Category Archives: E-Government Software

Citizenserve Document Markup Tool – On a PC

An in-depth review of the features included in Citizenserve's document markup tool.

  1. How to access the markup tool
  2. Create a new stamp
  3. Add stamps to all pages
  4. Edit Stamps
  5. Add Shapes (Rectangle, Circle, Arrow, Line, Free-Draw Tool)
  6. Tools
    1. Bookmarks
    2. Text Box
    3. Highlighter
    4. Measurement Tools
      1. Calibration Tool
      2. Measure area
      3. Measure a length
      4. Measure Distance (around a corner!)
  7. View other reviewer comments
  8. View/add comments
  9. Common comments book
  10. Undo/redo/eraser/zoom tools/display-hide item numbers
  11. Email markup
  12. Generate markup pdf
  13. View markup comments from the citizen portal
  14. Import comments from prior version

 

Electronic Planning and Zoning Software

Overview of Citizenserve Planning and Zoning module.

  • Overview of citizen portal
  • Apply for subdivision of land permit through online portal(5:18)
  • Online application payment through payment processor (9:55)
  • Review submitted application through portal (10:29)
  • Overview of Citizenserve application (14:30)
    • My Tasks
    • Metrics (15:33)
    • Overview of Permit Project file (16:31)
    • Unlimited support - submit Support Center Request (19:41)
    • My Recent Files (20:14)
    • My Links (20:27)
    • My Notes (20:32)
    • Home Page configuration (20:41)
  • Architectural plan review activity (21:36)
    • Electronic document markup tool (22:34)
      • Create a stamp
      • Add comment to stamp
      • Add comment to document
    • Review comments
    • Complete activity
      • Email review comments to applicant (27:40)
  • Review activity review comments from citizen portal (30:04)
  • Review workflow route status updates from Citizenserve (30:56)
  • Review initial reviewer document markup comments from the citizen portal (31:25)
  • Complete Engineering Plan Review activity (32:05)
    • Electronic document markup tool (32:55)
    • See multiple reviewer comments
    • Calibrate document to draw measurements
    • Calculate area on map and add comments from comment book to area shape
    • Draw rectangle and add comments
    • Draw arrow and add comments
  • Review document markup and review comments on citizen portal (39:00)
  • Design Review Team Meeting Agenda Creation (40:29)
  • Can we get a map report of the DRT Agenda sites? (42:17)
  • Can Citizenserve handle external (out of agency) reviewers?  (45:44)
  • Who owns the data if it's in Citizenserve? (48:55)
  • Managing communication between applicant and staff (49:59)

Online Business Licensing Software

In Depth Demo of Citizenserve Business Licensing  Services

This segment was presented during an all day demonstration to a Midwest city, to meet their RFP for e-government software.  In the first few minutes, business office staff describe their current work - to issue multiple types of permits, as well as business licenses.

Business Licenses are just one module offered in the Citizenserve e-government solution.

  • Citizen portal overview - where business owners will apply for a license, citizens can file complaints, contractors can request permits, etc. (01:20)
  • Apply for a business licence through the online portal (7:04)
    • Audience Question:  Can a business that operates within the city, but is not located in the city, are they able to enter an address that isn't in the city database?  (9:38)
    • Audience Question: Our planning department has to sign off, if the applicant enters an address that can't have a business on it, can the system stop it in progress? (12:37)
  • Review Citizenserve Staff Home Page (16:53)
    • My Tasks
    • My Metrics
    • Recent Files
    • Links
  • Open license (that was just submitted on portal)  (18:25)
  • Create new license application over the counter (from Staff Side) (18:50)
  • View property alerts/other files on system (19:25)
  • Modify the assigned workflow route (19:56)
  • Take a payment, recalculate fees, apply manual fees (21:51)
  • Review workflow route (22:45)
  • Complete Application Intake step of Workflow (23:24)
    • Use comments book
  • Print License Certificate (24:27)
    • System conditions
  • Audience question: Where can you enter the business type our fees are driven from this field? (26:46)
  • Audience question:  can Citizenserve process about 2600 renewals at the same time? (28:02)
  • Business License Renewal Report (29:16)
    • Can preview, can add link to home page, can attach copy of report to each file.
    • Report can generate mass mailing, or mass emailing.
  • Audience Question: What about pro-rating fees? (34:00)
  • Audience Question: Auto calculation of Fees - and how not to refund prior year's fees (35:51)
  • Audience Question:  Can we get a case file of all related business license notes, contacts, notices, etc in one packet for collections? (48:48)
  • Audience Question:  What about retention requirements? (How long does Citizenserve keep our files?) (50:01)
  • Audience Question: Can you attach records to a property unrelated to a permit or license?  (55:21)

e-Government Permitting Software – Configuration

System Overview - Features, functions, configuration, look/feel, reporting:

  1. Citizenserve modules (00:56)
  2. Subscription based support model (2:31)
  3. Citizen portal (7:30)
  4. Portal reports (8:10)
  5. Portal configuration (14:02)
  6. Submit Permit Application (24:50)
  7. Notification Matrix (30:41)
  8. Staff Home Page Configuration (32:17)
  9. Review of Permit Application from Staff Side (36:36)
  10. Alerts + Standing Conditions (36:56)
  11. New Staff Portal Interface (37:33)
  12. Automated Workflow Route (40:20)
  13. Staff Questions:
    1. Can security be set to prevent users from deleting files from system (41:44)
    2. Can you have custom fields by license type? (43:30)
  14. Citizenserve reporting (44:04)
  15. Powerful Search Tool (44:25)
  16. Question: Do you tie into active directory for authentication? (54:30)