BasicGov Launches Citizen Portal to Expand Citizen Access to L
Citizen Portal improves transparency, increases productivity, cuts costs
11.10.2009 – CloudBench Applications, Inc. (TSX-V: CBH), provider of BasicGov
web-based software, has launched its Citizen Portal for community development to
expand citizen access and streamline permits and inspections, code enforcement
and planning. With Citizen Portal, property owners, building contractors and
developers can apply online, schedule inspections or check the status of
applications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Citizen Portal adds to the BasicGov suite of web-based solutions (Permits &
Inspections, Code Enforcement, and Planning) that provide an integrated solution
for community development.
Citizen Portal provides fast, transparent communication between citizens and their
local community development department. Citizen Portal is a web-based solution
that increases staff productivity since citizens can enter data and check the status of
applications through their city’s Citizen Portal website. Citizen Portal uses secure,
cloud computing servers so government staff and citizens can access information
from anywhere at any time.
BasicGov’s Citizen Portal brings simplicity and efficiency to community development
processes. For example, in the case of building permits:
1. Contractors can go to city's Citizen Portal website to apply for permits, saving time
and money for government, contractors, and citizens.
2. Contractors can schedule building inspections through Citizen Portal.
3.Contractors receive email notifications when permits have been approved and can
print certificates by logging into Citizen Portal.
“Citizen Portal was built in partnership with BasicGov customers and it’s a win-win
solution for cities and their citizens. Citizens get instant feedback on their requests
and city productivity is improved, saving local government money,” said Michael
Togyi, Vice President Marketing and S