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VISION 8

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An Unparalleled CAMA System

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Designed by assessors, for assessors with state-specific functionality for:

Connecticut

Pennsylvania

Maine

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

Vermont

New Hampshire

Virginia

Here’s what Vision 8 communities are saying

Town of Kingston, Massachusetts

“I’m very happy with Vision 8.  I had never been through a big system change before, but upgrading was super easy! My training was great and the Vision Team really helped take the stress out of the upgrade process.”

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“I’m very happy with Vision 8.  I had never been through a big system change before, but upgrading was super easy! My training was great and the Vision Team really helped take the stress out of the upgrade process.”

Administrative Assessor
Town of Kingston, Massachusetts

City of Williamsburg, Virginia

“You’ve really got a top-notch team over there, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this system to other folks…”

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“We signed our Vision 8 contract on January 15th and were live by May 31st. I don’t know how much better you can get than that, it is my understanding it was the fastest Vision Virginia conversion.

Our IT Director Mark Barham has been with the city for quite some time and the conversion from his perspective was the best he’s ever been a part of. We both attribute that to excellent project management by Jen and a highly configurable platform.

This was actually my second legacy conversion to Vision lead by Jen Rukstela having also gone through this over in Gloucester County before I started as the Assessor here in Williamsburg and I can tell you that your team has really got this process down now. We had very few hiccups and Larry Ingram, the data engineer for our project was fantastic.

You’ve really got a top-notch team over there, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this system to other folks here in Virginia who may be looking for something new.”

City Assessor
City of Williamsburg, Virginia

Town of Auburn, Massachusetts

“Very, very smooth conversion. They even delivered it a day earlier than we had planned because my IT department needed to go on vacation.”

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“The conversion process was extremely smooth. I think all and all my data was only down for 11 days.

Everything really did come over well. Very very smooth. They even delivered it a day earlier than we had planned because my IT department needed to go on vacation.”

Chief Assessor
Town of Auburn, Massachusetts

Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island

“I come from the years of paper and pencil and my first conversion was from that to CLT and that was painstaking. So this version, this jump from Vision 7 to 8, I really appreciated it. I like the enhancements, the hundred or so improvements…it’s tremendous what I’ve seen so far.”

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“I made the jump from Vision 7 to Vision 8 in July, and was told it would be a week and I would get my data back the next Monday. I had my data back the next Monday, it balanced. I had two minor issues (that were mine because we had made changes to a couple pieces of property). I fixed those two issues and everything lined up, so it went fairly seamlessly.

I’m new to Vision 8. I come from the years of paper and pencil and my first conversion was from that to CLT and that was painstaking. So this version, this jump from Vision 7 to 8, I really appreciated it. I like the enhancements. I’m only 60 days into using the product but I think it’s tremendous what I’ve seen so far.”

Assessor
Town of Cumberland, Rhode Island

Staunton City, Virginia

“The new report writer is great. It’s really useful having all of my reports stored right there in the system.”

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“Our upgrade from Vision 6.5 to 8 went off without a hitch. I ran a few reports, prepared some data and your team got it back in my hands running live on the new system in about a week’s time.  Everyone over there at Vision has been very helpful throughout this process. We’re really impressed with the quick response rate any time we’ve had a question or needed assistance.

The new report writer is great. It’s really useful having all of my reports stored right there in the system, and I’m looking forward to using the new platform to its full potential. I’d definitely recommend it has a solid option for other communities here in Virginia.

Assessor
Staunton City, Virginia

Albemarle County, Virginia

“We upgraded to Vision 8 in June 2019…We have been very happy with the improvements…I highly recommend Vision 8 to non-Vision users and to users of older versions of Vision. “

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“Albemarle County has just over 47,000 parcels.  We upgraded to Vision 8 in June 2019 and have seen improvements in system speed and functions.  One of our favorite parts of Vision is the Sales Analysis module.  We used it to great effect in our 2017, 2018 and 2019 annual reassessments in Version 7 and now enjoy even more options, including the ability to directly export sales ratio reports and sales data to excel in Version 8 while working on our 2020 reassessment.

We also converted to Vision’s Cloud Server.  Routine updates to software are seamless and Vision has easy access to our current data when we have questions or need support without the need to have our IT department upload the entire database to an FTP site.  Due to security needs for the cloud server our IT department no longer has write access to our database, however we are able to make changes through the user interface including through the mass update utility.  Our IT specialists can report on the live data and the Vision data team also provides write support when needed.

We have been very happy with the improvements in Vision 8 and are excited about the momentum of having many other jurisdictions on the same version, especially since it facilitates faster product improvements and more effective customer support.

I highly recommend Vision 8 to non-Vision users and to users of older versions of Vision.”

Assessor
Albemarle County, Virginia

City of Waynesboro, Virginia

“We just got started working on our conversion to Vision 8. So far I’m very impressed with Jen Rukstela our Vision Project Manager. She’s actually ahead of schedule right now. She’s a rock star!”

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“We just got started working on our conversion to Vision 8. So far I’m very impressed with Jen Rukstela our Vision Project Manager. She’s actually ahead of schedule right now. She’s a rock star!” 

Assessor
City of Waynesboro, Virginia

Town of Coventry, Connecticut

“They ensure you get the highest level of service and I firmly believe that. It’s one of the best conversions I’ve had in my 15 year career. “

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“The conversion process for me was broken up into three different aspects. The first was the punctuality and adherence to the schedule. The second was the thoroughness and the accuracy of the data. The final was the customer service. We started the conversion in early July. This was my fifth conversion from another software to Vision. They were slated to be completed within 1-2 weeks, and they met that easily. The project was completed on time which was very important for my office because as we know, July is a busy time for us.

Something important to note about assessors, especially those in Connecticut since there are 169 different towns  is that everyone does things a little differently. One of the great things was that they were able to take those nuances and ensure that info that goes over from your old system to your new system is not only accurate but fits into your cost modeling is and any other nuances you could have for that town.

The team ensured that the values were balanced. There were no overrides to the system so that’s important to us especially when going into reval. The data valuation models including land curves, cost modeling and all of the adjustments pretty much crossed over seamlessly.

The last part is the customer service. Paul had mentioned that the company is on the rise and judging from the past five years I believe that. They were terrific. You’re able to call and get a live person right away. They were there for the entire process every day. If I had a question or a concern they were able to answer that immediately.

They have a great system now. They take that process and they post it to a wall and as they correct those issues they slide it over. They don’t miss anything. They ensure you get the highest level of service and I firmly believe that. It’s one of the best conversions I’ve had in my 15 year career.”

Assessor
Town of Coventry, Connecticut

Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island

“Over the past 20 years I’ve really been able to rely on Vision, and that’s made all the difference.”

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“I’ve had Vision for 20 years. I knew everything there was to know about 6.5, so upgrading to Vision 8 was really the first time that I’ve needed to interact with the Vision support team in quite a while.

Having to learn something new when you’ve been using the same system for so long can be a little daunting since you never quite know what to expect, but the support team has been wonderful and very patient with walking me through everything to get me up to speed.

Over the course of my years here in North Kingstown Vision has done my revaluations, they’ve converted my data for me and they’ve always been very helpful. Folks like Tasha Vincent who came to my office during the configuration to make sure everything went smoothly and Steve Ferreira who is an excellent appraiser have really made my work here in North Kingstown 100% easier. I’ve really been able to rely on them and that’s made all the difference.”

Tax Assessor
Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Town of Middletown, Rhode Island

“Our community just upgraded from Vision 6.5 to 8, and our IT Department made a point to say how smooth the process was. We’ve used other tools and applications in the past, and can say with confidence that Vision remains the best solution for our community.”

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“We’ve been a client of Vision CAMA, Tax Collection and Tax Admin for many years and enjoy having everything as part of one package. Our community just upgraded from Vision 6.5 to 8, and our IT Department made a point to say how smooth the process was.

We’ve used other tools and applications in the past, and can say with confidence that Vision remains the best solution for our community.”

Assessor
Town of Middletown, Rhode Island

Town of Hartford, Vermont

“I love Vision and using it here in my office in Hartford, VT because I have integrated maps at my fingertips. More importantly, I always feel like the customer really comes first with Vision and that’s what truly makes the difference.”

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“I love Vision and using it here in my office in Hartford, VT because I have integrated maps at my fingertips. More importantly, I always feel like the customer really comes first with Vision and that’s what truly makes the difference.”

Assessor
Town of Hartford, Vermont

Town of Kennebunkport, Maine

“Our upgrade to Vision 8 went extremely well. Every step of the process from the configuration call to the webinar training and finally the on-site training with Matt Burke was very helpful. I am very happy with the whole process, and honestly can’t think of one thing that Vision could have done better!”

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“Our upgrade to Vision 8 went extremely well. Every step of the process from the configuration call to the webinar training and finally the on-site training with Matt Burke was very helpful. I am very happy with the whole process, and honestly can’t think of one thing that Vision could have done better!”

Assessor’s Agent & Development Assistant
Town of Kennebunkport, ME

Crawford County, Pennsylvania

“We’re very happy to see the same level of stability and reliability in Vision 8 that we saw in Vision 6.”

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“To give you a little history, our team at Crawford County loved Vision 6. It was the Rock of Gibraltar. Stable, reliable…you turned it on and it just worked. That’s why we bought it to begin with. Back in the day it was known as the best product in the business and came with the best support.

The only issue with 6 now is that it’s built on Oracle which is no longer supported by Windows, so we knew it was just a matter of time before it went the way of the dinosaurs.
 
With that said, we’ve now been live on Vision 8 for a few months now and we’re very happy to see the same level of stability and reliability in 8 that we saw in 6. In other words, 6 was like an old Windows XP product, and 8 is functioning a lot more like the latest version of Windows 10.
 
One thing we should point out is how many customizations we had made in Vision 6 that allowed us to replicate our old valuing charts. All of those items had to be carefully carried over during the upgrade process and your support team’s level of communication as we addressed all of those items was great.

Through the process they learned to keep us updated on how things were going, and by the end of the process had really earned our trust that we were launching a solid product. It’s also comforting to know that our community is now lined up to receive the latest releases and updates as the product continues to advance.”

Chief Assessor
Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Town of Windsor, Connecticut

“Thank you for your Support Team…That is what I call excellent support!”

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“Thank you for your Support Team. I want to let you know something that happened this week. I ran my year-end Assessment History Save on Monday and I inadvertently put in 2019 for the year instead of 2018.  I was out of the office on Tuesday but I e-mailed support at 8:49 am to ask what could be done to fix this.

Literally less than an hour later, at 9:36, I received a follow-up e-mail from Timothy Burke saying that he had called the office, logged on through my assistant’s computer and fixed the issue!  That is what I call excellent support.”

Assessor
Town of Windsor, Connecticut

City of Ellsworth, Maine

“The whole assessing world commends you and your Vision team for making customer service what it should always be, not just better but the BEST!”

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“The whole assessing world commends you and your Vision team for making customer service what it should always be, not just better but the BEST!

City Assessor
City of Ellsworth, Maine

Town of Camden, Maine

“Customer support, really when you think about it is an expression of Vision’s commitment to us, to the user, to the customer experience.”

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“I think the most important aspect to keep in mind with Vision 8 being a new product is that we’re going to need support. I was thinking about this issue and it occured to me that customer support, really when you think about it is an expression of Vision’s commitment to us, to the user, to the customer experience. There is probably no better way to express that support than by paying attention to customer service and having a robust team.

 

You know we Vision users like to tease these other people about how much better we have it. I don’t know how they do it but I’m extremely impressed with how fast they (new members of the growing support team) get up to speed.”

Kerry Leichtman
Assessor
Camden, ME

Town of Norwalk, Connecticut

“Service of this kind may be routine for VGSI but it is considered exceptional by me and we are grateful…once again your team rose to, and went beyond, the challenge.”

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“Once again I want to extend my thanks to you and your team for assisting us with our recent formatting issues. While the necessary efforts could have easily been dismissed postponed due to the January 31 “eleventh hour” timing and the complete unknowns of cause, you and your staff graciously accepted the challenge and effected timely resolution.

Service of this kind may be routine for VGSI but it is considered exceptional by me and we are grateful. As you know, we were experiencing some technical difficulties that required the attention of VGSI, and once again your team rose to, and went beyond, the challenge.

Your extremely capable and highly skilled Vision team once again came to our timely rescue. I was also impressed by the continuous status updates and final follow-up. The complexity of the formatting issues were only heightened by the time constraints of statutory deadlines faced. As usual, your team faced the challenges with cheerful and professional attitude and demeanor.

It is reassuring to know that our favorite contractor is always so fully supportive and available. “Solutions” is unquestionably a key part of VGSI. The efforts of your team at VGSI allowed Norwalk to complete its statutory obligations in timely manner and without negative consequence.”

Assistant Assessor
Town of Norwalk, Connecticut

Prince George County, Virginia

“Our conversion to Vision 8 went very smoothly. We’ve had fantastic support…Vision has been great about holding our hand and guiding us through this process and we’re excited to be part of the Vision community!”

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“Our conversion to Vision 8 went very smoothly. We’ve had fantastic support from our Project Manager Jen Rukstela, and the communication process with the Vision team throughout the project was great. Our on-site training with Matt Burke was outstanding. 

New technology can be challenging at first but he was very knowledgeable about the product and was able to spend a lot of time with our staff showing them how to move forward with the new platform. Vision has been great about holding our hand and guiding us through this process and we’re excited to be part of the Vision community!”

Assessor
Prince George County, Virginia

City of Leominster, Massachusetts

“I was on the Vision 8 Advisory Board and was very happy that you really listened to me as an assessor and what we needed to make the functionality better. I think you did a great job.”

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“Upgrading from Vision 6.5 to Vision 8 was about a two week process. All the data came over seamlessly. I’m very happy with the product and everything seems to be working very well.

I was on the Vision Advisory board and was hoping to be representative of the other users across the state of MA and carry forward their thoughts and wishes into the development of Vision 8 and I think we did a good job with that and everyone will be fairly happy with the product.

I’m glad that Gary Fields took us in to the Advisory board and really listened to us as assessors and what we needed to make the functionality better. I think you did a great job.”

Chief Assessof of Leominster, MA
& President of the MAAO

City of Bristol, Connecticut

“Vision software is very user friendly. A great software database!”

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“Vision software is very user friendly. A great software database!

Assessor
City of Bristol, Connecticut

Town of Stowe, Massachusetts

“Using innovative technology like Basecamp is just one of the many things the Vision team does to make the conversion process easier for assessors.”

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See what Stow, MA has to say about the communication tool used by Vision that makes converting to Vision 8 easier.

Our Vision Project Manager, Jen Rukstela introduced us to a task management tool called Basecamp, to help organize the action items in our conversion process. I feel that it really helped to keep us on track and speed up the communication process considerably.

The tool was much easier than having multiple email threads flying around, and even had an app for my phone, which would send me a notification if I was at a conference or in a meeting, and Jen had a question, or if a task had been completed. It also gave me access to the rest of the Vision implementation team that was assigned to my project, so any time I or anyone had a question, it was all stored right there.

The level of communication through Basecamp was very good, and I liked that it kept a history of interactions so if anyone had already answered a question you could go back and see the conversation thread right there within the system. Without Basecamp, our conversion would have been a much more tedious process, and I think it would have taken longer to get questions answered on both ends.

Using innovative technology like Basecamp is just one of the many things the Vision team does to make the conversion process easier for assessors.

Assessor
Town of Stow, Massachusetts

WELCOME TO

VISION 8 CAMA

An Unparalleled CAMA System

Why Do So Many Communities Choose Vision CAMA?

DESIGNED BY ASSESSORS

Vision 8 is the only CAMA platform designed by assessors, for assessors.

Assessors and appraisers on our Customer Advisory Board custom-built Vision 8 to meet the needs of the assessing community.

COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE

Work the way you want with tremendous customization and flexibility:

  • Add, edit, hide, or relabel any field
  • Select the features that meet your needs using the admin module
  • Built-in Property Record Card editor
  • Robust permissioning & security

INTUITIVE AND EASY TO USE

Every feature was hand-selected and designed for ease-of-use, including:

  • Easy-access parcel header
  • Intuitive user interface
  • “Create-your-own” dashboards
  • Full self-service help portal
  • The industry’s best support team

100% ACCURATE VALUES EVERY TIME

Vision 8 supports multiple approaches to value (cost, market, income, regression, condo value apportionment, trending, and more), with:

  • Full-featured income valuation module
  • Easy value comparison by approach
  • Adjustable comp sales models
  • Dozens of new improvements in building and land valuation accuracy

SOPHISTICATED ANALYTICAL TOOLS

Jam-packed with sophisticated analytical tools to ensure truly accurate values:

  • Industry leading sales analysis module with embedded GIS
  • Dozens of IAAO-recommended stats to validate values
  • Powerful cost modeling and table maintenance tools

INDUSTRY’S BEST SKETCH PROGRAM

Vision Sketch is specially tailored to reduce time burden on assessors and improve valuation accuracy:

  • See impact on value as you sketch
  • Easily flip and rotate sketches
  • Seamlessly split and convert shapes
  • Quickly add points and modify lines
  • Dozens of built-in time-savers like bay window stamps and labeling shortcuts
  • Export to multiple format types

AUTOMATED WORKFLOWS AND INTEGRATIONS

Achieve dramatic efficiencies with embedded tools to automate work processes and integrate with other critical programs:

  • Integrate with any 3rd party tax, billing, or building permit software
  • Embedded GIS module with bidirectional CAMA sync
  • View flyover imagery within CAMA
  • Create your own static databases
  • Unlimited images, media, and video with built-in tools like panning and zooming

INSTANTANEOUS 

REPORTING

All-new report writer is the most advanced Business Intelligence analytics package available in any CAMA software:​

  • Dozens of out-of-the-box reports
  • Execute instantaneously with ‘see it while you build’ view
  • “Friendly” field names for ease of use
  • Drag & drop fields on the fly
  • Filter and format reports for easy form & mailer creation
  • Quickly export to any format

ROBUST ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION

Don’t forget the basics with a robust assessment administration feature set:

  • Unlimited property transfer info
  • Easy-to-manage mailing address and owner data
  • Full assessment history documentation
  • Specialized data entry screens for rapid entry
  • Unlimited documents (e.g, scanned deeds)

BUILT ON STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY

Built on state-of-the-art technology designed to last a lifetime:

  • SQL Server Database
  • Microsoft .NET framework
  • Scalable to any # of property accounts
  • Fully compliant security

SAVE MONEY WITH

THE CLOUD

All-new cloud hosting option enables communities to:

  • Eliminate need for costly hardware
  • Access immediate support
  • Receive instantaneous releases

COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

Online Vision websites enable taxpayers to access data from the comfort of their couch, improving community relations and reducing the burden of office inquiries

Schedule a Live Demo of Vision 8 CAMA

Or, contact us directly at (800) 628-1013 ext.2 or sales@vgsi.com.