Accela Acquires Decade Software to Offer Off-The-Shelf Environmental Health and Safety Solution for Government

New Solutions Extend Civic Platform to Manage Environmental Health Programs and Processes While Regulating the $1.5 Trillion Hospitality Industry 

SAN RAMON, Calif. – November 21, 2014 – Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, announced today that it has acquired Decade Software, a provider of environmental health and safety solutions to Health Departments in the United States and abroad. The solution empowers Directors, Program Managers, Administrators, Inspectors and Public Constituents by giving them the tools, training and expertise to effectively fulfill the mission of protecting the public’s health while supporting agency programs including: Food Protection, Recreational Health, Onsite Wastewater Treatment/Septic, Drinking Water, Vector Control, Solid Waste, Hazardous Materials and Body Art.

The acquisition of Decade Software increases the value proposition of the Accela Civic Platform by delivering benefits for both companies’ customers and growing the portfolio of government agencies currently leveraging Accela for Land and Asset Management, Licensing, Recreation and Resource Management, Legislative Management, Right of Way Management and Environmental Health and Safety. Decade Software’s long history in the environmental health and safety vertical supports customers including Orange County, California; Los Angeles County Environmental Health and Fire Department; Seattle-King County, Washington; Sacramento County, California; Baltimore Environmental Health; and the Southern Nevada Health District.

“We’re excited to offer a more robust environmental health and safety solution on the Civic Platform,” said Maury Blackman, President and CEO, Accela. “This acquisition provides our agency customers with uniform access to processes and data that are critical to an agency’s success. With the acquisition of Decade, we’re reinforcing our leadership position in the civic tech market, accelerating our ability to innovate and adding value for government agencies of all sizes. Additionally, these solutions enable civic engagement by offering transparent online public disclosure, giving citizens a view into the health and safety issues and regulations impacting their community.”

Accela Environmental Health and Safety offers a comprehensive, flexible, web-enabled offering that includes:

  • Consolidated and Simplified Data Management
  • Agency-Controlled Page Design and Configuration
  • Task-Oriented Interface
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Reporting and Querying Capabilities
  • Permitting and Licensing
  • Financial Management
  • Complaint Management
  • Activity Tracking and Workload Assessment

“Accela is a leader in civic solutions for government agencies of all sizes, so this is a perfect fit,” said Kevin Delaney, CEO, Decade Software. “Accela and Decade Software are committed to serving our customers, supporting environmental health and safety programs by simplifying communication and access to data, and empowering citizens and business owners through a transparent view into information and services. We look forward to continuing to innovate on behalf of citizens and our agency customers and to being a part of the growing Accela community.”