Maricopa County Signs Five-Year Renewal Agreement for Esri Canada’s Assessment Analyst Solution

Solution allows 14th largest county in the United States to achieve significant return on investment during pilot project

TORONTO – August 26, 2014 Following the tremendous success of its pilot project which saw a 5:1 return on investment, Maricopa County in Arizona has signed a five-year renewal with Esri Canada for the company’s Assessment Analyst solution.  Integrating with its Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system, the geographic information system (GIS) desktop software results in a powerful Geographic-Assisted Mass Appraisal (GAMA) solution providing tools for data collection, audits, maintenance, updates and spatial analysis. The County initially selected the Assessment Analyst solution to reassess a pilot area of 50,000 parcels covering North Phoenix and East Glendale and will recover an estimated $2,500,000 in additional tax revenue in 2016 for all jurisdictions.

“We were looking for a tested, IAAO compliant methodology for property revaluation,” commented Tim Boncoskey, chief deputy assessor, Maricopa County. “The project provided us with an organized methodology for canvassing and time management, and minimizes on-site inspections, which has resulted in a measurable return on our investment.”

County assessors have been able to seamlessly integrate their workflow processes creating significant efficiencies and a uniform, equitable tax roll.  This project has also enabled them to develop a detailed canvassing process, an improved data structure and documented methodology for assessing properties.

Using CAMA data, ortho-photography with sketch verification, oblique and street-front imagery and workforce analytics, Assessment Analyst achieves time savings and improved quality of data for more accurate assessments. 

“Integrating Assessment Analyst’s spatial analysis and visualization capabilities with Maricopa’s CAMA system allowed them to not only uncover additional tax revenues, but also enabled them to dramatically improve the accuracy of their assessments,” commented Alex Miller, president, Esri Canada. “Assessment Analyst also allows them to efficiently manage projects through an intuitive dashboard to make calculations, run valuation models and reassess properties instantly.”

Under the new agreement, Maricopa County plans to tackle a broader and more diverse canvass area for the next phase of their project. They will leverage their existing methodologies to develop metrics and processes for the differing types of properties within this new area.

For more information on Assessment Analyst, visit: esri.ca/assessmentanalyst.

About Maricopa County
Maricopa County is the fifth largest of Arizona's 15 counties, and the 14th largest county in the United States. Maricopa County is larger than five states and the District of Columbia. The county measures 132 miles from east to west and 103 miles from north to south. Twenty-four cities and towns are located within Maricopa County's outer boundaries. Maricopa County has a population of over 3,800,000 people (2011), making it one of the most populous counties in the nation. For more information, visit maricopa.gov.

About Esri Canada
Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission-critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography.  The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from Esri, Schneider Electric, Cityworks – Azteca Systems, Inc. and other technology partners.  Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves over 10,000 customers from 16 regional offices across Canada.  Esri Canada has joined the elite rank of Canada’s Best Managed companies and has been named to the Branham300.  Information about the company can be found at  esri.ca. Follow Esri Canada on  TwitterFacebookYouTube and  LinkedIn.

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