Accela, Inc. Joins JMP Securities’ Annual “Hot 100” List of Best Privately Held Software Companies

Market-Leading Provider of Web, Mobile Solutions that Automate Government Services Earns Nod Following Consistent Innovation and Growth

SAN RAMON, Calif., June 8, 2009 - Accela, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based and mobile software applications that make government services available 24/7, announced that JMP Securities, a San Francisco-based investment bank, recently included Accela in a published report titled, "The Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies." The annual report profiles 100 of the leading private companies in the U.S. software industry, as identified by JMP’s software research team. The 2009 report marks Accela’s first inclusion on the list.

“For Accela to be designated as one of JMP’s ‘Hot 100’ software companies is both an honor and an accomplishment,” said Maury Blackman, President and CEO of Accela. “Moreover, we feel it’s an acknowledgment of our hard work to develop and deliver innovative, Web-based applications for government – and a validation of Accela’s vision to offer solutions that empower both government employees and the people they serve.”

The Technologies Behind the Vision

Accela’s software solutions have led the market by providing government agencies with the tools to automate and streamline their most critical processes and manage data from a centralized database. Accela’s products and services have allowed hundreds of state, county, and municipal agencies around the world to reduce workloads, increase efficiencies, and provide individuals and businesses with more convenient access to government services. Accela software also has played a critical role in regional disaster-recovery efforts, such as helping the City of New Orleans complete 125,000 building inspections in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina.

Accela’s flagship product, Accela Automation®, provides government agencies with a solution to automate workflow, forms management, activity tracking, cashiering, and other important tasks, including: permitting and building, licensing, planning, public works, transportation, and more.

Accela’s solutions will be showcased at the company’s annual User Conference, Aug. 3 - 7, in Las Vegas. The gathering provides government professionals from around the world with the tools and training to realize greater efficiencies and more cost-effective delivery of their services.