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Online PR News – 18-June-2010 – – Georgia Municipal Association Teams Up With IQM2 to Offer Automated Agenda and Meeting Management Solution
National League of Cities June 2010 Newsletter
Original Publication : June 15, 2010
Published in the National League of Cities June 2010 Newsletter. The following article appears on the website of the Georgia Municipal Association, www.gmanet.com.
Anyone who has been involved in preparing council meeting agendas and related documents, not to mention searching for records months and years after the meetings have been held, knows how time-consuming and paper-intensive those processes can be.
Through a business relationship with IQM2, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) offers a solution that automates the entire meeting process: everything from agenda and packet preparation through approval and decision workflow to compiling minutes and providing information to citizens via your website, including links to agendas and minutes, as well as video streaming of your meetings.
Prior to GMA’s decision to team with IQM2, the cities of Douglasville and Woodstock agreed to serve as pilot cities. Douglasville had made a decision several years ago to work toward an automated agenda process and was using another vendor. Woodstock, on the other hand, was ready to implement an automated meeting management solution for the first time. Following a pilot period, both cities were so pleased with IQM2’s product and customer service that they decided to acquire the software for permanent use.
By using one or more of the suites offered by IQM2, cities not only improve efficiency, accountability, and transparency, they can become greener and save money by using significantly less paper, ink, and toner.
For more information, please contact GMA Local Government Marketing Manager Pam Helton at email@example.com, or at (678) 686-6275, or GMA Local Government Services Director Lou Comer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (678) 686-6260.
IQM2, Inc. has been providing agenda and meeting management services since 2006 and has numerous clients throughout the U.S. Additionally, they are a certified member of the U.S. Green Building Council and was recently named the winner of the Software & Information Industry’s (SIIA) 2010 CODiE Award as the Best Emerging Software Company.