EzGov solidifies e-gov alliances
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Jun 04, 2001
Less than a month after announcing a strategic partnership with Electronic
Data Systems Corp., EzGov Inc. in May said it would work with PricewaterhouseCoopers
to offer business and technology solutions to help governments serve citizens.
Together, the two organizations will provide portal technology, transactional
applications and consulting services to federal, state and local governments.
On April 20, EzGov announced a similar deal with EDS, and last June,
the company announced an alliance with IBM Corp. to help EzGov gain ground
in the federal marketplace.
"We're pretty excited about both relationships," said Randy Street,
executive vice president of sales, marketing and government affairs at
EzGov. "We are a software company...and as such, working with the big integrators
is a very important part of our strategy."
Street said EzGov has been working with both EDS and PricewaterhouseCoopers
for about 10 months, but held off on formally announcing the relationships
until there were some government wins to share. "We wanted to have the
announcement and then action," he said. "There will be a flurry of [contract]
announcements in the coming months."
As part of the joint development and marketing agreement, EzGov will
offer its FlexFoundation and StateSuite products, and PricewaterhouseCoopers
will provide process improvement, customer relationship management, and
strategic change and technology services.
FlexFoundation is a scalable e-government software platform that enables
governments to build and manage their online presence from an integrated
foundation. StateSuite helps state and large local government agencies provide
online transactions to citizens and businesses.