Harris widens local government offerings with the acquisition of Computer Arts, Inc.
November 25, 2021

Ottawa, ON, November 25, 2021 – Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, widens local government offerings with the acquisition of Computer Arts, Inc. (CAI).

The CAI governmental suite provides a wide range of solutions, including computer-aided dispatch, financial, management, property permitting, court and tax management software. Mitch Cromwell, President and Chief Executive Officer, comments, “It has been CAI’s mission to develop trusting long-term customer relationships, and it was important to find a company that valued our customers just as much as we do and who will continue providing high-quality solutions and software .”

Joe LaBuda, Executive Vice President, said, “CAI has found success by adding value across multiple county departments with their extensive portfolio of solutions and a dedicated focus in Idaho. We look forward to continuing to build upon the foundation they’ve created.” CAI will join the Harris Local Government group, which provides essential software solutions to numerous divisions within municipalities, counties and districts.

About CAI

Since 1983, CAI has specialized in governmental software development and IT technology consulting services. We offer a full suite of government software available that will operate on a variety of the most popular operating systems on the market today.

About N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris)

Harris acquires vertical market software businesses, manages them well, and builds them for the future. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare verticals to operate over 170 businesses globally across more than 20 industries. We are a part of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), one of the world’s most active acquirers of VMS businesses.

For further information contact:

Joe LaBuda

Executive Vice President, Harris Local Government


Phone: +1 716-402-2802