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ShareNet Municipal – Multi-Department Information Management

ShareNet is a highly flexible web and mobile information management cloud platform.  It gives users the flexibility to customize forms, lists, and more without needing technical support. The infographic below shows some of the ways the ShareNet Municipal Cloud Platform can be used in various city/county departments. Use ShareNet to simplify work by helping departments track, share and report on information in more productive ways. Click Here to download a PDF of the [...]

Work Order System Metrics Cheat Sheet

How do you provide your municipality with a summary of complete or incomplete maintenance activities?  A work order system should allow you to show the status of ongoing work, such as work orders closed in the last three months and the costs associated? The only way I see having effective work order metrics is through accurate data. So, you’ve heard of work order metrics, but what exactly are you supposed to measure with a work order [...]

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

Municipal Websites Last Update (1/22/18)  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 [...]

6 Ways to Simplify with Local Government Asset System

What are municipal assets?  These assets provide services to your community.  Municipal assets provide essential, non-essential, and supplementary services to the community.  It's important to simplify with a local government asset system. 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 [...]

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 are 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 lead 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 the city council.  Furthermore, public work order software can help public works departments streamline their processes and enable more efficient use of limited resources.  Using [...]

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 [...]