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Paladin Data Systems Announces the Launch of Ferndale, Washington on SMARTGov Community Development Software

June 30, 2014

Poulsbo, WA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

Paladin Data Systems Corporation announced the City of Ferndale, Washington has launched the SMARTGov software platform, Paladin's community development software that manages the full lifecycle of any permit, inspection, license, or code enforcement action for jurisdictions.

The City of Ferndale represents yet another former Black Bear PTWin customer to convert to SMARTGov. Paladin has implement its cloud-based technology at Ferndale to track all aspects of zoning and codes including permit issuance, inspections, code enforcement, and will implement its public portal for self-service public access later this year. The system went live in the middle of June with the city receiving full training and support from the Paladin Data Systems training staff.

"We are excited to watch the City of Ferndale go live and add them to our growing list of SMARTGov customers. We upgraded Ferndale from PTWin software which included comprehensive migration of all of their legacy data into SMARTGov for free. This is a great partnership between Paladin and the City as we have deployed and are supporting SMARTGov via our cost-effective cloud deployment model. We anticipate a long term relationship with Ferndale as SMARTGov offers many additional features available to Ferndale for future deployment," said Jon Byrd, Paladin Sales Executive.

The City of Ferndale will also deploy SMARTGov's online Public Portal, which helps jurisdictions reduce front counter as a full-featured extension of the jurisdiction's front counter services. It enables the public to research local building trends, apply for a permit, view maps, pay fees, submit digital architectural drawings, request inspections, and even review public notice postings in a 24/7, self-help environment.

"The City of Ferndale is excited to adopt SMARTGov as an important piece of our permit review process, known locally as the fastest review process in Northwest Washington. The City's existing permit tracking software (PTWin) is at the end of its useful life, and SmartGov's software suite provides us with the ability to more-efficiently review permits while providing our customers and the general public with the ability to observe and monitor our review processes. We need to keep ahead of our competition, and Paladin will help us do that," said Jori Burnett, Community Development Director.

Located in the northwest corner of Washington State near the Nooksack River, Ferndale is a vibrant community of 11,415 people, located on the Interstate 5 corridor, approximately 6 miles north of Bellingham and 13 miles south of the Canadian Border. Located in Whatcom County the city has a total area of 6.69 square miles.

About SMARTGov

SMARTGov is a Web-based, software application developed by Paladin Data Systems to support community development functions including permitting, planning, inspections, code enforcement, licenses, fees, parcels, contractors and many others. SMARTGov is customizable, flexible, and interactive. It alerts you of problems, manages workflow, and prioritizes your projects. It can run on your servers or in the cloud as a service, and gives both your citizens and staff access to project data on the web 24/7.

About Paladin Data Systems Corporation

Winner of numerous prestigious awards that include Top DoD Program Award, Paladin Data Systems has developed a suite of cloud-based software products serving a wide-range of government agencies in all 50 states and 6 territories. Paladin's national presence spans a diverse customer base including U.S. local governments, state departments, regional transportation agencies, and defense contractors. Paladin also provides software services such as interface development, implementation, database administration, and project management for numerous industries in both the public and private sector. For more information about Paladin Data Systems and the full suite of products available, please visit

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