Let's Talk About Shared Services

In the state of New Jersey, property taxes are among the highest in the nation. In an effort to reduce costs for municipalities and their tax payers, Governor Murphy appointed two “shared service czars” in 2018 to provide support and help secure funding for local governments looking to implement shared service agreements with other town and county agencies. 

Yesterday, Spatial Data Logic had the pleasure of joining the “czars” and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce to review shared services in depth. When executed correctly, shared services not only quell the need to raise property taxes, they also increase operational efficiency and can help secure higher-quality services. 

Did you know Spatial Data Logic supports shared services?

Spatial Data Logic has worked with a number of municipalities throughout the state of New Jersey to implement shared service agreements. We support can support your efforts in one of two ways:


Shared Services For Departments

For municipalities that offer shared services for Building, Fire Prevention, Public Works and other departments, Spatial Data Logic offers a special agreement that permits the licensing to be used in up to 5 towns. A handful of clients take advantage of this option.


Shared Services For Municipal-Wide Software

Municipalities can also pool resources to purchase and share software licenses. For example, Chatham Borough and the Borough of Madison entered into a shared service agreement for SDL’s municipal management software.

By working together, Chatham and Madison not only received cost savings, they also were able to purchase a larger number of licenses allowing them to extend the software to more departments within their respective towns. The boroughs received the 2020 Municipal Innovation award in recognition of the cost savings they achieved by creating a shared-service agreement with Spatial Data Logic.  

To learn more about shared services, click to watch the full session: