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 Welcomes Matt Bryant as New Chief Technology Officer

DEVNET Incorporated is excited to announce that on May 4, 2015, Matt Bryant was named to its leadership team as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“As a leading developer of Property Tax and CAMA software, it’s vital that our technical division is led by someone highly innovative, forward thinking, and always ahead of the curve,” said Michael Gentry, President and Co-Founder of DEVNET. “With Bryant’s successful track record of building applications from scratch, his GIS development, and direct experience working with Tax and CAMA data, it’s evident that he encompasses all these traits and more − making him the perfect fit for our executive team.”

Bryant joins DEVNET after almost 16 years with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Company Bruce Harris & Associates, where he recently led the development of a GIS-driven field appraisal system that won Wayne County, Ohio, a Special Achievement in GIS award from Esri, the global leader in GIS technology.

In his new role, Bryant will be responsible for leading engineering, information technology, and software development functions to deliver best-in-class solutions and services to DEVNET clients. One of Bryant’s immediate tasks in his new role will be integrating GIS and native GIS functionality throughout the DEVNET Edge™ solutions.

“Matt is a proven leader and a key part of our growth agenda,” Gentry added. “His experience and expertise will ensure that DEVNET is well positioned in the industry to respond to change and forge ahead with our innovative solutions.”

“I have a unique perspective from having been a consumer of DEVNET data for GIS analytic and visualization purposes,” said Bryant. “I’m very impressed with the company goals, business model, and the iterative release structure of the Edge™ products. My goal is to ensure that all of DEVNET’s products are state-of-the-art, while simultaneously providing clients and partners with an integration-friendly system.”

Bryant continued, “Technology evolves very quickly, and every software company runs the risk of providing legacy solutions if they can’t keep up with trends. My primary responsibility is to ensure that DEVNET’s products are modern – this includes user interfaces, architecture, integration and interoperability, scalability, and deployment.

“Additionally, I feel it’s the role of the CTO to inspire the software development teams to embrace new technologies. Change can be scary, but it’s an opportunity to grow and be creative.”

Having worked almost exclusively with county government, Bryant is familiar with DEVNET’s industry presence. “Coming from a consulting firm, I often built peripheral solutions that relied on property data,” he commented. “I’m excited to be able to work on a large product line that creates and maintains that data. I’ve worked with DEVNET clients and been involved in partnership projects with DEVNET in the past. I think that DEVNET customers benefit greatly from its agile development patterns, and there is no shortage of testimonials to back that up.”

About DEVNET Inc.

With 18 years of proven industry knowledge and over 120 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 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.