Tyler Technologies’ Socrata Platform Supports Compliance with Groundbreaking Federal OPEN Government Data Act

Open Data Champions behind Tyler’s Data & Insights Solutions
Celebrate Passage of Historic Act Enabling Data-Informed Policy Making,
Public Engagement, and Collaboration

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Technologies, Inc.
(NYSE: TYL), the largest software company in the
U.S. solely based on providing integrated software and technology
services to the public sector, has announced its support for the passage
of the Foundations
for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act
. This legislation, which
includes the OPEN
Government Data Act
, has been championed for the past decade by
leaders of Tyler’s Data & Insights Division, whose Socrata solution
enables compliance with this law and helps government agencies achieve
the full range of open data benefits faster, more sustainably, and at

The new law joins landmark legislation, such as the Digital
Accountability and Transparency Act and the Freedom of Information Act,
in validating the growing need for open data. This law demonstrates a
commitment to data-informed policymaking, improving statistical analysis
across all levels of government, and the value of making standardized
data available to the public.

Beyond requiring open data, this law will reduce transaction costs for
businesses, engage communities by increasing access to information, and
lead to a standardized system of evidence-based policymaking.

Socrata, Tyler’s flagship data and insights solution, provides
easy-to-deploy and FedRAMP-accredited cloud technology to unlock siloed
government data. The proven and rigorous success methodology of Tyler’s
Data & Insights Division, combined with its experienced domain experts
in Washington, D.C., will help federal agencies evolve quickly from
compliance with the law to making data a central component of every
government program. This approach creates a sustainable open
architecture for data sharing and analytics that puts data at the heart
of every government program.

Since 2009, Socrata has enabled government agencies to publish and share
data with the public in open formats with the Socrata
Open Data API
. Successful Socrata Open Data clients include:

  • U.S. Department of Transportation: uses
    the Socrata platform
    to share state crash data, enable access to
    data from intelligent transportation systems technologies, and drive
    data-informed policy-making.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: uses Socrata
    data visualization tools
    to identify areas of disparities between
    subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries in health outcomes, utilization,
    and spending. These insights are used by stakeholders to inform policy
    decisions, target populations or geographic areas for interventions,
    and understand racial and ethnic differences in health outcomes.

“This legislation represents a critical culture shift toward governments
using evidence-based decision-making to advance a mission,” said Kevin
Merritt, president of the Data & Insights Division and a past advisor to
the U.S. Department of Commerce Data Advisory Council. “While several
noteworthy agencies have taken important steps to democratize data, the
broad support provided by this new law further will transform government
information into actionable data that informs strategic policymaking and
improves outcomes.”

About Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end
information management solutions and services for local governments.
Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector – cities,
counties, schools and other government entities – to become more
efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their
constituents. Tyler’s client base includes more than 15,000 local
government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia,
and other international locations. Forbes has included Tyler on its
“Best Small Companies” list eight times, and ranked Tyler on its “Best
Midsize Employers” list in 2018. More information about Tyler
Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at www.tylertech.com.


Jennifer Kepler
Tyler Technologies

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