District of Central Saanich Goes Live with Tempest Development Group
March 15, 2010 - The District of Central Saanich has processed their 2010 tax notices using a solution from the Tempest Development Group.
The Tempest Development Group is pleased to announce that the District of Central Saanich, British Columbia has successfully replaced their property taxation software with Tempest’s core Property and Revenue modules.
Central Saanich originally implemented Tempest’s Land system and Building, Planning and Licensing modules in 2008. Subsequent to the initial implementation, staff at Central Saanich chose to implement additional Tempest modules to provide a full suite of Tempest applications at the District that would link all of their property and revenue modules through Tempest’s Land and Cash systems. This latest implementation project included the Property Taxation and Utility Billing modules along with Web-based applications, including Web Inquiry, MyCity and electronic Home Owner Grants to provide 24/7 access to citizens in the community.
“Central Saanich has just finished implementing the last major parts of the Tempest package – Taxes and Utilities – in just two weeks. We started two years ago with Land, Community Development (Prospero), then Business Licences and Dog Licences and now Taxes and Utilities.
We couldn’t have managed the two week implementation without the dedication and knowledge of Chris Grant and Mike Jensen and the patience of trainers Kathy Kennedy and Nicole Stel. Their support and encouragement overcame staff anxiety. The Finance department has been waiting two years for this and we actually celebrated on completion. We’re looking forward to a long and happy partnership with Tempest. Thanks to all of you.”
(Rosalyn Tanner, Finance Director, District of Central Saanich)
Special thanks goes to the Central Saanich Project Team who worked closely with Tempest’s Implementation Specialists to successfully deliver a project quickly and in time for the City’s 2010 tax run.
About the District of Central Saanich
Central Saanich is located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula on Southern Vancouver Island. It is a district municipality in Greater Victoria and a member municipality of the Capital Regional District. The district began as a farming community, and many hobby farms, along with a handful of small working farms and vineyards, still exist. In recent decades, the area has seen increasing residential, commercial, and industrial development, especially around the neighbourhoods of Brentwood Bay and Saanichton, which are occasionally referred to as separate communities.
The area’s best-known tourist attractions are the Butchart Gardens, located in the Brentwood Bay area and Island View Beach.