Computronix Announces Winners of 2017 POSSE Innovation Awards

Edmonton, AB – Computronix is pleased to recognize the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and the City of Edmonton as the winners of the 2017 POSSE Customer Innovation Awards. The awards were presented September 21st at the Computronix Connect Conference (C3) in Edmonton, Alberta.

AGCO 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 agency won for their Risk-based Auto Issuance of Special Occasion Permits. This new online solution for Special Occasion Permits in the province of Ontario uses a proprietary algorithm to assess whether a permit was low-risk enough to be automatically issued, or required manual adjudication.

The City of Edmonton was the recipient of Best Use of Technology, given to the client that best enhances their use of POSSE with complementary technology. Their Urban Form Self Service site with responsive design, offers citizens a modern online portal for residential construction permits, as well as providing the city with reusable design templates.

“Each year, our clients continue to innovate and build creative new solutions with POSSE. The annual Customer Innovation Awards are one way we recognize and encourage their achievements,” said Jim den Otter, Computronix Chief Technology Officer.

AGCO and City of Edmonton representatives were onsite at C3, an annual user conference for Computronix clients, to receive their awards. From September 20-22, 2017, 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 state, provincial, and local governments across North America. To date, POSSE government customers have won over 18 national and international awards for business transformation and improved customer and public service.

EDMONTON, AB – Computronix is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 POSSE Customer Innovation Awards. These awards celebrate clients who have extended their use of the Computronix POSSE platform in creative and innovative ways. The awards recognize achievement in two categories:

Innovative Use of POSSE” is awarded to the client who uses the core POSSE workflow platform in a new and creative way. Finalists for the “Innovative Use of POSSE” award are:

City of Vancouver – Permitting and Licensing Transformation Project

AGCO – Risk-based Auto Issue of Special Occasion Permits

Clark County – Phase 2.1 Project; Expedited Permit Issuance

Best Use of Technology” is awarded to the client that enhances their use of POSSE with complementary technology. Finalists for the “Best Use of Technology” award are:

BC Hunting – Mobile Enforcement Application for Conservation Officers

City of Edmonton – Urban Form Self Service

Gov’t of Alberta – OPAC GIS Implementation

“Each year, our clients continue to find unique and creative ways to use POSSE,” said Gord Meeberg, Vice President of Business Development at Computronix. “We think it’s important to recognize their innovation and ingenuity, and to showcase how incredibly adaptable and configurable POSSE is as it meets the ever-changing needs of local, state, and provincial agencies.”

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Client Awards Evening at the 2017 Computronix Connect Conference (C3), being held from September 20-22 in Edmonton, Alberta. Attendees from across the United States and Canada will come together 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.

DENVER, CO – Computronix is pleased to congratulate Douglas County, Colorado, a longtime POSSE customer, on receiving the Digital Counties Survey award as the top digital county among those with a population between 250,000 and 499,999 citizens. This annual award is given by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties. It is given to the counties with the best technology practices, particularly those who improve their citizen’s experience through increased efficiency, reduced costs, collaboration, and citizen engagement.

Douglas County received the award for a variety of initiatives that use technology to improve staff training, increase collaboration between departments and with neighboring counties, and provide open data to their citizens.

Roger Partridge, Chair of the Board of Douglas County Commissioners, on behalf of the full Board, said “Consistent with the high value our Board assigns to being an open, accountable and participatory government, we are thankful and humbled to learn that our investment in technology to improve transparency, accountability, information access and public engagement is recognized as among the nation’s best.”

Computronix has partnered with Douglas County for almost 15 years, providing our POSSE system to Douglas County’s Building, Planning, and Engineering departments, which has enabled the county departments to work more closely together, collaborate more efficiently and serve their citizens better. By making it possible for land developers to submit permits online, get immediate notifications of tasks to be completed, and get a clear timeline of the permitting process, Douglas County and Computronix have created a system that developers have called “the best in Colorado!” Computronix is proud to work with Douglas County, and we look forward to a continued successful partnership with this technology leader.

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.

Denver, CO – Computronix is pleased to announce the launch of the POSSE ePlans module – a comprehensive solution for managing all aspects of the electronic plan review and markup process. This new module is fully integrated within the award-winning POSSE software suite, and offers a level of seamless interworking between the plan review process and the plan markup tool, unlike anything else available on the market today.
Plan reviewers as well as citizens will be able to file, view, review, and correct plans more efficiently and effectively. Some of the industry-leading tools and features that agencies will be able to make use of after implementing POSSE ePlans include:

Plan Reviewer Tools
Reviewing plans is easier than ever with the industry-leading Brava! viewer, which is at the core of the POSSE ePlans module. It enables reviews, markups, and plan comparisons, all within POSSE. This means that it’s unnecessary to launch a separate application to use ePlans, and any comments or edits made are automatically associated with the related POSSE workflow, allowing them to be easily referenced and reported against.
Markups and corrections are easy to add using a variety of annotation and drawing tools, such as text, images, shapes, and freehand sketching. It is also easy to view, copy, and compare the markups to previous versions with side by side and overlay comparisons, which allow for comprehensive review of changes between plan versions. POSSE ePlans even supports parallel reviews, so multiple people can review the same document at the same time, without worrying about any overlap or loss of data.

Citizen Tools
The ePlans module also includes a number of features that will empower and inform builders, contractors, and other citizens involved in the planning process. Citizens will have the ability to upload document revisions at key points in the review cycle. These revised documents will be automatically categorized as new versions
In real time, applicants can view the changes that the reviewer has required, and corrections can be responded to online. As well, all customer uploaded documents can be viewed in a clearly organized system, and marked up documents can be downloaded to view revisions.

“We assembled a stakeholder group of plan reviewers to work with us in developing POSSE ePlans solution,” said Jim den Otter, Computronix CTO. “Through their feedback, and by incorporating the industry-leading Brava! review tool, we have created an integrated plan review solution unlike anything else available on the market today.”

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.

DENVER, CO – Computronix is pleased to congratulate the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for being named Overall Winner in the 2016 StateWays Control States Best Practices Awards. This award recognizes the agency that is leading the beverage control industry in innovation, education and enforcement.

The PLCB was showcased in the November/December issue of StateWays. They were selected as the best of 17 control agencies for their advancements in the categories of: Warehouse/Wholesale Operations, Retail, Consumer Education, Alcohol Education, and Technology. The achievement that was specifically recognized in Technology was the PLCB+ system built using Computronix’s POSSE ABC solution that the PLCB implemented this year.

Pennsylvania first selected Computronix and POSSE ABC in 2014, and have implemented the solution in multiple phases over the past few years – initially starting with online brand registration in late 2015, and then adding the online licensing, enforcement and education modules with multiple go-live events throughout 2016. “We have been very pleased to work with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for the last two years, and are proud to be a part of helping them achieve this prestigious award.  We look forward to a continued partnership with the state in the future,” said Gord Meeberg, VP Business Development for Computronix.

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.

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.

DENVER, CO – COMPUTRONIX of Denver, Colorado is pleased to announce that the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control (DLLC) has selected Computronix to implement the industry-leading POSSE Alcoholic Beverage Control (POSSE ABC) software as the department’s new eLicensing and Imaging System.

Employing law enforcement, licensing, auditing and other essential staff to meet mission critical objectives, the DLLC issues more than 10,000 new and renewal licenses each year. Seeking to replace a legacy system, the DLLC required a proven, web-based, integrated solution to control all licensing-related activities and associated document management within the agency.

POSSE ABC enables state and other liquor authorities to increase productivity by automating, streamlining and configuring their unique liquor licensing and regulatory requirements. POSSE ABC is a web-based integrated software solution that includes an easy-to-use 24/7 public portal for online applications and renewals, a powerful back-office system for internal staff, performance dashboards and metrics for management, and mobile access for both customers and field staff.

“We are excited to work with the DLLC on this very important initiative,” said Gord Meeberg, Computronix Vice President of Business Development. “Computronix is honored to assist the agency in improving customer service and quality through our POSSE ABC technology and industry best practices.”

POSSE ABC customers include the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the State of Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, the State of New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the British Columbia Liquor Control and Licensing Branch and the Newfoundland-Labrador Liquor Corporation. Computronix serves the membership of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) and the Canadian Association of Liquor Jurisdictions (CALJ).

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.

EDMONTON, AB – Computronix is pleased to announce that its market-leading POSSE Alcoholic Beverage Control (“POSSE ABC”) software has been selected by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) for its new Regulatory Assurance Solution (RAS) project.

Following a successful requirements finalization phase, AGCO chose Computronix to implement its innovative POSSE technology solution to support the Commission’s need to streamline its liquor and gaming processes into a single, one-stop Licensing and Enforcement environment, capable of supporting liquor and/or gaming regulatory processes with the flexibility AGCO envisions for its consolidated RAS system.

The new POSSE ABC system implementation will be a multi-phased project, culminating in the full enterprise deployment of POSSE ABC across all AGCO departments. POSSE’s agile work management platform will provide an exceptional foundation for continuous improvement and optimization of the system by AGCO staff over time.

“I’m looking forward to working with Computronix to shape and define what this system will look like,” said Susan Mainella, Director of the Portfolio Program Management Office at AGCO. “The new system will help our staff and stakeholders alike by making our processes more effective and more user friendly.”

Inducted into the Smithsonian Institute for Innovative Technology, Computronix’ awarding-winning and powerful POSSE software engine will support the complex and evolving needs of AGCO. POSSE ABC provides a streamlined, integrated solution, industry-leading best practices, integrated mobility, powerful underlying configurability, and a contemporary architecture that provides an ideal, high-fit foundation for regulatory agencies.

“After the requirements finalization phase, we were excited to be selected by AGCO to continue through the full implementation of the RAS project,” said Gord Meeberg, Computronix Vice President of Business Development. “I know both the Computronix and AGCO teams are eagerly anticipating the implementation of POSSE.”

Computronix is pleased to announce that the City of Dallas, a long-time Computronix client, has received the Web Management & E-Government award from the Public Technology Institute (PTI) for the City’s Building Inspection Electronic Plan Review System (BI-EPRS).

The award was presented by PTI at its 2015 Local Government CIO Summit Technology Solutions Awards ceremony held on October 11-13 in Salt Lake City. An independent panel of judges awarded local government organizations for their innovative and interesting solutions to technology challenges within their jurisdictions.

The City of Dallas was recognized for integrating an electronic plan review solution into its existing POSSE framework, creating time efficiencies relating to electronic plan markup, reviews, and approvals. The electronic files of the marked plans are automatically saved in POSSE to ensure that associated workflow activities have clear documentation tied to permitting activities.

“This project was a great first step in delivering Electronic Plan Review for the City,” said Chris Truka, Computronix project manager for the City of Dallas. “We are excited to continue our partnership with the City and develop other new, innovative ways to use POSSE in the future.” Computronix and the City of Dallas have a long record of technology innovation and success. Since 2005, Computronix’s powerful POSSE solution has supported multiple land management activities within the City.

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.

Denver, CO – Computronix is pleased to announce that the City of Riverside, CA has selected the POSSE Land Management System (“POSSE LMS”) software to replace the City’s legacy Permit Tracking system.

The rapidly growing City of Riverside (population 315,000) is the 12th largest city in California and the most populous city of Southern California’s Inland Empire region. The City’s Community & Economic Development Department, in partnership with other City Departments, serves the public and works with citizens, businesses, developers and organizations to accomplish investment that contributes to economic development and advance the City’s quality of life.

“The City spent the last several years carefully evaluating the available products to replace our legacy system,” said Al Zelinka, Assistant City Manager. “We are pleased to be partnering with Computronix, a company whose project success and proven technology are highly regarded in the industry.”

The City selected Computronix to implement its innovative POSSE LMS solution as part of their Business Ready Riverside Strategy to expand the City’s readiness for facilitating new business and investment as the economy continues to improve. POSSE LMS will tightly integrate with key City systems including the City’s ePlan Review and support the City’s needs for integrated web-based public accessibility and more efficient facilitation of internal automation of processes. POSSE LMS will support permitting and related activities for Building and Safety, Planning, Code Enforcement, Fire Prevention, Public Works and Public Utilities.

“Computronix is excited to work with the City of Riverside to better serve its citizens and provide its staff with the most advanced technology to do their jobs,” said Gord Meeberg, Computronix Vice President of Business Development.

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.