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Gov Tech Providers GCOM and OnCore Consulting Merge

GCOM offers a range of SaaS services in 32 states, while OnCore Consulting has a focus on California state agencies that deal with health and human services, tax, pension and other areas.

GCOM says it has merged with OnCore Consulting, a deal that combines two government technology companies with strengths in health and human services, taxes and other areas vital to the operations of state and local agencies.

Terms were not disclosed.

In a statement, the companies said the merger “creates a nationwide large-scale digital software and solutions company focused solely on the public sector market, providing outcome-driven, repeatable software and services.”

GCOM serves 32 states, including 13 of the 15 most populous. Backed by Sagewind Capital, a private equity firm, GCOM sells software-as-a-service tools that help agencies deliver health and human services, public safety and economic development programs. More specifically, the company offers products designed for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, tax and community health analytics, self-sovereign identity and other tasks.

Last year, GCOM bought ASR Analytics, an AI company founded in 2004 that sells the RevHub tax platform.

Officials use that tool to investigate tax fraud, conduct audits and associated work. At the time, GCOM said it would use ASR’s artificial intelligence for supplemental nutrition benefit management, vital records, criminal history records and payments.

OnCore Consulting, which is based in Rancho Cordova, focuses on California state agencies that work in health and human services, tax and revenue, pensions, energy and conservation, according to the statement. The company’s services include enterprise architecture and project management, among other areas.

OnCore co-founder John Nichols and managing director Lee Bennett will join the board of directors of the combined entities

“This is an important step in both deepening and widening our mission to help governments create healthier, safer and more prosperous communities,” GCOM CEO Kamal Bherwani said in the statement. “The merger builds upon our decades of experience partnering with government agencies to deliver positive outcomes for their constituents. Our customers will now benefit from broader solution sets, greater scale and unmatched domain expertise.”

This article first appeared in Government Technology, sister publication to Industry Insider — California.