DUBLIN, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Accela, Inc., the leading
provider of government enterprise management solutions, announced today that
the Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) has launched the
company's Web-based software solution, Accela Automation(TM) at their Downtown
and West-Dade (MDPIC) Offices, which will initially handle their Municipal
Plan Review activities.
Accela Automation is being implemented as DERM's new Environmental
Enterprise Operations System (EEOS). A key benefit for DERM is that the new
system delivers an enterprise solution that automates workflow and business
operations without sacrificing the critical GIS functionality the agency
needs. One of the key functions DERM uses is the Proximity Alerts feature
within Accela GIS(TM) to automate and support their map analysis activities
and streamline the plan review process, a task they were performing manually.
Eventually, the Accela Automation system will be implemented in other
divisions to provide DERM with a fully integrated computerized system to
streamline the land management, permitting, and code compliance activities
throughout the agency. Additional divisions that will implement the system
include Pollution Control Division, Natural Resources Division, Water
Management Division, Water & Wastewater Division, Air Quality Management
Division, and Enforcement Division.
"The project at DERM is a great example of how Accela solutions are able
to meet the complex technical and functional requirements set forth by
agencies," stated Dr. Robert P. Lee, Accela's president and CEO. "We are very
excited about completing this first phase and we look forward to continued
success at DERM."
DERM joins more than 20 other agencies within the state of Florida
utilizing Accela products. These include: Altamonte Springs, Bay County,
Clearwater, Gainesville, Hillsborough County, Jackson County, Key Biscayne,
Lee County, Leon County, Martin County, Miami Beach, Miramar, Orange County,
Orlando, Osceola County, Pinellas County, Plantation, South Florida Water
Management District, Tallahassee, and Winter Springs.
Established in 1974, DERM is now considered one of the leading local
environmental regulatory and natural resource management programs in the
United States. The mission of DERM is to protect and conserve the land, water,
and air resources of Miami-Dade County, which is composed of 31 municipalities
and is home to more than 2.2 million people. For more information on
Miami-Dade County and DERM, visit http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/derm .
Accela develops award-winning enterprise systems for asset management,
emergency response, licensing, permitting, planning, public health, and many
other processes for government agencies of all sizes. Accela's software
solutions manage critical public sector applications for thousands of
departments in major metro areas, cities, and counties such as the San
Francisco Bay Area, Washington D.C., Los Angeles County, Miami-Dade County,
Atlanta, Kansas City, San Diego County, and many others. Accela is
headquartered in Dublin, Calif. For more information, please visit
SOURCE Accela, Inc.