As with all Accela’s releases, the Spring 2022 release was driven by feedback and input from our customers, and offers enhancements in usability, administration, and technology modernization across the full product line.
The Spring Release includes Version 22.1 of the Civic Platform and related products, and is focused on:
There are many new features in the Civic Platform V22.1. For our SaaS and Self-hosted customers, these include:
It is common for Accela to introduce certain features for deployment into our SaaS environments only. For the Spring 2022 Release, these include:
Vector Tile Base Maps: The Spring Release now allows users to choose a vector tile base map option when creating a map, allowing the combination of raster and vector base maps to create custom base map galleries, or combine custom base maps with Esri’s default base maps.
Accela Insights is the advanced data visualization and reporting tool available at no extra charge for Accela’s SaaS customers. For V22.1, Accela Insights will include a “My Dashboards” portlet, giving users a faster way to navigate to and find their specific dashboards for the solutions they are using.
Multiple APO Functionality: Public users can now add multiple addresses, parcels, and owners on a single application, reducing dependencies on back-office staff to enter this information after the initial application has been submitted. This feature also improves search capabilities for citizens, who may need to identify a property to apply for a permit or other function.
Enhanced Checklists: This new feature enables various fieldworker roles and functions to more easily work from personalized checklists that better reflect their needs. There is also now more information available to field workers during an inspection such as history of past violation or inspections, attached photos or documents, or comments an inspector should pay attention to.
Civic Applications are the pre-built solutions used by customers to shorten configuration and development time, provide domain expertise and best practices, and often reduce the costs for system implementation.
A Focus on Integrations: With the Spring 2022 Release, Accela has included a new CERS adapter for environmental health customers running CUPA programs in California, and pre-built CSG Forte Payment Systems and PayPal integrations packaged at no cost with Civic Applications.
Environmental Health Civic Application: With the Spring 2022 release, Accela has created effective tools and programs to better meet the needs Decade customers as they migrate from Envision Connect to the Accela Civic Application for Environmental Health.
Some of these enhancements include:
Along with the Decade-focused components, the Civic Application for Environment Health includes 23 new packaged reports as part of the release.
For more information about Accela’s Spring 2022 Release, please contact your Account Executive or visit www.accela.com.