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Justify The Cost of The Best Government Software

All governments, large or small, are faced with the challenge of juggling limited financial and human resources.   Service backlogs must be addressed while comprehensively dealing with challenges and demands.  I suppose one of the reasons municipalities may shy away from an investment in government software is because elected officials and perhaps even municipal managers don’t understand how valuable it can be.   You need the best government software available to justify the cost. Imagine if a [...]

The Best 50 Municipal Websites for Officials & Administrators

 App for Everything Municipalities are constantly growing and changing. Sometimes that’s a good thing and other times, not so much.  Do you ever scratch your head and wonder what it would take to be more productive and innovative?  I know I’m always looking for better ways to manage my tasks and time. Perhaps that’s because there is an app for nearly everything I do.  I even have an app that reminds me to water my [...]

Asset Management Software – Take the Leap!

Making the decision to invest in asset management software is daunting at best.  The mere thought alone can send even the most level-headed into a tail spin.  That’s why it’s important to know the areas you expect a return on your investment. The cost should be offset by the gains. Let’s face it, paper isn’t dynamic.  Workers out in the field are deprived of valuable data that may be crucial to their jobs, such as [...]

6 Ways Local Government Software Simplifies Asset Management

What are municipal assets?  These assets provide services to your community.  Municipal assets provide essential, non-essential, and supplementary services to the community. Local governments maintain capital-intensive assets, with water and sewer systems as just a few of the most expensive assets to manage.  To reduce costs, it’s crucial to focus on maintenance and repairs, as well as to inspect and track these assets with regular condition assessments. Putting an asset management strategy in place can [...]

25 Questions to Develop Your Municipal Asset Management Story

Knowing your municipal asset management story or how you arrived at the current location helps determine the steps to take to get where you want to go next.  I’m the type of person that likes to dive in head first and see where I surface, but that isn’t always the best plan.  Hence the word, plan.  Doing your homework and making a plan goes a long way towards more effective municipal management. Let’s start at [...]

Municipal Work Order Software | Novo Solutions has the Best!

Consider all the paper activities your office is handling every day. In fact, the US government spends $440 million per year printing.  That's just the cost, there are notifications to send, records to file, and updates to complete as well.  And to manage these tasks, you need a series of steps to follow.  Suppose you could do those things without lifting a finger.  It is possible, with municipal work order software and automatic workflows. Imagine [...]

20 Reasons Municipal Government Software Makes Life Easier

Knowledge and information is akin to having money in the bank, and likewise, municipal government software keeps knowledge and information accurate and useful.  Because you reduce costs by utilizing lessons learned and documenting best practices. Having access to this knowledge can be a challenge. Many of us know a person who seems to have all the answers, or if they don’t have them, they will find them.  They always have wisdom and solutions up their [...]

Public Works Software | Incredible for PW Departments!

Good planning and management leads to successful capital projects and efficient performance. From small to large, projects require teamwork, preparation, review, and approval.  Local governments must make wise capital investment decisions and reduce the cost of maintaining those investments while providing a method to show measurable improvement and results to city council.  Furthermore, public works software can help public works departments streamline their processes and enable more efficient use of limited resources.  Using government software [...]

City Government Software – Results for City Managers

Today’s city managers are tasked with budgeting around an infrastructure that has limited capacity for growth, making it a challenge to address the changing needs of the community.  Effectively implementing even simple changes requires the documentation, tracking, and measurement of work performance against operational standards to determine the information needed to manage a well-organized government. To that end, city managers and council members need visibility into factors such as labor, materials, and contracted work, that [...]

The Reasons to Use a CMMS for Incident Reports

Practicing safety is a lesson that begins with our mother’s teachings and progresses through the phases of our lives.  Much in the way of parents, protecting the safety of employees is a manager’s responsibility.   Incidents are inevitable, but managing safety training and having a process in place to ensure employees are trained on a regular basis will decrease the frequency of accidents.  Unfortunately, it often takes a crisis before safety management improvements are made.  So, [...]