AUSTIN, Texas, September 16, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the need for government to adopt automated workflows and increasingly handle work online. To address this need, SimpliGov and Visionary Integration Professional (VIP) have teamed up to provide Texas agencies and departments with fast and easy access to industry-leading workflow automation and digital government tools − already widely in use across the nation − through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Contracts with VIP on the DIR site are available for Texas state and local governments, public education and other entities in Texas to use as a basis to accelerate digital transformation.
With a Texas DIR contract in place (DIR-CPO-4429), VIP helps Texas government entities purchase SimpliGov’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology quickly and efficiently for government online forms, integrated electronic signatures and the full realm of workflow automation capabilities – without starting the procurement process from scratch. VIP has a strong history of working with over 1,200 public and commercial clients in industry-leading management consulting, system integration, and technology deployment solutions.
“Government workflow automation is no longer just a nice-to-have, as the pandemic has revealed that it has become a must-have that state and local government cannot afford to ignore,” said Patrick Quarry, Chief Business Development Officer for VIP. “With our DIR contract in Texas, we are in a strong position to help the Lone Star state simplify the shift to digital government by combining our deep specialization, agility to adapt as needed and an unwavering commitment to public sector client satisfaction.”
VIP’s partner, SimpliGov, which is included on the DIR contract, provides the industry-leading, cloud-based government automation platform, enabling government agencies to automate processes and workflows in record time, without coding. With the SimpliGov platform, governments gain significant time-to-value, as well as eliminate the need for long and costly implementations and avoid any need to rip and replace existing infrastructure.
“SimpliGov’s expansion into Texas creates an opportunity for the same success that the State of California has with the SimpliGov platform to happen in Texas, delivering new digital capabilities, faster turnaround and cost savings and enabling virtual government field offices that support constituents and remote employees,” said Gary Leikin, CEO of SimpliGov. “SimpliGov is helping many government entities across the U.S. benefit from government workflow automation to ensure residents’ engagement and fast delivery of government services to constituents, even during challenging times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The SimpliGov platform is an advancement compared to complex, code-intensive solutions, or “freemium” point products that lack the robustness, flexible features and scalability that SimpliGov delivers. Exclusively focused on the public sector, SimpliGov provides an easy-to-use solution on a proven platform that has been in use for years.
Combined with the SimpliGov platform, VIP brings expertise in how to deploy systems that align people, processes, and technology to accelerate strategic change and to deliver business results in partnership with its government clients.
SimpliGov will be participating in the Texas Digital Government Virtual Summit on September 23-24.