During the webinar, we ran a poll asking about iPad use. It turned out that only 20 percent of webinar attendees weren’t considering or using iPads!
Clearly the future of government is not only digital, but mobile and accessible. I gave an overview of all our latest webcasting features and discussed how they are helping government agencies, like the Tennessee General Assembly, gain national recognition and awards for achieving superior levels of transparency. Also, we discussed how our meeting and legislative solutions are helping cities like Walnut Creek, CA and Sitka, AK completely automate the way they create, manage, and track their public records. Sitka achieved a 60% reduction in agenda preparation time – twenty-five hours down to 10 hours.
The trend to use iPads was never lost on Granicus and as a result, we’ve got something else cooking: iLegislate. While the official release isn’t until 2012, we’ve been getting rave reviews and phenomenal feedback from our limited pilot launch program.
At the moment, iLegislate is like a super-powered agenda packet. You can get the latest version of all agenda related information just by syncing with the Granicus cloud. Once you have it, you can view all related information in a structured and linked format, making it very easy to navigate. And to finish it off, you can actually annotate the agenda to your liking and go through the meeting while reviewing your notes. Contact us if you want to be notified when iLegislate becomes publicly available!
Deal of the Year: How to Join the Success
Granicus has grown over 200% in sales year over year, a trend we want to maintain so we can continue to bring improved features at even lower costs and create more savings for government agencies. So let me give you a quick overview of our End of Year promotion. It’s going to help agencies save a lot of money if they buy or upgrade to the Granicus Platform & Suites before December 31, 2011.
Pay no monthly service fees on any new purchases between now and July 1, 2012! You heard that right: sign up now for one of the many awesome solutions we’re providing and get it for free for half a year! Considering some of our solutions pay for themselves within a year, this is a monster of a deal. If you’d like more information click the button above to get started.
I hope you attended or watched the webinar; it really is informative and attendees had some great questions that I got to answer, including stuff about streaming video to mobile, touch screen technology, iPads and other fun stuff.
Either way, if you’re interested in our strategies for winning cities and counties, start here:
Currently, Granicus manages the world’s largest and most reliable legislative content network—containing more than 5 million government media files and public records and maintaining a 99.98% uptime track-record.
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