Lichfield City Council has enlisted the help of a Tamworth-based IT support, training and consultancy firm to bolster its technology infrastructure.
Maximity has developed a bespoke app, used as part of Microsoft Office365 software, for the Open Spaces team at the council, to help streamline some of the team’s administrative tasks.
Through the app, the Open Spaces team can collect information on public spaces, including footpaths, play areas and bus shelters across the city, keep up-to-date records of visits and findings, and set reminders for when inspections of certain areas are due.
The new Open Spaces app enables the team to log the findings from each visit, including notes and photographs on an iPad whilst they’re out inspecting public areas.
Data inputted by off-site staff members through the app is instantly visible to the rest of the Open Spaces team, as soon as it is uploaded to the system.
Simon Ireson (pictured), training and implementation specialist at Maximity, built the bespoke software for the council.
Nick Burton, Open Spaces officer at Lichfield City Council, said: “Maximity has given us the flexible, easy-to-use yet thorough solution we asked for, and we are delighted with the results.”