Henderson County, IL, Selects DEVNET Edge™ Assessment Administration and wEdge™

DEVNET is pleased to report that Henderson County, Illinois, has chosen the Edgesolution Assessment Administration and wEdgewith Online Collection.

Developed based on IAAO and USPAP industry standards, the Edge Assessment Administration solution allows for accurate valuation and complete parcel maintenance, assessment, exemption, and appeals information.

DEVNET wEdge™ provides web access to Edge™ Property Tax solutions, giving the public, local offices, outside agencies, and partner organizations a gateway to real-time authoritative taxpayer information and allows taxpayers to pay real estate tax bills online.

Henderson County Clerk and Recorder

Henderson County Courthouse

307 Warren Street

P.O. Box 308

Oquaka, IL 61469

Phone: (309) 867-2911

Fax: (309) 867-2033

Email: coclerk@mchsi.com

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

Henderson County: http://www.hendersoncountyedc.com

Henderson County Clerk: http://www.hendersoncountyedc.com/Departments/County-Clerk

 

About Henderson County

Henderson County is in west-central Illinois on the Mississippi River along the Great River Road. It covers 1,859 square miles and has a population of over 7,300. Its county seat and largest city is Oquawka (from Oquawkiek, a Sac/Fox native American tribe word for Lower Yellow Banks for the sand along the shore of the Mississippi). The county was founded in 1841 and named after Henderson County, Kentucky, which was named for Richard Henderson, an American pioneer, merchant, and jurist who died in 1785. Nearby is Mississippi River Lock and Dam #18, which opened in 1937.

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.

Steve Ptak Joins DEVNET as GIS Product Manager

DEVNET Inc. is excited to announce that Steve Ptak has joined its team as GIS Product Manager. Ptak brings extensive experience in GIS as a specialist in Land Records and Local Government Solutions.

Ptak’s responsibilities at DEVNET include advancing and promoting the geographic information systems capabilities within the Edge™ software suite. He will oversee all aspects of software development, from design to product delivery of EdgeMaps™.

“I truly enjoy solving complex local government business needs and providing solutions using GIS technology to achieve those goals,” Ptak said. “I understand the unique challenges that our clients face and look forward to enhancing the end-user experience of our products. I’m thrilled to be part of DEVNET’s team to extend the use of GIS and lead the industry into the future, providing the best solutions available.”

For the last eight years, Ptak served as a GIS Solutions Consultant and Special Projects Manager for Bruce Harris & Associates. In 2015, he was the project lead in an effort that garnered the Osceola County, Florida, Property Appraiser’s Office a Special Achievement in GIS Award from Esri, the global leader in GIS technology.

Ptak’s background interacting with local government clients and technical expertise in GIS solutions gives him an understanding of the benefits that GIS integration can provide to a modern CAMA and Tax Accounting solution like DEVNET’s Edge™.

“I’ve been familiar with DEVNET’s solution offerings for many years,” noted Ptak. “I’ve always been impressed with the level of detail and commitment to provide unlimited support to clients. DEVNET’s dedication to customer service and improving land records management for local government organizations is extremely impressive. I see many great things happening in the coming months.”

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 Welcomes Matt Bryant as New Chief Technology Officer

DEVNET Incorporated is excited to announce that on May 4, 2015, Matt Bryant was named to its leadership team as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“As a leading developer of Property Tax and CAMA software, it’s vital that our technical division is led by someone highly innovative, forward thinking, and always ahead of the curve,” said Michael Gentry, President and Co-Founder of DEVNET. “With Bryant’s successful track record of building applications from scratch, his GIS development, and direct experience working with Tax and CAMA data, it’s evident that he encompasses all these traits and more − making him the perfect fit for our executive team.”

Bryant joins DEVNET after almost 16 years with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Company Bruce Harris & Associates, where he recently led the development of a GIS-driven field appraisal system that won Wayne County, Ohio, a Special Achievement in GIS award from Esri, the global leader in GIS technology.

In his new role, Bryant will be responsible for leading engineering, information technology, and software development functions to deliver best-in-class solutions and services to DEVNET clients. One of Bryant’s immediate tasks in his new role will be integrating GIS and native GIS functionality throughout the DEVNET Edge™ solutions.

“Matt is a proven leader and a key part of our growth agenda,” Gentry added. “His experience and expertise will ensure that DEVNET is well positioned in the industry to respond to change and forge ahead with our innovative solutions.”

“I have a unique perspective from having been a consumer of DEVNET data for GIS analytic and visualization purposes,” said Bryant. “I’m very impressed with the company goals, business model, and the iterative release structure of the Edge™ products. My goal is to ensure that all of DEVNET’s products are state-of-the-art, while simultaneously providing clients and partners with an integration-friendly system.”

Bryant continued, “Technology evolves very quickly, and every software company runs the risk of providing legacy solutions if they can’t keep up with trends. My primary responsibility is to ensure that DEVNET’s products are modern – this includes user interfaces, architecture, integration and interoperability, scalability, and deployment.

“Additionally, I feel it’s the role of the CTO to inspire the software development teams to embrace new technologies. Change can be scary, but it’s an opportunity to grow and be creative.”

Having worked almost exclusively with county government, Bryant is familiar with DEVNET’s industry presence. “Coming from a consulting firm, I often built peripheral solutions that relied on property data,” he commented. “I’m excited to be able to work on a large product line that creates and maintains that data. I’ve worked with DEVNET clients and been involved in partnership projects with DEVNET in the past. I think that DEVNET customers benefit greatly from its agile development patterns, and there is no shortage of testimonials to back that up.”

About DEVNET Inc.

With 18 years of proven industry knowledge and over 120 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 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 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 .

 

Vermilion County Illinois Implements DEVNET’s Vital Records Solution

DEVNET announces that Vermilion County, Illinois has chosen DEVNET Edge® Vital Records Software.

“The choice to partner with DEVNET has afforded Vermilion County a cost-effective and straightforward solution for staying up to date with vital records software as changes evolve in vital records laws and requirements,” said Machelle Long, Vermilion County Vital Records Specialist. “This allows us to continue providing the quality service the public deserves.”

“Phase 1 of our Vital Records Program is up and running in Vermilion County! We are extremely pleased and impressed thus far – both with the DEVNET Vital Records Program and with the project manager. It has certainly been a pleasure dealing with DEVNET and we are looking forward to a long association. The county is excited to complete the final implementation phase of DEVNET’S Vital Records solution” noted Long. “It is essential that we be proactive in order to keep pace with the changing environment of vital records.”

The Vermilion County Clerk website is: http://www.co.vermilion.il.us/ctyclk.htm

About Vermilion County

Vermilion County is approximately 95 miles south of Chicago and 90 miles west of Indianapolis on the Illinois-Indiana border. It is named after the Vermilion River, which passes through the area. The county was established in 1826, comprises 898 square miles, and has a population of over 80,000. Danville is the county seat. Vermilion County has a primarily agricultural/industrial-based economy and is home to two post-secondary institutions, Danville Area Community College and Lakeview College of Nursing, as well as the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and a medium security state correctional facility. There are several scenic and wildlife areas in the county, including three Illinois state parks: Harry “Babe” Woodyard State Natural Area, Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area, and the Kickapoo State Park.

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 Inc. expands to Iowa in partnership with Marshall County

DEVNET Inc. is pleased to announce that Marshall County, Iowa, has chosen DEVNET’s Edge® solution to address its property tax and recording needs. Marshall County represents DEVNET’s first customer in the State of Iowa.

DEVNET’s ability to provide a product that is adaptable, flexible, and affordable was an important consideration in the County’s decision, according to County Information Technology Director Scott Williams.

“Our primary goals in selecting a new property tax software suite was to gain a more modern user interface and to eliminate our dependence on a single developer,” said Williams. “Marshall County has invested heavily in Web-based technologies and a Geographic Information System (GIS), and our business process relies heavily on the ability to link from various locations, both from our real estate applications and to them from other applications. DEVNET demonstrated their Web readiness as well as their ability to integrate with GIS.”

GIS Department member Melanie Ewalt added, “With all of the changes the State of Iowa has made, change was inevitable, and finding DEVNET took the scary out of change. DEVNET was very open to all our ideas and how we currently do things without giving up anything. We look forward to a long working friendship with DEVNET employees and hope to learn a lot from each other and work towards a common goal.”

That collaboration with the DEVNET team was a big factor in Marshall County’s selection.

“Probably the most important reason we selected DEVNET was our interactions with the personnel from DEVNET during the evaluation process and demos,” Williams explained. “It is very important that all of the users are comfortable with the personnel from the vendor. The DEVNET personnel on-site for the demo were founders and principals of the company as well as designers and developers of the product. They had both a deep understanding of the design and technical capabilities of the product and the authority within their organization to make decisions about development priorities. They were able to readily and believably tell us if our business processes could be implemented with their product and seemed excited about many of the suggestions we offered to enhance their product.”

Williams noted, “Because we would be DEVNET’s first Iowa customer, we really had a feeling that the product they delivered will have been designed to fit Marshall County. The feeling we had after going through the demo process was more like we were selecting a development partner, not a product. DEVNET expressed and demonstrated their excitement for working with us from the very first moment they stepped on-site.”

About Marshall County

Marshall County is named for Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Marshall and is located in Central Iowa with a population of over 40,000. It was organized from Jasper County in 1846. The county seat is the city of Marshalltown, a thriving city with a diversified base of businesses, award-winning schools, esteemed medical facilities, modern shopping centers, well-maintained recreational and cultural amenities, and high-quality residential areas. The Marshall County Conservation Board (MCCB) has more than 2,000 acres of land on 27 locations for camping, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, hiking, bicycle trails, forest areas, or native prairie.

For more information, see: http://www.co.marshall.ia.us

About DEVNET Inc.

DEVNET Inc. is a leading provider of end-to-end 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, 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 .

DEVNET Attends ISTCA Conference

DEVNET travels to Waterloo, IA this week to attend the Iowa State County Treasurer’s Association (ISTCA) Conference. Bill Wetzel from DEVNET looks forward to seeing everyone and sharing information on the Edge® Integrated Iowa Software offerings. DEVNET is also excited to announce and welcome our very first client in Iowa. We  welcome Marshall County, Iowa to our growing list of customers. We are excited to offer Iowa a new option for integrated Property Tax Software. View our campaign. 

About DEVNET Inc.

DEVNET is a leading provider of end-to-end management solutions and services for local governments. With over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 3.5 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 Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Property Tax Assessment Administration, Billing, Collection, Permitting & Zoning, Records Management, and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user.  Find more information about DEVNET Incorporated at www.devnetinc.com .

Whiteside County Illinois Adds DEVNET wEdge E-government Solution

whitelogoDEVNET is pleased to announce that Whiteside County, Illinois, has chosen to implement the DEVNET wEdge e-government solution. Whiteside County Treasurer Darlene Hook and Whiteside County Supervisor of Assessments Robin Brands have selected wEdge to make the county’s property tax data available to the public.

Whiteside County currently uses the DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Assessment Administration & Billing and Collection solutions. DEVNET is gratified that the county is adding yet another of the Edge® solutions. wEdge is DEVNET’s e-government solution for providing property tax information to public and county users, and it is becoming the leading property information platform in the industry. wEdge provides a powerful yet easy-to-use interface for searching and viewing all properties within a jurisdiction. With minimal effort, users can create powerful queries, browse matching properties, and view details about each property.

“Whiteside County is pleased to announce a new website for accessing online assessment and tax information,” commented Hook and Brands. “This will be a great tool for title searchers, tax preparers, and residents. Current year real estate taxes can be paid online through the Illinois Epay link on the wEdge page. The information is public knowledge and will be free and accessible 24/7.”

“If you have questions or problems when accessing the website,” they continued, “you may call Whiteside County offices of Treasurer Darlene Hook at 815-772-5196 or Whiteside County Assessor Robin Brands at 815-772-5195 during normal Courthouse hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays. The taxpayers of Whiteside County have been asking for online access for quite some time, and we are excited to be offering this new service to the public.”

The new website address is: http://whitesideil.devnetwedge.com

About Whiteside County

Whiteside County is rich in history, agriculture, and industry. The county was established on January 16, 1836. It is the namesake of General Samuel Whiteside who, as a major, fought in the Indian Wars in this section of the country from 1812 until the close of the Black Hawk War. The county also boasts the birthplace of President Ronald Reagan (in Tampico), the Albany Mounds State Historic Site, and a segment of one of the first continental highways — U.S. Route 30, also known as the Lincoln Highway. Morrison, the county seat, is centrally located on U.S. Route 30. The communities of Sterling and Rock Falls, located 15 miles to the east, comprise most of the county’s 60,000 population.

About DEVNET Inc.

DEVNET is a leading provider of end-to-end management solutions and services for local governments. With over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 3.5 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 Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Property Tax Assessment Administration, Billing, Collection, Permitting & Zoning, Records Management, and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user.  Find more information about DEVNET Incorporated at www.devnetinc.com .