gWorks Acquires GovTech Company Data Technologies, Inc.

LINCOLN, NE: The growing GovTech company gWorks is pleased to announce that is has acquired Omaha-based Data Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of financial accounting software for local governments in the Midwest.  gWorks completed the acquisition on February 1, 2019, and the combined company will operate under the gWorks brand.
“We’re excited, but more importantly, our clients that we’ve spoken to are exhilarated by the merging of these two outstanding GovTech companies,” said Joseph Heieck, CEO of gWorks.  “They see what we see: the combining of two client success-focused companies committed to simplifying small local governments’ lives with integrated, easy-to-use software applications, expert support, and ongoing education.”

“It’s comforting for our clients, our employees, and for me that that gWorks and Data Technologies are so similar in values, in delivering on client success, and in developing sophisticated, yet simple software,” said Al Grill, Founder and President of Data Technologies, Inc.  Grill will remain with gWorks for one year to help with the transition.  “I’m thrilled these two Nebraska companies are coming together because it’s a real win for our clients.”

The combined companies offer over 30 applications that address the critical functions of small local government and public utility operations, such as fund accounting, permitting, licensing, billing, infrastructure asset management, GIS, and more.  The company also provides a variety of professional services to help local governments optimize operations, collect data, balance books, budget, and plan.

“We’re driven to see that technology does not leave behind dedicated public servants of small cities, public utilities, and rural counties,” Heieck added.  “We’re grateful for the privilege to serve those who serve all.” 

About gWorks. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, gWorks is a GovTech firm committed to empowering small local governments with an easy-to-use and integrated software suite that connects data, people, and effective action into community strength and pride.  gWorks is the maker of SimpleCity infrastructure asset management software, GIS solutions, and custom natural resource management software.  Founded in 1999, gWorks serves nearly 400 local governments across 32 states.  For more information about gWorks, please visit   

About Data Technologies, Inc. Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Data Technologies is a leading provider of municipal financial accounting software throughout the Midwest.  Since 1985, the company has served nearly 800 cities and public utilities with software and services for financial accounting, permitting, licensing, billing, and cemetery management.

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