Joedy Smith Named Support Specialist/Project Manager at DEVNET Inc.

Joedy Smith, an experienced member of the DEVNET team since 2007, has been named Support Specialist/Project Manager. Smith joined DEVNET in 2007 as Helpdesk Manager and has filled many roles, including Programming Support Manager, in the ensuing years. He has excelled in leading the support team and has established longstanding relationships and excellent rapport with clients and colleagues alike.

As a DEVNET Support Specialist/Project Manager, Smith will devote his energies to developing long-term relationships with existing and potential clients, working to add system functionality and enhancements, and keeping customers up and running.

“Over the last nine years, I have acquired valuable knowledge and experience on the Tax Cycles in Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Ohio, and Virginia,” Smith said. “I have become a subject matter expert in multiple areas of the tax cycle, including but not limited to CAMA, Assessment Administration, and Billing and Collection. With my past experience in a support role, I have acquired skills that allow me to assist in multiple areas of field support and project management.”

Smith’s deep background in and knowledge of the use of DEVNET Edge™ applications has led to extensive involvement in customer training, and he has conducted regular DEVNET product demonstrations.

“DEVNET has been my home for the last nine years,” Smith commented, “and I look forward to what the future holds for the company as a whole.”

About DEVNET Inc.

With 19 years of proven industry knowledge and installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET’s Edge™ product line offers Integrated Land Records Management solutions for CAMA, Assessment, Billing, Collection, Permitting, Records Management and e-government. DEVNET has pioneered embedding web GIS throughout the entire Edge™ product line. You can now realize the ease of viewing and analyzing relevant data and reports geographically. DEVNET is focused on support and building strong partnerships and lasting relationships with our clients. Find out more information at www.devnetinc.com.

Gaston County Establishes a DEVNET First In North Carolina

DEVNET is excited to announce that Gaston County has become its first North Carolina customer. Gaston County will be using DEVNET’s Edge™ CAMA, Tax Assessment Administration, Personal Property, Board of Equalization, Billing and Collection, EdgeMaps™, and wEdge™ Land Records Ecosystem solutions.

“Gaston County’s main goal was to obtain a system that was very technical but easy to use, while allowing our staff to be more efficient and effective in its everyday duties and responsibilities”, explained James D. Tanner, Gaston County Tax Director. “We chose DEVNET because the system is very thorough, very map oriented, and has every tool that we feel is important to performing our everyday job functions.”

The Edge™ solutions work together to increase the workflow automation and provide a comprehensive view of the entire property tax life cycle. EdgeMaps™ provide real-time GIS integration with authoritative CAMA and Tax Data. Powered by Esri’s ArcGIS Platform, easy-to-configure web maps are embedded throughout the Edge™ software suite delivering highly valuable, interactive thematic maps.

Tanner commented that partnering with DEVNET to design a property tax solution for North Carolina gave Gaston County the opportunity to combine its state-specific knowledge with DEVNET’s experience in other states. This combined understanding served as a solid foundation for building the best software solution available for Gaston County and, ultimately, North Carolina.

“The DEVNET system will significantly increase our efficiency and provide us the necessary tools to produce a great work product,” Tanner said. “Every part of the DEVNET program, from parcel maintenance to generating valuations, far exceeds what we first expected, and we are really excited to put it to use. DEVNET is committed to developing the best property tax solution, not just for Gaston County, but also for every county in North Carolina. We look forward to our new business partnership and relationship with DEVNET.”

Gaston County Website: http://www.gastongov.com

Gaston County Tax Office: http://www.gastongov.com/departments/tax-office

About Gaston County

Gaston County is located in south-central North Carolina on the NC/SC border, about a half-hour west of Charlotte, NC. It was founded in 1846 and is named for William Gaston, a member of the North Carolina state supreme court. The county has a population of 211,127 in an area of 364 square miles. The county seat and largest city is Gastonia. Gaston County is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina.

About DEVNET Inc.

With 19 years of proven industry knowledge and installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET’s Edge™ product line offers Integrated Land Records Management solutions for CAMA, Assessment, Billing, Collection, Permitting, Records Management and e-government. DEVNET has pioneered embedding web GIS throughout the entire Edge™ product line. You can now realize the ease of viewing and analyzing relevant data and reports geographically. DEVNET is focused on support and building strong partnerships and lasting relationships with our clients. Find out more information at www.devnetinc.com.

DEVNET Incorporated Celebrates 18th Anniversary

This week, DEVNET Incorporated celebrates the 18th anniversary of providing integrated software and hardware solutions to local government. Since 1997, DEVNET has been focused on delivering modernized and flexible Appraisal, Assessment, Collections and Online Inquiry software solutions to clients.

DEVNET’s first client in 1997 was DeKalb County, IL, and we now serve 63 of 102 Illinois counties. Since 1997, we have partnered with cities and counties in Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Canada.

In the coming years, DEVNET looks forward to continued success in the development and growth of our technology and product suite. We are thankful to our clients for trusting in DEVNET and proud of the reputation of the software and services we offer.

DEVNET Attends AAP Conference

DEVNET travels to Seven Springs Mountain Resort next week to attend the Assessors’ Association of Pennsylvania (AAP) Annual Conference. Please visit the DEVNET booth to learn more about our leading Pennsylvania Property Tax software and services. DEVNET serves seven Pennsylvania Counties and growing. While visiting the DEVNET booth, sign up for your chance to win a FitBit. View our campaign

About AAP

The Assessors’ Association Of Pennsylvania was founded in 1948 by a group of county assessors with the intent of promoting more education and professionalism. Today, the AAP has grown to become a leading association offering a wide variety of services for county assessors.

The AAP Mission is to:

  • improve assessment practices in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • provide for the collection, distribution, and exchange of information relating to the field of assessing among its members
  • improve public relations
  • inform members of legislation intended to improve assessment functions
  • cooperate with other interested agencies in the promotion of the objectives of this Association
  • encourage a fair and just distribution of the tax burden

DEVNET’s mission is aligned with AAP as we are focused on providing the software that allows Assessors’ to deliver on this mission and serve the public more efficiently and effectively.

For more information on AAP, please visit http://www.paassessors.org.

About DEVNET Inc.

With 18 years of proven industry knowledge and over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET offers integrated end-to-end Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection, and e-government solutions designed to empower local government public sector users. Our solutions value and collect for over 4.5 million parcels, and we dedicate ourselves to creating a customized, personal experience for each client location. Edge™ is the solution to make your operation more efficient and productive. Visit www.devnetinc.com

 

DEVNET Welcomes its 60th Illinois Client

UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MOVES FORWARD WITH DEVNET’S EDGE™ SOLUTION

DEVNET Inc. is happy to announce that Union County, Illinois, is DEVNET’s 60th Illinois client and has chosen DEVNET’s Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Property Tax Administration, and wEdge™ e-government solutions and services. The county has decided to contract with DEVNET for the fully integrated Illinois DEVNET Edge™ Property Tax Software Solution that includes Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, and wEdge™ e-government.

“DEVNET offers exactly the combination of on-site and online systems that we are looking for in order to make Union County more efficient and transparent not only to current residents but future residents,” said Rollie Hawk, Union County Chief Information Officer.

“While our previous property tax solution was functional, I’ve known from the day I started with Union County as a consultant that we needed something more forward-looking,” Hawk continued. “In order to compete with other counties to bring in new residents and new businesses, a strong online presence is essential, and having property and tax information online and easily searchable is a big part of that.”

The Union County website is: http://unioncountyil.gov

About Union County

Bordered by Williamson, Jackson, Johnson, Pulaski, and Alexander counties and the Mississippi River in southern Illinois, Union County was founded in 1818 and is named in reference to the historical “union meeting” between the Baptists and the Dunkards that ultimately led to the county’s founding. Its county seat, Jonesboro, is popularly known as the site of the third Lincoln-Douglas debate in 1858. Union County strives to be a regional leader in terms of increasing efficiency and leveraging technological solutions in order to provide better and more responsive services to its residents.

About DEVNET Inc.

With 17 years of proven industry knowledge and over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET offers integrated end-to-end Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection, and e-government solutions designed to empower local government public sector users. Our solutions value and collect for over 4.5 million parcels, and we dedicate ourselves to creating a customized, personal experience for each client location. Edge™ is the solution to make your operation more efficient and productive. Find out more information at www.devnetinc.com.

DEVNET Attends ISAC Fall Conference

DEVNET travels to Des Moines, IA next week to attend the Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Fall School of Instruction. Please visit with us at booth 19 to learn more about the integrated Iowa Edge® software. Please join us at our hospitality suite Wednesday and Thursday evening. View our campaign.

 About DEVNET Inc.

DEVNET Inc. is a leading provider of end-to-end property tax management solutions and services for local governments. With over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 4.5 million parcels. Our integrated Edge® solutions provide endless possibilities to enhance workflow, boost productivity, and manage time more effectively.  DEVNET offers proven industry knowledge of and experience in implementing integrated Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection, Remote Collection, Tax Claims and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user.  As a progressive, forward-thinking company, DEVNET’s primary focus is to keep your county moving towards the future by providing modern technology that solves and anticipates your needs. Find more information about DEVNET Incorporated at www.devnetinc.com .

 

Livingston County Missouri Launches DEVNET wEdge Solution

DEVNET is pleased that Livingston County, Missouri, has chosen to improve its customer service by implementing DEVNET’s wEdge™ e-government solution. With the addition of wEdge™, the county benefits from the fully integrated Edge™ solution. wEdge™ integrates with the DEVNET Property Tax Assessment Administration and Billing & Collection solutions.

wEdge™ is DEVNET’s industry leading e-government and property search platform that integrates property information, GIS, and other government services through a single application. wEdge™ is a customizable inquiry solution that integrates the Edge™ applications providing county and public users access to important taxpayer information and contains numerous administrative and security settings.

“I am very pleased to announce that the Collector’s website will be a reality,” said Livingston County Collector-Treasurer Paula McCoy. “Through much hard work from DEVNET, the residents of Livingston County and the public soon will be able to view tax information online, and, in the near future, make tax payments online as well. My goal is to make things more convenient for the taxpayers of Livingston County.”

The Livingston County Collector-Treasurer’s office is located in the southeast corner of the first floor of the historic Livingston County Courthouse at
700 Webster Street, Suite 5.

  • Phone: 660-646-8000, Option 7,
  • Fax: 660-646-8015.
  • Office hours: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday

The Livingston County website is: www.livingstoncountymo.com

The Livingston County Collector-Treasurer’s office resource page is: http://www.livingstoncountymo.com/treasurer.htm

About Livingston County

Livingston County is located in northwest Missouri about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City, covers 538 square miles, has a population of over 14,000, and has an assessed valuation over $160,000,000. The county was organized in 1837 and named for Edward Livingston, A US Representative and Senator who was Secretary of State from 1831 to 1833 under President Andrew Jackson. In Chillicothe, the county seat, the Chillicothe Baking Company was the first company in the world to sell pre-sliced bread in 1928. The Grand River flows through Livingston County, and the 5,863-acre Poosey Conservation Area in the northwest part of the county contains hardwood forests of oak and hickory that display brilliant fall colors and tall grass prairie inhabited by deer, turkey, raccoon, squirrel, quail, rabbit, coyote, fox, among other small animals and birds.

 

About DEVNET Inc.

With 17 years of proven industry knowledge and over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET offers integrated end-to-end Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection, and e-government solutions designed to empower local government public sector users. Our solutions value and collect for over 4.5 million parcels, and we dedicate ourselves to creating a customized, personal experience for each client location. Edge™ is the solution to make your operation more efficient and productive. Visit www.devnetinc.com

McLean County Illinois adds DEVNET wEdge E-government solution

DEVNET is pleased to announce that McLean County, Illinois, has chosen to implement the DEVNET wEdge e-government solution. McLean County has been a client of DEVNET’s since 2004 and has selected wEdge to make the county’s property tax data available to the public.

McLean County currently uses the DEVNET Edge® Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Tax Assessment Administration & Billing and Collection solutions. DEVNET is pleased that the county is adding yet another of the Edge® solutions.

wEdge is the industry leading e-government and property search platform that integrates property information, GIS, and other government services through a single application. wEdge is a customizable inquiry solution that integrates with the Edge® applications providing county and public users access to important taxpayer information. wEdge allows taxpayers to pay their real estate tax bills online and receive email notifications for properties they own. The wEdge solution contains numerous administrative and security settings to control and monitor access to property information, including subscription based access options, administrative dashboard reports, and redaction of sensitive information.

“The McLean County website has always been a leader in providing the public with vital information,” commented McLean County Chief County Assessment Officer Bob Kahman. “Since adding wEdge, the compliments have grown. The public and professional users of public information are unanimous in their enjoyment of the ease of use and wealth of information that we are able to provide using wEdge as our public face.”

Rebecca McNeil, McLean County Treasurer and Tax Collector, said, “We have a wide user base, and it was very obvious when the website was not meeting the expectations of our users. Incoming calls drained our resources.  We just went through second installment and received many compliments from the addition of wEdge. We are very satisfied. Thank you for the operational support DEVNET provides.”

“The DEVNET wEdge installation team was extremely professional and provided one of the most seamless transitions with which my office has worked,” noted McLean County Information Technologies Director Craig Nelson. “The DEVNET product meets the needs of our citizens better than our in-house product and requires much less regular attention from my staff. wEdge provides a great value for the dollars invested.”

The McLean County website is: http://www.mcleancountyil.gov

The McLean County Treasurer’s website is: http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/treasurer

The McLean County DEVNET wEdge website is: http://mcleanil.devnetwedge.com

About McLean County

McLean County, the largest county by land area in Illinois, is located in central Illinois and has a population of over 174,000. It was founded on December 25, 1830 and named for John McLean (1791-1830), United States Representative and United States Senator from Illinois. The County Seat is located in Bloomington, IL. McLean County is the top-producing county in the United States for soybeans and the second highest in corn. It has over 67,800 parcels. McLean County is the home of Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Heartland Community College.

About DEVNET Inc.

With 17 years of proven industry knowledge and over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET offers integrated end-to-end Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection, and e-government solutions designed to empower local government public sector users. Our solutions value and collect for over 4.5 million parcels, and we dedicate ourselves to creating a customized, personal experience for each client location. Edge® is the solution to make your operation more efficient and productive. Find out more information at www.devnetinc.com.

DEVNET Attends IAAO Conference

DEVNET travels to Sacramento, CA next week to attend the annual International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Conference. Please visit with us at booth 326 to learn more about the integrated Edge® software. View our campaign.

 About DEVNET Inc.

DEVNET Inc. is a leading provider of end-to-end property tax management solutions and services for local governments. With over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 4 million parcels. Our integrated Edge® solutions provide endless possibilities to enhance workflow, boost productivity, and manage time more effectively.  DEVNET offers proven industry knowledge of and experience in implementing integrated Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection, Remote Collection, Tax Claims and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user.  As a progressive, forward-thinking company, DEVNET’s primary focus is to keep your county moving towards the future by providing modern technology that solves and anticipates your needs. Find more information about DEVNET Incorporated at www.devnetinc.com .

DEVNET Canada welcomes the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in Ontario as its first Canadian client

DEVNET Canada is pleased to welcome the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario, as its first Canadian customer. DEVNET’s Edge® solution will fully integrate and meet the Municipality’s requirements for Property Information, Property Tax Administration, Billing and Collection, Tax Delinquency, Public Web Portal (wEdge e-government), and Reporting and Querying.

The Corporation of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent is a single-tier municipality with a population of 104,000 located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. The Municipality is one of the largest municipalities by geographic boundaries in Ontario with an area of 2,543 square kilometers and a mix of urban and rural communities.

In 2008, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) was commissioned by Corporate Services to develop the first technology roadmap for the Municipality since amalgamation. The overall theme of the ITSP is “Survival through Simplification, Stability and Sustainability.”

“As a result of an information technology strategic plan, we identified the need to implement core business and government solutions that would meet current and future needs, based on emerging technologies, IT trends and best practices,” said Municipality Project Manager Steve Wilson. “After reviewing the market’s leading software solutions, we determined that DEVNET provided the most flexible solution to meet our diverse range of needs. The depth of DEVNET’s program functionality, strategic direction and amiable staff were key factors in our decision to select it for our Property Tax solution.”

The implementation of a Property Tax solution enables the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to replace existing aged systems and provide the catalyst for implementing efficient, common business processes for recording property information, billing, and collection. It also provides the ability to streamline activities and implement new opportunities.

Chatham-Kent’s Revenue Analyst, Mark Visser noted, “DEVNET demonstrated great team energy with a progressive mindset. We feel that DEVNET’s software will not only meet our current requirements, but will also meet our future needs in regards to the ever changing Technical/Software environments and legislative changes.”

About the Municipality of Chatham-Kent

The current Municipality of Chatham-Kent was created in 1998 by the merger of municipalities in Kent County and the City of Chatham. Situated between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie and surrounded by rich, productive farmland, Chatham-Kent is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature. It is home to many historical festivals and was an integral part of the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. Chatham-Kent’s location allows residents to enjoy beautiful natural scenery, a low cost of living, high-quality public services, a variety of recreational activities, and unique business opportunities.

For more information, see: http://www.chatham-kent.ca/Pages/default.aspx

About DEVNET Inc.

DEVNET Inc. is a leading provider of end-to-end management solutions and services for local governments. DEVNET Inc. formed DEVNET Canada Systems Inc. in 2014, offering our solutions and services in Canada. With over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 4 million parcels. Our integrated Edge® solutions provide endless possibilities to enhance workflow, boost productivity, and manage time more effectively.  DEVNET offers proven industry knowledge of and experience in implementing integrated Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection, and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user.  As a progressive, forward-thinking company, DEVNET’s primary focus is to keep your municipality moving towards the future by providing modern technology that solves and anticipates your needs. Find more information about DEVNET Incorporated at www.devnetinc.com .