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Accela CEO Gary Kovacs Recognized as a Top 50 SaaS CEO by The Software Report

Award honors govtech leader for state and local governments’ adoption of SaaS solutions to enable digital service delivery and better resident experiences

San Ramon, Calif. (August 25, 2021)Accela®, the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for state and local government, today announced that Accela Chief Executive Officer Gary Kovacs has been recognized as a Top 50 SaaS CEO by The Software Report.

This award honors the leaders behind some of the largest, fastest-growing, and innovative software companies propelling the SaaS space forward. The Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2021 are selected based on thousands of nominations from colleagues and peers and consider each CEO’s company size, industry acumen, and recent achievements. Further, awardees demonstrate efforts to promote diversity, inclusion, and fairness within their companies’ internal work culture.

“I am proud of Accela’s unique focus on empowering governments to better serve residents through intuitive cloud solutions, and it is an honor to be recognized on behalf of the team for their incredible work,” said Gary Kovacs, CEO of Accela. “Government agencies recognize the urgent need to embrace technology to modernize processes more than ever. Through our SaaS solutions, Accela is helping them navigate the pandemic and other shifts by accelerating their digitization to ensure they can deliver critical services safely and quickly to residents, while helping them be prepared for whatever challenge may come next.”

Under Gary’s leadership, Accela delivers innovative, market-leading SaaS solutions that help governments worldwide to build thriving communities, grow businesses, and protect citizens’ services. Gary has served as Accela’s CEO for nearly three years and has helped it become the go-to partner for state and local governments looking to unlock the power of the cloud and offer more modern services, simplify critical workflows, optimize costs and accelerate digitization.

Today’s announcement builds on Accela’s recent momentum, especially as existing Accela customers increasingly migrate to the cloud. Nearly 65 percent of Accela Civic Platform customers are already on SaaS, and more than 200 data center customers have migrated to Accela’s SaaS solutions. In total, Accela delivers leading cloud-based solutions to 80% of the top 100 U.S. cities and strengthens communities for more than 275 million citizens globally. To learn more about Accela’s solutions, please visit

About Accela

Accela provides market-leading cloud solutions that empower the most innovative state and local governments around the world to build thriving communities, grow businesses, and protect citizens. More than 275 million citizens globally benefit from Accela’s solutions, which are powered by Azure, for permitting, licensing, code enforcement, and service request management. Accela’s fast-to-implement Civic Applications, built on its robust and extensible Civic Platform, help agencies address specific needs today, while ensuring they are prepared for any emerging or complex challenges in the future. The company was recently recognized as a 2021 Microsoft US Partner Award winner for its innovative SaaS solutions to help governments respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was named as one of the Largest East Bay Tech Employers by San Francisco Business Times. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with additional offices around the world. For more information, visit

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