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Bitco Software is dedicated to the users of our software. As the CEO and Developer of our tracking software PermitTrax, public portal Citizens Connect as well as our mobile application PermitTrax Mobile I find it necessary to always move forward and make sure that the software meets the expectations of our clients and the current status of technology.

PermitTrax was originally released December 4th, 2004 and written in Visual Basic.NET using the Microsoft .NET Framework developed using ASP.NET. Making sure that our software wasn't left behind, it was completely re-written in Microsoft C# as it was becoming the standard development language.

In the last 20 years since starting Bitco Software, we have used Microsoft Technologies while using the .NET Framework within ASP.NET and C# as our development base. Microsoft is no longer improving or continuing development with the .NET Framework and in the last 5+ years, Microsoft has been developing new technologies for better, faster and more secure applications that has been called .NET Core. The latest version of .NET Core is the new .NET 6 which was released at the end of 2021.

It is important to us here at Bitco Software, that the application that our users use and love is available for a long time. A lot of time and money is invested by our clients by implementing our software and integrating it into thier day-to-day processes. Too many software packages are never maintained properly and become obsolete and customers have to go out and search for new software. At Bitco Software, we believe that is why you pay an Annual Maintenance Fee. We should be maintaining that software! There will be no additional cost to upgrade our existing customers to this new version of PermitTrax as it is covered in your maintenance.

So, with all of that said we decided to make sure that we rebuild PermitTrax from the ground up using the Microsoft .NET 6 technologies and developing our next version using the new technology called Blazor. The quick response and amazing tools with this new technology allows us to create a more rich and faster application than before.

As a software company we feel that it is important to always focus on the software and services we provide. We have created a flat fee of $15,000 per year for our software as a complete suite of products which in turn creates a no hassle software solution that includes an All-Inclusive services agreement where we help you manage and maintain the software at no additional cost. We wrote the software so you can use it and we hope that it makes your job easier and more productive.

We sent out a questionaire this year asking our users how satisfied they were with the software and the support. The response was 95% Very Satisfied across the board. We asked a few clients what seperates us from other software vendors and we were suprised when basically the same answer came from different clients as "It just works". Really? How do you incorporate that into your marketing material!

In conclusion, Bitco Software for the last year has been re-writing PermitTrax from the ground up using this new technology by Microsoft. Because the current ASP.NET technology is no longer being developed and enhanced and will be phased out in the future by Microsoft and will become old outdated technology, we want to make sure our customers are still able to do an efficient job while protecting the money they spent annually on maintenance is going towards a viable product for the future.

Whether you are remodeling your current home or building a completely new one, you will need a building permit.

What exactly is a building permit? A building permit allows you to legally begin construction on your home. Having a permit ensures your project has met the required specifications and building codes for your city or jurisdiction. It also means your home improvement project is safe and compliant.

What kind of projects need building permits? You will need a building permit for any projects that are additions - such as adding an attached guest house, any new buildings, any renovations - such as a kitchen expansion, any electrical or plumbing projects, any load bearing wall removals and any major design changes. If you are unsure if your project will need a building permit, contact your local building department.

Lastly, why are building permits important? They are critical to ensuring the work being completed in or around your home will be done with safety being the biggest priority. But also, having a building permit keeps your contractor honest. These permits require your contractor to complete their work using safe and sound methods and materials. This is because building permits often require inspections to be completed throughout the construction process. Building permits are also valuable for when it comes time to resell a home. Having the necessary permits to account for your home help make the sale proceed much more smoothly.

In todays' modern age, permit tracking for numerous large cities, counties, and states have moved from paper to online. These land management suits used by larger jurisdictions are often times way out of budget for smaller jurisdictions.

This begs the question, is there an online permit tracking solution for the little guys that will not break the bank?

PermitTrax for Small Cities will be that solution. A full featured Land Management suite targeted specifically to these smaller jurisdictions that includes PermitTrax for tracking all your permits, our public portal Citizens Connect, and full access to PermitTrax Mobile application for doing inspections in the field.

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