The city of Covington, which is part of the greater New Orleans metro area, is seriously jazzed about its new website: covla.com. And like the nearby French Quarter, the site is getting rave reviews for its good looks, charm and ease of navigation.
The city relied on Troy, MI-based Revize Software Systems to orchestrate the overhaul. “The original website for the City of Covington looked like a simple blog,” said Revise Project Manager Akshaya Ray. “It had a very generic appearance and could have just as easily been the website for a company that sells semiconductors or restaurant supplies as for a gem of city like Covington.”
The challenges presented to the Revize team charged with developing the site were pretty typical for a municipal client. “Having so much experience with website design for government organizations we knew that Covington’s site needed to be a dynamic sales tool for the city, while also being extremely easy for residents to use,” said Ray. “Of course, we are always mindful of our client’s budgetary constraints, but this is especially important when the client is a government entity.”
Simply put, the City of Covington’s website has to make it as easy for an elderly resident to pay her water bill as for the CEO of a company considering relocating its world headquarters to quickly see all the benefits Covington offers business residents. And the redesign of the site had to be completed on time and on budget.
Selecting Revize as the vendor for this project was an easy decision. “What really stood about Revize is the fact that they carefully listened to us at every step to ensure that the City of Covington’s website is the perfect embodiment of our vision,” said Covington Mayor Mike Cooper. “Revize has been totally committed to customer service, which was also very important to us.”
And Cooper is ecstatic with how the results speak for themselves. “Since we begin this project, everyone who’s been involved in any way with the site has been exceedingly pleased with its clean look, ease of navigation and functionality,” gushed Cooper. “Our city’s residents and businesses have given us plenty of positive feedback.”
The new site has also resulted in significant fiscal advantages for the city “Updating content is simple enough that there’s no need to expend IT resources on this task, which has saved us a good deal of time and money,” note Cooper.
In addition to the City of Covington, Revize’s stellar client roster includes municipalities such as Lansing, MI and St. Pete, FL, and many more, large and small. Corporate and non-profit clients include such luminaries as Bell Helicopters, Saturn Electronics, the Contra Costa Public Library, Georgia College & State University, North York General Hospital, plus numerous others.
Founded in 1995 Revize Software Systems (revize.com) is dedicated to enhancing the communications of corporations, municipalities, educational institutions and non-profit organizations through simplified information management technologies. Revize’s innovative web content management system was designed specifically to enable non-technical contributors to quickly and easily update content on websites. Revize also offers expert custom web design services. Revize continues enhancing its technology, adding new features that enable clients to cost-effectively manage website content, as well as to build sophisticated websites using the Internet and internal Intranets/Extranets to acquire, analyze, process, summarize and share information. Revize Software Systems’ world headquarters is located at 1890 Crooks Rd, Suite 340 in Troy, Michigan. The company phone number is 248-269-9263.
For additional information about Revize Software Systems and their new website, contact Margaret Kessler.