Category Archives: Municipal Software

Online Permitting Software and Citizen Portal

Citizenserve┬« is a comprehensive software and service solution for community development departments that covers all aspects of permitting, planning & zoning, code enforcement, licensing and inspections. The software not only encompasses internal functions but also expands into an electronic relationship with citizens, contractors and businesses involved in the processes of permitting, licensing, inspections and enforcement. The opportunity for increased service for citizens, efficiency and costs savings are profound using Citizenserve. The software was developed from the beginning as an internet software service, commonly referred to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or Cloud computing. This is the future of software. The benefits include: 1. You pay as you go; no upfront…

Permit Software Example Statement of Work

Cloud based permitting and licensing software makes implementation easy. We cut out all the inefficiencies of traditional software and can jump right into configuring permits and licenses for your citizens. All the configuration is on-the-fly, real-time and while the system is live. Changes are easy to make and with Citizenserve the software support and service is unlimited. Here's an example fo the steps we take to implement permitting, licensing, inspection, enforcement and case management solutions. Example - Statement of Work 1. Setup users and departments in Citizenserve 2. Setup security roles 3. Setup Permit and License types in Citizenserve 4. Configure Permit and License type on Citizen…

Permit and License Software Data Conversion

Our team developed custom systems in the 1990s for state and local government completing many major projects in community development, case management and financial systems. For the past 13 years we have worked exclusively in community development and have extensive experience working with community development data such as permitting, licensing, inspection and enforcement data. We have extensive experience with legacy systems and the architecture of systems development and databases extending back to the late 80s. In our business we are frequently tasked with migrating data from twenty year old systems and getting it done efficiently and quickly. Our approach is to first complete the setup of your…
How do you propose to keep the Project on task?

The best approach we have found is to have one or two scheduled meetings per week during the setup. This is per permitting or licensing department. Each department can be implemented separately. We start the weekly meetings once we are 50% complete with the respective department setup. The meetings are basically a walk-through of the setup. This way the users can see and work with the system while the setup is being completed. This approach keeps the permitting and licensing software end-users involved so there is 100% buy-in with the application setup, fee calculations, workflow processes, inspection forms, letters, etc. End-users involved in the setup meetings rarely need much training because they were involved in the setup process.