For Immediate Release:
CCI WINS BID IN SANTA BARBARA, CA
Fort Collins, Colo., June 7, 2010 – Colorado CustomWare, Inc. (CCI) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Santa Barbara County, CA to provide a complete assessment solution including computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) and administrative software, along with professional services. Santa Barbara County has 150,000 parcels and assesses $60 billion in property on an annual basis. The bid was awarded to CCI following a competitive bid process. CCI has conducted market research in California over the past six years and is very familiar with their unique legislative requirements.
“We are pleased to be partnering with CCI to complete a fully integrated, California-compliant assessment administration and CAMA system for Santa Barbara County,” said Joe Holland, Santa Barbara County’s assessor. “CCI’s extensive resources and impressive history with providing assessment services, coupled with the extensive Proposition 13 subject matter expertise of the Santa Barbara assessor staff, provides a unique opportunity for the county to have state-of-the-art assessment technologies to more economically and efficiently serve the people of Santa Barbara County.”
Santa Barbara’s existing in-house system was deployed in 2000 and was in need of an update to utilize current technology while incorporating computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) tools necessary to assist with the 20,000 properties that currently must be reassessed each year under Proposition 8. The county determined that it would be more cost effective to purchase a system rather than build one in-house. In addition, Santa Barbara County recognized the long term benefits of working with a vendor who would continue to provide updates to the software.
CCI’s bid includes meeting the legislative requirements of Prop 8 and Prop 13. The inherent CAMA component ensures that the county has a continuous pulse on the market value of all properties assessed under Prop 8, while also tracking base year assessment values (factored for CPI). Additionally, the Prop 13 assessment requirements and base year value tracking for partial and full transfers of ownership and new construction will be incorporated in the services provided to Santa Barbara County. CCI’s products are database agnostic and utilize .NET technologies.
“This is a significant win for both CCI and Santa Barbara County,” stated Tiffany Burns, VP of Business Development at CCI. “After investing time and resources in the State of California, it is rewarding to see Santa Barbara County select a solution that will bring them immediate and long term benefits.”
CCI currently has its property assessment product (RealWare) deployed in 71 jurisdictions across 15 states. With more than 100 employees devoted solely to providing assessment and collections solutions, the County felt assured that CCI’s solution will continually be on the forefront of assessment technologies.About CCI:
CCI provides jurisdictions across the country with assessment and collections solutions that improve office efficiencies while offering uncompromised customer support. Their customer base spans from coast to coast with installations in nearly 80 jurisdictions in 15 states. The company celebrated its 20th anniversary in October 2009.
For more information on CCI, call 800.806.7896 x 125, or visit www.coloradocustomware.com.