switching from a legacy system to iWorQ
One of the biggest concerns clients have when switching from a legacy system to iWorQ is what will happen to their existing data.
Outlined here is what it takes to switch from your legacy software system to iWorQ’s web-based solutions. Many of iWorQ’s customers have converted from an existing software system. We convert data for cities and counties that use Black Bear Systems, PTWIN32, AS/400, Microsoft Access, and other databases. The primary steps of the process include:
- Identification of the data fields and forms that are used
- Documentation of the data formats
- Analyzing the fields and the database they are stored in
- Updating any map or parcel data (if the data is associated to parcel #)
- Association of the proper data, including contractor information and licenses
- Training and implementation
Most agencies start using iWorQ’s web-based solutions within 2 days, and the historical data usually takes less than a week to convert.
Each client is assigned an iWorQ technician. The technician requests all the necessary information for the implementation, including work types, permits, forms, inspection sheets, and data. The iWorQ application is configurable and secure.
iWorQ has NO per-user fees, license fees, access fees, or support fees outside of the annual subscription cost.
Your permits, letters, forms and inspection sheets are customizable to look exactly like the forms you currently use.
iWorQ’s staff has the knowledge and expertise to convert data from any standard database. Converting data can take a week, however, clients can use iWorQ applications, schedule work, issue permits, and do inspections while the data is being converted. Data conversion is included in the set-up fee in the service agreement, and costs vary depending on which applications are purchased.
iWorQ provides Service NOT Software.
Most permit databases include information regarding contractors or sub-contractors. iWorQ converts all current contractor information. In addition, iWorQ tracks contractor licenses, provides contractors access to their permits online, and shows all the permits that are associated to a specific contractor. iWorQ has the best tools for tracking, managing, and providing access for contractors.
iWorQ provides the best service and technical support in the entire industry. Each account receives one-on-one training, support for the initial setup, and unlimited phone support. Training and implementation have a low impact on your time, and each member of your staff has access to technical support.
iWorQ makes the data conversion and implementation process easy. The technical staff at iWorQ trains and implements clients every day.