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April 29, 2013

Municipality of Chatham-Kent selects CityView as its eGovernment Solution

Victoria, BC - April 29, 2013:  Following an extensive evaluation process, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent has selected CityView's Land Management and Community Development software solutions to support its land use and eGovernment initiatives. With 104,000 residents, Chatham-Kent is the 12th largest municipality by area in Canada and the largest in southwestern Ontario.

chatham-kentThis project forms a critical part of a wider Municipality initiative to improve efficiencies by streamlining internal processes and increasing online services to constituents, thus enabling the Municipality to continuously improve the high quality of life already enjoyed by its residents, businesses and visitors. CityView will support this initiative by providing a highly configurable platform, enabling the diverse requirements of the Land Management processes to be met and managed in ONE flexible system. CityView will be used by multiple divisions including Planning, Building, Enforcement, Licensing and Customer Services, to support critical and growing service needs that can no longer be supported by the Municipality's aging legacy systems.

Steve Wilson, Project Manager for Chatham-Kent explains why the Municipality chose CityView, "As a result of an information technology strategic plan, we identified the need to implement core business and government solutions that would meet current and future needs, based on emerging technologies, IT trends and best practices. After reviewing the market's leading software solutions, we determined that CityView provided the most flexible solution to meet our diverse range of needs. CityView offered solutions such as cemetery and parking management in addition to permits and land management solutions. The depth of CityView's configuration tools were a key factor in our decision to select it for our eGovernment solution."

The Municipality will implement virtually the entire suite of CityView's PreBuilts including CityView Property Information, Permits & Inspections, Planning, Bylaw/Code Enforcement, Licensing, Service Requests, Cemetery Management, Cashiering and its newest offering for Parking. Efficiencies achieved through the use of CityView Portal, CityView Mobile and CityView Electronic Plans review will be augmented by the ability for users to access the system from various satellite offices throughout the Municipality thereby increasing productivity and access to information for internal and external customers.

"We are very pleased to welcome the Municipality of Chatham-Kent to our growing CityView community," said Susan McCormick, Executive Vice President of CityView. "This project not only encompasses our current offerings, but demonstrates CityView's flexibility to offer additional solutions to local government such as Parking. The choice to deploy all of CityView's offerings are a testament to the value of the true enterprise solution we provide."

The project between the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and CityView will begin immediately.

For additional information contact:
CityView
250.475.6600 or 800.665.5647

About the Municipality of Chatham-Kent

With its pastoral countryside, winding rivers, fun-filled lakes and rare Carolinian forests, Chatham-Kent is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and others who appreciate the beauty of nature. Our location, nestled in southwestern Ontario, allows our residents to enjoy a enjoy beautiful natural scenery, a low cost of living, high quality public services, a variety of recreational activities, and unique business opportunities. An integral part of the Underground Railroad in the 1800s, Chatham-Kent is home to many historical festivals and includes its historic buildings as part of an annual ghost tour offered each year at Halloween. Home to many unique communities, Chatham-Kent was formed in 1998 as a result of the amalgamation of the County of Kent and the City of Chatham.

About CityView

CityView, a division of Harris Computer Systems, has been serving local government with its community development software since 1982. During its 30 years in business, CityView has an impressive track record of over 200 successful implementations in 38 states and provinces across North America. CityView empowers local governments to automate their departmental processes and support the ongoing growth and improvements in their communities. Visit us at www.msgovern.com/software/cityview.

About Harris

Harris is a leading provider of financial management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Healthcare agencies throughout North America. Harris' focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time. Further information about Harris may be obtained from its website at www.harriscomputer.com

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