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.

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.

DEVNET 2016 MAC Conference & Expo Giveaway Winner Announced

DEVNET is happy to announce that the giveaway winner at the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) Conference & Expo, held in November 2016 at Osage Beach, Missouri, was Pam Doane, Saline County, Deputy Clerk. Doane won a selection of camping equipment, including a screened-in tent and an Igloo® cooler.

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.

Ruth-Ann J. Gentry Named DEVNET Vice President of Human Resources

DEVNET is pleased to announce that Ruth-Ann J. Gentry has been named Vice President of Human Resources. Gentry has been the company’s Fleet/Benefits Administrator since July of 2014, handling new hires, insurance implementation and management, and vehicle administration.

As the VP of Human Resources, Gentry is responsible for managing personnel files, risk management, and employee programs, as well as ongoing fleet/benefits duties.

“In my prior role,” Gentry explained, “I worked with employees who were newly hired and/or drove company vehicles. In my new position, I’ll work with every DEVNET employee.”

“This is a very exciting time for DEVNET, and I look forward to all the new opportunities,” she continued. “I see myself in the middle of the organization, helping employees and helping the company grow and expand.”

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.

Rick Lyter Joins DEVNET’s Programming Support Team

DEVNET welcomes Rick Lyter as Senior Programmer. Lyter will be a lead developer on new projects with Vice President Michael Sager’s technical development and support programming teams.

Lyter was a Senior Developer at Siemens for 24 years, working on database and web services integrations with an Oracle CRM system and custom SharePoint integrations. Lyter brings to DEVNET public sector experience that contributes a broad view of current technologies.

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.

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.