Doesn't it take months and plenty of development hours to implement a new IT system in a municipality? Not if you ask Kerteminde Municipality that has just implemented FirstAgenda's CMS independent publishing solution; FirstAgenda Publication in their management.
The solution gives the citizens access to public agendas and minutes directly from the Municipality's webpage. This is done without an installation of software at the Municipality or integration to the CMS.
"The implementation of Publication itself only took a couple of hours, and the cooperation with FirstAgenda has been completely smooth. There have been no problems in the cooperation between FirstAgenda and the other suppliers, and the solution ran perfectly from day one", says IT consultant Pia R. Rasmussen from Kerteminde.
Publishing in a few minutes
The solution automatically downloads the minutes and agendas from the DMS system of the municipality and the agenda system FirstAgenda Prepare and the citizens can read the appendices for all items. The citizens can subscribe to selected committees, making them receive an email when a new agenda or minutes are published.
"Of course, we have had our minutes and agendas uploaded to our webpage before, but with FirstAgenda Publication, the publishing happens automatically through the API without an upload client, which is a huge advantage. It only takes a few minutes to publish the documents, and at the same time, the solution has our design which looks a lot more professional than what we had before", Pia R. Rasmussen says.
The solution is user friendly and intuitive. It creates a good experience for our citizens. There is no doubt that we, together with FirstAgenda, has leapt into a new age.
– Pia R. Rasmussen, IT consultant
Leapt into a new age
Kerteminde follows Vejle Municipality, Randers Municipality, Struer Municipality, Herlev Municipality, Sorø Municipality, Gladsaxe Municipality, and Sønderborg Municipality have been using FirstAgenda Publication since 20218. On Funen, the satisfaction with the new solution is high after a few months of operations.
"The solution is user friendly and intuitive. It creates a good experience for our citizens. There is no doubt that we, together with FirstAgenda, has leapt into a new age", Pia R. Rasmussen ends.