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California to implement NovaLIS

The Santa Clara Assessor and County Finance Agency have entered into contract negotiations with ASIX, Inc. for the custom implementation of NovaLIS’ Assessment Office for property assessment, and the development of a new tax management system. Earlier this month, the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors approved the Delegation of Authority Memoranda authorizing each office to begin contract negotiations with project leader, ASIX, to define two separate projects. The Assessor’s project includes the services of Valcura International as an ASIX subcontractor. Valcura’s efforts will incorporate the development and integration of a custom version of NovaLIS’ Assessment Office for appraisal of real property. Assessment Office will be integrated with Apex™, the property assessment and tax management product for California currently being developed by ASIX.

The project is expected to begin in late summer or early fall of 2003 as soon as contract negotiations are concluded. The development and phased implementation of a set of integrated software modules is estimated to take several years. NovaLIS’ Assessment Office combines the proven capabilities of Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA), assessment administration systems, GIS, document imaging, tax billing, and workflow management technology to fully automates property appraisal and administration practices.

NovaLIS Technologies: Established in 1992, NovaLIS Technologies designs and delivers software solutions that streamline land records management and improve access to information relating to property valuation, land tenure, cadastral mapping, permitting, and land use planning. ESRI Canada, ESRI Inc., and Leica Geosystems jointly own NovaLIS. NovaLIS’ corporate headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Regional offices are strategically located across the United States and Canada. NovaLIS is committed to providing land and government agencies with outstanding business solutions. Through its network of partners, NovaLIS works with corporations, agencies, and national, regional, and local governments worldwide.