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[December 19, 2013]

Socrata and Social Solutions Partner to Promote Data Solutions for the Evidence & Innovation Agenda

BALTIMORE --(Business Wire)--

Socrata, a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, and Social Solutions Global, Inc., the leading provider of performance management software for human services organizations, today announced a strategic partnership to harness the power of data and evidence of what works to improve public agency results.

The partnership will focus on building the linkage between administrative data and program and participant-level service and outcome data to improve public agencies' visibility and understanding of program performance. The collaborative partnership will provide the tools necessary to utilize that intelligence to improve the allocation of resources to generate the greatest outcomes for the communities and constituents who are served by public agencies and their funded partners.

The partnership aligns with the Obama administration's performance management agenda that promotes a more innovative and more accountable government for citizens, as well as the recent Office of Management and Budget Memorandum, which identifies strategies that can be used to improve existing programs or inform decisions about new programs development.


"Our focus is squarely on helping public sector organizations use data to increase transparency and promote a culture of fact-based decision-making. Through our partnership with Social Solutions, we will be able to help agencies at all levels of government more effectively set priorities and measure improvements in the communities they serve," says Beth Blauer, Director of GovStat at Socrata.

"This partnership comes as the public sector innovated to reach beyond compliance and data management toward performance and knowledge management to meet the growing needs of our country's most vulnerable citizens in an era of increasingly scarce public resources," said Adrian Bordone, Co-Founder of Social Solutions. "Working together, Socrata and Social Solutions will be able to help public agencies more effectively utilize data and evidence to inform decisions, measure impact, learn lessons and demonstrate increased accountability to the people they serve."

About Socrata:

Socrata is the cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to data in government. We help government leaders improve transparency, modernize citizen and developer access to information, and bring facts into every decision, with unprecedented speed and cost savings. Delivered as turnkey cloud services, Socrata's data consumerization products unlock data in enterprise silos and transform it into useful information that everyone can easily access, visualize, share and reuse. Innovators like the World Bank, Medicare, Data.gov, EnergyStar, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Oregon, Montgomery County, and Maryland, have all chosen Socrata as the data sharing platform for their open innovation initiatives. To learn more about Socrata, visit www.socrata.com or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @socrata.

About Social Solutions:

Social Solutions Global, Inc., creators of Efforts-to-Outcomes (ETO™) software, equips over 16,000 high-performing nonprofits, public agencies, donors and evaluators, with web-based data-tracking and outcomes-oriented case management tools to help improve results, simplify reporting requirements and improve efficiencies in delivering services across agencies and funding streams. Unlike traditional CRM and Case Management tools, ETO software was designed to help agencies improve outcomes, by identifying and scaling effective programs. The ETO platform is flexible enough to be uniquely configured based on service population and evidence-based practices models, without the need for custom development to make changes to the software as your organization continues to evolve. To learn more about Social Solutions visit www.socialsolutions.com.


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