Paterson Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – April 3, 2019 –  The City of Paterson, of Passaic County, has recently chosen the SDL Enterprise License for use within their municipality.  With the Enterprise License, Paterson will have the ability to access and utilize all platforms of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the SDL Citizen app.

Paterson will be implementing the SDL  Software within their Health Department. We are very thrilled to begin working with Paterson, and we look forward to assisting with the launch of their software.

2019 New Jersey Environmental Health Association Educational Conference and Exhibition

SOMERSET, NJ – February 21, 2019 – Spatial Data Logic will be exhibiting at the 2019 New Jersey Environmental Health Association Educational Conference and Exhibition.  Be sure to stop by and see us at booth 202 for a demo, and to learn what’s new with SDL!

This year’s NJEHA Educational Conference is being held at Tropicana Resort and Casino, Atlantic City, from Sunday, March 3rd through Tuesday, March 5th. You can find the full conference schedule here.

For more information regarding the 2019 conference, visit the New Jersey Environmental Health Association website.

Hillsborough Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – December 28, 2018 – Hillsborough Township, of Somerset County, has just chosen the SDL Enterprise License for municipal management throughout their municipality.  With the Enterprise License, Hillsborough will have access to all platforms of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and SDL Citizen.

Currently, Hillsborough has decided to launch the SDL software within a number of departments throughout their municipality, including their Building, Land Use, Engineering and Health offices. We are very thrilled to have Hillsborough as a new client, and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of their new software.

SDL Mobile Update – Police Module

SDL has just released the latest version of SDL Mobile. With this version, we are introducing the new Police Module, vehicle tracking and fire certificates. The new update also contains hundreds of new features, fixes and improvements.

Police Module

 

We have now released the Police Module for SDL Mobile!

 

With this module, users can search pets, parking permits and road closings all from the the SDL Mobile app.

 

The module also allows users to view all complaints and provides custom town maps and a property search tool.

 

 

Vehicle Tracking

 

Users can now assign vehicles and track their current routes using SDL Mobile’s new Vehicle Tracking feature.

 

Stay up-to-date with the progress of snow plows, garbage trucks and street cleaners from within your Engineering, Water, Sewer or Public Works SDL Mobile module.

 

 

Fire Certificates

 

With this latest Fire Module Update, users have the ability to issue, print and email Fire Certificates right from SDL Mobile. Now, inspectors won’t need to return to the office just to issue a Fire Certificate.

Core Updates

  • Added – Users can now edit Notes/Inspection comments in SDL Mobile *NOTE: This change does not apply to the Construction Module
  • Added – Is Private, Show On Portal and Life Hazard checkbox options are now available when creating Complaints in SDL Mobile
  • Added – New option to filter inspections by a specific date range
  • Added – New option to set all checklist items to “Not Applicable”
  • Added – Checklists will now automatically be copied to re-inspections
  • Added – Reports emailed from SDL Mobile will now automatically be added as attachments in GeoClient
  • Added – New option to filter Complaints by assignee/inspector
  • Fixed – An issue where Complaints created in SDL Mobile were not appearing on the app immediately
  • Fixed – Templates will no longer be lost if the SDL Mobile app crashes or requires an update
  • Fixed – Re-inspections/recurring creation check boxes are now unchecked by default

Module Updates

Construction

  • Fixed – “Related notes and inspections” feature has been redesigned to avoid time-out issues; additional options have also been added to decrease load time

Code Enforcement

  • Added – The option to remove a checklist from an inspection
  • Fixed – Property Registry expiration dates now show on the SDL Mobile property view

Engineering

  • Added – Vehicle Tracking functionality
  • Added – Traffic Permits view
  • Fixed – Reports generated in SDL Mobile now come down to GeoClient as attachments

Fire Prevention

  • Added – The option to add a photo to a violation *NOTE: Photos will still be attached to the associated inspection record in GeoClient
  • Added – The ability to create stand alone inspections
  • Added – Detector Inspection Requests will now update when an associated inspection is completed
  • Updated – Violation status wording on Inspection Report now matches GeoClient (Abated/Unabated)
  • Fixed – Legal NJAC precursor added to the Inspection Report
  • Fixed – Use Group now appears on the Inspection Report

Health Pro

  • Updated – Risk Based Report can now be sent via email
  • Fixed – Inspector and User signatures display correctly on the Risk Based Report
  • Fixed – Risk Based Report violations now appear in order

Land Use

  • Added – The option to filter Zoning Applications by application status

Police

  • New Police Module added!
  • Search Pets
  • Search Parking Permits
  • Search Road Closings

Public Works

  • Fixed – An issue with the Use My Location feature when creating a Service Request

Public Works, Sewer and Water

  • Added – The option to create Service Requests from Complaints
  • Added – Notes field from GeoClient
  • Added – Service Request Report with the option to add user’s signature
  • Added – Vehicle Tracking functionality
  • Added – Traffic Permits view

Township Manager

  • Fixed – Township Manager module now has homepage icons and no longer permanently displays the “Town Server Not Connected” error message

 

   

 

Ewing Township Selects SDL Sites

SOMERSET, NJ – December 20, 2018 –  Ewing Township, of Mercer County, has recently selected SDL Sites for the management and design of their municipal website.

This recently released website package provides municipalities with integrated SDL Portal capabilities, and includes hosting, support and unlimited storage and bandwidth with all SDL Enterprise Licenses.

Ewing has been utilizing the SDL Municipal Management Software since 2015, and has implemented it throughout their Building, Code Enforcement, Clerk, Health, Land Use, Fire Prevention, Assessor and Pet Licensing offices. We are thrilled to assist Ewing with the launch of their new website, and look forward to continue working with them in this new capacity.

For more information on SDL Sites, please contact sales@spatialdatalogic.com, or call 800-805-9695.

Town of Boonton Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – August 31, 2018 –  The Town of Boonton, of Morris County, has recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipality.  The Enterprise License will give Boonton access to all features of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the SDL Citizen app.

At this time, Boonton has chosen to launch the SDL software throughout multiple departments, including Building, Clerk, Code Enforcement, Land Use, Pet Licensing and Health. We are very thrilled to have Boonton as a client, and we look forward to working with them in the future and assisting with the launch of their software.

Borough of Glassboro Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – July 23, 2018 –  The Borough of Glassboro, of Gloucester County, has recently chosen the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout a number of their municipal offices.  With the use of the Enterprise License, Glassboro will be able to utilize all platforms of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the SDL Citizen app.

Currently Glassboro has chosen to launch the SDL software throughout their Building, Health, Clerk, Pet Licensing, Fire Prevention, Public Works, Utility, and Code Enforcement departments. We are very happy to have Glassboro as a new client, and we look forward to working with them in the future and assisting with the launch of their software.

SDL Desktop – User Management Shortcuts

It can be a little nerve-wracking to be the administrator of a critical business system like the SDL Desktop. Managing user permissions can be a challenge when your user list and/or business processes change frequently.

If you are an SDL administrator, you may not know that we’ve given users a couple of shortcuts to help manage permissions more effectively and efficiently. Here’s a quick look at how to make mass changes to user permissions in just a few seconds. *Please note that the processes described here may sound more difficult than they are… once you’ve read through and made some of the changes described, you may never need to refer to this again.

It probably doesn’t need to be said, but with great power comes great responsibility… please use this carefully and wisely. If you have any doubts, please reach out to our support staff (732-357-1280 or support@spataildatalogic.com) and we will be happy to help you through the process.

Changing Permissions or Data Grid Access for Multiple Users

 

 

First, go to the System selection on the data grid, and scroll down to the Users selection at the bottom. Double-click on a user’s name in the data grid to bring up the User Account Editor dialog box. If the User Account Editor dialog box doesn’t appear, your account might not have administrative rights.

 

 

 

When the User Account Editor opens, you have the following options and functionality:

User Module Assignments

To see which modules are accessible by which users, simply click the drop-down menu (1) in the upper left of the dialog and select a module. You can select users one-by-one by ticking the check bit next to each name. To toggle the entire list, click the “Invert Users” link underneath the section.

Double-clicking on a user’s name brings up the user dialog box (just like when you’re working in the Administration account), from which you can modify basic account settings (e.g. Name, Title, Password, etc.) and tag a user as either active or inactive.

User Groups

To help you manage permissions of groups of people who aren’t necessarily in the same department (or don’t comprise an entire department) you can create, edit or delete User Groups in the dialog box in the bottom left corner (2) of the User Account Editor window.

After selecting a group of users, (whether one-by-one or by loading a User Group you’ve saved earlier), you can select a set of permissions or data grids by selecting the appropriate tab and either set them or remove them for all the users you’ve selected.

Just pick the tab, then the module (3) in which you are setting or deleting permissions. Finally, select one of the three buttons on the window (4). If you’re working in the Permissions tab, the three buttons are:

  • Add these permissions to these users – turn on the selected permissions without changing any other selections for these users.
  • Overwrite these permissions from these users – turn on the selected permissions, but turn off all other permissions for the module for selected users
  • Remove the permissions of the selected users – turn off the selected permissions without changing any other selections for these users

If you’re working in the Datagrids tab, the three buttons are:

  • Add these datagrids to these users – turn on the selected datagrids without changing any other selections for these users.
  • Remove these datagrids from these users – turn off the selected datagrids without changing any other selections for these users
  • Reset User datagrids with Selected – turn on only the selected datagrids for these users and turn off all others

Permission and Datagrid Groups

You can also save common combinations of user permissions and datagrids and recall them when needed. For example, every new employee in, say, the construction office may need the same set of permissions as every other, so instead of going through each permission setting, you can create a set of permissions, save that set, and apply it with a single mouse click whenever a new hire joins that team.

To create, edit or delete a group of permissions or datagrids, use the window in the top right corner (5) of the User Account Editor dialog.

Set by User

Finally, there may be a user in the system whose permissions and/or datagrid assignments are exactly what you want to assign to another user (or set of users). In that case, you can copy that user’s permissions and datagrid assignments by using the Set By User hyperlink (6) near the right-hand side of the User Account Editor dialog. Simply select a user from the Users list on the top left, then click the Set By User link. Finally, select the users to whom you want to copy those settings, click the “Add these datagrids to these users” (or “Reset User datagrids with Selected” if you want to enable only these permissions and/or datagrid assignments for these users) button and you’re finished.

Summary

As was mentioned earlier, these processes might seem a bit involved because we’re putting a lot of control into a single dialog box. We hope that once you get used to using the new features, you’ll spend a lot less time making repetitive changes from System Administrator’s access.

As is almost always the case, this feature was added because an SDL Desktop user had a good idea, realized it would make her more efficient, and shared it with us. While we can’t promise we’ll implement every feature that’s requested of us, we try to make constant improvements based on what you need. If you have a suggestion, a question, or even just want to ask, “What if the software could…”, we’re always happy to hear from you.

 

Keyport Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – April 22, 2019 –  The Borough of Keyport, of Monmouth County, has recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipality.  With the Enterprise License, Keyport will have access to all features of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the SDL Citizen app.

Keyport has chosen to launch the software throughout many of their municipal offices, including Building, Code Enforcement, Health, Pet Licensing, Land Use, Public Works and Fire Prevention. We are very happy to have Keyport as a client, and we look forward to working with them in the future and assisting with the launch of their software.

SDL Mobile Update

SDL has just released the latest version of SDL Mobile (3.1.235). With this version, we are introducing the Land Use module, along with hundreds of other new features, fixes and improvements. Please note that you may need to uninstall the old version of SDL Mobile before using the new version.

      

If you like using SDL Mobile, please rate our app in the stores!

 

Core Updates

  1. New Homepage Button View
  2. New Search View
  3. New Statutes View
  4. New Calendar View
  5. Inspection Templates
  6. New Signature Capture
  7. Inspection Save Options
  8. Change Inspection Date and Inspector
  9. New Photo Watermark options
  10. New Checklist options
  11. New Inspections Map
  12. Improved Inspection Routing
  13. Improved Directions with Google Maps
  14. New Module – Land Use
  15. 100+ major and minor fixes

 

Module Updates

Construction

  1. New Permits View/Map
  2. Permit Attachments (Tech Cards etc)
  3. Arrival Notification Email
  4. Plan Review Status and Notes
  5. Change Inspector

Code Enforcement

  1. New Statutes View
  2. Statutes Quick List from Desktop
  3. Inspection Templates
  4. New Inspection – Spot or Area Wide
  5. Inspection Editing on by default
  6. Signature Capture for Report
  7. New UI for Add/Remove Violations/Statutes
  8. Save Options for Recurring, Reinspection and Abatement

Land Use

  1. Newest Module – Includes all Core Items
  2. Create and Edit Land Use Inspections
  3. Add Violations using LU Statutes
  4. Signature Capture for Report
  5. Zoning Applications View/Map
  6. Zoning Application Attachments

Fire Prevention

  1. New Statutes View
  2. Statutes Quick List from Desktop
  3. Units View/Map
  4. Edit Units Emergency Contacts
  5. Units – Permits and Invoices
  6. Inspection Templates
  7. New Notice of Violation Report
  8. Email to Agent/Owner/Tenant
  9. Save Options for Recurring, Reinspection and Abatement
  10. Signature Capture for Report

Health

  1. New Chapter 24 Risk Based Report
  2. New Statutes View
  3. Signature Capture for Report

Public Works/Engineering/Water/Sewer

  1. New Time Tracking for Service Requests
  2. New Road Closings View/Map

Road Closings                                Statutes Search                             Time Tracking