SIRE Technologies Congratulates the 2012 Digital Cities Survey Winners

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Survey honors local governments implementing IT best practices to better serve constituents

We would like to recognize the winners of the 2012 Digital Cities Survey and congratulate them for their accomplishments

SIRE Technologies congratulates the winners of this year’s Digital Cities Survey. The survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program, highlights U.S. cities demonstrating technology best practices to better serve constituents, and includes a number of SIRE customers such as Louisville Metro Government, KY; Boston; Henderson, NV; Cape Coral, FL; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Modesto, CA; Schaumburg, IL; and Eden Prairie, MN.

The average city or county office consumes literally millions of paper per year in fulfilling its obligations. Cities and counties using SIRE typically see the following benefits from automating their manual processes:

  • Ability to Do More with Less: Automating previously manual processes frees up time that can be spent on things that really matter. Processes become faster, more accurate, and much more transparent.
  • Paper Savings: Replacing paper documents with digital documents, providing agenda packets electronically instead of on paper, and utilizing web forms that replace thousands of paper applications are only some of the ways SIRE reduces the reams of paper used annually in government offices.
  • Improved Access to Information: Self-service portals allow citizens to access and search information, effectively reducing the number or Freedom of Information Act requests every year. Publishing agendas with corresponding meeting minutes, votes, and supporting documentation all linked to the video recording of public meetings further improves transparency and citizen involvement.

“We would like to recognize the winners of the 2012 Digital Cities Survey and congratulate them for their accomplishments”, said Kris Painter, General Manager of SIRE Technologies. “The survey is a great tool to measure innovation and best practices, and we commend local government for their efforts in implementing cutting-edge technology like SIRE to improve their processes and enhance the service to citizens.”

SIRE Technologies provides solutions that are specifically designed for the local government market and range from agenda automation and streaming video to document management and electronic plan review. All these solutions are designed to increase transparency, efficiency, accuracy, and turnaround times while decreasing the amount of paper and labor involved in the process.

For more survey results, please visit the Digital Communities website.

About SIRE Technologies, Inc.

SIRE Technologies is a leading provider of award-winning document management and agenda automation solutions specifically tailored to the needs of state and local government agencies. SIRE's comprehensive suite of solutions allows you to accelerate document recording, simplify business processes, and entirely automate your records and agenda management cycle. SIRE's time-tested results help create excellence in local governance by increasing productivity, decreasing workloads, and reducing overhead while improving access to information and service levels for the public.

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