Press Release Author: Carl Hancock, Aligned Assets
Press Release Summary: 26th May 2008, Old Woking, Surrey - Aligned Assets can today announce Service Birmingham as their latest gazetteer customer.
Press Release Body: Birmingham CC is the largest local authority in Europe responsible for nearly one million people and Service Birmingham is their joint venture with Capita Business Services through which is provided world-class information and communications technology (ICT) systems.
As the final authority to sign up to the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), Service Birmingham will be using Aligned Assets' Symphony Suite software to construct their Local Land and Property Gazetteer (LLPG).
In addition to the iManage gazetteer management module, Service Birmingham will also be taking advantage of Symphony iMatch, which will allow them to match all other address datasets to the LLPG. This will allow for the BS7666 standard that is applied to the LLPG to be utilised for the electoral Roll, council tax and benefits - something that central government is pushing towards.
Symphony iExchange will allow them to share the LLPG data with internal and external sources, including the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG), whilst full quality checking of their data will be made simple using Symphony iValidate.
Symphony iSearchWeb will allow them Authority-wide accessing of the LLPG data and built into their version of iManage will be the new Street Naming and Numbering module that will allow them to manage the complete lifecycle of naming a street or numbering a property.
"We are very excited by the prospect of working with Birmingham City Council," said Aligned Assets' Commercial Director Phil Gee, "In addition to over 80 local authority clients, we are also the chosen supplier to the British Transport Police, Transport for London and the FiReControl Project. With Birmingham as a client we are now truly recognised as being the number one for gazetteers."