Municipal Software Completes 10th Local Government Sale in 6 Months with a Cumulative Value of over US$3 Million
Victoria, B.C., February 7, 2007— With the announcement of a sale to Augusta, GA this week, Municipal Software (TSX-V:MSZ) has announced ten sales of CityView™ PreBuilts in the past six months with a cumulative value in excess of US$3 million. These ten projects range in size from US$144,000 to US$710,000 and the majority are scheduled for completion in the first half of 2007.
“Local Governments throughout North America are struggling to keep up” said Iain McLean, CEO of Municipal Software Corporation, “They are faced with an increased demand for services under budget constraints. Staffing shortages and recruiting challenges, together with the loss of know-how that results from an aging municipal worker pool, mean that local governments are increasingly in need of the solutions that Municipal Software can provide. In recent months we have seen large and small local authorities choose CityView PreBuilts to help them become more efficient while providing more consistent and transparent services to their customers. Examples include Permits & Inspections systems for the City of Bridgeport and the Town of West Hartford in Connecticut, Community Development and Planning processes for Scott and Wright Counties in Minnesota and complete Community Development solutions for the Cities of Reedley and Diamond Bar in California.”
In the past two years Municipal Software has moved from an entirely custom designed solution to a configurable product-based approach. This transition has allowed the company to capture the best practices of over 150 installations in their products and reduce the purchasing risks for local authorities.
In most cases CityView PreBuilts were chosen for their versatility, robustness, configurability and ease of integration while the CityView Application Builder continues to provide clients with the ability to create unique features. This product-based approach allows for faster implementations, providing a return on investment sooner and enabling municipalities to respond to the challenges they face in ensuring Permitting, Planning, Licensing and Code Enforcement solutions meet the needs of a growing community.
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About Municipal Software Corporation
Municipal Software Corporation (TSX-V:MSZ) provides easily installed, packaged software solutions that manage the everyday business processes of local governments. The solutions are based on 24 years of experience with a product platform that easily adapts to the changing practices of clients. Branded under the CityView name, the company provides a number of out of the box solutions automating practices in Property Information, Permits and Inspections, Planning, Code Enforcement, Licensing and Cashiering. CityView Application Builder is a set of application development tools that allows the client to develop unique applications to match specific needs. The company recently launched web based services under the Local Government Manager ™ name (available through the Application Exchange of Salesforce.com) for jurisdictions looking for the convenience and cost effectiveness of a hosted product application. Municipal Software offers a complete range of services from training and customer support of its suite of products to custom development for unique applications.