From 1 April 2021, mgm technology partners is a member of DATABUND e.V., the association of medium-sized IT service providers and software manufacturers for the public sector in Germany. With almost 60 members, the association is primarily involved in the area of standardisation and represents the interests of its members vis-à-vis ministries and politics.

In its meeting at the end of March, the DATABUND Board confirmed the application for membership. “The IT landscapes of the public sector are undergoing tremendous change – whether due to the pressure of OZG implementation (Online Access Act), the call for digital sovereignty or pandemic-related turbo-digitalisation. The exchange among co-creators of digitalisation is very important right now,” explains Janos Standt, Head of Public Sector at mgm. “We find ourselves very well reflected in the initiatives of DATABUND. Together in the association, we can contribute much more emphatically to the activities of the federal government, the IT Planning Council and its committees FITKO and KoSIT and work towards continuous quality improvements.””

DATABUND was originally founded in 2006 as a forum for specialised process manufacturers and operators who are active at district, state or national level. In the meantime, the association has become an important mouthpiece for medium-sized IT service providers and software manufacturers for the public sector in Germany. It promotes standardisation initiatives, contributes to the political discourse with, among other things, statements on current relevant draft legislation and promotes the exchange of members in working groups. The software products of the member companies comprise more than half of all specialised procedures used in German municipalities.

In addition to its membership in DATABUND, mgm has been involved in the National E-Government Competence Centre (NEGZ) for several years, which brings together more than 100 experts for state modernisation and digital administration.