Plano-based Tyler Technologies has acquired ARInspect, a Fairfax, Virginia-based provider of AI-powered machine learning solutions for public sector field operations. Tyler also snapped up ResourceX, a Denver-headquartered leader in providing priority-based budgeting software to the public sector, to address key challenges faced in traditional budgeting processes, such as lack of funding and transparency.
AI solutions and edge technology for the public sector
Tyler said that adding ARInspect and its AI-powered, data-driven platform to its portfolio extends Tyler’s Application Platform and other solutions with intelligent edge technology. Financial terms of the acquisition were not released.
“Tyler understands the challenges that government agencies have in providing resources to field workers, including access to smart capture tools, real-time data, and the decision-making capabilities that can impact effectiveness,” Brian Combs, president of Tyler’s Platform Solutions Division, said in a statement. “ARInspect’s platform and expertise in AI and machine learning combined with Tyler’s public sector experience and robust portfolio will help deliver on our promise to create smarter, safer, and stronger communities for our clients.”
Tyler plans to leverage ARInspect’s technology across its state and federal verticals, focusing on all regulated entities, including environmental protection, disaster recovery, and human services.
Tyler Technologies said that ARInspect’s advanced AI and machine learning platform enables public sector field workers to work independently and manage all activities, from pre-arrival set-up through reporting and follow-up, in the field.
Beyond just automation and digitization of processes, Tyler said that ARInspect analyzes historical data, completed inspections, violations, integrated census data, and more. That analysis not only guides and assists field workers on site, it also helps agencies identify sites, assets, and facilities that may be a risk to residents and the community, the company said.
“Over the last few years, we have seen a great demand for public sector edge technology with the power of AI and automation,” Vivek Mehta, founder and chief executive officer of ARInspect, said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited to combine our expertise with Tyler’s to provide a powerful and user-friendly field operations platform. Our similar values and commitment make this the ideal partnership for all ARInspect and Tyler clients.”
ARInspect was founded in 2017 and its team will join Tyler’s Platform Solutions Division, the company said.
ResourceX solutions to bolster Tyler’s offerings in the public sector budgeting space
Tyler said that adding ResourceX’s priority-based budgeting solutions to its portfolio elevates its offerings in the public sector budgeting space, providing a unique enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering.
“Priority-based budgeting is an up-and-coming pillar in public sector budgeting solutions,” Chris Webster, president of Tyler’s ERP & Civic Division, said in a statement. “We’re excited to not only bring this comprehensive offering to our clients but also to integrate the ResourceX team into Tyler. We know this solution will enhance our entire ERP portfolio and bring even more efficiency and transparency to communities.”
Tyler said that line-item budgeting is widely used because of its ease of implementation; however, that approach has some limitations. It can often lack a strategic focus, does not encourage a thorough review of program effectiveness, and limits the ability to reallocate resources quickly to address emerging challenges or opportunities.
Priority-based budgeting offers an alternative in the way resource allocation decisions are made, refocusing the jurisdiction’s options on the programs and services provided to achieve the outcomes that matter most to residents, thereby improving the performance and efficiency of the government budget by removing limitations to line-item budgeting.
Tyler Technologies provides integrated software and technology services to the public sector. The company offers end-to-end solutions designed to empower local, state, and federal government entities to operate efficiently and transparently with residents and each other.
Tyler said it has more than 40,000 successful installations across nearly 13,000 locations, with clients in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and other international locations.
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