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.

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

 

DEVNET Welcomes its 60th Illinois Client

UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MOVES FORWARD WITH DEVNET’S EDGE™ SOLUTION

DEVNET Inc. is happy to announce that Union County, Illinois, is DEVNET’s 60th Illinois client and has chosen DEVNET’s Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Property Tax Administration, and wEdge™ e-government solutions and services. The county has decided to contract with DEVNET for the fully integrated Illinois DEVNET Edge™ Property Tax Software Solution that includes Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), Assessment Administration, Billing & Collection, and wEdge™ e-government.

“DEVNET offers exactly the combination of on-site and online systems that we are looking for in order to make Union County more efficient and transparent not only to current residents but future residents,” said Rollie Hawk, Union County Chief Information Officer.

“While our previous property tax solution was functional, I’ve known from the day I started with Union County as a consultant that we needed something more forward-looking,” Hawk continued. “In order to compete with other counties to bring in new residents and new businesses, a strong online presence is essential, and having property and tax information online and easily searchable is a big part of that.”

The Union County website is: http://unioncountyil.gov

About Union County

Bordered by Williamson, Jackson, Johnson, Pulaski, and Alexander counties and the Mississippi River in southern Illinois, Union County was founded in 1818 and is named in reference to the historical “union meeting” between the Baptists and the Dunkards that ultimately led to the county’s founding. Its county seat, Jonesboro, is popularly known as the site of the third Lincoln-Douglas debate in 1858. Union County strives to be a regional leader in terms of increasing efficiency and leveraging technological solutions in order to provide better and more responsive services to its residents.

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.

Rick Ford is Promoted to Manager of Online Products

DEVENT Inc. is pleased to announce that Rick Ford has been promoted to Manager of Online Products.

Rick has been with DEVNET since 2012, when he joined the company as a developer for wEdge™. He has worked as a designer for new clients and managed wEdge™ development over the last two years.

wEdge™ is DEVNET’s flagship web application for providing property tax and appraisal information to public and county users.  wEdge™ provides a powerful yet easy-to-use interface for searching and viewing all properties and personal property accounts within a county.  With minimal effort, users can create powerful queries, browse matching properties, see a map of result properties, and view details about each property.

Prior to joining DEVNET, Rick worked at the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida in Gainesville, which serves six counties, as a software developer creating information sharing and access tools for the judiciary.

Rick also worked with the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he had numerous responsibilities that included managing the computer labs, providing IT support to the Center for Instructional Technology & Teaching (CITT), and carrying out software and website development for the College of Health & Human Performance, including helping faculty with instructional design and online data collection projects.

As the Manager of Online Products, Rick intends to focus his team on updating the underlying infrastructure that powers DEVNET’s wEdge™ Suite and create a contemporary user interface with improved usability and features for new and existing clients. The Online Products team also is focused on developing a new wEdge™ Recorder product.

Livingston County Missouri Launches DEVNET wEdge Solution

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

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 and contains numerous administrative and security settings.

“I am very pleased to announce that the Collector’s website will be a reality,” said Livingston County Collector-Treasurer Paula McCoy. “Through much hard work from DEVNET, the residents of Livingston County and the public soon will be able to view tax information online, and, in the near future, make tax payments online as well. My goal is to make things more convenient for the taxpayers of Livingston County.”

The Livingston County Collector-Treasurer’s office is located in the southeast corner of the first floor of the historic Livingston County Courthouse at
700 Webster Street, Suite 5.

  • Phone: 660-646-8000, Option 7,
  • Fax: 660-646-8015.
  • Office hours: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday

The Livingston County website is: www.livingstoncountymo.com

The Livingston County Collector-Treasurer’s office resource page is: http://www.livingstoncountymo.com/treasurer.htm

About Livingston County

Livingston County is located in northwest Missouri about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City, covers 538 square miles, has a population of over 14,000, and has an assessed valuation over $160,000,000. The county was organized in 1837 and named for Edward Livingston, A US Representative and Senator who was Secretary of State from 1831 to 1833 under President Andrew Jackson. In Chillicothe, the county seat, the Chillicothe Baking Company was the first company in the world to sell pre-sliced bread in 1928. The Grand River flows through Livingston County, and the 5,863-acre Poosey Conservation Area in the northwest part of the county contains hardwood forests of oak and hickory that display brilliant fall colors and tall grass prairie inhabited by deer, turkey, raccoon, squirrel, quail, rabbit, coyote, fox, among other small animals and birds.

 

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

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

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.

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 Inc. expands to Iowa in partnership with Marshall County

DEVNET Inc. is pleased to announce that Marshall County, Iowa, has chosen DEVNET’s Edge® solution to address its property tax and recording needs. Marshall County represents DEVNET’s first customer in the State of Iowa.

DEVNET’s ability to provide a product that is adaptable, flexible, and affordable was an important consideration in the County’s decision, according to County Information Technology Director Scott Williams.

“Our primary goals in selecting a new property tax software suite was to gain a more modern user interface and to eliminate our dependence on a single developer,” said Williams. “Marshall County has invested heavily in Web-based technologies and a Geographic Information System (GIS), and our business process relies heavily on the ability to link from various locations, both from our real estate applications and to them from other applications. DEVNET demonstrated their Web readiness as well as their ability to integrate with GIS.”

GIS Department member Melanie Ewalt added, “With all of the changes the State of Iowa has made, change was inevitable, and finding DEVNET took the scary out of change. DEVNET was very open to all our ideas and how we currently do things without giving up anything. We look forward to a long working friendship with DEVNET employees and hope to learn a lot from each other and work towards a common goal.”

That collaboration with the DEVNET team was a big factor in Marshall County’s selection.

“Probably the most important reason we selected DEVNET was our interactions with the personnel from DEVNET during the evaluation process and demos,” Williams explained. “It is very important that all of the users are comfortable with the personnel from the vendor. The DEVNET personnel on-site for the demo were founders and principals of the company as well as designers and developers of the product. They had both a deep understanding of the design and technical capabilities of the product and the authority within their organization to make decisions about development priorities. They were able to readily and believably tell us if our business processes could be implemented with their product and seemed excited about many of the suggestions we offered to enhance their product.”

Williams noted, “Because we would be DEVNET’s first Iowa customer, we really had a feeling that the product they delivered will have been designed to fit Marshall County. The feeling we had after going through the demo process was more like we were selecting a development partner, not a product. DEVNET expressed and demonstrated their excitement for working with us from the very first moment they stepped on-site.”

About Marshall County

Marshall County is named for Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Marshall and is located in Central Iowa with a population of over 40,000. It was organized from Jasper County in 1846. The county seat is the city of Marshalltown, a thriving city with a diversified base of businesses, award-winning schools, esteemed medical facilities, modern shopping centers, well-maintained recreational and cultural amenities, and high-quality residential areas. The Marshall County Conservation Board (MCCB) has more than 2,000 acres of land on 27 locations for camping, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, hiking, bicycle trails, forest areas, or native prairie.

For more information, see: http://www.co.marshall.ia.us

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 .