"Accela's expertise in serving governments globally and adapting to complex environments make it the perfect solution for departments in Australia and New Zealand, especially now that digital transformation has now become a key focus area," said Accela managing director of international operations Khaled Jaouni.
"With Accela's decades of experience working exclusively with governments, our software has regulatory and governance best practices built in. These benefits can now be reaped more quickly than ever on our new cloud platform, speeding the delivery of digital services and experiences at this critical time."
An unspecified local government agency in New Zealand is now the first Accela customer on its cloud-based platform in the region, and it is expected to be joined by Wine Australia and a New Zealand-based emergency service provider in the coming months.
"Australia and New Zealand are in the process of reimagining life and work in a pandemic-impacted world. As both countries' governments have prioritised a cloud-first govtech approach they are well placed to digitise and transform citizen facing services and also to support public servants with a more flexible modern work environment," said Microsoft ANZ director of SaaS and ISV partnerships Lizelle Hughes.
"Microsoft is proud to support Accela's Azure-powered platform and to help empower government departments in this region to tap into the performance, resilience and security of trusted cloud."