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.

Scott LePenske Named DEVNET Inc. Vice President of Sales and Marketing

DEVNET Inc. is pleased to welcome Scott LePenske as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. LePenske brings nearly 30 years of experience working with Local Government, including counties and cities throughout the United States for the last 16 years.

LePenske will be working with DEVNET’s Sales and Marketing staff to maintain and expand the client base in Illinois and drive new business in states where DEVNET currently has an integrated Land Records Management solution in place.

“I have had the great opportunity to work with and meet some wonderful people throughout the Midwest,” LePenske said. “I’m looking forward to building my existing relationships and starting new ones. We want to grow DEVNET’s business in a smart and reasonable way. The key to success in the government market is growing smart. You don’t necessarily have to take every piece of the pie.”

As a member of the Illinois Association of County Officials (IACO) for the past 11 years, LePenske has worked with the organization to build and promote the IACO Scholarship program and its spring golf outing. “I’m very proud of how the IACO scholarship program has grown over the past 10 years,” he remarked. “Some bright and talented kids have been awarded scholarships, and their parents and grandparents should be very proud.”

Over the years, LePenske has become familiar with DEVNET through his connection with longtime DEVNET Legislative SME and Illinois Project Manager Steve Connell.

“I have known of DEVNET for many, many years and have built a relationship with several existing staff members,” LePenske noted. “I have had the pleasure of building these friendships over the last 10 years, and I share their passion for the local government software industry.”

About DEVNET Inc.

With 20 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.

2016 ISAC Fall School of Instruction DEVNET Prize Winner

DEVNET is happy to announce that Dubuque County Treasurer Eric Stierman was its vendor prize-drawing winner at the 2016 Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC) Fall School of Instruction, which was held in Des Moines from November 30 to December 2 at the Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Stierman was awarded a $50 Best Buy gift certificate.

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.

2016 IACO Fall Conference DEVNET Drawing Awarded

DEVNET is pleased to report that at the Illinois Association of County Officials (IACO) Fall Conference, held in November 2016 in Peoria, Illinois, LaSalle County Chief Deputy Clerk Diane Gerber claimed DEVNET’s giveaway prize of a Bose® Bluetooth® speaker.

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 2016 MAC Conference & Expo Giveaway Winner Announced

DEVNET is happy to announce that the giveaway winner at the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC) Conference & Expo, held in November 2016 at Osage Beach, Missouri, was Pam Doane, Saline County, Deputy Clerk. Doane won a selection of camping equipment, including a screened-in tent and an Igloo® cooler.

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.

Ruth-Ann J. Gentry Named DEVNET Vice President of Human Resources

DEVNET is pleased to announce that Ruth-Ann J. Gentry has been named Vice President of Human Resources. Gentry has been the company’s Fleet/Benefits Administrator since July of 2014, handling new hires, insurance implementation and management, and vehicle administration.

As the VP of Human Resources, Gentry is responsible for managing personnel files, risk management, and employee programs, as well as ongoing fleet/benefits duties.

“In my prior role,” Gentry explained, “I worked with employees who were newly hired and/or drove company vehicles. In my new position, I’ll work with every DEVNET employee.”

“This is a very exciting time for DEVNET, and I look forward to all the new opportunities,” she continued. “I see myself in the middle of the organization, helping employees and helping the company grow and expand.”

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.

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.

GIS Day is Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day is a global event celebrated annually on the third Wednesday of November. It is a chance for businesses all over the world to showcase how GIS can be used and to inform people about the applications of this technology.

GIS Day was initially created in 1999, inspired by consumer advocate Ralph Nader and promoted by GIS company Esri. Nader thought people could learn about geography and how to incorporate GIS into day-to-day activities.

What is GIS?

Geographic information systems integrate, store, edit, analyze, share, and display geographic information, allowing users to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. Esri has demonstrated how GIS benefits many different industries and organizations. GIS can be used to help with record keeping, reporting, cost savings, and better communication with the public.

DEVNET EdgeMaps™

EdgeMaps™ provides real-time GIS integration with authoritative CAMA and Tax Data. Powered by Esri’s ArcGIS Platform, easy-to-configure web maps are embedded throughout the Edge™ software suite, offering highly valuable, interactive thematic maps. DEVNET EdgeMaps™ consumes a multitude of web maps, each uniquely designed for visualizing property characteristics, reports, and analytics. EdgeMaps™ supports ArcGIS Land Records solutions by serving real-time Local Government Information Model data.

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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.

Rick Lyter Joins DEVNET’s Programming Support Team

DEVNET welcomes Rick Lyter as Senior Programmer. Lyter will be a lead developer on new projects with Vice President Michael Sager’s technical development and support programming teams.

Lyter was a Senior Developer at Siemens for 24 years, working on database and web services integrations with an Oracle CRM system and custom SharePoint integrations. Lyter brings to DEVNET public sector experience that contributes a broad view of current technologies.

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.

Joedy Smith Named Support Specialist/Project Manager at DEVNET Inc.

Joedy Smith, an experienced member of the DEVNET team since 2007, has been named Support Specialist/Project Manager. Smith joined DEVNET in 2007 as Helpdesk Manager and has filled many roles, including Programming Support Manager, in the ensuing years. He has excelled in leading the support team and has established longstanding relationships and excellent rapport with clients and colleagues alike.

As a DEVNET Support Specialist/Project Manager, Smith will devote his energies to developing long-term relationships with existing and potential clients, working to add system functionality and enhancements, and keeping customers up and running.

“Over the last nine years, I have acquired valuable knowledge and experience on the Tax Cycles in Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Ohio, and Virginia,” Smith said. “I have become a subject matter expert in multiple areas of the tax cycle, including but not limited to CAMA, Assessment Administration, and Billing and Collection. With my past experience in a support role, I have acquired skills that allow me to assist in multiple areas of field support and project management.”

Smith’s deep background in and knowledge of the use of DEVNET Edge™ applications has led to extensive involvement in customer training, and he has conducted regular DEVNET product demonstrations.

“DEVNET has been my home for the last nine years,” Smith commented, “and I look forward to what the future holds for the company as a whole.”

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.