As partners to more than 100 local authorities, we understand the importance of scoring highly with GeoPlace when it comes to the Improvement Schedule Criteria Level.
It also means that with the resulting efficiency and accuracy of address data, critical time and cost savings can be achieved.
Good quality address and street data underpin many aspects of local government business from large-scale transformation projects, to smaller initiatives joining information across a local authority. Because this is so critical for efficiency and innovation, GeoPlace rate the accuracy of this data through their Improvement Schedule Criteria Level and Exemplar Awards, enabling external recognition for a local authority’s work with address and street data.
Eliminating the errors of manual processing
As the quality of address data can be impeded by manual processes, we’ve developed an automated cross-referencing application in Symphony Location Manager (SLM). This can be implemented widely across the Council, automating referencing and status changes related to Council Tax, Non-domestic Rates, the Electoral Role and more.
Looking at Council Tax
Taking Council Tax as an example, once the Council Tax Reference has been allocated, and the status of the property updated, the automated cross-referencing enables the updates to be automatically recorded in the iManage gazetteer. This means the data is accurate in real-time so when the next submission goes off to GeoPlace, the relevant references and status attached to a property go with it.
In addition, when a disused or demolished property is removed from a system, such as the Council Tax system, this is now automatically synchronised with iManage, ensuring accurate references are removed/recorded against properties. It will also check for duplicate references in different properties, highlighting action to be taken.
By automating these lengthy, manual processes, local authorities will save time and eliminate human error – both of which will save money. And because the data is accurate in real-time, all GeoPlace submissions will have the correct references and statuses attached to every property. This not only ensures your address data is of the highest quality, it also means that you are accomplishing the highest industry standard as recognised by GeoPlace’s Exemplar Awards. Dinesh Thanigasalam, Commercial Director.
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