DEVNET Celebrates GIS Day

Today, November 15th, marks the 18th anniversary of GIS Day, which is celebrated annually worldwide in order to raise awareness about the benefits of Geographic Information Systems.

DEVNET’s partnership with Esri allows us to display client data in a variety of map configurations. Using these maps, decision makers can analyze CAMA and tax data in new ways and gain valuable insight into patterns and practices.

GIS allows us to better understand the world by identifying spatial relationships and explaining data in practical ways. DEVNET recognizes GIS as a valuable tool and has revolutionized embedding the technology in our CAMA and Property Tax workflows. DEVNET EdgeMaps™ gives our users the power to evaluate information in space and time, solve problems, discover trends, and recognize complex data arrangements.

To learn more about GIS Day, check out http://www.gisday.com/.

See how others are celebrating and learn more about how to host your own GIS day event at http://arcg.is/0Lu8fT.

DEVNET Attends AAP Conference

DEVNET travels to Seven Springs Mountain Resort next week to attend the Assessors’ Association of Pennsylvania (AAP) Annual Conference. Please visit the DEVNET booth to learn more about our leading Pennsylvania Property Tax software and services. DEVNET serves seven Pennsylvania Counties and growing. While visiting the DEVNET booth, sign up for your chance to win a FitBit. View our campaign

About AAP

The Assessors’ Association Of Pennsylvania was founded in 1948 by a group of county assessors with the intent of promoting more education and professionalism. Today, the AAP has grown to become a leading association offering a wide variety of services for county assessors.

The AAP Mission is to:

  • improve assessment practices in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • provide for the collection, distribution, and exchange of information relating to the field of assessing among its members
  • improve public relations
  • inform members of legislation intended to improve assessment functions
  • cooperate with other interested agencies in the promotion of the objectives of this Association
  • encourage a fair and just distribution of the tax burden

DEVNET’s mission is aligned with AAP as we are focused on providing the software that allows Assessors’ to deliver on this mission and serve the public more efficiently and effectively.

For more information on AAP, please visit http://www.paassessors.org.

About DEVNET Inc.

With 18 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. Visit www.devnetinc.com

 

Jeffrey Varner joins DEVNET as Sales Manager

DEVNET, Inc., is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Varner has joined the DEVNET sales team as a new Sales Manager.

 Jeff is currently a member of the Swatara Township Board of Commissioners in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and will continue serving in this capacity. Prior to making the decision to join DEVNET, Jeff served as the Deputy Director of Communications and Special Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor in the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 In his new role at DEVNET, Jeff is responsible for lead generation and managing the sales effort throughout Pennsylvania and other assigned territories. “I’m excited to be a member of the DEVNET team and look forward to building long-term client relationships,” Jeff said. “I embrace the opportunity to provide local government leaders with DEVNET products that will empower them to provide solutions as they serve the public.”

During his four years with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, Jeff developed relationships across the entire state of Pennsylvania. He visited every county numerous times and worked together with state and local leaders on a wide range of issues. The Lieutenant Governor was chairman of the Local Government Advisory Committee that met regularly with various public officials across the Commonwealth to discuss how the state could better meet the needs of local governments. Jeff, as a staffer, gained unique insight into county government operations and established extensive associations.

As a Swatara Township commissioner, Jeff is currently Chairman of the Codes Committee and serves on the Recreation Committee and the Contract Negotiation Committee. He has strengthened his relationships with local government leaders and has experienced firsthand how government efficiency benefits the public.

Dauphin County has been a DEVNET client since 2005, and it was through the county that Jeff was introduced to DEVNET. “It has been evident that DEVNET takes pride in and places importance on the relationships it forms,” he noted. “DEVNET is an industry leader that has a commitment to continuously improve its product and services. There are not many companies that I have heard such great things about.”

Jeff is an outstanding addition to our DEVNET sales team. His reputation, recommendations, relationships and public sector experience will be invaluable to the DEVNET sales effort. Jeff has the endorsement of many DEVNET customers throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Given his background, relationships, and knowledge of local government, we couldn’t be more pleased to have him be a part of our continued growth in Pennsylvania and the other markets we serve.

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.

Bollinger County Missouri adds DEVNET wEdge E-government solution

DEVNET is pleased that Bollinger County, Missouri, has chosen to improve its customer service by implementing DEVNET’s wEdge™ e-government solution. With this addition, the county benefits from the fully integrated Edge™ solution. wEdge™ integrates with the DEVNET Property Tax Assessment Administration and Billing & Collection solutions already in place at the county.

wEdge™ is DEVNET’s 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 the Edge™ applications providing county and public users access to important taxpayer information. wEdge™ allows taxpayers to pay their real estate and personal property tax bills online and contains numerous administrative and security settings.

“My experience and Bollinger County’s experience with DEVNET has been wonderful,” said Bollinger County Collector-elect Sonya Fulton. “Because of our day-to-day experience with DEVNET, the county made the decision to invest in the wEdge™ program. The new system allows for much more automation than our previous one, which means we can help our customers in a timelier manner.

“Customer requests for information can also be obtained easily with DEVNET,” Fulton continued. “A copy of a tax bill is now just a few clicks away. The wEdge™ system will allow our customers more freedom in paying bills, making their own copies of paid receipts, and researching information. Since the program is available 24/7, it is there for them at their convenience. Customers who need assistance with navigating the site can contact our office during normal office hours, and we will be happy to assist them.”

The Bollinger County Collector’s normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The phone number is 572 238-1900, extension 2.

About Bollinger County

Bollinger County is located in southeast Missouri and was organized in 1851. It was named in honor of Colonel George Frederick Bollinger, a Missouri legislator and pioneer settler. It covers 621 square miles of terrain that ranges from the Mississippi Delta flatlands in the south to the Ozark Hills in the north, with its county seat in Marble Hill. The Bollinger County Museum of Natural History in Marble Hill is the home of the Missouri Dinosaur, a variety of a dinosaur called a hadrosaur (duck-billed) that was discovered in the county in 1942 and is Missouri’s official dinosaur. The museum also has a collection of natural history specimens and Native American artifacts from Missouri and other artifacts from around the world.

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. Visit www.devnetinc.com

DEVNET Attends CCAP Conference

DEVNET travels to Lancaster, PA this week to attend the annual County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Conference. Please visit with us at booth 407 to learn more about the integrated Edge software. View our campaign.

 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 4 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, Remote Collection, Tax Claims 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 .

Forte’s payment processing unites with DEVNET for a total e-government solution

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DEVNET Incorprated is pleased to announce their partnership with Forte Payment Systems to further service counties that seek a total e-government payments solution.

Forte has been optimizing government payments for over 15 years, focusing on crafting intelligent options for processing while, at the same time, cultivating and fostering lasting relationships. Online payments are an integral piece of any payments solution, and DEVNET brings 17 years of experience developing and supplying proven integrated e-government software and hardware solutions to the table. Both provide flexible and robust applications with a thoughtful, intimate understanding of county clients.

The two offer a complete suite of products for government that can be custom packaged to address specific county needs. One particularly successful combination is the use of DEVNET’s wEdge application in conjunction with Forte’s trusted payment processing services.

The DEVNET wEdge is a comprehensive e-government solution that allows users to search and view all of their properties and associated taxes within a jurisdiction. With an intuitive and intelligent interface, users can browse properties and their details, add amounts owed to a shopping cart and pay via Forte’s integrated payment system.

The two solutions meld together perfectly, creating a seamless and harmonious platform. Counties can rely upon Forte’s highly secure payment environment and reduce their PCI scope, all while providing their users a total search and shop solution with wEdge.

This particular offering from Forte and DEVNET is currently utilized by several Missouri counties, including Madison, Pettis, Crawford, Jefferson, New Madrid and Bollinger. Two Illinois counties also use the application: Madison and Kankakee. The combination of Forte and wEdge is expertly sculpted for counties that need a modern, powerful property tax and appraisal search, but who are also looking for a secure, simplified payment solution. 

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 4 million parcels. The 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 wEdge e-government solutions designed to empower the public sector user.  Find out more information at www.devnetinc.com.

About Forte Payment Systems

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Allen, Texas, Forte Payment Systems is a leading provider of innovative electronic payment solutions. Offering unique and scalable enterprise-class solutions, Forte helps organizations of all sizes build, manage and perfect the way they take payments. A truly omni-channel payments provider with solutions for every potential point of sale, Forte offers full stack APIs and dynamic processing services for developers and merchants who seek comprehensive and robust web, mobile and retail options. Find out more information at www.forte.net.

DEVNET Attends NACo Conference

DEVNET travels to New Orleans this week to attend the annual NACo Conference. Please visit with Michael Gentry, President and Tanya Smith, Vice President of Marketing at booth 530 to learn more about the integrated Edge software. View our campaign.

 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 4 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 .

DEVNET Canada welcomes the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in Ontario as its first Canadian client

DEVNET Canada is pleased to welcome the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario, as its first Canadian customer. DEVNET’s 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.

The Corporation of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent is a single-tier municipality with a population of 104,000 located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario. The Municipality is one of the largest municipalities by geographic boundaries in Ontario with an area of 2,543 square kilometers and a mix of urban and rural communities.

In 2008, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) was commissioned by Corporate Services to develop the first technology roadmap for the Municipality since amalgamation. The overall theme of the ITSP is “Survival through Simplification, Stability and Sustainability.”

“As a result of an information technology strategic plan, we identified the need to implement core business and government solutions that would meet current and future needs, based on emerging technologies, IT trends and best practices,” said Municipality Project Manager Steve Wilson. “After reviewing the market’s leading software solutions, we determined that DEVNET provided the most flexible solution to meet our diverse range of needs. The depth of DEVNET’s program functionality, strategic direction and amiable staff were key factors in our decision to select it for our Property Tax solution.”

The implementation of a Property Tax solution enables the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to replace existing aged systems and provide the catalyst for implementing efficient, common business processes for recording property information, billing, and collection. It also provides the ability to streamline activities and implement new opportunities.

Chatham-Kent’s Revenue Analyst, Mark Visser noted, “DEVNET demonstrated great team energy with a progressive mindset. We feel that DEVNET’s software will not only meet our current requirements, but will also meet our future needs in regards to the ever changing Technical/Software environments and legislative changes.”

About the Municipality of Chatham-Kent

The current Municipality of Chatham-Kent was created in 1998 by the merger of municipalities in Kent County and the City of Chatham. Situated between Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie and surrounded by rich, productive farmland, Chatham-Kent is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates the beauty of nature. It is home to many historical festivals and was an integral part of the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. Chatham-Kent’s location allows residents to enjoy beautiful natural scenery, a low cost of living, high-quality public services, a variety of recreational activities, and unique business opportunities.

For more information, see: http://www.chatham-kent.ca/Pages/default.aspx

About DEVNET Inc.

DEVNET Inc. is a leading provider of end-to-end management solutions and services for local governments. DEVNET Inc. formed DEVNET Canada Systems Inc. in 2014, offering our solutions and services in Canada. With over 100 installations throughout the United States and Canada, DEVNET solutions value and collect for over 4 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 .

 

Mercer County Illinois Adds DEVNET wEdge E-government Solution

DEVNET is pleased to announce that Mercer County, Illinois, has chosen to implement the DEVNET wEdge e-government solution. Mercer County has been a client of DEVNET’s since 2002. With the addition of wEdge, the county will realize the benefits of the fully integrated Edge® solution. wEdge integrates with the DEVNET Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) and Property Tax Assessment Administration solutions implemented at the county.

wEdge is DEVNET’s e-government solution for providing property tax information to public and county users, and it is becoming the leading property information platform in the industry. wEdge provides a powerful yet easy-to-use interface for searching and viewing all properties within a jurisdiction. With minimal effort, users can create powerful queries, browse matching properties, and view details about each property.

“Mercer County decided to go with wEdge to give our taxpayers, title searchers, real estate agencies, and the general public the convenience of finding property tax information on the Internet,” said Mercer County Deputy Treasurer Bev Lower.

“The public had requested this for several years,” Lower continued. “wEdge gives us the opportunity to provide this with convenience and cost-efficiency to the County. We have been hearing wonderful responses about being able to provide this service to our Mercer County citizens and public workers.”

The Mercer County Treasurer Office is located at 100 SE Third Street, Aledo, IL, 61231 and can be reached at (309) 582-2580 and treasurer@mercercountyil.org.

The Mercer County Treasure’s Website is: http://www.mercercountyil.org/Departments/Treasurer.aspx

Mercer County tax records can be searched at: http://merceril.devnetwedge.com

About Mercer County, Illinois

 Mercer County has a population of over 16,000 and is located in western Illinois. It was named for Hugh Mercer, a physician and general during the American Revolution who was mortally wounded at the battle of Princeton. With the Mississippi River as the western border of the county, it is part of the Yellowbanks Territory, named by the Sauk and Fox Indians because of the yellow, sandy soil along the riverbank. The county was chartered in 1835 as part of the old Northwest Territory and the Military Tract. Aledo is the county seat. Mercer County is one of the four counties that make up the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island Metropolitan Statistical Area, and has more than 10,000 acres of parks, recreational facilities, and open space.

 For more information, see: http://www.mercercountyil.org

 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 4 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 .

 

DEVNET Attends CAAO Conference

DEVNET travels to Columbus, OH next week to attend the County Auditors Association of Ohio Spring Conference.  DEVNET looks forward to seeing everyone and sharing information on the Edge® Integrated Ohio Software offerings. If you are attending the conference please  join us on Wednesday, June 4th starting at 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 5th starting at 4:30 p.m. in the hospitality room we are hosting.  For more details View our campaign. 

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 4 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 .