Mason County Illinois Transitions to DEVNET Property Tax Software

DEVNET is pleased to announce that Mason County, Illinois, has chosen to transition to the DEVNET Property Tax Assessment Administration, Billing and Collection, and hosted wEdge e-government solution.

DEVNET is thankful to add yet another Illinois county in 2014.  

“Mason County is transitioning from a ‘home grown’ system that we have used since the 1980s into commercial software,” said Mason County Administrator Bill Blessman. “We feel the county will be better situated to meet future demands for data and reporting related to the property tax system, particularly as the statutory demands become more and more complex.”

Blessman continued, “We look forward to working with DEVNET. Having served as county clerk for nearly 30 years prior to becoming county administrator, I have long been familiar with DEVNET’s products and services. DEVNET is the recognized industry leader in Illinois for products and support, and we are pleased to become part of that team. I have known some of the DEVNET staff for nearly 30 years, and I greatly value the knowledge and experience that my former colleagues bring to the table.”

The Mason County website is: http://www.masoncountyil.org

About Mason County

Mason County sits in central Illinois between the Sangamon River on the south and the Illinois River on the west, with its County Seat in Havana. Mason County was created in 1841 and named in honor of George Mason, the Virginia statesman and delegate to the 1787 U.S. Constitutional Convention who campaigned for the adoption of the United States Bill of Rights. The county is served by seven major highways and the Union Pacific Railroad and the Illinois Midland Railway. Mason County is home to the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery, Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, Sand Ridge State Forest, Mason State Tree Nursery, and the Sanganois Conservation Area. Due to the region’s sandy soil, Mason County is a major producer of pumpkins, watermelons, and cantaloupes.

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.

 

McLean County Illinois adds DEVNET wEdge E-government solution

DEVNET is pleased to announce that McLean County, Illinois, has chosen to implement the DEVNET wEdge e-government solution. McLean County has been a client of DEVNET’s since 2004 and has selected wEdge to make the county’s property tax data available to the public.

McLean County currently uses the DEVNET Edge® Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Tax Assessment Administration & Billing and Collection solutions. DEVNET is pleased that the county is adding yet another of the Edge® solutions.

wEdge is the industry leading e-government and property search platform that integrates property information, GIS, and other government services through a single application. wEdge is a customizable inquiry solution that integrates with the Edge® applications providing county and public users access to important taxpayer information. wEdge allows taxpayers to pay their real estate tax bills online and receive email notifications for properties they own. The wEdge solution contains numerous administrative and security settings to control and monitor access to property information, including subscription based access options, administrative dashboard reports, and redaction of sensitive information.

“The McLean County website has always been a leader in providing the public with vital information,” commented McLean County Chief County Assessment Officer Bob Kahman. “Since adding wEdge, the compliments have grown. The public and professional users of public information are unanimous in their enjoyment of the ease of use and wealth of information that we are able to provide using wEdge as our public face.”

Rebecca McNeil, McLean County Treasurer and Tax Collector, said, “We have a wide user base, and it was very obvious when the website was not meeting the expectations of our users. Incoming calls drained our resources.  We just went through second installment and received many compliments from the addition of wEdge. We are very satisfied. Thank you for the operational support DEVNET provides.”

“The DEVNET wEdge installation team was extremely professional and provided one of the most seamless transitions with which my office has worked,” noted McLean County Information Technologies Director Craig Nelson. “The DEVNET product meets the needs of our citizens better than our in-house product and requires much less regular attention from my staff. wEdge provides a great value for the dollars invested.”

The McLean County website is: http://www.mcleancountyil.gov

The McLean County Treasurer’s website is: http://www.mcleancountyil.gov/treasurer

The McLean County DEVNET wEdge website is: http://mcleanil.devnetwedge.com

About McLean County

McLean County, the largest county by land area in Illinois, is located in central Illinois and has a population of over 174,000. It was founded on December 25, 1830 and named for John McLean (1791-1830), United States Representative and United States Senator from Illinois. The County Seat is located in Bloomington, IL. McLean County is the top-producing county in the United States for soybeans and the second highest in corn. It has over 67,800 parcels. McLean County is the home of Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Heartland Community College.

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 Awards Annual Scholarships at the Spring IACO Conference

This week DEVNET attended the annual Spring Illinois Association of County Officials (IACO) Conference hosted in Springfield, Illinois. We enjoyed spending time with our clients, marketing our solutions and services, and showing our support as a Platinum Sponsor of the IACO organization.

Illinois is one of DEVNET Incorporated’s core markets. We serve 55 of the 102 Illinois Counties, making DEVNET the preferred provider of integrated Property Tax Software Solutions in the state.

While at the conference, Tanya Smith, Vice President of Marketing at DEVNET and an IACO Vendor Representative, along with Bruce Harris and the IACO Board of Directors, presented scholarships to three very deserving applicants on behalf of DEVNET.

This year’s recipients were honored with scholarships that will help further their education in the pursuit of their careers:

  • Dylan Barnett of Carrollton, Illinois. Dylan received a $1,000.00 scholarship to attend Eastern Illinois University. He will be majoring in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Dylan is the son of Jill Waldheuser, the Greene County Chief County Assessment Officer, and the grandson of Deborah Banghart, the Greene County Clerk.
  • Mariah Logan of Mason, Illinois. Mariah received a $500.00 scholarship to attend Victory Bible College. She will be majoring in Music Ministry and hopes to become a Ministry Pastor. Mariah is the granddaughter of Kevin D. Logan, the Clay County Supervisor of Assessments.
  • Luke D. Marsh of Norris, Illinois. Luke received a $500.00 scholarship to attend Southeastern Illinois University. He will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Luke is the son of Chris Marsh, the White County Coroner.

 DEVNET has been contributing to the IACO scholarship fund for eight years. We feel it is both rewarding and a wonderful opportunity to show our support of continuing education and the IACO.

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 .

Jasper County Illinois Chooses DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Software Solution

DEVNET is pleased that Jasper County, Illinois is the 54th Illinois County to choose the DEVNET Edge® solutions and services. The county has decided to contract with DEVNET for the fully integrated Illinois DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Software Solution which includes Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, Oil & Gas, and wEdge e-government.

Jasper County is located strategically between Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago. Newton is the county seat. Jasper County is growing from an agricultural base to a manufacturing and industrial economy.

Paul Woods, Jasper County Assessor, Clinton Bigard, Jasper County Treasurer and Linda Huth the Jasper County Clerk go on to say, “We were at a point where the county recognized the need to find a software product to better serve our needs as well as the public. After speaking with other counties that utilize DEVNET services, it was evident that they were extremely satisfied with the high level of products and services provided. We are very confident DEVNET will meet, if not exceed our expectations, while providing a substantial cost savings to the County.”

Michael Gentry, President of DEVNET adds, “DEVNET certainly closed out 2013 on a positive note with the addition of Jasper County, Illinois. We are very pleased to welcome the county and look forward to 2014. Serving our communities and providing our clients with the tools that allow them to provide better government to the public is the goal we strive to meet. ”

DEVNET has become the leading Property Tax Software provider in the State of Illinois serving 54 of the 102 Counties. DEVNET offers proven industry knowledge and experience implementing integrated Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user. We have dedicated ourselves to taking a unique, personalized approach with every client and have quickly become a leading nationwide provider of integrated government solutions. Our focus is on integration, enhanced workflow and all-inclusive pricing.

With 100 installations, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 3.5 million parcels throughout eight states. Our integrated DEVNET Edge® solutions provide endless possibilities to enhance workflow, boost productivity and manage time more effectively. The full suite of integrated DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Solutions include Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, Tax Claims, Remote Collection, Permitting & Zoning, Records Management, wEdge e-government, Printing & Mailing Services, Hardware Sales & Support and GIS Integration.

Jersey County Illinois Adds DEVNET Edge® Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal Software

DEVNET is pleased that Jersey County, Illinois will be using the DEVNET Edge® Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) software.

Jersey County has been using the DEVNET Edge® integrated Property Tax Assessment Administration and Billing & Collection software since 2011. We are pleased that they have decided to implement additional DEVNET solutions to further integrate their offices, creating efficiency and seamless workflow. The DEVNET CAMA software has been developed based on IAAO and USPAP industry standards. The county will employ using industry standard Marshall & Swift valuation which is integrated into the DEVNET Edge® CAMA software.

DEVNET has become the leading Property Tax Software Provider in the State of Illinois serving 53 of the 102 Counties. DEVNET offers proven industry knowledge and experience implementing integrated Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user. We have dedicated ourselves to taking a unique, personalized approach with every client and have quickly become a leading nationwide provider of integrated government solutions. Our focus is on integration, enhanced workflow and all inclusive pricing. With 100 installations, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 3.5 million parcels throughout eight states. Our integrated DEVNET Edge® solutions provide endless possibilities to enhance workflow, boost productivity and manage time more effectively. The full suite of integrated DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Solutions include Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, Tax Claims, Remote Collection, Permitting & Zoning, Records Management, wEdge e-government, Printing & Mailing Services, Hardware Sales & Support and GIS Integration.

Saline County Illinois Chooses DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Administration System

DEVNET is pleased that Saline County, Illinois is the 53rd Illinois County to choose the DEVNET Edge® solutions and services. The county after careful review has decided to contract with DEVNET for the fully integrated Illinois DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Software System which includes Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, wEdge e-government and Tax Bill Printing & Mailing services.

Saline County is located in the Southern portion of Illinois and is known  as “The Gateway to the Shawnee National Forest.”  The county seat is Harrisburg.  Saline County is rich in coal, gas, and oil, and recreational areas, as well as being home to many farms.

Danny Ragan, Saline County Treasurer and Collector goes on to say, “We have not had a tax software and systems upgrade for ten years.  We began looking for the most up to date systems and asking other Illinois counties which software they used.  The ones who used DEVNET, were overwhelming in their satisfaction of the system and great technical support provided by them.  The county has contracted for new equipment and state of the art software for less money than we are paying our current vendor.  We look forward to having a more user friendly and accurate tax process through our long term partnership with DEVNET.”

Michael Gentry, President of DEVNET adds, “DEVNET is pleased to have Saline County join our growing DEVNET family of jurisdictions. We are both honored and humbled that they will be the 53rd Illinois County to realize the benefits of implementing the complete Illinois DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Solutions. The county will be saving money and modernizing their property tax offerings, creating efficiency in their office and providing better government to the taxpayers. We are more than pleased to work with the county on this important implementation.”

DEVNET has become the leading Property Tax Software provider in the State of Illinois serving 53 of the 102 Counties. DEVNET offers proven industry knowledge and experience implementing integrated Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user. We have dedicated ourselves to taking a unique, personalized approach with every client and have quickly become a leading nationwide provider of integrated government solutions. Our focus is on integration, enhanced workflow and all inclusive pricing. With 100 installations, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 3.5 million parcels throughout eight states. Our integrated DEVNET Edge® solutions provide endless possibilities to enhance workflow, boost productivity and manage time more effectively.

The full suite of integrated DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Solutions include Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, Tax Claims, Remote Collection, Permitting & Zoning, Records Management, wEdge e-government, Printing & Mailing Services, Hardware Sales & Support and GIS Integration.

DEVNET Attends IACO Conference

DEVNET traveled to Springfield, Illinois this week to participate in the 3rd Annual Bill Foster Memorial Golf Outing and the IACO Spring Conference. We had a great time hosting our marshmallow hole at the Golf Outing. Congratulations to Gary King, the DuPage County Clerk whose marshmallow was just shy of 100 feet.

This year’s conference was a huge success, we enjoyed spending time with our clients, participating in the conference events, attending the Affiliate sessions and making new connections. DEVNET is a platinum supporter of the IACO organization and also participates in the IACO Scholarship program. We had the pleasure of presenting scholarships to some very hardworking and deserving students. 

Tanya Smith, the Vice President of Marketing was recently appointed to join the IACO board as a vendor representative. Tanya looks forward to her involvement and providing a new perspective.

As the leading provider of Property Tax Software in the state of Illinois, DEVNET is thankful for the opportunity to spend time with our clients learning the many ways that our solutions help create value. We appreciate each of you and enjoy the opportunity to participate and show our support.

DEVNET, Inc. offers proven industry knowledge and experience implementing integrated Appraisal, Assessment, Billing, Collection and e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user. We have dedicated ourselves to taking a unique, personalized approach with every client and have quickly become a leading nationwide provider of integrated government solutions. Our focus is on integration, enhanced workflow and all inclusive pricing. With over ninety installations, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 3.5 million parcels throughout eight states. Our integrated DEVNET Edge® solutions provide endless possibilities to enhance workflow, boost productivity and manage time more effectively.

The full suite of integrated DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Solutions include: Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, Permitting & Zoning, Records Management, wEdge e-government, Printing & Mailing Services, Hardware Sales & Support and GIS Integration.

DEVNET Attends The IPAI Conference

DEVNET travels to Bloomington Illinois next week to exhibit and attend the educational sessions provided at the Illinois Property Assessment Institute Monday March 18-20th. Please stop by our booth to learn more about the DEVNET Edge® solutions and services. Steve and Aaron look forward to seeing everyone.

DEVNET is the leading provider of integrated property tax solutions for the state of Illinois. The DEVNET Edge® integrated solutions include: Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal, Assessment Administration, Billing, Collection, Permitting & Zoning, Records Management, Oil & Gas, GIS Integration and wEdge e-government. Additionally, DEVNET offers printing and mailing services and hardware sales and support.

Visit DEVNET at the 17th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference

DEVNET travels to Albuquerque, NM next week to attend the 17th Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference. Please visit DEVNET at Booth 7. This is an exciting time at DEVNET as we have added new Sales Manager, Bill Wetzel. Bill comes with an excellent background in the industry and is also this years conference chair.

Hear what he has to say about this years conference, “In 2013, the theme is “Emerging Technologies—Rising Above the Challenges.” It is about taking advantage of ever-evolving technologies to solve present-day issues. GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference is the place to learn about these solutions. The planning committee has assembled an excellent program that will benefit GIS and assessment professionals. The exhibit hall is also a clearinghouse for new and emerging technologies.

This conference has always been a fantastic networking opportunity for me. Take advantage of the time to talk with fellow professionals who share the same experiences and challenges as you do. Strike up conversations in breakout sessions and in the hallways, during breaks and scheduled receptions. Collect contact information and revisit conversations and reach out to new colleagues for advice and recommendations when you’re back home. We hope that you find an emerging technology that is right for you and your workplace.”

DEVNET Incorporated is a leading provider of integrated Assessment, Billing, Collection and e-government solutions. We look forward to meeting with everyone at the conference next week to discuss the challenges you face with your current technology and how our Edge® solutions can help streamline and enhance your workflow creating endless possibilities for you and your staff.

DEVNET Welcomes Woodford County, Illinois

DEVNET is pleased to welcome Woodford County, IL.  Woodford County is implementing the integrated DEVNET Edge® Property Tax Assessment Administration, Permitting and Zoning and wEdge e-government solutions to automate the business processes in the Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk/Recorder and Permitting and Zoning Offices. 

DEVNET is the preferred provider of Government Property Tax Software Solutions in the state of Illinois. Woodford marks, DEVNET’s 51st Illinois client. We look forward to working with the county on this important implementation.