TechPoint Mira Award for Corporate Innovator of the Year
The Schneider Corporation received the Corporate Innovator of the Year award during TechPoint’s 17th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of technology.
The Mira Awards is one of the tech sector's most anticipated annual events. The Corporate Innovator of the Year Award recognizes technology innovation within a company that has significant, measurable impact, and has achieved significant milestones in 2015.
"The Mira Awards judges think it’s remarkable what The Schneider Corporation has accomplished not only as a company that reinvented itself from a land surveying and development company into a national e-government software powerhouse, but the dramatic product developments of 2015 that have been so rapidly embraced by communities (89 percent adoption rate) and literally saved us all hundreds of millions in taxes while improving customer service satisfaction 10-fold."
In communities all over the US, the public is demanding better access to records and more convenient services. Local governments are finding that they are hard pressed to keep up with these demands and changes in expectations. At a time that local governments need the biggest improvement in services, they face the largest budget shortfalls and staffing gaps that have ever existed. With our continue growth across the country Schneider is quickly becoming the standard for how the public likes to look for property, tax, and GIS data as well as interact with their local governments.
Schneider pioneered the development and use of new e-government solutions for small and medium size communities. By leveraging a deep understanding of local government organizations and advancements in technology, Schneider launched an e-government suite under a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that changed the way both the local governments and their constituents interacted with each other. Gone are the traditional limitations; lines, hours of operation, undefined workflows, bottlenecks in communication. These have been replaced with solutions that are available 24 hours a day, every day, from wherever the end user is.
Public data that is managed by multiple people, in multiple offices, in multiple locations, over multiple time periods has been centralized and consolidated into unique and innovative solutions that are streamlined for the end users. Schneider’s Beacon™, qPublic.net™, IDAM™ (disaster management assessment), and Permitting™ cloud-based services are made available at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems, greatly improve customer service, and allow end users to begin working across jurisdictional boundaries. All of the technology, maintenance, and data transfer and management are handled by Schneider, freeing up additional staff resources in the local government offices.
The mobile friendly platform automatically adapts to the users screen size, device, and operating system without the user needing to relearn or download an app or plug-in.
Schneider also launched a new Online Appeals solution in 2015 that is adding transparency to the process and streamlining citizen appeals. The stats are amazing; a staggering 89% user adoption rate in year one, with 59% of users discontinuing the appeals process after seeing comparable property values, thus eliminating more than half of the potential workload for the office.
Last year, The Schneider Corporation saved tax payers over 12 million trips to the courthouse and handled more than 450 million requests (up 400% over last year) for information by providing innovative, industry-leading solutions to help organizations get the most from their limited resources. With creative product solutions such as Beacon™ a typical, local government client can save on average over $150,000 each year in employee benefits from reduced counter traffic. The estimated financial impact of Schneider’s e-government solutions reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars each year.