Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management Launches Accela Automation as New E-Government Solution

Plan Review Divisions of the Regulatory Agency Are First to Utilize the New


Sep 15, 2004, 01:00 ET from Accela, Inc.

    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.
     About DERM
     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 .
     About Accela
     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

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