Socrata and New York City Ring In New Year with Open Checkbook Collaboration

SEATTLE — Socrata (, a Seattle-based cloud software company focused exclusively on democratizing access to government data, today announced a partnership with New York City to make it dramatically easier and more cost effective for cities, counties and states to transparently disseminate their spending data.

Inspired by New York City’s award-winning Checkbook NYC financial transparency application (, Socrata will enhance its Open Checkbook application to incorporate Checkbook NYC’s user interface look and feel and its functionality, offering the solution as an easy-to-implement, turnkey, software-as-a-service (SaaS). The new application will be offered as Socrata Open Spending, Inspired by Checkbook NYC.

The new Socrata Open Spending, Inspired by Checkbook NYC application will be one of the featured applications available in Socrata’s forthcoming Civic App Store, a marketplace of open data applications developed by Socrata, Socrata’s government customers and third-party civic application developers.