Accela Acquires GeoTMS, Massachusetts-Based Municipal Software Provider

Acquisition bolsters growing portfolio of government agency customers leveraging the Accela Civic Platform.

Accela, Inc., the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government agencies, announced today that it has acquired GeoTMS, a provider of municipal software solutions to more than 100 agencies in the United States.

The acquisition of GeoTMS bolsters Accela’s growing portfolio of government agency customers leveraging the Accela Civic Platform for land management solutions including permitting, inspection, code enforcement, planning and zoning. While Accela will continue to support GeoTMS solutions, customers will have the opportunity to quickly and seamlessly migrate to the Civic Platform to manage functions related to Land Management, Asset Management, Licensing and Public Health and Safety. GeoTMS customers will also be able to connect to, Accela’s free open data portal and take advantage of the growing ecosystem of developers and partners that are building innovative solution.

“We’re pleased to have GeoTMS as part of our product portfolio,” said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. “More than ever, government agencies of all sizes are looking to technology to help bridge the divide between agency and citizen. GeoTMS is known for providing innovative land management solutions and together, we intend to continue to deliver the level of service and expertise its customers expect. Additionally, GeoTMS customers will benefit from having access to the Accela Civic Platform and our open data portal,”

The Civic Platform provides governments with a complete solution for citizen engagement. The Civic Platform provides powerful cloud and mobile technologies that facilitate productivity for government workers and allow citizens to engage with their agencies 24/7.

“Accela is a leader in civic solutions for government agencies of all sizes, so this is a perfect fit,” said Tom Richards, Manager, GeoTMS. “Accela and GeoTMS share the same level of commitment to our customers and the citizens they serve and we look forward to being a part of the growing Accela community.”

About Accela

Accela, Inc. provides the leading civic engagement platform, powering thousands of services and millions of transactions daily for large and small public agencies worldwide. We connect government to people and accelerate and streamline land management, licensing, asset management and public health and safety processes. Accela’s Civic Cloud includes a complete platform, both packaged and tailored solutions and cloud‐based, office, mobile and social applications to support government agency, business and citizen needs. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., with international offices in Australia and the United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit

About Bregal Sagemount

Bregal Sagemount is a growth‐focused private equity fund with $500 million in committed capital. Bregal Sagemount makes investments of $15 million to $150 million in market leaders in high growth segments. For more information, please see

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