Infocouncil – Electronic Agendas and Minutes for Local Government
business processes are made for computers. They gain so much from automation that
you wonder how you ever managed before. The creation of agendas and minutes is like
this. High in volume, repetitious and labour intensive, it virtually begs for automation.
And that's where Infosphere comes in. We have made it our mission to develop and
market a feature-rich, stable and economical package for managing agendas and minutes.
Infocouncil is the result of our efforts.
Infocouncil came about when a popular business paper system succumbed to the millennium
bug in the year 2000. We came across a group of councils struggling to replace this
system. We saw:
- That this was an area of the market not served well by the software industry
- That it was a perfect complement to our core skills
- That it was a good fit with a company of our size
So we set about developing a package to solve this problem. Infocouncil is an automated,
integrated office productivity tool for the creation, publication and storage of
Local Government agendas and minutes. Having been in development since mid 2000,
has gained widespread acceptance and is being used by a significant number of councils,
to large, in both metropolitan and regional areas.
The software covers all the business processes involved in reporting up to Council
and then recording decisions and putting them into action. It incorporates the latest
internet and office technologies and provides valuable economies of scale to the
Local Government sector.
A Note for our New Zealand Readers
'Business Papers' is a widely used Australian expression meaning 'agendas and minutes'.
It seems that this is less familiar in the land of the long white cloud. We use
the expression extensively in this web site.