VC3 Launches GovHost.com as B2G ASP

Systems integrator VC3 Inc. formed a new division, GovHost.com, to provide expanded ASP
services to the local government marketplace.


The company said it will offer a suite of hosted Virtual Government and line
of business
solutions to small and medium-sized local governments via an ASP business
model.


Meanwhile, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company and Silicon Valley venture firm
Mayfield Partners led a $39.2 million round of investment in rival start-up govWorks, which said it will use the money
to build out its technology and market its services to city and state
governments throughout the nation.


The GovHost product suite includes 13 Virtual Government modules that are
hosted individually or as a create-your-own-suite for cities and counties.


The modules allow local governments to provide online services to their
citizens by outsourcing, without hiring additional IT staff.


“VC3 has been providing Virtual Government services since 1998, but decided
the move to an ASP-based model was more conducive and affordable for the
small/medium government (SMG) marketplace,” said David Dunn, president of
GovHost.com and CEO of VC3.


The modules hosted by GovHost.com include: GovHost.ServiceRequest,
GovHost.Permit, GovHost.UtilityBil, GovHost.PropertyTax, GovHost.Citation
(traffic tickets) and GovHost.BillNotification. GovHost.com customizes each
module to provide an individual “look and feel” that integrates with a
municipality’s existing Web site.

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