Announcing Lucity 7.30

We are very pleased to announce, just in time for Christmas, we released Lucity Version 7.30!   Here is a brief rundown on a few of the changes:

  • Two new products, Fats Oils and Grease (FOG) and Industrial Pretreatment, were added.
  • More water modules, sewer, and street modules are editable in the web,
  • Email notifications were given an overhaul,
  • Subsets and other new tools were added for the web,
  • We made management of dashboards and dashboard templates easier,
  • Improvements were made for geodatabase replication,

and much more, including this new look for our login page:

If you are having difficulties accessing the embedded video, you can access it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m8otiqyN1g&w=420&h=315

We will start a series on these new features over the next few weeks.  Please subscribe to the blog and follow along.

Concerned about having to upgrade already?  Don’t be.  Versions 7.10 and 7.20 are still actively supported, and each of these releases will have at least one more service pack planned in the next month or so.  For details on our version support policy visit our client portal.

In other news we are wrapping up development on our first mobile phone application,  Work Orders for Android which we expect to release soon!

Lucity 7.20 Enhancements: Utility Locates

Happy Holidays and welcome to the eighth (and final) in a series of blog posts that will highlight key changes and enhancements made to the Lucity software for 7.20.  This is running a bit behind because we are ready to announce our 7.30 release! Don’t worry though, we will still support 7.10 and 7.20 for a while.  Information on version support can be found here in our client portal.

This post discusses a new module we added for 7.20 to help mange utility locate requests.  Additional topics in this series include:

Recently, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources contacted us about improving tracking of utility locates.  In particular they were looking for a way to track incidents.  What was hit?  Who hit it?  Who requested the locate and what was the status of the locate?  Who is responsible?  What was the cost of the repair?  What is the status of the bill?
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Here’s to the start of 2012!

We at Lucity are anxiously awaiting the arrival of 2012 and all its potential! I want to highlight several items we are particularly excited about, and place those within the context of our value proposition “clarity through connections”.

Perhaps you’ve noticed us leveraging social media channels (including this blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) as means to continuously strengthen our connections with our community of clients, partners and broader target market. For this blog we have challenged ourselves to frequently provide subscribers new and worthwhile content. You can help us, too – we’d love to share information you provide us that is of interest and benefit to our community. In 2012 we also intend to share many more photos on our Facebook page – from conferences where we exhibit, events in which we’re involved, visits we make to client sites, Regional User Group meetings our clients host, and the Annual Conference & Training (ACT) gathering of our community.

Regarding 2012 ACT, we’ll be connecting in September in Daytona Beach, FL! Aside from being home to the “world’s most famous beach”, Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County – one of our valued clients. We hope for record attendance and sponsorships, making it the best ACT yet and in the process giving a boost to the local economy of one of our own.

We will soon go-live with a new software system (Microsoft Dynamics CRM) that will offer us better clarity in all our business relationships. Just like our clients we are looking to utilize the latest technologies to enhance our business processes, optimize workflows, and improve analyses and reporting.

Finally we will be kicking off our “Hope in Clarity” partnership in 2012 – look for much more information to follow soon. We are partnering with a local non-profit organization that serves children with special needs and their families, lending our help in a variety of ways (donations, volunteering, etc.).

There is certainly much more we’ll accomplish in 2012, but these are some specific ways we will promote “clarity through connections” throughout the coming year and beyond.

On behalf of all of us at Lucity, I wish you and yours the best in 2012!

~ Jim

Jim Graham
Vice President & COO

Lucity 7.20 Enhancements: Lucity GIS for ArcGIS 10 Improvements Part 2

Our Annual User Conference and Training and the final push before our 7.3 release has kept our development staff very busy.  There are, however, still two remaining posts for our 7.20 enhancements we want to share.  This post is the seventh (of eight) in the series.  It discusses more enhancements we made for our ArcGIS 10 integration.  This post focuses on GIS editing enhancements made in this release.  These features allow you to customize your editing experience using the Lucity GIS extension. Additional topics in this series include:

Streamlining Edit Prompts

Editors in ArcMap will be pleased that the Lucity extension can now be configured to streamline the number of prompts relating to edit sessions (or disable them completely).  Some users want these prompts;  they provide assurance that the software is doing what they expect it to do.  But users were frequently requesting more control over which prompts were displayed. In response to our user’s requests, several new configuration options were added for 7.20.  Continue reading