ViewPoint Blog

Case Studies, Product Features, and Local Government Resources

Get the latest posts in your inbox

Kernersville, NC Case Study | ViewPoint Cloud

How Kernersville, NC Launched their Modern ePermitting Solution in Just 2 Months

Population: 24,386
State: North Carolina
Departments: Community DevelopmentBuilding, Inspections, Code Enforcement, Fire
Problem Addressed: Cumbersome, makeshift software
Project Highlights: 2 month implementation & inspection management

Kernersville, North Carolina is a town of 25,000 residents and a booming commercial base. Located in the center of “The Triad”the third largest metropolitan area in the State—the Town is a popular location for business and industrial parks, contributing a vast amount of work to the Community Development Department. One prime example: the 1-million-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center being built in Kernersville right now.

Continue reading

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority | ViewPoint Cloud ePermitting

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Selects ViewPoint Cloud for Modern ePermitting

ViewPoint Government Solutions is excited to announce that Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has selected ViewPoint Cloud to bring modern, user-friendly permitting to the agency. VTA will be using ViewPoint Cloud to manage construction permitting in and around their transportation hubs, furthering their mission to provide community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of the region.

Continue reading

Process Automation Customized for You--No Coding or Consultants Required

Process Automation Customized for You—No Coding or Consultants Required

Far too many government staff members find their daily workload bogged down by inefficient and unintuitive processes and tools. Whether it’s trying to physically deliver paper documents and manually track applications, or using outdated software that doesn’t quite fit your needs and makes collaboration difficult. Local governments everywhere are realizing that decades-old tools are no longer cutting it.

Continue reading

[Webinar] Tiny House Villages as a Crisis Solution to Homelessness

Sharon Lee, Low Income Housing Institute’s (LIHI) founding Executive Director, joined the National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) and ViewPoint Cloud to speak on tiny house villages as a crisis solution to homelessness.

Watch for a history and how to guide, sharing how Seattle developed its innovative Tiny House program to quickly and affordably provide shelter to people living on the streets, and how other communities could do the same. LIHI went from one village to ten in three years, learning valuable lessons in construction, management, and key partnership formation along the way.

Read: A Government’s Guide to Tiny House Regulation

Permitting in the Age of AirBnB | ViewPoint Cloud Online Permitting

Permitting in the Age of AirBnB—When a User-Friendly System Means Results

With the near universal presence of Airbnb, there’s no denying that short-term rentals have cemented their place in modern life. For some, hosting has become a necessary second source of income. For others, short-term rentals present a form of cultural currency for meeting new people or exploring a city. However, they also represent a modern regulatory challenge for local governments—how to regulate globalized, tech-based markets within their own jurisdictions.

Continue reading

IT Basics for Government Tech Jargon in Plain English | ViewPoint Cloud

IT Basics for Government: Tech Jargon in Plain English

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up to date in a world full of new technology, especially given the rapid advances in public sector applications. But technology is changing the way government works, from better customer-service to internet infrastructure to widespread collaboration on open source projects.  That’s why we made this short guide for you (or someone you know) to brush up on IT concepts both old and new.

Continue reading

Kittery, ME | ViewPoint Cloud ePermitting

Kittery, ME on the Power of Customization & Big-Picture Reporting with ePermitting

Population:  9,722
State: Maine
Departments:  Code Enforcement and Planning
Problem Addressed: Lack of centralization and flexibility
Project Highlights: Tailor-made templates and high-level reporting

When Town Manager Kendra Amaral and then Code Enforcement Officer, Bob Marchi, set out to improve Kittery’s permitting process they were looking for a platform that would bring start-to-finish tracking and a centralized database. They wanted a solution that would help the Town streamline their workflows and lessen the load on residents and business ownersoverall, making the process as efficient and responsive as possible.

Continue reading

16 Ways Local Governments Use Social Media | ViewPoint Cloud

16 Ingenious Ways Local Governments Use Social Media

Social media has long been an integral part of daily life. We have never been so easily connected as now, and the benefits span far beyond seeing your friends’ Christmas photos and not-so-funny memes. From marketing, to journalism, to fundraising, social media has revolutionized professional industries.

For local governments, it can hold even greater prizes. Social media is part of a foundation for a new type of democracy and community participation.

Continue reading

ICMA Karaoke Blog | ViewPoint Cloud

We Came, We Karaoked—We Conquered ICMA 2018

If you’re wondering what our favorite moment from this month’s ICMA conference was, there’s one particular night that stands out. (Though our conversations with thoughtful government innovators offered too many highlights to recount!) We always knew local government folks loved karaoke, but it wasn’t until this year at ICMA that we found out just how much.

Continue reading

Contact Us

617-577-9000
info@viewpointcloud.com

Boston Headquarters
320 Congress St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Los Angeles
555 W 5th St., 35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013

High-performance permitting for government agencies

© 2019 ViewPoint Government Solutions

Good Reads

Subscribe to our weekly take on
e-government trends