Washington County Utah Launches Project to Cut Costs, Save Citizens Time with SIRE Technologies

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Washington County is simplifying their legislative management in all aspects by using the technology we provide

Salt Lake City, UT -- Washington County, Utah will soon be benefiting from the premiere agenda management solution offered by SIRE Technologies of Salt Lake City, Utah. The county has contracted with SIRE to implement the county-wide solution.

The County Commission and the County Planning Department will be using SIRE Agenda Plus™ and SIRE Minutes Plus TM which will streamline workflow and automate processes such as agenda packet creation and posting of agendas and supporting documents directly to the Internet. Using SIRE will also dramatically reduce the time and effort required to prepare and distribute documents throughout the county and to the public, ultimately saving tax-payer funds. The County Commission and Planning Department will also use the system to reduce the time and effort required to create and publish meeting minutes.

"Agenda Plus promises to help us reduce the amount of resources required to prepare our Commission meeting agendas. Not only will this help the county reduce the consumption of paper, it will free up our staff's time to focus on other important items - allowing us to better serve our community ," said Merle Ireland, IT Director at the County. "We chose SIRE Agenda Plus from a list of vendors in part due to the level of customer service they have provided for the past five years." Various departments of Washington County have been using SIRE's document management solution since 2003 and the county plans to build upon the success they've witnessed so far.

A key benefit to the community, other than a more efficient county government, is how citizens will be able to quickly find and access public documents on the county website for free. Prior to the implementation of SIRE, citizens typically had to drive to the county offices, fill out a request form, pay a fee (to cover the cost of copies) and wait until the documents were found. "With SIRE, citizens will be able to access public documents from their home or office computers at their convenience, 24/7." Agenda Plus will make it easier for the county to post meeting agendas, supporting materials and minutes to the county website.

"Washington County is simplifying their legislative management in all aspects by using the technology we provide," said Kris Painter, President of SIRE Technologies. "Tax-payers will also appreciate the improved efficiency because the county will spend fewer tax dollars on processes and procedures that were previously nothing short of resource-sapping."

For more information about SIRE Agenda Plus, please visit http://www.siretechnologies.com/

About SIRE Technologies, Inc.
SIRE Technologies, Inc. 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.

Media Contact: Sarah Ellington, Marketing Manager
For more information about SIRE, call (801) 977-8608 or visit http://www.siretechnologies.com.

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