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January 16, 2023
Decatur will upgrade its Permits & Inspections and Code Enforcement modules from BluePrince to CityView, while also adding CityView Business Licensing, which will facilitate the renewal process through automation while supporting the City’s economic development initiatives.
CityView’s full suite of solutions will modernize Decatur’s business processes by:
- Offering convenience for citizens through online self-service options
- Increasing efficiency for City inspectors with updates directly from the field
- Improving plan turn-around times for contractors using Electronic Plans Review
In addition, Decatur will be implementing many new capabilities via CityView Workspace that weren’t available with BluePrince, such as CityView’s unique Microsoft productivity extensions, the Word and Outlook Add-in tools.
Decatur is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County. Nicknamed "The River City," it is located in norther Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. The population in 2021 was 57,804.
Like many southern cities in the early 19th century, Decatur's early success was based upon its location along a river. Railroad routes and boating traffic pushed the city to the front of North Alabama’s economic atmosphere. The city rapidly grew into a large economic center within the Tennessee Valley and was a hub for travelers and cargo between Nashville and Mobile, as well as Chattanooga and New Orleans.