Scott LePenske Named DEVNET Inc. Vice President of Sales and Marketing

DEVNET Inc. is pleased to welcome Scott LePenske as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. LePenske brings nearly 30 years of experience working with Local Government, including counties and cities throughout the United States for the last 16 years.

LePenske will be working with DEVNET’s Sales and Marketing staff to maintain and expand the client base in Illinois and drive new business in states where DEVNET currently has an integrated Land Records Management solution in place.

“I have had the great opportunity to work with and meet some wonderful people throughout the Midwest,” LePenske said. “I’m looking forward to building my existing relationships and starting new ones. We want to grow DEVNET’s business in a smart and reasonable way. The key to success in the government market is growing smart. You don’t necessarily have to take every piece of the pie.”

As a member of the Illinois Association of County Officials (IACO) for the past 11 years, LePenske has worked with the organization to build and promote the IACO Scholarship program and its spring golf outing. “I’m very proud of how the IACO scholarship program has grown over the past 10 years,” he remarked. “Some bright and talented kids have been awarded scholarships, and their parents and grandparents should be very proud.”

Over the years, LePenske has become familiar with DEVNET through his connection with longtime DEVNET Legislative SME and Illinois Project Manager Steve Connell.

“I have known of DEVNET for many, many years and have built a relationship with several existing staff members,” LePenske noted. “I have had the pleasure of building these friendships over the last 10 years, and I share their passion for the local government software industry.”

About DEVNET Inc.

With 20 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.

GIS Day is Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day is a global event celebrated annually on the third Wednesday of November. It is a chance for businesses all over the world to showcase how GIS can be used and to inform people about the applications of this technology.

GIS Day was initially created in 1999, inspired by consumer advocate Ralph Nader and promoted by GIS company Esri. Nader thought people could learn about geography and how to incorporate GIS into day-to-day activities.

What is GIS?

Geographic information systems integrate, store, edit, analyze, share, and display geographic information, allowing users to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. Esri has demonstrated how GIS benefits many different industries and organizations. GIS can be used to help with record keeping, reporting, cost savings, and better communication with the public.

DEVNET EdgeMaps™

EdgeMaps™ provides 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, offering highly valuable, interactive thematic maps. DEVNET EdgeMaps™ consumes a multitude of web maps, each uniquely designed for visualizing property characteristics, reports, and analytics. EdgeMaps™ supports ArcGIS Land Records solutions by serving real-time Local Government Information Model data.

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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 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 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

Bollinger County Missouri adds DEVNET wEdge E-government solution

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

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. wEdge™ allows taxpayers to pay their real estate and personal property tax bills online and contains numerous administrative and security settings.

“My experience and Bollinger County’s experience with DEVNET has been wonderful,” said Bollinger County Collector-elect Sonya Fulton. “Because of our day-to-day experience with DEVNET, the county made the decision to invest in the wEdge™ program. The new system allows for much more automation than our previous one, which means we can help our customers in a timelier manner.

“Customer requests for information can also be obtained easily with DEVNET,” Fulton continued. “A copy of a tax bill is now just a few clicks away. The wEdge™ system will allow our customers more freedom in paying bills, making their own copies of paid receipts, and researching information. Since the program is available 24/7, it is there for them at their convenience. Customers who need assistance with navigating the site can contact our office during normal office hours, and we will be happy to assist them.”

The Bollinger County Collector’s normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The phone number is 572 238-1900, extension 2.

About Bollinger County

Bollinger County is located in southeast Missouri and was organized in 1851. It was named in honor of Colonel George Frederick Bollinger, a Missouri legislator and pioneer settler. It covers 621 square miles of terrain that ranges from the Mississippi Delta flatlands in the south to the Ozark Hills in the north, with its county seat in Marble Hill. The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill is the home of the Missouri Dinosaur, a variety of a dinosaur called a hadrosaur (duck-billed) that was discovered in the county in 1942 and is Missouri’s official dinosaur. The museum also has a collection of natural history specimens and Native American artifacts from Missouri and other artifacts from around the world.

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

Mason County Illinois Transitions to DEVNET Property Tax Software

DEVNET is pleased to announce that Mason County, Illinois, has chosen to transition to the DEVNET Property Tax Assessment Administration, Billing and Collection, and hosted wEdge e-government solution.

DEVNET is thankful to add yet another Illinois county in 2014.  

“Mason County is transitioning from a ‘home grown’ system that we have used since the 1980s into commercial software,” said Mason County Administrator Bill Blessman. “We feel the county will be better situated to meet future demands for data and reporting related to the property tax system, particularly as the statutory demands become more and more complex.”

Blessman continued, “We look forward to working with DEVNET. Having served as county clerk for nearly 30 years prior to becoming county administrator, I have long been familiar with DEVNET’s products and services. DEVNET is the recognized industry leader in Illinois for products and support, and we are pleased to become part of that team. I have known some of the DEVNET staff for nearly 30 years, and I greatly value the knowledge and experience that my former colleagues bring to the table.”

The Mason County website is: http://www.masoncountyil.org

About Mason County

Mason County sits in central Illinois between the Sangamon River on the south and the Illinois River on the west, with its County Seat in Havana. Mason County was created in 1841 and named in honor of George Mason, the Virginia statesman and delegate to the 1787 U.S. Constitutional Convention who campaigned for the adoption of the United States Bill of Rights. The county is served by seven major highways and the Union Pacific Railroad and the Illinois Midland Railway. Mason County is home to the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery, Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Sand Ridge State Forest, Mason State Tree Nursery, and the Sanganois Conservation Area. Due to the region’s sandy soil, Mason County is a major producer of pumpkins, watermelons, and cantaloupes.

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.

 

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 Incorporated Named One of Ingram Micro’s Fastest-Growing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S.

SMB 500

DEVNET Incorporated Named One of Ingram Micro’s Fastest-Growing SMB Channel Partners in the U.S.

World’s Largest Technology Distributor Recognizes DEVNET’s Achievements and Success in Annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 List at Inaugural IMOne Event in New Orleans #IMOne2014

SYCAMORE, IL, September 29, 2014 – DEVNET Inc. today announced it was named to the Ingram Micro 2014 SMB 500. The annual list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners serving the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Ranked at number 300, DEVNET expanded its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor, by more than 34 percent in the past three years.

Channel partners named to this year’s SMB 500 list were identified at Ingram Micro’s inaugural 2014 IMOne event, held May 6-10 in New Orleans. As part of the more than 20,000 U.S. solution providers and MSPs who work with Ingram Micro’s U.S. SMB Business Unit, these top-performing companies achieved a three-year compound growth rate of more than 42 percent.

Ingram Micro’s annual SMB 500 list is developed in close collaboration with channel research services firm The 2112 Group, Ingram Micro’s Business Intelligence team and U.S. SMB Business Unit. Criteria for selection to the list includes size, overall technology category revenue growth and innovation across SMB engagements.

DEVNET is proud that Ingram Micro has recognized our growth. We constantly seek new and innovative solutions for our clients, and our partnership with a trusted supplier like Ingram Micro helps enable us to deliver effective and relevant products to our customers. DEVNET and Ingram Micro work together to provide competitive pricing and efficient, dependable service to our client counties.

“The Ingram Micro SMB 500 is representative of solution providers who are focused on business excellence and recognize the value in teaming with Ingram Micro to deliver a superior customer experience and grow their business faster,” said Jamie Ferullo, director of SMB sales, Ingram Micro U.S.  “We congratulate this year’s SMB 500 and applaud their success.”

Performance metrics, trends, best practices and other key findings from the Ingram Micro 2014 SMB 500 list will be produced by The 2112 Group and noted on the Ingram Micro SMB 500 site: www.im-smb.com/smb500. Additional information and research is available on 2112’s Channelnomics, a news and analysis website dedicated to channel business trends.

“The channel partners who earned a spot on the 2014 Ingram Micro SMB 500 are growing at rates that are three to four times the channel industry average and well above the channel average for SMB-focused resellers,” says Lawrence M. Walsh, CEO and chief analyst of The 2112 Group. “The SMB 500 shows how consistent execution and collaboration with a technology distributor with broad resources and support mechanisms, such as Ingram Micro, results in accelerated growth performance and business strength.”

A copy of the 2014 Ingram Micro SMB 500 list can be found atwww.im-smb.com/smb500.

Find more information about DEVNET Incorporated at http://www.devnetinc.com.

About Ingram Micro Inc. 

Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 170 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit IngramMicro.com

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

 

Press Contacts:

Tanya Smith

Vice President of Marketing

(815) 899-6850 ext. 107

tsmith@devnetinc.com

 

Marie Rourke

WhiteFox Marketing (for Ingram Micro)

(714) 292-2199

marie@whitefoxpr.com