Public safety software merger creates CentralSquare Technologies
Created by the merger of four software businesses, CentralSquare Technologies launched as a new provider of public sector software in September 2018.
The merger brings together the capabilities of Superion, TriTech Software Systems along with Zuercher Technologies, and the public sector and healthcare business of Aptean. CentralSquare today provides technology solutions that help over 7,500 public sector agencies deliver vital safety and administrative services to three out of every four residents of Canada and the U.S.
CentralSquare’s mission is to “innovate on behalf of the public sector to create the broadest and most agile software platform to help solve some of the most pressing issues facing local governments today.”
The formation of CentralSquare Technologies comes at a critical time in the public sector, the company says. The number of law enforcement personnel and local government employees across North America has increased by less than 0.05 per cent in the past decade, according to CentralSquare. However, “public safety concerns, such as active-shooter incidents have increased by over 30 times since 2000. And, wildfires, such as the recent one in British Columbia, have destroyed more than a million acres in 2018 alone. This is also coupled with rising citizen demands, such as the expectation to have immediate, seamless interactions with local government. In such an environment of increasing demands and limited resources, it becomes critical to rapidly deploy smart technologies, incorporating recent advances in cloud-based solutions, Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence/machine learning, which can have a multiplier effect on the work done by public sector agencies.”
CentralSquare Technologies says it will support all current products from each business while investing in the development of new and advanced technology solutions.
The name, CentralSquare Technologies, emphasizes “putting citizens at the centre of everything the new company offers.”