Accela Land Management News Brief
Colorado Springs is Latest Southwest City to Join Accela’s Drive to Modernize Governments Through Civic Technology
February 9, 2017 - Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, today announced the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, has adopted Accela Land Management on the Accela Civic Platform for permitting and inspections.
“Municipalities are working harder than ever to improve transparency and streamline processes for their constituents, and the City of Colorado Springs is no different,” said Mark Jung, Chairman and acting CEO for Accela. “The Accela Civic Platform continues to gain traction in the Southwest region, with a significant number of Colorado cities adopting solutions to improve processes, increase transparency and foster greater engagement with residents and businesses. The City and Accela are excited to begin work to retire an aging permit systems in Public Works and utilize the technology platform for other business needs across the organization. The City’s goal is to improve staff’s efficiency and deliver a product to their customers expected of a municipality the size of Colorado Springs.
With nearly 500,000 residents, Colorado Springs ranks as the second most populous city in the State of Colorado, behind Denver. The city covers just under 200 square miles, making it the most extensive municipality in Colorado. Distributing civic services across such a large area is a time-consuming and perpetual task. With the Accela Civic Platform, the City of Colorado Springs will be able to increase productivity and engagement across all activities, and staff, residents and businesses will have direct access to the Accela web-based portal for permitting, licensing, inspections, service requests and tracking the status of these activities.