GCOM Announces Acquisition of Qlarion

 

 

GCOM a leading provider of cutting-edge technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Qlarion, an award-winning data analytics and business intelligence firm. The partnership will give state and local governments best-in-class data analysis with leading technologies solutions that enable governments to achieve their desired outcomes.  Qlarion is GCOM’s fifth acquisition since 2018 and its first in the data analytics space.

This is the perfect time for Qlarion and GCOM to merge. The acquisition coincides with a seismic shift in the role technology has played to deliver services during a time of unparalleled crisis, precipitated by COVID-19. GCOM’s leadership understands that data is the critical next step to help governments make the best decisions for their constituents. Qlarion’s comprehensive enterprise data analytics services and track record with state and local government make it a powerful addition to GCOM’s suite of solutions.

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“Liberating data will enable governments, at all levels, to make more informed decisions, creating better outcomes for their constituents,” said Kamal Bherwani, CEO of GCOM. “Qlarion’s analytics will amplify GCOM’s mission to support our government partners to improve population well-being, promote equity, and drive economic growth.”

Qlarion provides its customers with on the ground, real-time feedback, giving unprecedented visibility across government services and decision making. Qlarion designed the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Framework for Addiction Analysis and Community Transformation (FAACT), a cross-agency data-sharing initiative that helps communities in the Commonwealth combat opioid addiction. In 2020, FAACT was expanded as a key part of Virginia’s response to COVID-19 and was recently awarded a Best-In-Class GCN Innovation Award and a NASCIO State IT Recognition Award.

“We believe in the power of data to help transform government services and we are looking forward to having a broader reach as we join forces with GCOM,” said Jake Bittner, President and CEO of Qlarion. “Both GCOM and Qlarion are committed to creating real, tangible value for our customers and we’re excited to continue our pursuit of this shared goal.”

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In addition to serving as GCOM’s data analytics arm, Qlarion’s data analytics experts will work closely with GCOM’s product team to inject analytics into the company’s existing SaaS products, allowing customers to better quantify and understand the effect of their policies and programs.

GCOM’s technology platforms are deployed across 22 states. The Qlarion acquisition supercharges GCOM’s ability to support its state and local government clients by embedding analytics into its offerings to provide better visibility into the program outcomes. GCOM currently helps to support 2.7M mothers, infants, and children as part of the WIC program, and we are excited to offer additional insights to our partners to improve nutrition security for women and children.