Press Release

Cities, Counties and Public Sector Organizations in the State of Florida Implement GTY Technology Solutions to Provide Better Experience for Citizens and Government Personnel

September 9, 2021

Growing number of Public Sector Organizations in Florida are implementing cloud-based solutions to improve constituent experience

(BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, September 9, 2021) GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: GTYH) (“GTY”), a leading provider of cloud solutions for the public sector, announced today that its subsidiaries, Bonfire, CityBase, eCivis, OpenCounter and Questica, are working with 95 government entities and public sector organizations throughout Florida to enhance digital services and transform the constituent experience.  

Bonfire, a leader in strategic sourcing and eProcurement software for the public sector, now supports 18 public sector clients throughout the state of Florida including 7 K-12 and higher education institutions, 4 municipalities, 2 healthcare institutions and 5 special districts including 3 transit authorities. Its scalable cloud-based solutions help procurement and finance departments better manage supplier contracts and digitize the procurement process to support strategic spending of public funds throughout the state. 


CityBase, a leading provider of government and utility payment technology, is helping four city and county governments in Florida provide a better payment experience for their constituents. The City of Edgewater, Hillsborough County, St. Lucie County, and Volusia County have elected to modernize their payments process with self-service kiosks that accept cash, check, and cards. This 24/7 payment option especially provides residents who prefer to pay their bills in cash, or those who need to make payments outside of business hours, with a secure and convenient alternative to taking time off work during business hours or using costly third-party services. The integrated, cloud-based kiosk technology digitizes the in-person payment experience to significantly reduce person-to-person contact during the pandemic, and will reduce workloads for city staff by eliminating historically manual reconciliation processes. 

eCivis, the most widely used SaaS-based grants management solution for state, local and tribal governments, is working with 23 cities, 10 counties, 1 college and 2 special districts in the State of Florida. Recently, eCivis has broadened its grants management support throughout the state by collaborating with the Florida League of Cities (FLC) to launch The FLC Grants Assistance Program. Through this initiative, eCivis is providing each of FLC’s 411 incorporated cities, towns, and villages access to the nation’s largest professionally curated database of grants and the tools to help them successfully identify, apply for and manage the application process. The organization has seen a very high level of early engagement, with more than 100 cities signed up in the first three months.

OpenCounter, a leading provider of public sector permitting technology, supports a number of  municipalities in Florida including Orlando, Miami, Deland and Gainesville with its Business, Residential and Special Event portals. Each solution improves the permitting experience for both City Hall and constituents by providing a single source of information for applicants, and significantly reducing the burden on government personnel. OpenCounter’s suite of portals directly promotes economic development by making the process of starting and maintaining a business or event accessible and easy. 

GTY Technology’s budgeting units Questica and Sherpa, industry-leading providers of cloud-based budget, performance, and transparency solutions for the public sector, are supporting a growing number of customers in the State of Florida including 20 non-profit organizations, 10 local governments, 2 higher education institutions and 1 aviation authority. Questica’s intuitive, cloud-based budgeting software streamlines the budgeting process and curates information based on historic data to inform data-driven decisions. These advanced capabilities have empowered customers throughout the state, such as Osceola County, Pinellas County, and Daytona Beach, to be more strategic, collaborative, and agile in response to new and evolving stimulus mandates.  

“We have seen a significant acceleration in the appetite for digital tools and services in the public sector,” said TJ Parass, CEO of GTY Technology. “Navigating the complexities that accompanied the global health crisis over the past two years has irrevocably changed citizen expectations, and governments are taking significant steps to provide a better, more comprehensive digital experience. Florida is a great example of a state where cities, counties and public sector organizations are looking beyond the pandemic and focusing on how to provide the best service in the long-term.”  

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About GTY Technology Holdings Inc.

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: GTYH) (“GTY”) brings leading public sector technology companies together to achieve a new standard in stakeholder engagement and resource management. Through its six business units, GTY offers an intuitive cloud-based suite of solutions for state and local governments, education institutions, and healthcare organizations spanning functions in procurement, payments, grant management, budgeting, and permitting: Bonfire provides strategic sourcing and procurement software to enable confident and compliant spending decisions; CityBase provides government payment solutions to connect constituents with utilities and government agencies; eCivis offers a grant management system to maximize grant revenues and track performance; OpenCounter builds permitting and licensing software to streamline interactions between applicants and staff; Questica offers budget preparation and management software to deliver on financial and non-financial strategic objectives; Sherpa provides public sector budgeting software and consulting services.


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