Medford Lakes Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – May 23, 2018 – The Borough of Medford Lakes, of Burlington County, has recently upgraded to the SDL Enterprise License. With this upgrade, Medford Lakes will have use of SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and SDL Citizen, in addition to their current use of the SDL Desktop software.

SDL Mobile, will provide Medford Lakes inspectors with the ability to start, update and complete inspections from in the field, while syncing all data in real-time to the SDL Desktop. The SDL Portal provides Medford Lakes administrators, employees and citizens instant and easy access to town data, maps and requests. Township citizens also have the ability to access data and submit requests from the newly released SDL Citizen app.

Medford Lakes has been a client of SDL’s since 2004, and will continue their use of the SDL Municipal Management Software throughout their Building and Land Use departments. We are veryy happy to continue working with Medford Lakes and we look forward to assisting them with their software expansion.

Manville Borough Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – May 14, 2018 –  The Borough of Manville, of Somerset County, has just selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout many of their municipal offices.  With the Enterprise License, Manville will have 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, Manville has chosen to launch the SDL software within their Building, Land Use, Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement departments. We are very thrilled to have Manville as a new client, and we look forward to working with them in the future and assisting with the launch of their software.

Rockaway Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – May 9, 2018 –  This past February, Rockaway Township, of Morris County, became one of SDL’s newest clients, choosing the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipality.  With the Enterprise License, Rockaway 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.

At this time, Rockaway has chosen to launch the software within their Building, Land Use and Code Enforcement departments. We are very happy to have Rockaway as a client, and we look forward to working with them.

Little Falls Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – May 9, 2018 –  This past January, the Township of Little Falls, of Passaic County, decided to select the SDL Enterprise License for use within their municipality.  With the Enterprise License, Little Falls will have access to the entirety of the SDL Municipal Management Software, including SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and the newly released SDL Citizen app.

Currently, Little Falls is utilizing the SDL software within their Building Department. We are so thrilled to have Little Falls as a client, and are happy to assist them with  the implementation of the software throughout their Building Department.

SDL is at the NJ GMIS Conference Today!

SOMERSET, NJ – April 12, 2018 – Spatial Data Logic is at the 2018 NJ GMIS Technology Education Conference! Be sure to come by our booth to see our new software features. Ask about seeing a demo of our SDL Mobile and newly released SDL Citizen apps.

This morning, be sure to attend our Sponsorship session, where SDL’s Jack Flood will speak on “Municipal Data – Beyond the office LAN.” Jack will be speaking from 11:30 – 12:30.

This year’s conference is being held at The Palace at Somerset Park, from 8:30 this morning until 5:30 this evening.

Hopewell Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – April 6, 2018 –  The Township of Hopewell, of Mercer County, has recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipality.  With the enterprise license, Hopewell 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.

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

Berkeley Heights Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – March 5, 2018 – Berkeley Heights Township, of Union County, has chosen to upgrade to the SDL Enterprise License. The Enterprise License will allows Berkeley Heights usage of SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and SDL Citizen, in addition to their current use of the SDL Desktop software.

With SDL Mobile, town inspectors have the ability to start, update and complete inspections from in the field, while syncing all data in real-time to the SDL Desktop. The SDL Portal provides township administrators, employees and citizens instant and easy access to town data, maps and requests. Township citizens also have the ability to access data and submit requests from the newly released SDL Citizen app.

Berkeley Heights has been a client of SDL’s since 2003, when they chose to deploy the software throughout multiple municipal offices. Currently they will be utilizing the software within their Building, Land Use, Fire Prevention, Engineering, Assessor and Public Works Departments. We are thrilled to continue working with Berkeley Heights and we are looking forward to assisting them with this expansion.

 

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

SDL Portal: New Online Requests

The newest SDL Portal release includes two new requests, three new maps and a redesign of our online Building Permit request that will make it even easier for your citizens to apply online.

New Online Requests

Road Opening  Allow portal users to request a road opening permit online. All major information is required with optional contact information for a contractor or engineer to be configured.

Road Closing – Allow portal users to request a full or partial road, parking or sidewalk closing. All major information including dates, times, reason, closure direction and more are required. User can search for, start and end location, or just draw a route on the map. 

Topic Maps

We are introducing a new set of maps for the portal that, as a group, we are calling “Topic Maps”. Topic Maps are meant to be stand alone maps users can link to or embed on their town websites, as well as navigate to on the portal. The firs three to be released will be “Road Closings”, “Health Applications”, and “Issues”.

These maps can be enabled for SDL User and/or Public User access. Issues and your town complaints will also require enabling public access to complaints, and enabling which complaint types are allowed public access for data to display. Contact our Support team for more information on how to enable these features.

Building Permit Online Requests

Building permits can be a complicated process. Recently, we have redesigned the online permit request process to enhance clarity and usability, as well as added a few new features to help make it easier. Users can now save an in-process draft to their portal account, so that they can return at any time to complete the request process without needing to re-enter data. In addition, we have added an In Process summary screen, so users can see what they have entered so far.

We have also redesigned the entry point, so users are given more information up front about the types of permits that can be applied for online, and what those applications require. All enabled templates will be listed with their individual descriptions and instructions, as well as basic information regarding which subcodes, tech cards and documentation the permit request will include. Lastly, we have added more stock instructions to help users through each step.

New Features

  • Road Opening Request
  • Road Closing Request
  • Topic Maps – Road Closing, Health Applications, Issues (Complaints)
  • Building Permit – new UI format

Misc. Updates and Changes

  • “tiff” file added as allowed download for permit and property attachments
  • Added work-around for property search results with missing city/zip (for newer requests only)
  • Added additional check for allowed file types on requests uploads
  • For requests with “allowed attachments”, enabled AND additional forms or documents enabled. This will now display as one combined upload page in the requests UI instead of two.
  • Various enhancements to embedded UI requests

Bug Fixes

  • Per License Request – license renewal existing pet search using account primary town instead of account address town
  • Main map sidebar icon issue in IE fixed
  • Complaint Auto Create default status fixed
  • Tenant contact validation issue for Property Management fixed

SDL Citizen

The SDL Citizen app has been released!

  • Manage permits, schedule inspections, report issues and much more!
  • SDL Citizen and future portal updates are at the core of how we envision transforming the municipal-citizen relationship
  • Please contact SDL Support about preparing your town for app access (most features are turned off by default)
  • Much more information to come in the near future!

 

Lacey Township Selects SDL Enterprise License

SOMERSET, NJ – October 20, 2017 – Lacey Township, of Ocean County, has recently selected the SDL Enterprise License for use throughout their municipal departments. With the Enterprise License, Lacey will have access to all SDL Software, spanning across the four platforms: SDL Desktop, SDL Portal, SDL Mobile and the recently released SDL Citizen app.

SDL Desktop is the core of the SDL software, working in tandem with SDL Mobile, SDL Portal and SDL Citizen to provide municipal employees and citizens the most accurate data. 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.

Lacey will be utilizing the SDL Software within multiple departments, including Building, Code Enforcement, Land Use, Health and Pet Licensing. We are very happy to have Lacey as a new client and we look forward to assisting them with the implementation of the software.