Phillipsburg Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – January 8, 2018 – The Town of Phillipsburg, of Warren County, has recently upgraded to the SDL Enterprise License. Phillipsburg has been a client since 2006, when they began using the SDL Desktop software within their Building and Zoning departments. Currently, they utilize the software for their Code Enforcement and Land Use Departments as well.

With the upgrade to the Enterprise License, Phillipsburg will continue its use of the SDL Desktop software, while gaining access to SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and the recently released SDL Citizen. The SDL Mobile app provides town inspectors the freedom to start and complete inspections from in the field. Highly configurable, the SDL Portal provides town administrators, employees and citizens easy access to select town data, maps and requests. Town citizens also have the opportunity to submit requests and view town data with the use of the SDL Citizen app.

SDL is happy to continue to work with Phillipsburg, and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and SDL Citizen.

Bernardsville Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – December 27, 2017 –  The Borough of Bernardsville, of Somerset County, has recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipality.  With the enterprise license, Bernardsville will have access to all features of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the newly released SDL Citizen app.

Bernardsville has chosen to launch the software within their Building, Land Use and Code Enforcement departments. We are very happy to have Bernardsville as a new client, and we look forward to working with them in the future and assisting with the launch of their software.

Piscataway Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – December 19, 2017 –  The Township of Piscataway, of Middlesex County, has recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipal offices. Piscataway has also decided to take advantage of SDL’s multi-year contract, choosing a five-year contract for their SDL Software.  With the enterprise license, the they will have access to all features of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the newly released SDL Citizen app.

Piscataway will be utilizing the software within a number of their municipal office, including their Building, Land Use, Code Enforcement, Pet, Clerk, Fire Prevention and Public Works offices. We are very happy to have Piscataway as a new client, and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and SDL Citizen.

Lafayette Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – December 5, 2017 – The Township of Lafayette, of Sussex County, has recently upgraded to the SDL Enterprise License. With the upgrade to the Enterprise License, Lafayette  will continue its use of the SDL Desktop software, while gaining access to SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and the recently released SDL Citizen.

The SDL Mobile app provides town inspectors the freedom to start and complete inspections from in the field. Highly configurable, the SDL Portal provides town administrators, employees and citizens easy access to select town data, maps and requests. Town citizens also have the opportunity to submit requests and view town data with the use of the SDL Citizen app.

Lafayette has been a client since 2009, when they deployed the SDL Desktop software in their Fire Prevention and Land Use departments. With this upgrade, they are looking to continue use in Fire Prevention, with the possibility of expanding to other departments in the future.

SDL is happy to continue to work with Lafayette, and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and SDL Citizen.

Mountain Lakes Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – November 30, 2017 – The Borough of Mountain Lakes, of Morris County, has recently upgraded to the SDL Enterprise License. Mountain Lakes has been a client since 2006, when they began using the SDL Desktop software within their Building and Assessor departments.

With the upgrade to the Enterprise License, Mountain Lakes  will continue its use of the SDL Desktop software, while gaining access to SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and the recently released SDL Citizen. The SDL Mobile app provides town inspectors the freedom to start and complete inspections from in the field. Highly configurable, the SDL Portal provides town administrators, employees and citizens easy access to select town data, maps and requests. Town citizens also have the opportunity to submit requests and view town data with the use of the SDL Citizen app.

SDL is happy to continue to work with Mountain Lakes, and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and SDL Citizen.

Ventnor Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – November 27, 2017 –  Ventnor City of Atlantic County, have recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipal offices. With the enterprise license, the city will have access to all that the SDL Municipal Management Software has to offer, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the newly released SDL Citizen app.

Ventnor will be utilizing the software across multiple departments, including their Building, Land Use, Code Enforcement offices.

We are very happy to have both Ventnor as new clients, and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and SDL Citizen.

Deptford Township and Woodbury Heights Borough Select SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – November 17, 2017 –  Deptford Township and the Borough of Woodbury Heights, both of Gloucester County, have recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipal offices. With the enterprise license, both municipalities will have access to all that the SDL Municipal Management Software has to offer, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the newly released SDL Citizen app.

Deptford will be utilizing the software across multiple departments, including their Building, Land Use, Code Enforcement, Pet, Clerk and Public Works offices. Woodbury Heights will begin their use of the software for their Construction and Code Enforcement departments.

We are very happy to have both Deptford and Woodbury Heights as new clients, and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and SDL Citizen.

Cedar Grove Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – October 23, 2017 – The Township of Cedar Grove, of Essex County, has upgraded to the SDL Enterprise License. Cedar Grove has been utilizing the SDL Desktop software since they became a client in 2011, when they launched the software in their water department.

After the upgrade to Enterprise, the water department will continue their use of SDL Desktop, while taking advantage of the additional software features available on the Enterprise License.  With the upgrade, they will now also have access to the SDL Portal and SDL Mobile app, as well as the recently released SDL Citizen app.

With the SDL Mobile app, inspectors have the capability of scheduling, locating and completing inspections from in the field, while data syncs in real-time to the Desktop software. Citizens are able to request inspections, submit forms or access property and town data with the use of the SDL Portal or SDL Citizen.

We are thrilled to be able to continue working with  Cedar Grove, and we are looking forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and SDL Citizen.

Borough of Dumont Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – September 25, 2017 – The Borough of Dumont, of Bergen County, has selected the SDL Enterprise License for use within their municipality. The Enterprise License provides Dumont with use of the SDL Municipal Management Software, spanning across all four platforms: SDL Desktop, SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and the recently released SDL Citizen app.

SDL Desktop works in tandem with SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and SDL Citizen to provide municipal employees and citizens with the most up-to-date information at all times. SDL Mobile allows inspectors to update and complete inspections from in the field, while SDL Citizen provides the same mobile convenience to public users wishing to submit requests, forms or complaints.

Currently, Dumont has chosen to utilize the SDL Software in their Building department. We are thrilled that Dumont has come on board with SDL and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of the software.

SDL Portal Update – September 2017

Tenancy Management

Tenancy management has been included in SDL’s desktop software for many years. It deals with the management of units on any one property, and all of the data associated with them, such as:
  • Landlord Registrations
  • CCO/Rental regulations
  • Certificates of Habitability
  • Rental Agreements
  • Rent Leveling Applications
  • Tenant Roster
  • Room Dimensions
  • Emergency Contacts
  • In-County Agents
  • Fuel Providers
We now have the capability of managing this by your constituents through the SDL Portal. The SDL Portal Property Management system was built to manage a town’s landlord, rental and rent control registrations and updates. It is meant to work as a fully integrated system between portal users and landlords, tenants and property owners. With this system, there is no more need for paper forms or redundant data entry. SDL Desktop users on the portal will now be able to see a new SDL Portal Property Management section on the property page: this section is hidden from public users until you enable Property Management on the portal.
*Please contact our Support Team for more information on the release of SDL Portal Property Management.

 

Building Permit Plan Review

There have been some useful new enhancements added to the Portal, regarding the Plan Review status for building permits. There is now a new Plan Review section on the permit page, added in order to display when there is plan review data available for the select permit. Additionally, SDL Desktop users have the option to flag both general and reason for failure notes, which will also be displayed on this page of the Portal. Permit status update emails will provide a limited view of this section, with links to more information. Status changes for each plan review subcode  – not just the permit status overall updates – will now trigger a permit status update email.

We highly encourage users to add custom Help questions and answers for next steps for citizens, for instances when a Plan Review fails or is in a pending status. Contact our Support team for help adding custom FAQs for your building permits and plan reviews.

Property Page – New Sections

We have added two new sections to the property page – one features links to Tax Map sheets for the select property, while the other features a list of Attachments/Files associated with the property. Tax Maps associated with a property will be displayed for all public users. Attachments will only be displayed when an SDL Desktop user has flagged that file for Portal display. Two permission options are available for this feature – one will display the attachments for SDL users only, and the other will display for all users, public included. Links to open or download those attachments are available for only select file types at this time: pdf, jpg or png. You will see the new attachment section on the permit pages as well, but they will only  display attachments specific to that permit.

New Features

  • SDL Portal Property Management released
  • Permit plan review status section added to property page and permit email when applicable
  • Permit plan review status change triggers permit update email
  • Property page – Link to tax map sheets added
  • Property page – Link to attachments added
  • Permit page – Link to attachments added

Misc. Updates and Changes

  • QR code mobile landing page
  • Certificate Web Request – Added alternate label for property owner and tenant fields
  • Updates to Help widget text formatting for better usability
  • Inspection Requests – Update to subcode and type selection for better usability
  • Search – Added search spinner/indicator to auto complete searches for better usability

Bug Fixes

  • File upload file name conversion for desktop fix
  • Permit email status icon fixes are added
  • Permit page with status label error fixed