weaving their respective products together.

The companies have announced a new partnership and integration, meaning that it will be easier for governments to use Granicus software to push out Bang the Table tools to the public. That should mean, according to a statement from the companies, that customers can be more proactive about gathering feedback from residents and then analyzing it.

"As more governments are building robust web properties, digital services, and multi-channel communications, they’re also turning to feedback tools to capture real-time input from citizens," Granicus CEO Mark Hynes said in the statement. "By partnering with Bang the Table, our mutual customers benefit from a connected experience between civic engagement and community feedback — actively encouraging more civic participation, better measuring engagement effectiveness, and providing a seamless digital experience to residents."

Bang the Table's EngagmentHQ software is used by more than 500 government organizations, while Granicus is prevalent as a website, email and public meeting information platform for state and local jurisdictions across the U.S. The Granicus Subscriber Network has more than 200 million people in it, according to the press release.

The partnership comes quickly after an announcement that Bang the Table was striking up a similar partnership with Balancing Act, a tool for government to offer budget-building simulations to residents.

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.