BasicGov and Carahsoft Team to Deliver Government Permitting, Code Enforcement, and Licensing Solutions in the Cloud

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Partnership provides government agencies with web-based solutions to improve government productivity, response, and service to citizens

Our Software as a Service model is ideal for government as it delivers functionality and reliability without the high costs or lengthy implementation of traditional software.

BasicGov Systems, Inc. (TSX Venture: BSG.V) has partnered with Carahsoft Technology Corp. to market and sell its BasicGov suite of software to federal, state, and local government agencies through Carahsoft’s General Services Administration (GSA) schedule.

BasicGov’s web-based software improves productivity and response times by automating common activities for permits and inspections, business licensing, and code enforcement. BasicGov Permits and Inspections streamlines permit requests and scheduling of inspections. BasicGov Licensing simplifies license approvals and batch renewals. BasicGov Code Enforcement automates tasks related to code violations and inspections. Online, 24/7 access to all BasicGov modules is provided by BasicGov Citizen Portal.

“We are pleased to add BasicGov to our growing portfolio of cloud computing solutions for government,” said Craig P. Abod, President, Carahsoft. “Every government agency – large or small – has valued staff dedicated to managing these daily activities. Whether it is a federal permit for a new wind farm, a license for a state contractor, or a neighborhood abandoned car complaint, BasicGov makes government more efficient in responding to customer requests.”

“We expect Carahsoft to quickly put BasicGov in front of larger government agencies that we’re not able to reach on our own,” said David Roberts, President and CEO, BasicGov Systems. “Our Software as a Service model is ideal for government as it delivers functionality and reliability without the high costs or lengthy implementation of traditional software.”

About BasicGov
BasicGov Systems, Inc. (TSX Venture: BSG) develops, sells and supports web-based software, also known as Software as a Service (SaaS), for local governments throughout North America. BasicGov software suite includes: Permits & Inspections; Code Enforcement; Licensing; Planning; and Citizen Portal. The software allows cities and local governments to improve productivity and provide better services to citizens by streamlining and automating processes in its community development to achieve smart growth and sustainability goals. To help small or large government agencies lower IT costs BasicGov has an aggressive SaaS subscription pricing model. BasicGov has partnered with Salesforce.com and its Force.com cloud computing platform used by more than 55,000 organizations worldwide to deliver industry leading performance, security and scalability to government customers. http://www.basicgov.com .

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft is the largest government partner and serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors. The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions support proactive sales, marketing and delivery of Symantec, Storage Solutions, VMware, Adobe, Open Source, HR, HP Software, Intelligence, and SAP. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer and is listed among the industry’s fastest growing firms by VAR Business, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, and the Washington Business Journal. In 2009, Carahsoft was ranked among the top ten companies by total revenue on the Inc.500 list of privately held companies, and received the VAR Business Top Revenue Generator Award. Visit us at http://www.carahsoft.com .

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Contacts
BasicGov Media contact: Susan Kirk, susan.kirk(at)basicgov(dot)com, 1.604.315.9959
BasicGov Sales contact: Roula Fredrikson, roula.fredrikson(at)basicgov(dot)com, 1.866.999.1846 ext. 1
Carahsoft Media contact: Mary Lange, mary.lange(at)carahsoft(dot)com, 1.703.431.8485

Keywords: BasicGov, Carahsoft, apps.gov, SaaS, Gov2, cloud computing, government software, e-gov

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