Data tracking is crucial in a local government and needs to be quickly accessible. Implementing this tracked data in the right way is essential, and iWorQ can help.
Many local governments have used products such as PTWIN32 or Tidemark to track; iWorQ has some easy solutions for taking the already existing data and implementing it into a customized tracking system. Agencies can start using iWorQ’s web-based permitting solution within 2 days, and importing the existing data usually takes about 2 weeks or sooner.
At iWorQ Systems, they find out the specific processes that a local government uses to track and record their data and with that data help them create a customized way of tracking and reporting.
One of iWorQ’s customers had this to say: “I was amazed at how quickly we were “up and running”. Three days. Not weeks, not months, but in literally three days our existing data was integrated into the system and we were issuing permits. One of the best features of the system is its simplicity to the end user. All of the data is in an easy to understand format, and customizable to our community’s needs. The time to learn how to functionally use the system is minimal.”
The primary steps of the process include:
- Identifying the types of permits and forms that are used
- Document the inspection sheets and data formats
- Analyzing the permit fields and the database they are stored in
- Updating the parcel information (if the data is associated to parcel #)
- Associating the contractor information and licenses
- Training and implementation
iWorQ has the staff and expertise to convert data using this process from any standard database such as Access, Tidemark or BluePrince. If local governments are not currently using a tracking program data can also be imported from a spreadsheet. Data implementation has never been easier. Within the iWorQ System the permits, forms, and inspection sheets can be customized to look exactly like the forms that are currently being used by that specific local government.
Most of the Management applications out there for local governments are not portable in a portable and moving world. Some even have limitations when it comes to the internet. Although they serve a great purpose in what they do most of them are not usable on the go. iWorQ provides a way for local governments to have this information wherever they are as long as they have an internet connection.