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.

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.

edgemaps

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.

Steve Ptak Joins DEVNET as GIS Product Manager

DEVNET Inc. is excited to announce that Steve Ptak has joined its team as GIS Product Manager. Ptak brings extensive experience in GIS as a specialist in Land Records and Local Government Solutions.

Ptak’s responsibilities at DEVNET include advancing and promoting the geographic information systems capabilities within the Edge™ software suite. He will oversee all aspects of software development, from design to product delivery of EdgeMaps™.

“I truly enjoy solving complex local government business needs and providing solutions using GIS technology to achieve those goals,” Ptak said. “I understand the unique challenges that our clients face and look forward to enhancing the end-user experience of our products. I’m thrilled to be part of DEVNET’s team to extend the use of GIS and lead the industry into the future, providing the best solutions available.”

For the last eight years, Ptak served as a GIS Solutions Consultant and Special Projects Manager for Bruce Harris & Associates. In 2015, he was the project lead in an effort that garnered the Osceola County, Florida, Property Appraiser’s Office a Special Achievement in GIS Award from Esri, the global leader in GIS technology.

Ptak’s background interacting with local government clients and technical expertise in GIS solutions gives him an understanding of the benefits that GIS integration can provide to a modern CAMA and Tax Accounting solution like DEVNET’s Edge™.

“I’ve been familiar with DEVNET’s solution offerings for many years,” noted Ptak. “I’ve always been impressed with the level of detail and commitment to provide unlimited support to clients. DEVNET’s dedication to customer service and improving land records management for local government organizations is extremely impressive. I see many great things happening in the coming months.”

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.

Morgan County, Illinois, Improves Public Access with DEVNET wEdge™

DEVNET and Morgan County, Illinois, are happy to announce that the county has chosen to improve public access to property information and provide up-to-date real-time data with DEVNET’s wEdge™ solution.

“Morgan County had been a DEVNET customer since 1999,” said Shawn Artis of Morgan County’s GIS Department. “We believe the addition of DEVNET’s wEdge™ solution will be a valuable tool for the public, local officials, and our partnering agencies. It will provide transparency to the assessment process by allowing access to both real-time and historic property information, and users will be able to make more well-informed decisions.”

DEVNET wEdge™ solutions provide 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.

“Since we were already using DEVNET solutions in various county offices, we were familiar with the DEVNET suite of programs,” Artis explained. “The wEdge™ solution felt like a perfect fit for our needs, and it can be easily synced with the current county ArcGIS software. We hope it will assist taxpayers with their property information, give title companies and attorneys easy access to deed information, and provide municipal departments with reliable and accurate data.”

 

Morgan County Courthouse

300 West State Street

Jacksonville, IL 62650

 

Morgan County GIS

Shawn L. Artis

Phone: (217) 245-6798

Fax: (217) 243-7510

Email: sartis@morgancounty-il.com

 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Morgan County website: http://morgancounty-il.com

County GIS website: http://morgancounty-il.com/departments/gis-geographic-information-systems/

 

About Morgan County

Morgan County was established in 1823 and is named for Daniel Morgan, a Brigadier General in the American Revolutionary War. It is located in west-central Illinois 30 miles west of Springfield, the state capital. The county has a population over 35,000 in a total area of 572 square miles, and has a mainly agriculture-based economy. The county seat and largest city is Jacksonville. Illinois College, MacMurray College, the Illinois School for the Deaf, the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, and the Jacksonville Mental Health and Developmental Center are located in Morgan County.

 

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.

The City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Adds DEVNET CAMA and wEdge™

DEVNET is proud to welcome the City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, as its newest CAMA and wEdge™ customer.

DEVNET Edge™ CAMA and Assessment Administration is developed based on IAAO and USPAP industry standards. It automates the appraisal and assessment administration functions for accurate valuation and complete parcel maintenance, assessment, exemption, and appeals information.

Wauwatosa Assessor Shannon Krause’s previous experience as a DEVNET user contributed to the City’s selection.

“DEVNET is a company with a proven record of delivering a working product in a timely manner with dependable support,” Krause said. “Because I was a past customer when I worked for a different municipality and was familiar with the quality of the product and the level of service, it made the decision on reputation and reliability easy. DEVNET is responsive and quick to adjust its software to the many changes that are made each year by the Department of Revenue.”

DEVNET wEdge™ solutions provide web access to the Edge™ Ecosystem, giving the public, local offices, outside agencies, and partner organizations a gateway to real-time authoritative data.

“DEVNET’s wEdge™ application provides Internet access to property data with the ability to search for properties against our live data, which will assist taxpayers, business professionals, and all city departments,” Krause added. “DEVNET offers the ability to link other applications within city government so that data is easily shared.”

The City of Wauwatosa

7725 W. North Ave.

Wauwatosa, WI  53213

Phone: 414-479-8901

Fax: 414-479-8972

Shannon L. Krause, City of Wauwatosa Assessor

skrause@wauwatosa.net

City website: http://wauwatosa.net

City Assessor website: http://wauwatosa.net/index.aspx?nid=77

 

About The City of Wauwatosa

The City of Wauwatosa is four miles west of downtown Milwaukee on the Menomonee River in Milwaukee County. It has an area of 13.25 square miles and a population of over 47,000. The current Mayor is Kathleen Ehley. The town of Wau-wau-too-sa was created by act of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in 1840, and it became a city of the second class after the 1970 census. The name Wauwautosa originated from two sources: “wau-wau-tae-sie” is a Potawatomi word for firefly, and the name honors Potawatomi Chief Wauwautaesie.

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.

Missouri’s Livingston County Launches DEVNET wEdge™ Online Payment

DEVNET and Livingston County Collector-Treasurer Paula McCoy are proud to announce that county taxpayers can now make tax payments online through the DEVNET wEdge™ e-government solution website. Livingston County’s wEdge™ application has been providing the public with access to tax information since February 2015.

DEVNET’s wEdge™ solutions provide web access to the Edge™ Ecosystem. wEdge™ is the industry leading e-government and property search platform that integrates property information, GIS, and other government services through a single application, including online payment of real estate or personal property tax bills. wEdge™ is a customizable inquiry solution that integrates the Edge™ applications to give county and public users access to important taxpayer information and contains numerous administrative and security settings.

“The wEdge™ site has been a great success, and I invite county residents to check it out,” said McCoy. “I’d like to remind taxpayers to view their tax information online, and to contact the County Collector-Treasurer’s office if they have any questions.”

McCoy noted that tax payments are due on December 31 of the tax year. After the 12/31 deadline, interest and penalties will be applied. There is no subscription fee to the taxpayers of Livingston County or the general public for the use of the wEdge™ website.

The Livingston County Collector-Treasurer’s office is located in the Livingston County Courthouse at
 700 Webster Street, Suite 5, Chillicothe, Missouri.

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

 

Livingston County DEVNET wEdge™ Online Property Tax website:

http://livingstonmo.devnetwedge.com

Livingston County Collector-Treasurer’s office resource page:

http://www.livingstoncountymo.com/treasurer.htm

 

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.

Jersey County, IL, Selects DEVNET Edge™ Vital Records Software

Jersey County, Illinois, a DEVNET client since 2011, has added The Edge™ Vital Records software to its current suite of DEVNET products, which includes integrated Edge™ Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), and Property Tax Assessment Administration.

“Jersey County is looking forward to upgrading to DEVNET’s Vital Records software,” said Jersey County Clerk Pam Warford. “We use DEVNET’s Property Tax Administration software and are very happy with their product and the service we receive.”

The DEVNET Edge™ Vital Records solution provides everything the Recorder needs to efficiently and effectively manage vital records. This solution offers a feature-rich indexing and imaging environment. Vital Records Indexing and Retrieval:

  • Allows indexing of birth, death, and marriage records.
  • Contains extensive genealogy features that automatically build family history by linking related vital records.
  • Allows indexing, reporting, and publication of marriage licenses.
  • Includes extensive inquiry capabilities.
  • Produces a variety of elegant forms.

“We chose DEVNET because we feel it will be easy for staff to learn and use,” Warford noted, “and the county will be able to provide faster and more efficient service to people seeking a marriage license or copies of other vital records.”

 

Pam Warford

Jersey County Clerk

200 N. Lafayette, Suite 1

Jerseyville, IL 62052

Phone: (618) 498-5571, x115

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Jersey County website: http://www.jerseycountyillinois.us

Jersey County Clerk: http://www.jerseycountyclerk-il.com

Jersey County courthouse

Jersey County Courthouse

 

About Jersey County

Jersey County was founded in 1839 and named for the state of New Jersey. It is situated in southwestern Illinois near where the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers converge, just north of St. Louis, MO. The county is part of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway, and the Great River Road runs along its western edge. Jersey County has a population of over 22,500 and an area of 377 square miles. The largest city in the county is Grafton, and Jerseyville is the county seat. Pere Marquette State Park, with over 8,000 acres and bluffs that overlook the meeting of the Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri Rivers, is located on the Great River Road in Grafton. Jersey County is included in the St. Louis MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical area

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.

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.