CityReporter

4 / 5 12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Local governments across North America; building officials, fire prevention officers, playground inspectors, facility managers, safety & risk management officers, contractors and road services crews.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Noratek Solutions
  • www.cityinspectionsoftware.com/
  • Founded 1999
  • Canada

About CityReporter

Local governments conduct thousands of inspections for building permits,fire prevention, safety checkups for public facilities, sports fields, playgrounds, and workplace safety. CityReporter is a powerful inspection management tool that helps governments handle their inspections and record-keeping more effectively. With an easy-to-use mobile app that can be customized to suit local bylaws, its been adopted by cities large and small across North America. Request a free demo today!


CityReporter Features

  • Case Management
  • Code Maintenance
  • Document Management
  • Fee Maintenance
  • GIS
  • Inspection Management
  • Letter Generation
  • Photo Management
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Violation History
  • Weed Abatement Control
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Code Enforcement
  • Compliance Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Inventory Management
  • License Issuance
  • Permit Issuance
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Self Service Portal
  • Taxation & Assessment
  • Utility Billing
  • Work Order Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Compliance Management
  • Contract Management
  • Customer Database
  • Document Management
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Job Costing
  • Project Management
  • Service Request Management
  • Work Order Management

CityReporter Reviews

Easy to Use and Great Support

Aug 15, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Security of the data that is saved.
Your support is quick and responsive.

Cons: 1. in desktop, it is not very easy to navigate from inspections to permit management. We find that managing contact emails from within inspection screen is not possible.
2. Inspector's name is not sent from CR to iCity's inspection.
3. A hard copy is saved to iCity but it is buried deep so that user needs to navigate through several windows to find the report.
4. No way to generate a summary list of today's scheduled inspections.
5. On the desktop, "enter" on keyboard should trigger "Find".
6. Need to be able to default questions to a permit type, not to he generic inspection type. I¿ll use Final Inspection for example¿ a house permit and a pool enclosure permit will each have a Final inspection. But the checklist questions are completely different and unrelated. As such, I need two different Final inspections each with different checklists. But they both point to the same iCity inspection called final. If CityReporter had the ability to define the list of questions applicable to it from the permit type level, then there would only need to have one Final inspection type instead of one for House Final and one for Pool Final. (and Deck Final, Barn Final, Shed Final, Plumbing Final, etc.) Examples of other inspections that have similar names but completely different questions (all standard) are Framing (House, Deck), Footing (conventional, shallow, pier), etc. I'm not sure how I am going to be able to resolve this.

Overall: Overall, a pretty good experience. Some difficulty understanding how best to set it up without Hot-to manuals but my past experience in mobile inspection solutions and electronic permit tracking solutions made the transition a bit easier. The number of cons outweighs the number of pros below but certainly does not reflect how much we find this app helpful to inspection staff.

Recommendations to other buyers: In our case, we have one user who records all inspection requests then forwards one list to the inspection team who then divvy up the inspections for the day (we do not have assigned areas). Having a scheduling component as a repository of the day's requested inspections so that they may be "assigned" to any one inspector would help.

Review of City Reporter

Oct 30, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Everything is working great since the last update. I find the system very user friendly. Changing forms to make them fit my needs was very simple you don't have to be a computer geek it use City Reporter. All our foreman use the system and took less than 15 minutes to train and since most of them still have trouble with cell phones that was very impressive.

Park Inspection Software

Oct 27, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: City Reporter park inspection software has streamlined our playground inspections. Staff no longer used paper inspections, and because it's so easy to use it has made it a lot easier for staff to stay organized and keep up with the inspections. Thank you City Reporter for a great product!

Solid Reporting app and great service

Sep 23, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We use the Cityreporter app to do our playgroud inspections and have found it to be a valuable tool. It is very easy to use and has quickly been mastered by those staff who have limited experience when it comes to technology. The customer service we have received right from training to ongoing support has also been fantastic.

Great Park Inspection Software

Sep 22, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: If your tired of filling out papers while performing park inspections, then this is the program for you. It's much easier (and a time saver) to complete your inspections with the phone app. The questions can be customized to fit your particular need and you can attach photos if needed. The learning curve is very easy with A! customer support. Make sure you upload data only when connected to a WIFI . The program works well on my small smart phone screen but a larger screen or tablet would cut down on scrolling. I've used the program for over a year and love it.

reporter

Sep 20, 2014
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It seems to be a good idea but the setup that is done for my application does not work for me

More than Inspection Software

Sep 19, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: City Reporter has been a huge asset to our small Facilities department. It has forced us to do inspections on sites that have been over looked in the past. The ease of use by the inspector and ability to track deficiencies is great. The customer service has been great always there when we have had any issues. Being able to customize the inspections is one of the best features. It took us a while to be able to dedicate the time to set up initially but after that its been great.

City Reporter

Sep 19, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very easy to use and excellent support!

CityReporter

Sep 19, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: My department has been using CityReporter for several months now. Customer service has always been prompt and helpful, and when we did the free trial they made sure that we got the most out of it. The program has totally streamlined how we do our parks inspections, and has made it much easier for the parks coordinator to communicate any issues to me so we can respond quickly and efficiently.

parks an sports feilds

Sep 18, 2014
4/5
Overall

Comments: This is a very fast an easy way to keep track of ur day to day tasks as well as any problems u have along the way! Great for monthly checks an reports for any type of job. From large scale to small towns its a handy tool for supervisors an directors in any municapality.

Time Saver for Park Inspections

Sep 18, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Before City Reporter, staff was doing paper inspections that sometime got lost, or not done on a timely basis. Staff is able to use a tablet or their smart phone to do the inspections. With City Reporter, Management has been able to track the inspections, create punch list and verfiy completion of repairs and schedule maintenance as needed.

The Operations Manager receives a weekly fault report to generate work orders.

Besure to take the time during set up on the back side to make sure you have included all the different assests that you wanting to track.

Very Useful Application

Sep 18, 2014
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This application has allowed our city to compose checklists and maintain records for the safety inspections of playground equipment in our parks. The checklists are easy to use and include pre-prepared general documents, which are customizable to suit our needs. The documents are easy to read and manipulate as needed, and the application works easily from both the office, as well as in the field with handheld devices. The product is reasonably priced and the customer support is excellent. We have been using the product for several years now, and we are very satisfied!