Five Accela Customers Receive 2011 Digital Cities Awards

Customers of Accela Automation software in Colorado, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin honored for use of technology in public service

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011– Five customers of Accela, Inc., the leading provider of cloud- and web-based software for e-government, have received top rankings among leading communities in the recent 2011 Digital Cities Awards. The 11th annual survey spotlighted the U.S. municipalities that best demonstrate how information and communication technology are used to enhance public service. The survey is conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Government Technology.

El Paso, Texas, and Virginia Beach, Va., placed among the top 10 digital cities with populations of 250,000 or higher; Madison, Wis., and Salt Lake City among those with populations of 125,000 – 250,000; and Westminster, Colo., among cities with 75,000 – 125,000 residents.

All five deploy Accela Automation® web-based, enterprise software to automate various functions, such as community development and planning, permitting and licensing, code enforcement, infrastructure asset management, and more. The software utilizes an open architecture and a centralized database, allowing information to be easily accessed across departments or between office and mobile workers, and providing citizens with easier access to government services.

“Accela Automation customers, whatever their size or type of jurisdiction, are governments committed to innovation and excellent service,” said Don Nanneman, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Accela. “These five Digital Cities exemplify the benefits that technology can deliver when communities set the bar high and increase both transparency and efficiency.”

Another Digital Cities winner, Fort Worth, Texas, plans to deploy Accela Automation in 2012. The full 2011 Digital Cities rankings may be viewed at: