Enterprise Land Management System moves to next phase, focuses on preparing City employees for new software system
The City entered the next phase of the new Enterprise Land Management System, or ELMS, focusing now on preparing City employees for starting to use the new software system. ELMS will combine and replace several outdated software systems in use at the City now, including Kiva (the permitting, licensing and inspections system) and Digital Health (the health inspections system).
The ELMS project team hired an organizational change manager and training manager to help City employees get ready to use the new software system. Organizational Change Manager Carolyn Vreeman will prepare City employees across multiple departments to serve as sponsors and change agents for the new system, promoting it in their departments and supporting their colleagues through its implementation. Training Manager Lynn Kissock will design training for all ELMS users.
When the ELMS system goes live Oct. 3, it will improve collaboration, data-sharing and transparency among employees in Regulatory Services, Public Works, Health, Finance, and Community Planning and Economic Development. ELMS will integrate with multiple City systems including COMET, Enterprise Address System, Geographic Information Systems, Govern, Document Management and 311.
The new technology will allow users to:
- Provide simultaneous access to information that currently appears in only one place to one user at a time.
- Minimize the need to circulate some paper copies and duplicate data entry.
- Increase transparency across business lines and workflows.
- Give inspectors mobile access to the system to manage onsite inspections more efficiently.
- Automate workflows.
- Provide supervisors with more information to better manage their teams.
Published Mar 8, 2016