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Driving economic growth through streamlined community development

As state and local governments move toward a more connected digital environment, there are many areas that are ripe for transformation. One such arena is community development, the heartbeat of any municipality seeking to attract new businesses and expedite the construction and renovation of schools, town centers, office parks and homes--any project that will ultimately revitalize communities and create jobs.

Today, many community development and city planning departments are burdened by historically cumbersome and paper-driven processes, where multiple individuals and agencies must examine and approve a series of sequential and time-sensitive actions, using manual processes that have been in existence for decades. Many cities and counties are stuck with using antiquated legacy systems that operate in business silos, unable to communicate with other departments.

A new solution- Oracle Public Sector Community Development, is now available to enable government entities of all sizes to improve and facilitate land development and economic growth while ensuring public safety and accountability.

This solution gives local government a system to streamline the permit process with configurable workflow automation, spatial intelligence, mobile technology, advanced analytics, and the ability to integrate to back-end financial system.

Oracle’s solution will take advantage of the latest advances in technology, such as artificial intelligence, chatbots and cloud-powered software that quickly guides users to the resources they need, without shuffling between the license counter employees or visiting countless websites. Moreover, the solution fits squarely with its cloud-based back office systems for procurement, finance and supply chain needs, expediting payments and making most transactions as easy as booking a hotel or ordering a pizza.

The benefits are many. Agency staff can reduce paperwork, phone inquiries and in-person office visits while speeding up the routine machinations of government and increasing productivity. Real time connectivity between developers and local government on the progression of permits reduces the time their idle time. And citizens, especially those not accustomed to the complexities of home construction, can get quick and easy answers to their questions through a guided online experience.

The solution has launched initially with the permit and inspection process. Additional capabilities for planning and zoning, and finally code enforcement, will be rolled out in the coming months. Learn more at


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