City licensing e-gov applications
- By Eric Kulisch
- Jan 01, 1990
Cities seeking ready-made electronic permitting, engineering management
and reservation systems can buy a license to use a suite of applications
already developed by Sunnyvale, Calif.
The application software is available through GovPartner, an e-government
solutions provider in San Diego. The Sunnyvale City Council on Sept. 27
approved a re-licensing agreement with Berryman & Henigar Inc., a municipal
professional services firm and parent of GovPartner. The move came after
a half-dozen cities approached the city about buying its applications, said
Michelle Kvandal, senior vice president for GovPartner.
Sunnyvale will receive royalties and free software maintenance, enhancements
and support that will allow it to divert resources to other applications,
Sunnyvale's software suite includes:
* e-Permits, a web-enabled permitting
application that enables the public to apply, pay for and obtain a number
of building-related permits via the Internet.
* SunGIS, a Microsoft SQL Server-based planning, building safety, and code
enforcement management system.
* Parks and Recreation software, an online facility reservation system.
In-house information technology staff developed SunGIS and the Parks and
Recreation package, while the e-Permits software was the result of a joint
effort with Carta Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
In a related move, Leland Vandiver, Sunnyvale's manager of networking and
data systems, joined GovPartner Oct. 2 as chief technology officer, Kvandal
said. Vandiver managed the development of the Sunnyvale software suites.
Vandiver's selection by GovPartner gave city officials added confidence
to go through with the deal, said Sunnyvale CIO Shawn Hernandez.
GovPartner provides e-government solutions
for small to midsize city, county, and other government agencies. Sunnyvale
has a population of 130,000.