Computronix Announces Winners for 2016 POSSE Innovation Awards

DENVER, CO – Computronix is pleased to recognize the city of Dallas Public Works and the BC Ministry of Forestry, Land and Natural Resource Operations as the winners of the 2016 POSSE Customer Innovation Awards. The awards were presented September 15th at the Computronix Client Conference (C3) in Denver, Colorado.

Dallas Public Works was the recipient of Innovative Use of POSSE, which goes to the client who best uses the core POSSE workflow platform in a new and creative way. The city won for their Right-of-Way Management System. The system allows users to apply online for street cut or blocking permits, and provides staff with sophisticated GIS-based tools to determine if there are time or spatial-based conflicts.

The BC Ministry of Forestry, Land and Natural Resource Operations was the recipient of Best Use of Technology, given to the client that best enhances their use of POSSE with complementary technology. Their Limited Entry Hunting site with grid and map integration using Leaflet technology, provides a highly interactive and intuitive experience for hunters to enter specific limited hunting draws.

“Computronixis proud to recognize the achievements of our clients, through our annual Customer Innovation Awards.  We are continually amazed and encouraged by the innovative applications of POSSE that our customers find for our software.,” said Jim den Otter, Computronix Chief Technology Officer. “The POSSE platform is uniquely flexible and configurable, and solves real issues affecting government organizations.”

Dallas Public Works and BC Ministry of Forestry, Land and Natural Resource Operations representatives were onsite at C3 an annual user conference for Computronix clients, to receive their awards. From September 14-16, 2016, more than 100 attendees from across the United States and Canada gathered to learn more about the POSSE solution, share insights with other users, and see demonstrations of upcoming POSSE product features and releases.

With offices in Edmonton and metro Denver, Computronix is regarded as one of the leading North American vendors in government regulatory software innovation. Since 1979, Computronix has provided robust government workflow solutions for more than 40 state, provincial, and local governments. To date, POSSE government customers have won over 18 national and international awards for business transformation and improved customer and public service.

For our Computronix employee interviews, we sit down with people from all levels of our company and ask them about their jobs, and what it’s like working for Computronix.

Oftentimes companies refer to their employees as a “team,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that every employee is going to buy into the team mentality. Frequently, there will be people who prioritize their personal success over their co-workers’, or allow their egos to run rampant. However, Senior Business Analyst Ron den Otter says that not only is this not the case at Computronix, but in fact, in his opinion, “the sense of commitment to the team is our greatest strength.”

However, it wasn’t always that way for him. He’s worked for Computronix off and on for about 20 years total, first starting in 1979. He’s been in his current role since 2009. He describes himself as an extremely competitive person, but it was a process of learning and growing to be able to use that constructively. “Now, I look for mutual wins. I’m still competitive, but I don’t like crossing the finish line alone anymore.” This was something Ron learned during his years at Computronix, particularly through having leaders like Herman Leusink around to mentor him and correct him when necessary.

In return, he is now able to be a leader and a mentor to other employees, which he describes as his favorite part of his job, saying that “I love figuring out what people need and how I can help them.” Ron is able to do this in his role as a business analyst because really, the primary responsibility is to “figure out what clients really want and need, and try to ensure we can provide a win for them, as well as for us.” He has a PhD in counselling, and he explains that being a business analyst requires “basically the same skillset.”

More than anything else, what has kept him at Computronix over the years is the way that “Computronix chooses to put people first.” It really does feel like a team, and on any good team, “nobody wins if everybody doesn’t win.”