SOURCE: InterLocking Software

September 13, 2005 19:45 ET

Coconino County Goes Live With InterLocking Software's Permitting Product

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 13, 2005 --InterLocking Software announced today that it recently completed the rollout of its Permitting system in Coconino County, Arizona. The system is now used to manage all permit-related business processes for the county's planning and zoning and building divisions in the Community Development Department, the county's Public Works Department, as well as for the environmental services division in Coconino County's Health department.

"It's been a great pleasure working with a county as progressive as Coconino," said Jim Nall, President/CEO of InterLocking Software. "The last few months have shown how creating client-vendor teams for this kind of effort really pays off."

InterLocking was awarded the contract with the county last fall and has been working with Coconino County since that time. InterLocking first completed a comprehensive business process analysis and then developed the implementation plan and timeline for integrating the Permitting system into the county departments.

"InterLocking was identified as the vendor of first choice, due to its overall functionality, flexibility in its user configurable software, technical platform and architecture; as well as its cost/performance value," said Larry Dannenfeldt, Director of Coconino County's Information Technology department. "So far that choice has paid off. We were able to go live on the day we predicted three and a half months ago for the budget we scheduled--an amazing accomplishment for a project of this size and complexity."

In addition to the standard Permitting system, the county is also using InterLocking's portable field inspection device, which enables inspectors to access and enter information into the permitting system directly from field computers; and the public Web portal component, which will allow the public to review permit status information directly. The implementation process was co-managed by project managers from InterLocking Software and Coconino County and the software was rolled out to the county departments on schedule and on budget.

"With the new system live and in production for only one month, it is too early to quantify actual benefits," said Dannenfeldt. "However, the county anticipates realizing numerous benefits, including better, centralized data, better communication and coordination between departments, and enhanced productivity and work efficiency."

About Interlocking Software

InterLocking Software Corporation is a privately held corporation and is the exclusive marketing agency for software systems designed by its affiliate company, Paladin Data Systems in Poulsbo, Washington. InterLocking Software is a leading provider of integrated e-Government solutions for state, county, and local jurisdictions. With the InterLocking Foundation at its core providing a unique centralization for parcel, contact data, and cashiering functions, the dynamic software integrates with legacy systems to create a fully tailored web-based government solution. InterLocking products include Permitting, Permitting-in-a-Box, Assessment Taxation, Licensing, and Utility Billing. For more information about InterLocking Software Corporation, please call 866-866-1214, or visit www.interlockingsoftware.com.

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