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Twin Cities
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The City of Minneapolis is a leader in E-Government. They realize the value in providing information and services to their constituents and businesses via the Internet.
 

Truth in Sale and Housing (TISH)
Problem:
The City of Minneapolis had requirements for a website which accepted home inspections electronically. The goal of this project was to eliminate the previous process of inspectors submitting paper documents, which was very time consuming and error prone.
Solution: Twin Cities solutions created a web site which allowed home inspectors to submit their inspections electronically. The inspector would log onto the site, and enter their inspection data. Once the inspection was complete, Active Reports was used to create an electronic PDF document, which could be printed or saved.

Key Technologies
ASP.Net
Web Services
C#
Active Reports
 
 

Results
Elimination of a wasteful and slow paper process.

 

Process Management
Problem:
The City of Minneapolis required an experienced manager to guide their web development teams.
Solution: Twin Cities Solutions provided a web development manager that quickly expanded to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) manager as well. We worked closely with the existing staff to define development goals and responsibilities. We proactively retooled the development team to become more process-oriented, resulting in the definition of a "Solution Development Life Cycle" that defined the entire process from project inception to retirement. Ultimately, responsible for three development teams:

  1. ASP Web - Responsible for all web application development at the City of Minneapolis. This included an application to retrieve property related information from the City's Assessor, Inspections, Fire and Police databases and also an online job application system that would upload applications directly into PeopleSoft.
  2. GIS Web - Responsible for developing a GIS application to allow spatial analysis of data. Examples include allowing the Assessor department to analyze property sales information across the City to assist with the yearly mass assessment of property values and allowing the Inspections department to analyze permit information on a citywide basis.
  3. Java Web - Responsible for architecting and building a Java (J2EE) application framework to enable the quick creation of web applications. This project reached the prototype phase before funding was redirected to other efforts.
Key Technologies
PeopleSoft
Java (J2EE)
Microsoft .NET
 
 

Results
A more efficient and user-friendly government.

 

Mobile House Inspector
Problem:
The City of Minneapolis had requirements to create a website for Housing Inspectors to be able to take advantage of the new city wide wireless internet connection. This would enable the Housing Inspectors to take notes during an inspection and then enter the notes directly into the system when they are back in their vehicle. The goal of this project was to create a more efficient process, give the Housing inpectors more information about inspections to help with the safety of the inspectors, and will provide more detailed information as the inspector will remember more details if they enter in the data at the end of the inspection.
Solution: As part of the development team, Twin Cities Solutions created a web site that allowed home inspectors to submit their inspections from a laptop in their vehicle using the city wide wireless internet connection. The housing inspectors would enter all the required information and submit the inspection data to be saved on the main database.

Key Technologies
ASP.Net
Web Services
C#
AJAX
Oracle
 
 

Results
Real-time data and better efficiency.