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Boston, Massachusetts, March 1, 2020. Razavi Application Developers, Inc. has extended its success for migrating Accela implementations into the cloud. Razavi has successfully migrated Accela’s permitting and licensing operation at the Department of Environmental Protection and the enforcement operation of the Massachusetts Environmental Police to the Cloud. This is Razavi’s fifth statewide agency that has successfully been migrated to the Cloud. Our clients report savings of 30% to 50% in infrastructure costs as well as reduced maintenance costs. Our client’s operations in the Cloud have also enabled them to improve the reliability and up-time of the Accela system along with high availability and disaster recovery.

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Razavi Application Developers, Inc. welcomes Leanne Hardesty as its Senior Accela Project Manager. Leanne joins us from Accela with five years of experience in managing Accela implementation projects in the cloud. Leanne is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).

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Happy Veterans Day to our military and their families, who sacrifice so much to keep our country safe and strong. We owe you our thanks, but more than that, we owe you our freedom. Thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all.  Thank you for your service.

February 19, 2019, Razavi Application Developers, Inc. holds the unique distinction of being the first and only company to deliver and go-live with a multi-agency state enterprise Accela e-licensing implementation on Amazon Web Services serving over one million licensees. Details coming soon...

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Accelarate 2018 October 10 to 13 in Atlanta Georgia. On October 11, 2018, at 2:30 PM,  and on October 12, 2018, at 3:30 PM, Amir Razavi is presenting at Accelarate 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Razavi Application Developers has been an Accela Implementation partner and value-added reseller since 2007.

At Accelarate, on October 11, Razavi will present how DCRA has deployed AMO for third-party agencies to perform construction inspections. Using Accela Mobile Office (AMO), DCRA has given access to third party inspection agencies to access DCRA's permitting system to schedule the inspections, attach related documents, and provide inspection results. This presentation describes the functional and security requirements to implement AMO and how DCRA is currently using AMO for collaborative government. The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) in Washington DC supports a thriving community of residents, businesses, and visitors through diligent protection of health and safety and equitable administration of regulation and compliance. DCRA has been using Accela since 2008 as its mission critical system to process and manage construction permits, and inspections as well as enforcing rules and regulations. DCRA believes in a collaborative government and providing system access to its governmental and non-governmental partners.

At Accelarate, on October 12, Razavi will discuss its achievement in migrating and upgrading Washington DC's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) Accela systems a decade after Razavi rolled out ABRA's original implementation. ABRA was originally part of a multi-agency self-hosted Accela implementation in Washington DC. Over time, conflicting priorities with other agencies, rising maintenance costs, and lack of adequate support pushed ABRA to look at alternative ways to utilize Accela. After extensive review and analysis with the help of Razavi, ABRA decided to leave the self-hosted environment and migrate to Accela subscription. The challenges included converting data from MS SQL Server to Oracle, reworking dozens of Crystal Reports to run in Accela's subscription, uploading electronic documents, and upgrading to a new version of Accela all at the same time. ABRA has been using Accela subscription for 2.5 years now with great success and is enjoying the many benefits of version 9.x. This presentation is intended to help agencies that are considering migration from self-hosted to subscription understand the process, risks, and rewards.

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July 2017. Razavi has successfully implemented Accela Cloud for the City of Fairfax, Virginia, Community Development Division. This Division manages the land use and design review approval processes, including the evaluation of applications for rezoning, special use permit, special exception, subdivision variance, and certificate of appropriateness. This division also negotiates proffers and development conditions, and provides staff support to the City’s Board of Architectural Review. Razavi’s implementation of building permits facilitates permit issuance for new construction, enlargement, alteration, removal, or destruction of a building or structure in the city. Permits are also required for installation of any general wiring or electrical devices, plumbing and gas installations, mechanical installations, and fire alarm or suppression installations. The Accela system brings all land management information in the City of Fairfax into a single database making the data accessible to all involved Departments. Razavi Application Developers has been implementing and maintaining Accela for over a decade and our team has cumulatively participated in implementations for over 30 local, state and federal agencies.

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May 2017. Razavi has deployed Online Construction Permit Intake using Accela Citizen Access (ACA) for the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) in Washington DC. Businesses and residents can now use ACA to apply, pay and receive "Postcard", "Supplemental", and "Construction" permits online. Razavi implemented Accela's permitting, licensing and enforcement modules in 2008 and has been supporting and maintaining Accela in Washington DC for the past nine years. Prior to 2008, DCRA was using Razavi's custom developed websites for accepting permit applications. Migrating to ACA allows the entire process: application submission, payment, plan review, permit issuance, and inspection scheduling to be carried out online. Razavi has been serving Washington DC's  Information Technology needs such as GIS, PeopleSoft, Micro Strategy, QC, Data Warehousing, Database Development and .Net Development since 2000. For more information:

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February 2017. The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has unveiled Safe and Simple, a new initiative aimed at improving the way DCRA serves District residents and businesses. As part of the initiative, DCRA announced three new services that the agency will begin offering immediately: online scheduling for appointments at the agency’s Permit and Licensing Centers, a new how-to guide for obtaining a deck permit, and online scheduling for permit-based inspections. Razavi has been delivering efficiencies through technology to DCRA since 2004. Razavi’s “online scheduling for permit based inspections” implementation is our latest contribution to ensuring that the DC Government remains at the forefront of civic engagement. See the video on YouTube.

October 2016. City of Fairfax, Virginia, has awarded Razavi Application Developers a contract to implement Accela for the Building and Planning Departments. The City of Fairfax is ranked #3 on the Top 25 Places to Live Well (Forbes 2009). You can walk in downtown Fairfax to enjoy unique restaurants, free community festivals and boutique shops. Only a few minutes away from Downtown Washington DC where you can find  yourself in front of the White House or some of the world-famous (and free)  Smithsonian museums. In the City of Fairfax, the median income  is $100,584 and the median home value is $462,800.

September 2016. Razavi Application Developers, Inc. welcomes Gregory Mietelski as its Senior Accela Consultant. Greg joins us from Accela with ten years of experience in Accela implementation and 18 years of experience in software engineering and solution consulting. Mr. Mietelski has participated in major Accela implementation projects such as New York City; Michigan State; City of Madison, Wisconsin; Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia;