PORTAGE, Mich., Feb. 8, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Manatron, Inc., a global leader in providing integrated property tax and land administration software for governments worldwide, today announced that Jackson County, Oregon has contracted with the company to implement its Government Revenue Management (GRM) software. This will include the installation of GRM CAMA, which assists in the mass appraisal and assessment of property values, and GRM Tax, a software system that allows tax officials to maintain, bill, collect and distribute property and other taxes. Jackson County will be Manatron's tenth client in the state of Oregon.
Jackson County selected Manatron based on the company's extensive experience in Oregon, Manatron's specific knowledge of the state's tax and appraisal code, as well as for the high-value functionality and features of its products. The Jackson County tax and assessment offices are responsible for more than 97,000 tax accounts.
Manatron's GRM installation replaces the county's former application developed in-state with a commercial, off-the-shelf property tax system, which will provide the Jackson County staff with more technical support, as well as increased efficiency across both tax and assessment offices. The software also provides the county with additional functionality for data query, reporting and analysis.
"Jackson County is very excited to begin this partnership. After combing through several other software systems, it became apparent that to provide the greatest service and efficiency to citizens of this county, the best choice was to venture into the future with Manatron," said Joshua Gibson, Jackson County Assessor.
Throughout the implementation process, Manatron will be preparing Jackson County for a more technically advanced future, as the new software will allow the district to improve communication and interaction with the tax payers, while offering better methods of evaluation and use of departmental resources. Manatron expects to launch the software in Jackson County in 2013.
"We are very excited Jackson County chose us as their partner to implement our GRM software," said Bill McKinzie, senior vice president and general manager of the government segment for the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. "Jackson County is yet another example of a forward-thinking county by bringing in advanced technology to better serve their constituents."
About Manatron, Inc.: Manatron, a Thomson Reuters business, provides software and services for governments worldwide to completely, fairly and efficiently assess real and personal property, and to bill and collect the related property taxes in their jurisdictions. Manatron's software manages the entire property life cycle, which includes land registry, cadastral mapping, deed recording, land records, GIS (Geographic Information System) integration, valuation, assessment administration, personal property, business licenses, cashiering, tax billing and collection, delinquents and tax sales and e-government. The company's corporate headquarters is located in Portage, Mich., and has offices throughout the United States. The Manatron International headquarters is located in Silver Spring, Md., with additional offices in Kiev, Ukraine and Cochabamba, Bolivia. Manatron currently serves over 1,600 customers and manages approximately 45 million parcels.
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