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TMCNet:  Help Wanted: Vision Internet Launches New Job Application Tool for Local Government

[January 21, 2014]

Help Wanted: Vision Internet Launches New Job Application Tool for Local Government

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SANTA MONICA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- Vision Internet, a national leader in online government innovation, today launched a new tool that streamlines the creation, customization and management of public sector job applications. Integrated into the company's content management system, visionCMS�, the tool now is available to all Vision Internet clients and at no extra charge to towns which subscribe to visionLive�, the company's comprehensive software hosting and support program.

"An August 2013 Gallup poll found that agencies at state and local levels of government are likely to keep creating jobs slowly but steadily, even as federal jobs dwindle," said, Vision Internet Director of Strategic Initiatives Ashley Fruechting. "Our new job application tool will help government hiring managers save time by streamlining and simplifying the creation, customization and management of online job applications. It's the most flexible tool currently available in the government website development industry." Fruechting said the new Job Application Manager allows government managers to mark questions as sensitive, automatically encrypting answers in the database to protect applicants' information. When a job applicant responds "no" to a given question, the tool automatically hides further questions that relate to a "yes" response, instantly updating the form for that individual. The software also included email templates that can be used to send customized notifications to keep applicants informed and close the loop with applicants who are not hired. Individual job seekers also can log in to a secure personalized account to view the status of their applications.

"One thing that sets our job application tool apart is that it's incredibly easy to use and can be customized to an extremely high level," said Vision Internet Associate Product Manager Adriane DeWolfe, who oversaw the product development process. "They're not stuck with one standard application template that limits what they can do. They can build exactly the job applications they want. Our tool is as flexible as they want it to be." With visionLive, clients pay one set subscription fee to access the latest features Vision Internet offers, including secure hosting, unlimited technical support and all the latest upgrades. Vision Internet reports that this software-as-a-service (SaaS) maintenance plan is extremely popular with both new and existing clients, many of whom have already upgraded or have plans to do so this year.

"We are continually evolving visionCMS to provide cutting edge tools and technology that are of value to local government entities," Fruechting said. "Listening to our clients' needs gives us a roadmap for development. Clients have been excited about the intuitive user interface and responsive design built into our content management system, and love the automatic upgrades they get with visionLive." For more information about Vision Internet's transformative government website technology, call 888-263-8847 or visit http://www.visioninternet.com/inforequest.

About Vision Internet Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Vision Internet is a national leader in government website development with more than 500 government, non-profit and education clients in U.S. and Canadian communities with populations that range from less than 1,000 residents to more than 5 million. The company creates cost-effective solutions that increase government efficiency, transparency and interactive communications with citizens. Over the past 18 years, the company has earned hundreds of prestigious awards for its unique websites, including numerous 3CMA Savvy Awards. In 2013, Vision Internet launched visionCMS�, a powerful, easy to use content management system developed with feedback from hundreds of municipal clients. For more information visit www.visioninternet.com.

CONTACT: Rose DeVries 310-656-3100 pr@visioninternet.com Source: Vision Internet

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