Vancouver, BC (Vocus) October 28, 2009
BasicGov announces its latest web-based software tool, the Parcel Updater, to help local governments and municipalities.
The new Parcel Updater is designed to allow local governments to easily update parcel and owner information. It works with all BasicGov software products: Permits & Inspections, Code Enforcement, and Planning.
Parcel Updater is easy to use. Whenever municipalities receive a new copy of assessor data, staff simply run the Updater. New parcels (if any) will be added. Owner information will be updated to reflect any sales or other changes in the region.
In addition, optional fields like zoning or assessed value can also be updated. When BasicGov is setting up the Updater fields from the Assessor data are defined and included in BasicGov updates. If the information is in the Assessor file it is easy to bring it into the BasicGov system. Once there is agreement on which fields are meaningful then the data is "mapped" and the control back into city staff hands. Staff can run the Parcel Updater as often as needed.
The Updater is affordably priced at $500 - a one-time fee (see note 1).
The Parcel Updater is one small but powerful optional piece of the system that requires installation on one computer somewhere in your network (see note 2). BasicGov walks the users through the install (it's easy) and through the first update and then staff are ready to go.
Contact BasicGov sales to find out more about the Parcel Updater: sales (at) basicgov.com.
1. If the format of the city’s Assessor data changes in the future a "remap" to the data is required with a purchase of a new Parcel Updater.
2. If a city prefers to skip the whole installation process, BasicGov can run the parcel update at a price of $200 per update.