SOURCE: Accela, Inc.

May 22, 2006 08:00 ET

Omaha, Nebraska Launches Accela Automation as New Enterprise E-Government Solution

Web-Based Solution Streamlines Permitting, Licensing, and Inspection Management

DUBLIN, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Accela, Inc., the leading provider of government enterprise management software solutions, announced today that the City of Omaha, Nebraska has launched Accela Automation® as the city's new integrated permitting, licensing, and inspection management system. The enterprise application developed for the planning department interfaces with functions in the fire, public works, and finance departments.

Accela Automation provides a centralized database for tracking and managing permitting and licensing activities, eliminating the disparate databases formerly maintained by the city and allowing employees to be interconnected and operate more efficiently. Staff is using the new application to automate permitting, inspections, workflow, contractor licenses, construction plan reviews, and other critical functions. The system is deployed for over 60 unique application types of permits including building, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, mechanical, and other construction related permits. The city currently issues 40,000-45,000 permits annually.

"The City is excited to have Accela Automation completed and implemented for our primary office processes. This Web-based system is fully integrated, so it offers flexible solutions that are streamlining the daily functions and duties of our staff," states Susan Kelley, superintendent of the Omaha Planning Department's Permits & Inspections Division. "Once the inspector and citizen access phases are complete, we anticipate improved delivery of our permit and inspection services to the citizens of Omaha."

"We are very excited to add Omaha to our growing list of jurisdictions that have selected and successfully implemented Accela Automation as their government enterprise solution," says Robert P. Lee, Accela's president and CEO. "Omaha is an excellent example of how our enterprise software solutions can help an agency track and manage their business processes, improve efficiency, and increase productivity. We are excited about completing this first phase and look forward to continued success with the city."

The next phase of the project will involve implementing and deploying Accela Wireless™ for mobile inspection management, followed by the implementation of GIS functionality. The citizen access phase is scheduled for deployment in the fall of 2006.

About Omaha

Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska, home to more than 400,000 residents; the combined metropolitan area population is approximately 793,000. The city joins a growing number of jurisdictions that have recently selected Accela solutions. These include: Sacramento, CA; Chula Vista, CA; Reno, NV; Onslow County, NC; Portsmouth, VA; and Suffolk, VA. For more information, please visit www.ci.omaha.ne.us.

About Accela

Accela develops award-winning enterprise systems for asset management, emergency response, licensing, permitting, planning, public health, and many other processes for government agencies of all sizes. Accela's software solutions manage critical public sector applications for thousands of departments in major metro areas, cities, and counties such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington D.C., Los Angeles County, Miami-Dade County, Atlanta, Kansas City, San Diego County, and many others. Accela is headquartered in Dublin, Calif. Accela products can be purchased directly from the GSA Schedule Contract # GS-35F-0249R. For more information, please visit www.accela.com.

Contact Information

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    Deborah Papp
    Accela, Inc.
    925-560-6577, X112
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    Shannon Kelly
    Panache Communications
    415-333-9991
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