GoCouncil has been awarded the contract to provide the online service for GoShift.
Many of the councils involved are already using the new GoShift building consents application forms and the online service is the next stage in the initiative.
The online service will allow applicants to submit their building consent applications via an online portal.
Ross McCarthy, GoShift's Strategic and Engagement Manager, says making applications online will be quicker and easier for customers.
In the future, processing and inspection checklists will also be standardised which will create further opportunities to create a single, best practice quality management system.
Mr McCarthy says it's exciting to have GoCouncil on board.
Online service pilot
The online service will be piloted with a number of select councils of varying sizes over the next few months before it is rolled out to other GoShift councils.
GoCouncil, a partnership between Master Business Systems (MBS) the developers of GoGet and Nuwave, was one of nine companies who bid for the opportunity to provide the online service.
David Webb, MBS Customer and Business Development Manager, says MBS is excited to have been awarded the GoShift online service contract and for the opportunity to be involved with the GoShift initiative.
“We have made a long-term commitment to the GoShift initiative and firmly believe that the online service has the ability to provide greater efficiency and consistency across councils and will deliver better outcomes for customers and councils.”
Mr Webb says MBS has more than 20 years of experience working with council building departments.
“We understand the industry is on a transformation journey to a digital workplace, and are privileged to be a part of that,” he says.
GoCouncil is a joint venture between Master Business Systems Ltd and Nuwave Software Ltd.
|Master Business Systems||Nuwave Software Ltd|
|In business 20 years||Been in business nine years|
|27 council and BCA customers (40% of NZ)||Customers range from small business to large, nationwide corporations|
|Subject matter experts in council systems||Business award winning|
|Long, successful track record of council deployments||Subject matter experts in secure, online ports and software integrations|