Category Archives: Risk Mitigation

Auditing Remote or Virtual Inspections

Citizenserve makes it easy to audit to your virtual inspection process.

1. Use a report or metric to periodically select an inspection for audit.

2. View Pending Remote Inspection Requests in a metric, and choose the inspection request you wish to audit.

3.  Simply change the inspection type to Field Audit

4. And assign to the appropriate inspector  5.  You can also update the inspection date and time

6. You can also email the contractor from the activity

Remote Video Inspections

Citizenserve supports pre-recorded inspections or live video inspections.

Contractors can request a video inspection through Citizenserve's Citizen Portal, on this form they can download instructions, and upload their video recording, or a link to the video inspection.

Municipal inspectors review the video from their device, and can log comments in the activity window.  Inspectors can ask for clarification in email, or can complete the inspection and send an inspection report.

This is just one way Citizenserve cloud based software supports remote work for your municipal staff, contractors, business owners, and citizens.

Explain the backup process of our data, is it stored off site, etc.?

Citizenserve community development software is hosted in two main data centers. One in the Southwest, the other in the Northeast. Both data centers have a 100% up time service level agreement (SLA). These data centers are also SSAE 16 complaint and audited by a public accounting firm. Application and database servers are continuously replicated. Data backups are maintained indefinitely in a perpetual archive in the event it is necessary to retrieve data that may have been deleted at a point in time. A third disaster recovery location is also maintained in the event of a system-wide failure with the data centers. Citizenserve has a 13 year history maintaining 99.99+% up time.

Modular E-Government Data Center

Citizenserve Data Center

Does your firm complete the implementations of the product being proposed or is this effort outsourced?

All Citizenserve implementation and support staff are full-time employees of the company. Your implementation staff will also be the support staff you will be working with on a long-term basis. We have found it beneficial to have people familiar with your permitting and licensing processes to be involved with ongoing support. So continuity in who you are working with is a positive aspect of the Citizenserve approach.