San Ramon software firm acquired by LexisNexis

Electronic crash-reporting company develops services

San Ramon-based software firm Coplogic has been acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in a deal announced earlier this month.

Coplogic, with offices in the Marketplace Shopping Center off Bollinger Canyon Road, is a provider of citizen self-reporting software solutions.

The acquisition includes the exchange of technology, staff and the book of business from Coplogic to LexisNexis in efforts to improve efficiency for law enforcement agencies.

Citizen-reporting capabilities are provided through Coplogic's DeskOfficer online reporting system that is also accessible by law enforcement.

The company uses other technologies such as a law enforcement automated personnel system and an overtime manager and scheduling system, which have all been acquired by LexisNexis.

"The integration of our online citizen incident reporting capabilities further expands the value of LexisNexis eCrash to police agencies," Coplogic CEO Randy Burkhammer said in a statement. "We pursued the idea of being acquired by LexisNexis because of the clear synergies between our solutions. This was the next logical step in our ability to provide leading solutions to law enforcement."

Before the acquisition, LexisNexis eCrash was a source for law enforcement to report crashes electronically for free as well as distribute the reports to involved parties and state registrars.

The system is intended to save time for law-enforcement staff and allow easy access to reports for investigative processes.

With Coplogic's technology, LexisNexis eCrash now also offers the service for citizens to electronically submit incident reports.

The self-reporting option is to be used in non-threatening situations such as theft, vandalism and minor traffic accidents.

"Reduced budgets continue to be a driving force for law enforcement agencies, forcing them to provide services with fewer resources," LexisNexis executive Bill Madison said. "This reality often results in an agency having to make decisions on what types of incidents require law enforcement response.

"Providing a service that enables citizens to submit incident reports electronically saves significant time for law enforcement and the individual. This acquisition enables LexisNexis to offer a more complete end-to-end solution to law enforcement that includes electronic crash citations and citizen reporting solutions," he added.


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