SQL/GIS Specialist Jeff Antonson Joins DEVNET Development Staff

The DEVNET Development team is pleased to welcome Jeff Antonson as Database Administrator. Antonson has over 17 years background in IT, with extensive experience in GIS consulting for counties. He has a wide skillset that enables him to observe and deconstruct business processes, define how they interrelate in both system and human resource perspectives, and then find the means to provide data automation operations that provide exactly the right data, in exactly the right format, with peak performance at fast speeds.

“My goal is to provide re-usable and multi-purposed SQL Server Stored Procedures for use by developers and reduce the ad hoc SQL query effort,” Antonson said. “This should speed performance of the application and reduce the time required by developers by providing a more robust, smaller, and re-usable coding footprint.”

Antonson is passionate about database management and the benefits it can bring DEVNET customers.

“Working in both GIS and the specialty of Microsoft SQL Server has expanded my knowledgebase immensely,” commented Antonson. “As we marry spatial and tabular data, we can do things in the database engine that were previously not possible at the speeds required to be truly useful. We can add even more value to our clients by leveraging their real-time data into predictive patterns and analysis forecasting, giving them the ability to see around the corner. We are poised to join ensembles of data that might otherwise be unrelated and blend them into an inter-related tapestry of predictive variable forecasting. To me, that’s an amazing and untapped resource.”

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.

 

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 Incorporated announces expansion into Canada

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Today, DEVNET Inc. announced its expansion into Canada. DEVNET Inc. has formed a subsidiary company called DEVNET Canada Systems Inc. (DEVNET Canada) that is based out of British Columbia and will serve provinces and municipalities throughout Canada. DEVNET Canada has also procured an off-site data hosting center which is centrally located in Toronto, Ontario. Data from DEVNET’s Canadian clients will remain on Canadian soil.

DEVNET began researching the Canadian market in 2013. Our investigation determined that the Edge® solutions and services would fill a need for modernized Assessment and Collection software in Canada.

Following a competitive bidding process, and after a thorough review and site visits, DEVNET Canada is pleased to announce and welcome our very first Canadian client: the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in Ontario.

Our ability to demonstrate that we will provide a progressive and responsive solution that meets the goals identified was a key factor in Chatham-Kent’s selection of DEVNET Canada. The Edge® solution will fully integrate and meet the Municipality’s requirements for Property Information, Property Tax Administration, Billing and Collection, Tax Delinquency, Public Web Portal (wEdge e-government), and Reporting and Querying.

DEVNET Canada will incorporate the Municipality’s interaction with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financial modules, Active Networks Point of Sales, GIS, SharePoint, and CityView Suite.

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 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 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 .