Oxford County and Eight Municipalities Co-Innovate Using CSDC’s Amanda Platform
Assistive Technology, News, Universal Design, June 27 2018
WOODSTOCK, OXFORD COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA: (June 12, 2018) Municipal leaders in Oxford County, Ontario, plan to manage and attract growth by leveraging CSDC’s powerful Amanda platform as a shared service. By doing so, they will streamline permitting, inspections and land management operations across eight municipalities to help drive efficiencies and to improve the quality of services for their citizens.
“Oxford County is committed to growing stronger together. Amanda gives us the shared service platform we need to standardize and streamline building and permitting processes across the county with our eight area municipalities. By innovating together, we will improve service delivery that supports growth for communities throughout the county,” said Matt Cowan, Manager of Information Services for Oxford County.
“This is a fantastic example of innovation at work,” said Erin Mulligan Nelson, CSDC CEO. “We continually hear from governments they need modern technology that is also affordable, flexible and scalable, and that they want to innovate so they can provide outstanding services to their citizens. By partnering with eight municipalities to coordinate development processes and plans, Oxford County’s leaders are ready to attract new growth and manage it efficiently to the benefit of their citizens.”
The county is currently implementing the software which will be phased-in over a number of years. The first phase of the implementation will enable county and municipal officials to use Amanda to automate the process flow of building permits and inspections. Additionally, Amanda will integrate with the GIS system that Oxford County already manages as a shared service it provides to each of the eight municipalities. In the future, CSDC and Oxford County plan to work together to use Amanda to automate processes for community planning applications, property standards and licensing.
Oxford County and its eight area municipalities (City of Woodstock, Town of Tillsonburg, Town of Ingersoll, Township of Norwich, Township of Zorra, Township of South-West Oxford, Township of Blandford-Blenheim, Township of East Zorra-Tavistock), will use the Amanda platform as their single source of truth for all permitting and land management information. To do that, the municipalities coordinated and streamlined their permitting and land management approach so that they could manage common processes and data anywhere in the county, adding an additional level of efficiency to the benefit of all citizens.
CSDC launched Amanda Editions earlier this year, making its powerful Amanda platform — used by some of the most innovative governments in the world — available to governments of all sizes through new subscription offerings and a choice of feature-rich editions.
CSDC helps hundreds of governments operate more efficiently and effectively by modernizing how they engage with their citizens and streamlining and automating citizen-facing processes such as building permitting, licensing, freedom of information, and judicial enforcement management systems through the Amanda platform. CSDC provides its customers the most flexible platform on the market backed by a modern mobile and web user experience and highly responsive support delivery. The company was named to Government Technology’s 2018 GovTech100 list, which recognizes the 100 companies focused on and making a difference for state and local governments. Learn more at www.csdcsystems.com
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/