SimpliGov and the City of San Jose Shortlisted for the 2020 Financial Times Intelligent Business Award in the Public Sector
SACRAMENTO, California – November 18, 2020 — SimpliGov, a leading provider of cloud-based government workflow automation solutions, today announced that the Financial Times (FT) has shortlisted SimpliGov and the City of San Jose for the 2020 Financial Times Intelligent Business Award in the Public Sector. SimpliGov is being recognized for driving digital transformation in government through its partnership with the City of San Jose.
The City of San Jose and SimpliGov are among an impressive list of finalists for the 2020 Financial Times Live (FT Live) Intelligent Business Award in the Public Sector category. The winner will be announced during the FT Intelligent Business (virtual) conference later this week. The following is the official list of all finalists this year:
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- City of Dijon and Capgemini
- City of San Jose and SimpliGov
- Government of Estonia
- GovTech, Singapore
- New Jersey State Judiciary and UiPath
- New York Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer and US Digital Response
- Tel Aviv Foundation, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, Rockerfeller Foundation and Colu
SimpliGov partnered with the City of San Jose to automate business processes and accelerate digital delivery of services for citizens during a critical time for the City and nation. The City was able to automate in record time, without coding.
The City of San Jose was one of the first cities to deploy a digital version of the FEMA 213RR funding reimbursement application from the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. SimpliGov has helped San Jose and a variety of other state and local government agencies manage requests for funding available under the coronavirus-specific CARES Act, scheduled to expire on December 30, 2020.
“SimpliGov is proud to partner with our customer, the City of San Jose, and be recognized by the Financial Times for our groundbreaking efforts to accelerate digital transformation in government,” said Gary Leikin, CEO of SimpliGov. “We congratulate City of San Jose on their distinction and global recognition as a leading Smart City and couldn’t be more proud of our partnership.”
Overall, SimpliGov is working with cities, counties and states across the U.S. to automate constituent-facing processes, such as permit renewals, new business applications and employment applications, as well as automating internal business operations of government agencies.
The SimpliGov platform enables government agencies to automate a wide variety of applications and use cases. The cloud-based capabilities eliminate the need for long, costly implementations and avoid any need to rip and replace existing infrastructure.