Below is our recent interview with Richard Pfister, Director of Communications at eIMPACT:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: eIMPACT is the leading public sector data visualization software company. Based in the Portland, OR metro, the company’s cloud-based platform is utilized by workforce and economic development departments around the US and Canada.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: This year marked our first international client, in Canada, as well as the company establishing a footprint in 42 states, including cities, chambers of commerce, counties, workforce development boards, and economic development organizations from Florida to California, Wisconsin to Arizona. We also posted a growth rate of 70% year-over-year, a success which we believe to be, in part, a result of the macro trend of moving government services to the cloud.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: eIMPACT’s no-code data visualization technology enables rapid customization and deployment compared with general-purpose tools like Tableau. The fully managed service includes data sourcing, dashboard setup, and updates throughout the year. This allows our public sector clients to “set it and forget it” when it comes to publicly reported data on their websites.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Because of the company’s growth, we recently hired a Senior Account Manager with deep experience in the govtech sector, adding to our growing staff. The company is also releasing new features in its latest version 3 of the platform. We anticipate more data partnerships to be announced in Q2 as well.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: The best thing about eIMPACT is we each come from backgrounds other than our specific sector. So in a way, we came into this not knowing what we don’t know, and the result is a solution that doesn’t really look like others we’ve seen in the market. Much of the projects are based on client feedback, not a one-size fits all type of product. This is the kind of thing you definitely don’t want to try at home, kids, but if you can pull it off it has amazing gifts. We don’t assume we already know the answer when presented with a challenge in our business, which challenge us to really dive into specific characteristics of the community or region we are working with and find the best way to tell their story through data.. Hopefully, our enthusiastic customers are proof that it’s working!