Fast Deployment Empowers City to Speed Permitting and Inspections
SAN RAMON, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 17, 2014 — Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, today announced Perris, California, is now live with the Accela Civic Platform and is utilizing Best Practice Templates for Land Management. Accela solutions for permitting and inspections have replaced the legacy system as the City upgrades its technologies, modernizing operations and improving its ability to serve businesses and citizens.
The City of Perris is located in Riverside County and is home to more than 72,000 residents. The Accela Civic Platform will be the heart of a fully integrated enterprise system designed to support multiple departments, including Building and Safety, Community Development and Engineering.
Accela is helping Perris build a one-stop shop for permitting and inspection, which will streamline and automate workflow between departments. The Accela Civic Platform will empower city workers, businesses and citizens to engage with each other more quickly and easily by using an expanded set of web-based and mobile application services. Perris staff will have permitting and inspection capabilities on the same system, making it easier to connect data across the City. The Accela deployment will also mean citizens gain an online portal that simplifies communicating and working with the City, improving service for local residents and businesses.
The City of Perris selected Accela Best Practice Templates to dramatically decrease the implementation timeframe while offering rapid training and deployment for agency staff. Accela leveraged an implementation partner, Woolpert, to assist with implementation of Accela Best Practice Templates in order to speed time to deployment and maximize an agencys investment for both packaged and tailored solutions. These configurations enable agencies to quickly streamline core processes, and solutions can be implemented with specific agency fees, regulatory requirements and staff training within weeks.
Were thrilled to support the City of Perris as it leverages technology to streamline workflow for agency staff and provide simple access to City services online, where and when its convenient for their citizens, said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. And by utilizing our Best Practice Templates, the City was able to easily deploy and provide training with limited configuration. We look forward to working with the staff to improve City services and help them achieve their goals.
At Accela, we believe that engagement makes all the difference. Were ushering in a new era where democracy thrives when government works directly with the people, coming to citizens on their terms through mobile devices, social media and networks, and open data. By streamlining critical agency functions like land, asset and right of way management, licensing, legislative management, recreation and resource management, citizen relationship management and environmental health and safety, the Accela Civic Platform bridges the gap between agencies and citizens. We help build better communities by powering thousands of services and millions of transactions daily for agencies of all sizes.
Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Melbourne and Dubai. For more information, visit www.accela.com.
Erica Harvill, 415-710-9006