Municipal Software Corporation

Municipal Software Corporation

April 03, 2007 16:01 ET

Collier County, FL Selects Municipal Software's CityView™ to Manage its Communities' Growth

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2007) - Municipal Software (TSX VENTURE:MSZ) announced today that it has been selected by Collier County to replace the existing 10-year-old software for their Community Development & Environmental Services (CDES) division. Municipal Software will provide its complete suite of CityView PreBuilts - Property, Planning, Permitting & Inspections, Code Enforcement and Cashiering - and a custom Vehicle for Hire and Rental Registration system, along with associated implementation services. The overall value of the contract, including all licenses, services and training, is US$1.9 million over an 18-month life cycle. Collier County joins ten other jurisdictions in Florida (including Miami) that are currently using CityView to meet increased constituent demand for consistent, efficient and transparent services.

Collier County's CDES division is responsible for developing, enhancing and preserving the communities in its jurisdiction. With CityView, the division's seven departments will be able to better manage work processes and more efficiently process land use applications and building permits. Constituents will also directly benefit from new functionality - such as detailed application tracking through the review and issuance process - that will enable them to obtain a status report on their application at any time. And through the CityView Public Portal, constituents will have direct access to community development information and services, including an online complaint filing system.

"We conducted an extensive search for a software vendor with a proven track record of successful implementations and one that will ensure we have the services available to meet our growing community's needs," said Joe Schmitt, Administrator, Collier County CDES division. "We are confident that CityView PreBuilts will save us time and money while providing our citizens with greatly improved services."

Collier County is the second-fastest-growing area in North America based on full-time resident population. Between 1990 and 2000, the population increased by 65%, and the County estimates that the population grew by a further 27% from 2000 to 2006. Collier County is conservatively predicting a 19% population growth between 2006 and 2010.

"We are pleased to build on our successes in Florida and welcome another client in the region," stated Iain McLean, CEO of Municipal Software. "This will be one of our larger CityView projects, but the reasons the County bought from us are the same: we offer a proven solution for growing communities that integrates across departments and is flexible enough to allow the system to grow as the County grows."

About Collier County

Located on the southwest coast of Florida, with its county seat in Naples, Collier County is the largest county (in total land area) in Florida and is said to have more millionaires per capita than any other area in North America. Hanley Wood Market Intelligence has identified the County as one of the nation's hottest real estate markets, and the dramatic population growth of the past 15 years is expected to continue. Home to vibrant and growing communities, the County supports a strong constituent base.

For further information about Collier County, please contact Lisa Koehler, Public Relations at 239- 403-2327 or via e-mail at

About Municipal Software Corporation

Municipal Software Corporation (TSX VENTURE:MSZ) provides easily installed packaged software solutions that manage the everyday business processes of local governments. CityView, a powerful product that adapts to clients' evolving needs, is an out-of-the-box solution automating practices in Property Information, Permits and Inspections, Planning, Code Enforcement, Licensing and Cashiering. Local Government Manager is a recently launched suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications (available through the Application Exchange of for jurisdictions looking for the convenience and cost-effectiveness of a hosted product application. Municipal Software offers a complete range of services, from training and customer support to custom development for unique applications.

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