With over 20 years of industry experience including a significant presence in Minnesota, TriTech was chosen by the selection group as the preferred vendor in replacing the current public safety suite of software. The contract signing took place in late November and TriTech has wasted no time. Project personnel have already met with some agencies, and an official kick off is planned for January 7, 2014. In January both the CAD and RMS group will have orientation sessions. This will be followed by a Mobile-CAD orientation in February.
TriTech has two other large implementations in the area with both Ramsey and Anoka Counties recently signing contracts. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with TriTech. Happy Holidays!
Active Network (the developers of our Class Parks and Rec software) held a Customer Owner Group (COG) meeting on November 5th, 2013 at the Eden Prairie Community Center. This was a full-day meeting that allowed everyone to network, collaborate about best practices, and hear the latest news about Active products and updates. Also, the future direction of the Class software was discussed, and Active’s browser-based Parks and Recreation system—ActiveNet—was demonstrated.
LOGIS will begin hosting an annual PIMS – Code Enforcement user group meeting every November, due to the growing need for separate meetings pertaining to Code Enforcement and Business License. Our first Code Enforcement meeting took place on November 12, 2013. We reviewed and demonstrated all Code Enforcement enhancements/fixes rolled out in PIMS releases over the past year.
In addition to the release notes review, as well as covering other meeting items, we discussed the PIMS application technical upgrade which will take place in 2014. Some of the highlights are: Sizable screens, upgrade to SQL 2012, grid sorting, resolution, and an upgrade to Visual Studio 2012/2013
Thank you for your attendance and for all the great enhancement suggestions. This greatly contributes to the growth and dynamic nature of the PIMS application.
Recently LOGIS hosted user group meetings for the Special Assessments (SA) and Property Data System (PDS) users. System enhancements for the year were reviewed with each group. The enhancements are described in the release notes sent to the users but this is a great way for the users to see the changes in action.
These meeting are a great communications tool for feedback from the users to express what enhancements they would like in the system. Many of the unique abilities of the system come directly from the user requests at these meetings.
LOGIS just completed the implementation of the City of Bloomington onto the LOGIS IP Telephony Service! LOGIS implemented our service across all of their facilities including the beach, DMV, fire stations, heath, ice arena, golf courses, municipal center, police, pool, and public works. This installation included over 700 phones and was configured to utilize the latest features of our service such as:
Video enabled phones
PC controlled Presence software for IM, contacts, status, WebEx
WebEx / MeetingPlace
With the addition of the City of Bloomington, there are 13 organizations utilizing the LOGIS IP Telephony Service servicing over 3900 phones and an average during the work week of over 19,100 calls a day.
Ramsey County Emergency Communication Center Joins LOGIS!
Ramsey County Emergency Communication Center (RCECC) has joined LOGIS for Managed Services of their servers and network infrastructure. RCECC recently purchased the TriTech CAD and mobile application and the Network Services group will now be responsible for managing the infrastructure of this application. RCECC is a great addition to the LOGIS membership and we look forward to a long and beneficial partnership.