2016 ISAC Fall School of Instruction DEVNET Prize Winner

DEVNET is happy to announce that Dubuque County Treasurer Eric Stierman was its vendor prize-drawing winner at the 2016 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Fall School of Instruction, which was held in Des Moines from November 30 to December 2 at the Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Stierman was awarded a $50 Best Buy gift certificate.

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.

2016 IACO Fall Conference DEVNET Drawing Awarded

DEVNET is pleased to report that at the Illinois Association of County Officials (IACO) Fall Conference, held in November 2016 in Peoria, Illinois, LaSalle County Chief Deputy Clerk Diane Gerber claimed DEVNET’s giveaway prize of a Bose® Bluetooth® speaker.

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.

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.

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.

edgemaps

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.

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.

Bond County, Illinois, Software Search Leads To DEVNET Edge™

DEVNET is pleased to announce that Bond County, Illinois, has become a new client for the Edge™ CAMA, Property Tax, and wEdge™ solutions.

Edge™ solutions work together to increase workflow automation and provide a comprehensive view of the entire property tax life cycle. CAMA and Assessment Administration automates the appraisal and assessment administration function, allowing for accurate valuation and complete parcel maintenance, administration, exemption, and appeals information. Billing and Collection performs all billing, collection, distribution, and delinquent tax processing for real and personal property. wEdge™ provides web access to the Edge™ Ecosystem, giving the public, local offices, outside agencies, and partner organizations a gateway to real-time authoritative data.

“The Clerk’s Office was searching for a product that gave us speed, clarity, and a much needed bang for our buck,” said Bond County Clerk and Recorder Randy Reitz. “After much research, we felt that DEVNET offered exactly what we were looking for. The DEVNET staff has made our transition supremely easy.”

Bond County Courthouse

200 W. College Avenue

Greenville, IL 62246

Bond County website: www.bondcountyil.com

 

County Clerk and Recorder: Randy Reitz

Email: CountyClerk@bondcountyil.com

Website: bondcountyclerk.com

Phone: 618-664-0449

 

About Bond County

Bond County was founded in 1817, is located in southwestern Illinois about an hour northeast of St. Louis, MO, and has a population of over 17,700. It has a total area of 383 square miles and was named for Shadrach Bond, a representative to the U.S. Congress from the Illinois Territory who became the first governor of Illinois from 1818 to 1822. The county seat and largest city is Greenville.

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.

Missouri’s Livingston County Launches DEVNET wEdge™ Online Payment

DEVNET and Livingston County Collector-Treasurer Paula McCoy are proud to announce that county taxpayers can now make tax payments online through the DEVNET wEdge™ e-government solution website. Livingston County’s wEdge™ application has been providing the public with access to tax information since February 2015.

DEVNET’s wEdge™ solutions provide web access to the Edge™ Ecosystem. wEdge™ is the industry leading e-government and property search platform that integrates property information, GIS, and other government services through a single application, including online payment of real estate or personal property tax bills. wEdge™ is a customizable inquiry solution that integrates the Edge™ applications to give county and public users access to important taxpayer information and contains numerous administrative and security settings.

“The wEdge™ site has been a great success, and I invite county residents to check it out,” said McCoy. “I’d like to remind taxpayers to view their tax information online, and to contact the County Collector-Treasurer’s office if they have any questions.”

McCoy noted that tax payments are due on December 31 of the tax year. After the 12/31 deadline, interest and penalties will be applied. There is no subscription fee to the taxpayers of Livingston County or the general public for the use of the wEdge™ website.

The Livingston County Collector-Treasurer’s office is located in the Livingston County Courthouse at
 700 Webster Street, Suite 5, Chillicothe, Missouri.

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

 

Livingston County DEVNET wEdge™ Online Property Tax website:

http://livingstonmo.devnetwedge.com

Livingston County Collector-Treasurer’s office resource page:

http://www.livingstoncountymo.com/treasurer.htm

 

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.

Brian Hall Brings GIS Experience to DEVNET as Project Manager

DEVNET is excited to announce that Brian Hall has joined its team as a Project Manager. Hall’s career in the GIS field includes 15 years’ combined experience working as GIS Director in Ohio for Wayne County and Stark County.

DEVNET prides itself on being current with technology while maintaining continuity with previous releases that our clients know and love. DEVNET is proactively expanding its product line through improvements to the core system, as well as developing new extensions and product additions. Our focus in 2015 was state-of-the-art GIS integration and an improved user experience; 2016 will bring major developments in mobile, workflow, reporting, and more.

“My years of county GIS experience will be an asset to DEVNET as it works to integrate new technology in the system,” Hall said. “Working with many different county offices has developed my understanding for bringing geographic solutions and enhancements to work processes. DEVNET’s design can be applied to areas that maybe have not been previously explored. DEVNET has the potential to change how county government collaborates and shares work processes to make counties more effective in their service to the public.”

Hall originally learned about DEVNET while working as GIS Director for Stark County, Ohio. While evaluating vendors during the RFP process for a new CAMA/Tax system, he said DEVNET became a very intriguing option.

“DEVNET’s integration of GIS right inside the CAMA truly peaked my interest,” recalled Hall. “Typically, GIS was always a separate export and a standalone system. The prospect of all the feature-rich data of the CAMA system being directly integrated with the geographical location of the parcel felt like a dream come true. This inspired me to keep an eye on where DEVNET was heading and ultimately led me to joining the company.”

For his initial project with DEVNET, Hall will be working with Gaston County, North Carolina.

“My goal in Gaston County is to provide a system that will set the standard for the state,” he explained. “The county’s willingness to embrace the value of adding maps directly inside the CAMA/Tax system will make this possible and will help enhance the efficiency and fairness in assessing. North Carolina will note improvements in Gaston County’s assessment and taxation process. I am excited to be a part of the team bringing DEVNET to the state.”

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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.

 

Kendall County, IL, Adds DEVNET Edge™ Vital Records Software

Kendall County, Illinois, a DEVNET client since 2006, has added The Edge™ Vital Records software to its current suite of DEVNET products, which includes integrated Edge™ CAMA, Property Tax Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, and wEdge e-government solutions.

“Kendall County needed to upgrade its old system, which was not compatible with the newest version of windows,” said Debbie Gillette, Kendall County Clerk and Recorder. “The DEVNET Vital Records system will be easy for staff to use and learn. We are able to use our current server as well as our current scanner, so that helped us keep the cost to the county down.”

The DEVNET Edge™ Vital Records solution provides everything the Recorder needs to efficiently and effectively manage vital records. This solution offers a feature-rich indexing and imaging environment. Vital Records Indexing and Retrieval:

  • Allows indexing of birth, death, and marriage records.
  • Contains extensive genealogy features that automatically build family history by linking related vital records.
  • Allows indexing, reporting, and publication of marriage licenses.
  • Includes extensive inquiry capabilities.
  • Produces a variety of elegant forms.

“We currently use DEVNET for the property tax cycle and have been happy with the service they provide,” Gillette noted. “We are confident that we will be receive excellent training, and DEVNET will be accessible if we have any questions or concerns once the program is implemented.”

Debbie Gillette

Kendall County Clerk & Recorder

111 W Fox Street

Yorkville, IL 60560

dgillette@co.kendall.il.us

Phone: 630-553-4104 (Clerk) and 630-553-4112 (Recorder)

Fax: 630-553-5283

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Clerk)

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Recorder)

 

Kendall County website: http://www.co.kendall.il.us

County Clerk & Recorder website: http://www.co.kendall.il.us/county-clerk/

Kendall County Recorder’s Office website: http://www.kendallcountyrecorder.net

 

About Kendall County

With an area of 322 square miles and a population of over 119,000, Kendall County is located in northeastern Illinois, about 50 miles west of Chicago, and is part of the Chicago Metropolitan area. Between 2000 and 2010, it was the fastest growing county in the Unites States. Kendall County was formed in 1841 and named for Amos Kendall, an important advisor to President Andrew Jackson and U.S. Postmaster General from 1835 to 1840. The county seat is located on the Fox River in Yorkville. Kendall County’s convenient location and moderate population encourage economic growth and support a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities.

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.