Acquia to acquire CivicPlus's Monsido website accessibility and optimization platform

David Murphy

Digital experience company, Acquia, has agreed to acquire the Monsido website accessibility and optimization platform from CivicPlus. The transaction is expected to close in early Q1 2024.  

Monsido is a SaaS platform for monitoring and perfecting website accessibility, content quality, search engine optimization (SEO), data privacy, and performance.

Acquia said the acquisition not only expands the capabilities of its open digital experience platform, Acquia DXP, but also supports the company’s mission to help build a better digital future that is more inclusive, accessible, and sets new benchmarks for performance and innovation.

With the acquisition of Monsido, Acquia now offers a complete solution for building, managing, and delivering digital experiences that are fully optimized to meet modern website standards and digital content guidelines, as well as being accessible to all, and complying with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and web accessibility legislation, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“Acquia’s vision is to deliver the most open DXP to enable our customers to improve their businesses by creating superior experiences,” said Steve Reny, President and CEO of Acquia. “Monsido empowers digital marketers and website owners with an all-in-one suite of capabilities for website optimization and compliance. Used with any website or as part of Acquia DXP, Monsido helps make digital experiences more optimized, accessible and inclusive, so organizations can fulfill legal and regulatory requirements, uphold social responsibility, and expand market reach.”

Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Monsido for website optimization, including national and local governments, financial institutions, non-profits, culture and arts organizations, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, utilities, and transportation services. Following the close of the acquisition, CivicPlus will retain and continue to serve US local government customers using the Monsido platform and become a reseller of Monsido to the US local government territory and market. US state and federal government and all other Monsido customers will become Acquia customers.