CivicPlus adopts the 70 yr outdated prescription compiler Municode
CivicPlus, a state-owned technology company that creates websites and software for local government, has acquired the leading local code digitizer.
That would be the Municipal Code Corporation, better known as Municode. The company has existed since 1951 when it printed physical code books and is now home to the codes of nearly 4,000 local governments.
Codes and regulations are what the company is best known for – if a U.S. local government has a searchable version of their codes online, there’s a good chance it is available on a municode portal – but it has grown to be a multitude developed from services. This includes website design, meeting management, and document digitization and archiving.
Much of what the company does is in the same space as CivicPlus – the company made a name for itself by creating websites for local government, but now offers software for managing meetings and digitizing documents. CivicPlus goes further and also provides tools for parks and recreation, bulk notifications, personnel and citizen service inquiries.
“From our first conversations with the Municode leadership team, we knew immediately that we were committed to improving citizens’ perception of local government through positive digital citizen experiences,” said Brian Rempe, CEO of CivicPlus, in a press release. “Together, we will leverage the brightest minds in government technology and our unmatched resilience and rapidly growing portfolio to serve our 7,000+ combined customers and the larger local government sector.”
The deal comes after CivicPlus acquired new private equity owners at Insight Partners, a particularly active government tech investor of late. The company has been expanding its presence for years and is expanding its product range mainly through acquisitions.
The Gov-Tech space as a whole has seen a uniquely active market for mergers and acquisitions this year, with more than 20 deals announced so far.