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City of Fort Lauderdale Selects Accela Civic Platform to Modernize Permitting, Planning and Case Management Processes

$5M Civic Tech Overhaul to Improve Efficiency, Provide Greater Citizen and Government Engagement

San Ramon, Calif. – October 24, 2016Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, today announced that the City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, has chosen multiple solutions on the Accela Civic Platform to enhance workflows through automated services and make publicly available information more accessible to citizens. Accela’s cloud-based software will facilitate open communication and interactivity between City staff and residents to gain actionable insights.

“Fort Lauderdale was looking to provide businesses, residents and staff a more efficient way to interact and transact on their terms—through mobile and digital means. They took note of the success some of their neighboring cities, such as Tampa, were having in streamlining civic process with technology, and we’re thrilled they selected the Accela Civic Platform to help them meet their needs,” said Mark Jung, Chairman and acting CEO of Accela.“ By leveraging multiple Civic Platform solutions, Fort Lauderdale will strengthen its ability to analyze workflow, more quickly allocate the appropriate government resources, and improve engagement and processes for their community.”

The City of Fort Lauderdale and Accela will work in tandem to deploy Accela Land Management, Accela Licensing and Case Management, Accela Citizen Access, Mobility and GIS on the Civic Platform. With these tools, the City will be able to accurately measure, track and visualize planning, permitting and code enforcement data using interactive maps and visualizations. Residents can track properties and trends on a public website, while city staff can surface insights on private performance dashboards for a more proactive and open government.