Bound Brook Upgrades to Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – March 21, 2017 – The Borough of Bound Brook, of Somerset County, has chosen to upgrade to the SDL Enterprise License. Bound Brook will be primarily utilizing the software within their Building and Code Enforcement departments, with the possibility of expanding into additional departments in the future. With the Enterprise License, Bound Brook will now also have access to SDL Mobile and SDL Portal, in addition to the SDL Desktop software.

Bound Brook has been a client of SDL since 2007, when they selected SDL’s GeoLogic software for use in their Building department. We are happy to be able to continue to serve Bound Brook as a client, and look forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Portal and SDL Mobile throughout their municipal offices.

SDL Mobile – New Version

The next version of SDL Mobile (3.1.196) is now available in the iOS and Android App Stores. We added a lot of enhancements and fixes as well as three new modules (Engineering, Sewer Utility and Water Utility). SDL Mobile usage continues to grow and is now processing over 5,000 inspections per week. Since April 2016, SDL Mobile has processed over 200,000 inspections and over 40,000 photos.


SDL Mobile – Version 3.1.196
C – Add Inspection from Permit page
C – Inspection Reminder confirmations/cancellations displayed in main list
Core – Photo Descriptions on reports
Core – Capture Signatures on device
Core – Property Page links open Permit details
Core – Report Images now have descriptions
Core – Maps – View ArcGIS Online maps
FP – Search Statute by title and statute#
FP – Add Compliance inspection w violations
FP – All Inspection limited to 90 days ahead
FP – Fix, reinspection initially set to Not Started
FP – Inspection IsCompleted now set
FP – Compliance violations now show up
FP – Reload Statutes from server
CE – Added Quick Notes
CE- Reload Statutes from server
PW – Added Inspections
E – Added Engineering Module (ServiceRequests and Inspections)
WU – Added Water Module (ServiceRequests and Inspections)
SU – Added SewerModule (ServiceRequests and Inspections

Set your Inspector signature in the app and they will appear on your reports

 

SDL Citizen – Quick Peek, Coming Soon

  • Town Branding – Colors and Logos
  • Report and View Complaints/Issues
  • View Properties
  • View Permits and Schedule Inspections
  • View Town Maps from ArcGIS Online
  • Broadcast Push Messages to all Citizens from SDL Portal Admin
  • Search Properties, Permits and Complaints. Complaints are limited to town specified list of types.
  • Embedded Online Forms
  • For iOS and Android

For more information on SDL Citizen, click here.

Harding Upgrades to Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – March 3, 2017 – Harding Township, of Morris County, has recently elected to upgrade to the SDL Enterprise License. Harding has been a dedicated client of SDL since 2003, when they chose to utilize SDL’s Geologic Software System for use in their Building Department.

With this recent upgrade, Harding will now have use of SDL Portal and SDL Mobile, in addition to their current use of the SDL Desktop software. The SDL Enterprise License also allows for the expanded use of the software throughout all departments in the municipality.

We are thrilled to be able to continue to serve Harding as a client, and look forward to assisting them with the implementation of SDL Portal and SDL Mobile throughout their municipal offices.

Inspection Reminders

In many towns, inspectors are wasting upwards of 30% of their time showing up for inspections where the contractors and work are not ready. The inspection has to be cancelled and then a new one must be scheduled. Worse off, that inspector could have been working on other permits that were ready but not on the daily schedule.

To help alleviate this problem, we’ve introduced Inspection Reminders in SDL Portal. If you have Inspection Notifications turned on for your portal, reminder emails will be sent out 24 hours prior to the scheduled inspection. All emails on the permit and the contractor email for the inspection subcode will receive the email below. They can then confirm or cancel the inspection using the inline buttons. Likewise, they can choose to ignore the email without any penalty.

 

When an inspection is confirmed or cancelled, it’s entry in SDL Mobile changes as well. The inspector can look at a glance to see which contractors have confirmed or not, giving them more confidence that trip across town in traffic will be worth it. The Inspection Notes section is also updated to show the name of the user who confirmed or canceled and when it occured. These notes show up in SDL Desktop and on the Daily Inspections email that is sent to all inspectors as well.

 

Eatontown Upgrades to Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – February 7, 2017 – The Borough of Eatontown, of Monmouth County, has recently chosen to upgrade to the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipal departments. With SDL’s Enterprise License, Eatontown will now have the ability to utilize the SDL Mobile app and SDL Portal, in addition to their current use of the SDL Desktop software. The Enterprise License also allows users to expand the use of the software to multiple departments throughout their municipality.

Eatontown initially became a client of SDL in 2012, when they chose the GeoLogic software for use in their Building, Land Use and Code Enforcement departments. We are happy to continue to serve Eatontown as a client and assist with the implementation of SDL Portal and SDL Mobile.

 

Norwood Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – February 3, 2017 – The Borough of Norwood, of Bergen County, has recently elected to upgrade to the SDL Enterprise License for their municipal offices. With the Enterprise License, Norwood has the ability to expand the use of the SDL Software into multiple departments and provides users with access to the SDL Mobile app and SDL Portal. Norwood will primarily be utilizing the Land Use and Construction modules for their building, zoning and boards.

Norwood has been a client of SDL since 2007, when they selected the SDL GeoLogic software for their workflow and GIS for use in their building department. We are thrilled to continue to serve Norwood as a client and happy to help them expand the use of the SDL Software within their municipality.

Bridgewater Selects SDL Enterprise License

bridgewater-logoSOMERSET, NJ – December 16, 2016 – The Township of Bridgewater, of Somerset County, has recently selected the SDL  Desktop Software for their municipality’s use. Bridgewater has chosen to come on board with SDL’s Enterprise License, giving them access to the SDL Portal and SDL Mobile app in addition to the SDL Desktop Software. At this time, Bridgewater has chosen to deploy the software in their Building Department, with the possibility of expanding into other departments in the future. We are very happy to have Bridgewater as a new client.

South River Selects SDL Enterprise License

south-river-logoSOMERSET, NJ – November 22, 2016 – The Borough of South River, of Middlesex County, has selected the SDL  Desktop Software for use throughout their municipality. South River has chosen to come on board with SDL’s Enterprise License. With the Enterprise License, South River will have the ability to utilize the SDL Portal and SDL Mobile app, in addition to the SDL Desktop software.

 

The Municipal Management Software will primarily be used throughout South River’s Code Enforcement Department. We are happy to have South River as a new client.

Mountainside selects SDL Enterprise License

logoSOMERSET, NJ – October 28, 2016 – The Borough of Mountainside, of Union County, has selected the SDL  Desktop Software for use throughout their municipality. Mountainside decided to take advantage of SDL’s multi-year licensing deal, choosing a five-year contract for the SDL Enterprise License.

With the Enterprise License, Mountainside will have access to the SDL Portal and SDL Mobile app, in addition to the Desktop software. Mountainside will be utilizing the software throughout multiple departments, including their Building, Land Use, Health and Clerk departments. We are delighted to have Mountainside as a new client.

Berkeley Township: A Year with SDL

In the spring of 2015, Spatial Data Logic welcomed The Township of Berkeley, of Ocean County, as a new client of the SDL Software. When they came on board with SDL, Berkeley decided to utilize the software in their Building Department, and chose to utilize the Enterprise License. With the Enterprise License, municipalities have access to the core SDL Desktop software, as well as the SDL Mobile app and the SDL Portal. After just over a year of implementing the use of these three platforms, officials of Berkeley Township have remarked upon the significant difference the SDL Software has made to their office workflow and efficiency.

SDL Portal

The SDL Portal is a cloud-based platform that allows municipal citizens access to relevant information. “The Portal and Mobile features are my favorite features of the software,” stated Berkeley Township Construction Official, Anthony Cirz. “The [portal] takes a huge amount of phone calls in to our office.” Currently, Berkeley’s Portal page allows for public users to view a number of different filters over their town map. These filters include property class, property value, last property sale price, vacant properties and all current and past building permits.

The above map shows Berkeley’s property classes, net                        The above map shows Berkeley’s building    assessed value, last sale price and vacant properties.                  permits for the day, week, month, quarter and year.

                          

 

Schedule Inspections

While all aspects of SDL’s Municipal Management Software are designed to help increase efficiency and workflow within offices, the Portal has been able to help eliminate many of the added interruptions of office walk-ins and phone calls. In addition to township map filters, Berkeley’s Portal page also allows for users to log on and schedule inspections.

The above image demonstrates the process of completing an inspection request through the SDL Portal.

“The Portal has simplified our office’s daily operation, since it alleviates customer interaction in the office and excessive phone calls,” Cirz said.  “I have experienced a more efficient permitting process due to the availability of any person to log on to the portal and research whatever information that is necessary for them,” he continued. “The ability for customers to request inspections, check permit plan review status and to be notified of every action pertaining to their permit has significantly reduced phone calls in our office.”

 

berkeley-township-portal-page

Currently, Berkeley’s Portal page allows for users to visit their municipal website, view township maps, schedule inspections, make requests, view township data and search for permits. With the permit search feature, users can search with either a permit number or a control number, in order to find the status of a specific Building Permit.