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.

Passaic Selects SDL Enterprise License

logoSOMERSET, NJ – September 20, 2016 – The City of Passaic, of Passaic County, has selected the SDL  Desktop Software for use throughout their municipality. Passaic 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 Desktop software. This city-wide deployment of the software will encompass multiple departments, including Passaic’s Building, Health, Clerk, Code Enforcement and Fire Departments. We are delighted to have Passaic as a new client.

Allendale Selects SDL Enterprise License

sealSOMERSET, NJ – August 25, 2016 – The Borough of Allendale, of Bergen County, has selected the SDL Desktop software for use in their municipal departments. In addition to the SDL Desktop software, Allendale has chosen to come on board with the Enterprise License. With the Enterprise License, Allendale will also have access to the SDL Mobile app and SDL Portal for use throughout their municipality. We are delighted to have Allendale as a new client.

Essex Fells Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

Essex Fells SignSOMERSET, NJ – July 26, 2016 – The Borough of Essex Fells, of Essex County, has elected to upgrade to the Enterprise License from SDL for their municipality offices. SDL’s Enterprise contract allows for the expanded use of the SDL Desktop Software into more departments and provides users with access to the SDL Mobile app and SDL Portal.

Essex Fells has been a client of SDL since 2012, when they selected the SDL GeoLogic software for their workflow and elected to utilize the SDL Mobile app for their inspectors. We are happy to continue to serve Essex Fells as a client.

East Brunswick Selects SDL Enterprise Contract

East Brunswick SealSOMERSET, NJ – July 19, 2016 – The Township of East Brunswick, of Middlesex County, has selected the SDL Desktop software for use in their municipal departments. They have chosen to come on board with the Enterprise License, giving them the use of SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile and SDL Portal. East Brunswick will primarily be using the Fire Prevention Module, but will have access to the other SDL Modules as well. We are happy to have East Brunswick as a new client.

Glen Ridge Upgrades to SDL Enterprise License

glen ridgeSOMERSET, NJ – July 11, 2016 – The Borough of Glen Ridge, of Essex County, has elected to upgrade to the Enterprise License from SDL for their municipality offices. SDL’s Enterprise contract allows for the expanded use of the SDL Desktop Software into more departments and provides users with access to the SDL Mobile app and SDL Portal. Glen Ridge has also selected SDL to complete the mapping of their water system.

Glen Ridge has been a client of SDL since 2005, when they selected the SDL GeoLogic software for their workflow and GIS services for their building and land use departments. We are happy to continue to serve Glen Ridge as a client.

New Hands-on Training Experience

SOMERSET, NJ – June 23, 2016 – In an effort to enhance the experience that each individual has at our sessions, SDL has recently installed 10 new desktop computers in our in-house training facility. With these new computers, users are able to follow along during our in-house sessions, providing a more comprehensive and hands-on experience with the software.

Since installing the computers, users have provided positive feedback to these additional visual aids, commenting that they have been particularly helpful and have made the sessions easier to follow.

  • Hands-on training experience
  • Improves the ability to recall software usage for future instances
  • Provides a greater opportunity for questions on software to come to mind
  • Simulates the workplace environment in which SDL Software is used

 

Morristown Selects SDL Enterprise License

Training RoomSOMERSET, NJ – June 22, 2016 – The Town of Morristown, of Morris County, has recently selected the SDL desktop software for their municipal departments. They have chosen to come on board with the Enterprise License, giving them the use of SDL Desktop, SDL Mobile and SDL Portal. Morristown will be using the SDL software in multiple departments across the town. We are happy to have them as a new client.

2016 Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey Annual Conference

SOMERSET, NJ – April 18, 2016 – Spatial Data Logic will be in Atlantic City next week! On Sunday, April 24th, and Monday, April 25th, SDL will be at the 2016 Municipal Clerks Association of New Jersey Annual Conference, located at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. Be sure to stop by to see a demo of SDL’s new software features.

Conference Details:

When: Sunday, April 24 – Monday, April 25

Where: Tropicana Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City

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