Brian Wick, Author at Accela

Posts by Brian Wick

How Manatee County Processes an Unprecedented Amount of Permits and Supports Work-From-Home Seamlessly During COVID-19

Brian Wick
Manatee Florida downtown
In early 2018, officials in Manatee County, Florida transformed its property inspection processes with the help of Accela’s planning and permitting solutions to automate and streamline over 3,500 inspections a week. That investment has paid off in unexpected ways lately, as the county has ramped up to confront the current global health crisis that has now infiltrated its communities.     At 741 square miles and home to approximately 400,000 citizens, the county had been experiencing vigorous building and development activity, with the sheer volume of property inspections and citizen requests straining the capacity of its old manual processes. Local leaders adapted to the increased workload by leveraging Accela to reduce paper processes,… Continue reading
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Accela’s 2020 Spring Release: New Features for a New GovTech Landscape

Brian Wick
accela version 20.1
While we all have been trying to adjust to a new reality, we may find that certain obligations we had still remain. Across cities and counties, urgent citizen requests await responses, construction and development projects must continue, and vital paperwork needs to be completed and signed. We realize these projects simply can’t be put to a halt. That’s why Accela continues to drive technological innovation through regular product releases and upgrades to serve governments, empower them to operate remotely, and support the citizens they serve. At any given time, you can be assured Accela is listening to and analyzing our partners’ most important needs so we can offer the most useful solutions possible…. Continue reading
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