Looking Into Lucity >> April’s Issue

Welcome to the April issue of Looking into Lucity! If you have questions on any of this information, please let us know.

What’s New >> Using Feature Services with Lucity

This month we’re presenting a live webinar that will focus on switching to ArcGIS Feature Services to push updates from Lucity to your geodatabase. The webinar will take place on Monday, May 16th from 1:00 – 1:45 pm CST. You can register for the free webinar using the link below, but if you’re unable to attend we’ll be sure to post a recording on the Lucity YouTube channel.

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Sharpen Your Tools >> ACT16 End-User Track

The End-User training courses at ACT are where it all began – they were the reason we started holding an annual meeting. We wanted to give our users an opportunity to refresh their skills, ask questions, and learn a few things about the applications they use on a day-to-day basis. There will no doubt be ‘training’ happening in ALL of the sessions at ACT, but we’ve consolidated our end-user training classes into one track. Take a look at our agenda and you’ll notice that the majority of the sessions we offer on Monday will be replicated on Tuesday.  So many attendees have told us they needed to clone themselves so they can attend all the sessions that are of interest to them – we’re hoping this helps! We’ve also included a few classes that can help newer users feel even more confident in their Lucity use. Continue reading

Sharpen Your Tools >> ACT16 Admin Track

Lucity administrators are some of our favorite people.  We love seeing them at ACT every year.  They provide us invaluable feedback on how to improve our software and we get to show off all the new backend features (and front end) that are important to a Lucity administrator.

This year in our administration track, we will be covering some core administrative training as well as showing off some of the new components and features.  There is great content for both new Lucity administrators as well as the more seasoned ones.

Here is a list of the sessions we currently have planned: Continue reading

Sharpen Your Tools >> ACT16 Manager’s Track

We believe that Lucity is a power tool that can help your organization in numerous ways.  Yet, we are constantly amazed when we hear how much Lucity has benefited our clients.  The Manager’s track is where clients can hear from their peers how Lucity was instrumental in helping them solve problems, save money, handle disasters, get more funding, track their expected results, and show ROI.  This track also highlights some of the modules you likely own but may not be aware of or know why it might be useful to a manager.  Below are some of the speakers we’ve asked to speak during ACT2016. Continue reading

Sharpen Your Tools >> ACT16 User Forum Tracks

As mentioned in last month’s blog, users from all over the country and with varied levels of software experience attend the Lucity Annual Conference and Training (ACT). The main mission of ACT is to provide attendees with the training and resources they need to be efficient and effective users of our software.  Sometimes, being efficient and effective transcends the software and is more process and/or operations related.  The primary purpose of the ACT User Forums is to allow attendees that share responsibilities to discuss current hurdles and how those hurdles may be overcome. Continue reading

Sharpen Your Tools >> ACT2016 Pre-Conference Workshops

Lucity’s Annual Conference and Training (better known as ACT) is a three-day event designed to bring our user community together for education and networking. These three days (Monday through Wednesday) consist of multiple concurrent tracks (last year’s agenda had 5 tracks with one- and two-hour sessions) with optional pre-conference workshops on Sunday. The ACT15 event took place in Kansas City and welcomed 255 attendees representing 85 agencies – not including the 46 Lucity staff members who attended. Sunday’s pre-conference workshops had 75 attendees total for the three classes offered.

Next year will be our 16th ACT – ACT2016. Though the event varies slightly from year to year, the primary mission of ACT addresses the following goals: Continue reading