Building Permit Software Risk Mitigation

Based on the information provided in the RFP and experience in working with other cities, what is the Proposers perspective on the most significant risks to this Project and how do you plan to mitigate these risks?

As a pay-as-you-go cloud based software and service that includes unlimited support, many traditional project risks are already mitigated. With Citizenserve a permit application can be created with a review workflow and related outputs and a fee schedule in less than a day and this includes citizen portal features where applicants can apply, pay, schedule inspections and upload documents. Citizenserve already support thousands of community development professionals in hundreds of jurisdictions, so technology performance and underlying infrastructure issues are not notable risks. The main risks are making sure there is executive sponsorship and department level commitment to determining the desired processes. If there is confusion over what to do, then it is hard to implement. Citizenserve also has the benefit of easy configuration changes. As well as being easy to create; permits are also easy to modify and all configuration is on-the-fly with no programming/coding or downtime.