Runbeck experienced an exciting “first” in 2019 by acquiring DIMS.net, an election management system, for California from ES&SVR. On June 24, the software was officially transferred, and we gained a superb DIMS team of support and engineering staff. We soon hit the road talking to California partners touched by the DIMS partnership. Our #1 priority was a smooth transition since acquisitions can be disruptive to employees and customers. We knew there would be work to do with testing and releasing numerous enhancements to the product prior to 2020.
Part of our excitement has stemmed from our vision of developing the next generation Election Management System (EMS) in 2021. Creating an enhanced product with so much potential for voter benefits gets our developmental juices flowing! Additionally, we teamed up with Arizona State University’s world-class professors and students to gain invaluable expertise in software security and geo-science/precinct skills. We expect the new product to be incomparable and plan to raise the bar in voter registration and election management software.
Although Runbeck has been around for almost 50 years, it’s thrilling to continue to grow in new directions with the goal of being a better partner and not simply to be a bigger business. Stay tuned for more information about developments with EMS and how that will impact our government partners.