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.

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.

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.

The City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Adds DEVNET CAMA and wEdge™

DEVNET is proud to welcome the City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, as its newest CAMA and wEdge™ customer.

DEVNET Edge™ CAMA and Assessment Administration is developed based on IAAO and USPAP industry standards. It automates the appraisal and assessment administration functions for accurate valuation and complete parcel maintenance, assessment, exemption, and appeals information.

Wauwatosa Assessor Shannon Krause’s previous experience as a DEVNET user contributed to the City’s selection.

“DEVNET is a company with a proven record of delivering a working product in a timely manner with dependable support,” Krause said. “Because I was a past customer when I worked for a different municipality and was familiar with the quality of the product and the level of service, it made the decision on reputation and reliability easy. DEVNET is responsive and quick to adjust its software to the many changes that are made each year by the Department of Revenue.”

DEVNET wEdge™ solutions provide web access to the Edge™ Ecosystem, giving the public, local offices, outside agencies, and partner organizations a gateway to real-time authoritative data.

“DEVNET’s wEdge™ application provides Internet access to property data with the ability to search for properties against our live data, which will assist taxpayers, business professionals, and all city departments,” Krause added. “DEVNET offers the ability to link other applications within city government so that data is easily shared.”

The City of Wauwatosa

7725 W. North Ave.

Wauwatosa, WI  53213

Phone: 414-479-8901

Fax: 414-479-8972

Shannon L. Krause, City of Wauwatosa Assessor

skrause@wauwatosa.net

City website: http://wauwatosa.net

City Assessor website: http://wauwatosa.net/index.aspx?nid=77

 

About The City of Wauwatosa

The City of Wauwatosa is four miles west of downtown Milwaukee on the Menomonee River in Milwaukee County. It has an area of 13.25 square miles and a population of over 47,000. The current Mayor is Kathleen Ehley. The town of Wau-wau-too-sa was created by act of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in 1840, and it became a city of the second class after the 1970 census. The name Wauwautosa originated from two sources: “wau-wau-tae-sie” is a Potawatomi word for firefly, and the name honors Potawatomi Chief Wauwautaesie.

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.