Computronix

POSSE


5 / 5
12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Local, regional, and provincial/state government agencies throughout the United States and Canada.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Computronix
  • www.computronix.com
  • Founded 1979
  • United States

About POSSE

A platform for streamlining regulatory work management for state, provincial, and metro governments.


POSSE Features

  • 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

POSSE Reviews Recently Reviewed!


The product is as good as the people that supports it. For 20 years, both have been very reliable.

Jul 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: POSSE (server/client) is very flexible in the way it adapts to business changes and very reliable in the way it performs on a daily basis. From data entry (permitting/inspections) to report generation, the customizable user interface is simple, easy to learn, and use. The ability for in-house support to configure the user interface, business workflow, report design/output is a boon to productivity. POSSE allows non-GIS & GIS users alike to use the built-in map feature to display points, lines, & polygons in context of the data. The document feature facilitates digital storage/retrieval & management of documents in various formats, minimizing and/or eliminating physical filing. Allows easy changes to user access to various business elements without marshaling. The ability to create & see visual relationships (child/parent, warnings, etc.) is an added practical solution to complex concepts. There's a lot more...

Cons: Flexibility is a dual-edged sword in this case. It's both good and bad - customization can become overly complex if not properly tracked and structured; overtime it can and will create a very complicated configuration and workflow. Fees are another difficult area to configure, track, adjust, and accurately report on. POSSE does not currently have a built-in robust fee module. The integration of GIS data with POSSE is essential but it requires SDE which can act as a SPOF. Unless there's a way to technically manage the To Do List, it can and has become impractical for many users. The same is true for the customer database in terms of continued proliferation of duplicate and/or unwanted data. Also, the new POSSE web does not support the drag/drop (tow truck) and maybe even the parent/child (jobs) relationship visual.

City of Edmonton Business Analyst POSSE

Feb 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The preset work flow ensures that any repetitious task that are assigned to many staff over many years ensures that all applications are processed in the same manner and in the correct order. In terms of the document control feature, many products did not have this feature and the use is invaluable.

Cons: The biggest concern is the ability to get changes to the system. Our IT governance requires significant justification to update, upgrade and re configure the work flow. Severe restriction in our management make it nearly impossible to effect changes in a timely manner. I would seek a SDK that the staff could use to modify and update processes and work flow.

Overall: POSSE is used daily to process applications for development permits , subdivision, rezoning and many administrative functions that need to tracked and assigned to staff as the application moves through the work flow. POSSE is an excellent tool to pinpoint who is doing what at any point in the processing of the application. The To do list and the process assignment functions ensure that no file or application is lost and forgotten. Management can review work load and re assign balance as necessary. Connections to mapping systems allow information to be transparent to the public at any time for any application.

Reflections on ten years using POSSE

Feb 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our organization began using POSSE ten years ago when we transitioned from a paper-based system of regulatory approvals. The first important benefit was the structure and consistency POSSE brought to our processes, making for more robust and demonstrably consistent decision-making. Now, with years of incremental enhancement, the second benefit to highlight is POSSE's ability to serve a wide variety of needs -- we are starting to use it as an information management system with search and display options that support our work in new ways. A third virtue of POSSE is the reliability of the software -- any service interruptions have been very brief and infrequent.

Cons: There are some design constraints, at least with the components of POSSE we use, that limit design options. Nevertheless, creative ways to meet our needs are usually offered by the Computronix designers.

Overall: Our overall experience has been very positive. POSSE has become the centrepiece of our workplace and has resulted in substantial gains in both productivity and quality.

As a software developer, I use Posse to build software to manage licensing and bylaw investigations.

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Powerful configuration tools; can leverage many existing tools and functions. Configuration tool supports multiple developers; stores modifications in change sets. Great tools for promoting change sets throughout the Posse star. Excellent tools for managing a reporting warehouse and accessing using Dashboard tools. Computronix support is excellent; staff are professional and very knowledgeable.

Cons: Database structure is complex; fifth normal form. Upgrades are somewhat difficult due to the Posse 'star' configuration.

Overall: Easy to configure with many built in features. Excellent deployment tools. Software is very stable; we get very few support calls from staff.

POSSE provides consistent value.

Jan 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: POSSE has the malleability to be used in any number of business situations and deployed quickly. When used across the enterprise, it can assist in data collection and sharing which can help avoid having key data stored in spreadsheets or other non-shared data sources. When deployed with a trained group of configuration employees, it is flexible to evolve with business.

Cons: The flexibility of the product means that untrained configuration users can create problems.

Overall: POSSE was and still is involved in most of my career. I have had the privileged to use the product to rapidly develop and deploy solutions for various municipal business units.

Customization

Jan 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to customize workflows. We can basically build anything we desire within our POSSE client and we can build it on our own with little support or involvement with computronix.

Cons: The ability to customize the look and feel of the software (colors, styles, layouts).

various appearance options would be beneficial since we our officers use different hardware (laptops/desktops/tablets/iphones)

Overall: We use POSSE for business licensing, bylaw investigations/complaints, animal control, commerical vehicle, bylaw enforcement tickets and property investigations.

POSSE pros and cons

Feb 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that the software is configurable and can easily reflect our processes and workflows.

Cons: It was difficult for our staff to stay current on best practises and latest features on their own. We have moved to a model where we do get support from CX and it has worked much better for us.

Overall: How we do our business is constantly changing and with POSSE we are able to capture the information, workflows and processes that are currently required. We are able to continuously able to make changes and improve our system.

It's always been a great experience working with Computronix.

Jul 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There are no limitations regarding how the Business Processes can be expressed using Posse. Data stored in other systems can be integrated into Posse and related to other Posse data to provide end users with seamless access, either limited to reading the external data only or expand it to include inserting, updating and deleting.

Cons: it takes a little more time for a new user or even for a new technical staff to understand some terms and codes.

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POSSE Review

Jan 04, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility, performance, reliability, and integration capabilities.

Cons: Complexity in managing objects, their relationships, and process variables, especially for large enterprise deployments. Lack of visual documentation of workflows.

Overall: It has been an excellent experience. The product has been able to adapt to many changes in business processes and operational requirements. It has allowed for readily reengineering our customer services.

Once I got more involved in the configuration, I could understand and love Posse

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Software is flexible and configurable: Posse configurations support RTB and RTC business processes: allows to add/change configurations without affecting other processes. Also, what I like the most is all the component and the mechanics behind Posse.

Cons: The cons about this software is that took me time to learn / understand all the components and the mechanics.

So far its an excellent product

Jul 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The freedom the system can be modified to business needs without depending much on external partners or vendor.

Cons: Nothing in particular besides what every system faces . The software itself is very well made and works well for our business

Best Land Management System Softwate

Oct 11, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Best and quality software work on POSSE Land Management System.

Reliable > quality > Easy to use > professional staff to guide