Municipal Software Corporation, a developer of local government business process automation software and a wholly owned subsidiary of Municipal Solutions Group, Inc.,has announced that the City of Keene, NH expanded their CityView® 8.NET Enterprise system in order to create an E-city portal.
The E-City portal project is designed to offer services on-line to the city’s constituents. Such services include online bill payment and online registration and licensing. Rebecca Landry, the Director of Information Management Services for the city said, “The idea is to make city services available around the clock and without having to come into City Hall to do it. And that means paying bills, registering for programs and applying for permits. CityView 8.NET Enterprise not only makes this possible, it makes it a seamless extension of our internal systems.”
The City of Keene already uses CityView to automate a wide range of its business processes. The City began by automating its Voter Registration activities, just prior to the 1999 November primaries. The Voter Registration system was used successfully in the presidential primaries and has been used in local government elections since then. Municipal Software Corporation won a Best Solutions Award at the Government Technology Conference in May 2002 for this Voter Registration system. Keene has since expanded its use of CityView to include Building and Code Enforcement, Cemetery Management, Youth Services and Animal Licensing.
CityView 8.NET Enterprise enables E-government. It allows government to automate any business process internally and offer it over an Intranet or the Web with the click of a button. With CityView 8.NET, government business processes such as permitting, reporting, licensing, fees and fines, citizen requests and complaints and more can now be deployed to the Web. CityView 8.NET creates an organic, flexible, customizable and scaleable E-government solution – with no HTML or SQL coding. CityView 8.NET Enterprise also enables the use and deployment of forms to cell phones and other portable devices. The software can recognize the type of device accessing it and serve out the appropriate version of the form for it.
The City of Keene, population 25,000, is located in the beautiful Monadnock Region in Cheshire County. It has been described as the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire. It is known for its vibrant downtown and woodland trails and was selected by Parenting Magazine as one of “10 Great Places to Raise a Family.”