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LexisNexis Risk Management Solutions has acquired a maker of law enforcement software in the region.
Atlanta-based LexisNexis Risk Management Solutions said last month that it has acquired iyeTek in Kalamazoo, which develops mobile software for law enforcement agencies, including electronic ticketing and crash reporting.
LexisNexis Risk provides information to clients to help them "assess, predict and manage risk."
LexisNexis said the acquisition will help it automate its accident-reporting process, helping both entities save money and enhance their information sharing.
LexisNexis’ eCrash reporting software was developed with iyeTek technology. IyeTek’s eCrash allows officers to report on accidents, identify accident-prone locations and store, access, share and report data on crashes.
LexisNexis’ eCrash software has been used by law enforcement agencies such as the New Mexico State Police, St. Louis County Sheriff, Orlando Police Department and the Miami Dade Police Department.
Thousands of police officers rely on iyeTek software to "write legible tickets and crash reports easily and quickly,” said Bill Madison, CEO of Insurance, LexisNexis.
“By integrating iyeTek into LexisNexis, we can further assist agencies in implementing more effective strategies to reduce traffic-related accidents, injuries and fatalities, while better serving citizens and agencies who need crash data,” Madison said.
Salman Anwar, managing partner at iyeTek, said the acquisition will allow iyeTeck to "stay true" to its mission of delivering "real-time information into the hands of the people who need it the most, so that they can focus on their mission, not the technology."
Anwar added that the companies "share a vision for product innovation and development, supported by strong people and cutting-edge technology,"