I’d like to share some tips that I have learned from working with dozens of agencies as they evaluate solutions for implementing a new licensing and permitting system, and to avoid the paper-driven systems of the past.
Buying a new permitting and licensing system can be a significant investment, but when done right it should be an investment that lasts for many years. There are several ways organizations can educate themselves to better understand the market space and promote their chances of making a sound investment:
Be thorough with your planning, this will empower your organization with the knowledge to choose a solution more efficiently and effectively. Thus, shortening the time from planning to the start of implementation, while ensuring that the vendor chosen will best meet your needs and will be a true partner during implementation and beyond.
Eric Gsellmeier is a Sales Engineer dedicated to bringing Oracle’s Permitting and Licensing product to the Community Development marketspace. When he’s not listening and working with customers to overcome their challenges, he develops and delivers product content for consumption by Oracle resources, our partners, and the public.
With a strong interest for the effective use of technology in government, Eric has worked in and around the public sector for his entire career. Prior to joining Oracle, he was a leader in the Permitting and Licensing Center of Excellence at Gartner Consulting. In that role he partnered with public sector organizations at all levels of government throughout North America to strategically plan, procure, and oversee the implementation of technologies. Prior to that Eric worked for NTTData, a large international systems integrator, to implement IT security products for public sector customers. His career and passion for government started in his first job working for the Mayor’s Office in New York City where he worked on several large IT projects and helped improve procurement and construction processes within the City.