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New Technologies Driving Change in the Way Building Officials Work | ViewPoint Cloud

Technology is driving major changes in building departments, introducing a whole new way to build our world. Two technologies in particular–cloud-based platforms for storing and sharing data and building information modeling (BIM)–promise to change not only the way construction projects are designed, but also the processes of building officials responsible for approving them. As a result of changing technologies, building officials will soon need to become more tech-savvy in order to take full advantage of the benefits that these new technologies bring.

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3 Reasons why #ELGL was the most fun local gov has had in ages

Just a few months ago, my team and I were introduced to Kirsten Wyatt, Executive Director of ELGL. After a few emails back and forth, we knew the ELGL community was one ViewPoint had to be a part of. In no time, we found ourselves sharing content with each others’ subscribers and even planning a joint podcast featuring Dan Ralley of Upper Arlington, OH (another conference attendee!) on Customer Service & ePermitting.

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Population: 16,693
State: Massachusetts
Departments & Divisions Involved: Inspectional Services
Problem Addressed: Transitioning from paper-based system to increase efficiency

The home of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium has scored ViewPoint Cloud to power new online permitting for their constituents.

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38 Connecticut Communities & Counting, ViewPoint Bringing ePermitting to New Heights | ViewPoint Cloud

Population: 93,000
State: Connecticut (Region)
Municipalities Involved: 28 Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) Towns & Cities
Problem Addressed: Updating legacy paper-based and outdated software systems
Project Highlights:  Regional IT procurement model, rapid implementation

With the recent additions of Hamden and Windsor Locks, ViewPoint now provides online permitting, licensing, and code enforcement solutions for 36 Connecticut communities. ViewPoint’s widespread success in Connecticut dates back over a decade, after joining forces with the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG). After selecting ViewPoint for a state-funded regional technology initiative, CRCOG has helped close to 30 of ViewPoint’s 36 Connecticut communities improve their internal operations and modernize their citizen services.

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Lomita CA Discovers ePermitting System California Communities Love | ViewPoint Cloud

Population: 20,256
State: California
Departments & Divisions Involved: Community Development, Code Enforcement, Planning
Problem Addressed: Centralizing data from paper-based system
Project Highlight: Rapid implementation

The so-called “Friendly City” is about to get a lot more citizen-friendly. The city of Lomita, Calif. will join neighboring California communities in offering online permitting and code enforcement with ViewPoint Cloud.

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Technology as a Catalyst for Process Improvement | Municipal ePermitting

This article was authored by John Covey and originally published in the Alliance for Innovation’s Solutions Journal.

About John Covey
Having worked in the technology field for the last 36 years, John currently serves as the Chief Information Officer in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. As a civic technologist, he supports ViewPoint in continuously improving ViewPoint Cloud, bringing modern permitting services to more forward-thinking local governments like the Town of Shrewsbury. 

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ELGL Tom Haverford Awards - Local Government - ViewPoint

Thanks to all of our customers, partners, and the team at Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), ViewPoint jumped 32 spots to rank 13th on the most recent list of “Best Vendors Serving Local Government”. We’re incredibly humbled by the recognition and invigorated to continue providing the best product and services for our customers. Who ever said ePermitting software can’t be leading government technology innovation?

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Rhode Island's ePermitting Initiative a Digital Transformation Success | ViewPoint Cloud

By Jeff Friedman, Director of Modern Government, Microsoft Corporation on February 8, 2017
Republished from Microsoft CityNext blog

A little over a year ago, I wrote that Rhode Island was leading the nation with a pilot program launching the first statewide online permitting initiative in the U.S. Today, with eight municipalities and two state agencies on ViewPoint Cloud’s Azure-powered platform, Rhode Island is a model for how digital transformation can deliver better and more cost-effective citizen services, and cultivate a business-friendly environment.

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Population: 45,193
State: Massachusetts
Departments & Divisions Involved: Inspectional Services, Health
Problem Addressed: Previous vendor unable to implement product efficiently
Project Highlight: Successful government-vendor partnership

When complexity stood between civic leaders in Barnstable and their online permitting goals, they turned to ViewPoint to help turn things around.

Two years in to a regional effort on the Cape to implement a complex enterprise software package, participating communities were having significant trouble becoming successful.

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