Simpli Update

September 2018

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From the 1st of October GoShift will be known as Simpli. 

Over the last couple of years, we have been building products that will support consistency and collaboration across Councils in the building consent space. The journey started with 20+ Councils predominantly in the lower North Island and the top of the South Island. We are now expanding with more Councils from across New Zealand joining SimpliIt is great to have more Councils onboard and we will continue to build on the objectives of Simpli with existing and new Councils. 

Our objectives haven’t changed but our opportunities have grown. 

  • Improve consistency for Councils and customers 

  • Improve customer interactions with councils 

  • Reduce the operating costs of consenting 

  • Strengthen trust across stakeholders 

  • Enable interoperability across regional boundaries 

The Online Portal 

Over 7000 submission were made to Councils from August 2017 to August 2018 through the portal. We have continued to improve the portal to create consistency for applicants and Councils. Next month release 17 will be implemented and is one of our biggest releases yetThe key focus of release 17 is document management and a full refresh of the site to make the user experience even better. 

The QMS 

The shared and aligned QMS is a key part of creating consistency. We have started implementation across several Councils, with many more interested to put it in place. This will play a big part in laying a solid foundation for consistency across CouncilsEven at this early stage of implementationmany opportunities have been identified to make life that little bit easier for Councils and their customers. 

What’s Coming Up for Simpli 

  • Release 17 for the portal, new features and a new look in October. 

  • Workshop with MBIE on the 4th of October, the workshop is about a connected industry in the next 2 years i.e. connecting all the moving parts in an online world. 

  • New Councils will be announced in October, we will send out an update soon. 

  • QMS implementation continues and we are closing in on our target of having 10 Councils implemented within the first 12 months.