San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based technologies for government transparency and citizen engagement, today announced the release of new features that will enable its Citizen Participation Suite users to better collect and analyze feedback from their community. These features are part of the company’s initiative to rapidly innovate and evolve its Citizen Participation Suite product line over the next several months to accommodate its quickly growing user base.
Since Granicus announced major enhancements to the product five months ago with the addition of CivicIdeas™, nearly 100 new government agencies have adopted the solution to help them better connect and collaborate with their community online, including the City of North Port, FL, the Flood Control District of Maricopa, AZ, Hennepin County, MN, Edina, MN, Raleigh, NC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and the Metropolitan Council, MN.
“It’s an exciting time for us – we’re watching interest in online community collaboration explode within the government sector. Public agencies want to have more in-depth and meaningful dialogues with their citizens online, but traditional social media isn’t solving this problem. Granicus is focused on architecting the right combination of crowdsourcing and other civic engagement tools to make social collaboration work for government,” said Tom Spengler, CEO and Co-Founder of Granicus. “We want to deliver effective new ways for government to productively engage the public at every stage of their process—from the inception of an idea, until a plan is formalized and deliberated in a public meeting. Since we have over a decade of experience helping public agencies govern more effectively online, Granicus is in a powerful position to do this better than anyone else,” added Spengler.
The new features introduced by Granicus today will help government staff members facilitate more productive discussions with members of the public:
The Citizen Participation Suite conveniently packages all Granicus’ public engagement tools into a single solution. It’s designed to streamline community collaboration workflows by simplifying how agencies manage and measure large volumes of citizen requests and inquiries related to projects, plans, and public meeting agenda items. As a result, it’s proven to make the process more productive and cost-effective.
Granicus, Inc. is the award-winning cloud platform provider for government transparency, efficiency, and citizen participation. It offers the first cloud platform and product suites designed specifically to help government agencies establish meaningful connections with citizens while reducing operational costs. Granicus has been recognized the past four years for being one of the fastest growing company private companies in the U.S., San Francisco, and the Silicon Valley by Deloitte LLP, the San Francisco Business Times, and Inc. Magazine.