Will County, Ill. newest SMARTGov customer
SMARTGov welcomes its 3rd customer in the State of Illinois
Paladin Data Systems is pleased to announce that Will County, Ill. is its newest SMARTGov customer. SMARTGov, Paladin’s community development software solution, manages the full lifecycle of permits, inspections, licenses, and code enforcement activities for jurisdictions. Will County will also deploy SMARTGov’s online Public Portal, which gives citizens visibility into the permitting and code enforcement processes of the city. SMARTGov will replace the city’s home grown permitting system.
“Will County is looking forward to working with Paladin Data Systems to vastly improve our permitting process through the implementation of SMARTGov software,” said Mike Shay, the County’s ICT Director. “We appreciate Paladin’s responsiveness and flexibility throughout the procurement process and look forward to our ongoing partnership. Paladin’s SMARTGov software will give us improved capability as well as some new and expanded services for the public.”
Will County will be one of the first SMARTGov customers to deploy the SMARTGov mobile app, which will launch in January 2016. Designed specifically for smartphones and tablet devices, the SMARTGov mobile app makes inspection data fully portable in the field; inspectors can use all inspector features of the system while out conducting on-site inspections using an Apple or Android device. In addition, users can receive real-time updates while connected through cellular access or work offline with data caching on their mobile device, thus keeping workflow going even when out of a cell carrier’s range.
As noted above, Will County will deploy SMARTGov’s online Public Portal, which is a significant addition to the city’s ability to serve the public, acting as a full-featured extension of its front counter services. Using the portal, the public can research local building trends, apply for a permit, view maps, pay fees, submit digital architectural drawings, request inspections, and even review public notice postings in a 24/7, self-help environment.
“We’re excited that Will County has selected SMARTGov to meet its permitting needs,” said Jeff Pavey, Paladin business development executive. “Mike’s IT team and the county are innovative thinkers and SMARTGov’s cloud delivery model will minimize their IT requirements, while supporting robust features designed to reduce processing time and support public engagement. It’s a win for the county and its citizens.”
Will County is located in the northern part of the state of Illinois and is one of the five collar counties of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. With a population of 677,560 it is the fourth-most populous county in Illinois and encompasses an area of 1,236 square miles.
SMARTGov is a Web-based software application developed by Paladin Data Systems to support community development functions including permitting, planning, inspections, code enforcement, licenses, fees, parcels, contractors and many others. SMARTGov is configurable, flexible and interactive. It allows community development users the ability to prioritize projects, manage workflow, communicate with other departments, and work more efficiently.
About Paladin Data Systems Corporation
Winner of numerous prestigious awards that include Top DoD Program Award, Paladin Data Systems has developed a suite of cloud-based software products serving a wide-range of government agencies across all 50 states and 6 territories. Paladin’s national presence spans a diverse customer base including U.S. federal, state, and local governments, state departments, regional transportation agencies, defense contractors, and police departments. Paladin also provides software services such as interface development, implementation, database administration, and project management for numerous industries in both the public and private sectors. For more information about Paladin Data Systems and the full suite of products available, please visit http://www.PaladinData.com.