Make informed decisions for your local government
Download our Buyer's Guide and discover:
- Strategies to get your council onboard
- Differences between paper-based, on-premises, and cloud-based systems
- How much IT support is needed from your team
- Hidden costs: uncovering user licenses and ongoing maintenance fees
The questions you need to ask
Finding the best software to meet your community development needs is critical.
The right software can significantly enhance collaboration, communication, and overall efficiency in building and managing communities. However, with numerous options available in the market, it can be overwhelming to make the right choice.
Asking the right questions is an important first step. With the right questions, you will gather valuable insights to help you make the best decision for your agency.
Does it fit your budget?
Take the time to figure out how different software providers fit your budget. Some software providers charge at least three times as much as others and have hidden add-on costs.
Is it scalable?
Some software providers charge per user, and some offer an unlimited user license. When you buy software with an unlimited user license, you can easily scale your department and add as many users as you need.
Is it user-friendly?
When software is designed with a user-friendly interface and intuitive features, it becomes easier for community members with all levels of technical expertise to engage with their government.
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“I am amazed by how easy the system is to use and how fast we were able to get up and running. The Cloudpermit team was very responsive and helpful. I would enthusiastically recommend them to any municipality."
- Travis Toms, Chief Building Official for the Township of North Kawartha, Ontario
"We could review applications during the COVID-19 lockdown and respond to our significant growth since 90% of our applications were paperless. The differences between before and after online building permitting have been staggering. In two years, new dwellings increased by 125.7%, total permits rose by 53.3%, and permit value climbed by 52.5%. We have enjoyed considerable progress since moving online and are proud of our role in helping establish this software in Canada."
- Arnie Marsman, Chief Building Official for Middlesex Centre
"Our staff has been looking for something like this for years and I'm happy we've found such a time-saver for our team."
- Jennifer Ferguson, Executive Director for the Red River Planning District, Manitoba
“We wanted the same golden standard that other governments had adopted, and soon realized it would free up a significant amount of IT department's time, so the connection was right. We went from hoping to get mobile inspections set up to having everything online with Cloudpermit."
- Nathan Brooks, Building Official for the City of Terrace, British Columbia
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