Bexar County, Texas Selects Accela Solution to Support Infrastructure Improvements

BEXAR COUNTY, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 31, 2007 -- Bexar County, Texas has selected Accela Automation® from Accela, Inc. to streamline its permitting and inspection processes and improve the quality of service it provides. Public Works staff, Bexar County citizens, and the local development community will be able to utilize the more user-friendly, easily accessible system to conduct business via the Internet.

The County selected the Web-based system to help it manage an estimated 7,000 permits related to installation of driveways and utilities on Bexar County roads. Additional Accela applications will enhance the functionality of Accela Automation by facilitating the sharing of GIS information from a centralized database, enabling field staff to work more efficiently in conducting inspections, and providing residents with the ability to apply for and obtain permits online:

Accela GIS™ seamlessly integrates with Accela Automation to provide powerful real-time visual analysis to enhance land use, zoning, and infrastructure data. It allows creation of multiple map layers, automated map analysis, parcel and asset inventory management, direct editing of GIS data or files, and auto-distribution of information to mailing lists. It is built on the ArcIMS™ platform by ESRI®.

Accela Wireless™ is a mobile government software application that allows government staff to perform their jobs from the field for inspections, code enforcement, work orders, and service requests. Optimized for Intel Centrino® Mobile Technology, Accela Wireless is compatible with PDAs, laptops, and Tablet PCs running on the Microsoft Pocket PC, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating systems.

Accela Citizen Access™ provides real-time, direct access via the Internet to agency permit and land management activities. Online permit applications can be configured to allow citizens and businesses access to apply and pay for permits, schedule inspections, check the status of a permit or inspection, or print an approved permit directly from the Internet 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"Accela is excited to be able to provide Bexar County with the very best technology and services available to meet its objectives," said Maury Blackman, Accela president and CEO. "The County's foresight and commitment to provide its citizens with high standards of professional service will position it as a benchmark for other jurisdictions its size."

About Bexar County

Bexar County is located in south central Texas approximately 140 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. Home to a population of more than 1,400,000, the County covers 1,257 sq. miles. The City of San Antonio is the County Seat. For more information, please visit www.co.bexar.tx.us.

About Accela

Accela provides innovative, Web-based enterprise software solutions that automate land, permit, and asset management processes for local, state, and federal government agencies of all sizes. Backed by more than 25 years of development and implementation in over 500 agencies in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, Accela products and services empower agencies to increase efficiencies, reduce workload, and provide citizens and businesses with more convenient access to government services. Accela is located in San Ramon, Calif. Accela products can be purchased directly from the GSA Schedule Contract #GS-35F-0249R. For more information, please visit www.accela.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Deborah Papp
Accela, Inc.
925-659-3244

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Ron Jenkins
RBJ Consulting
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