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EnerGov Solutions selected by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to automate the development and regulatory review process

Duluth, Ga., Jan. 27, 2010 —The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi's urban environment, has selected US-based, EnerGov Solutions to automate, streamline and enhance the Council's development review and regulatory land use management process.

"The development review streamlining initiative is an integral component towards ensuring the implementation of the guidelines laid down by the visionary Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 and supporting the mission of Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, said Saood Al Junaibi, director of development review & urban design, UPC. "The automation of our development review process using such an appropriate internet technology will increase efficiencies and provide outward-facing tools to better collaborate and assist our constituency in the area of electronic plan review and application tracking."

"EnerGov's rich internet application (RIA) is a perfect fit for Abu Dhabi as its unique software framework is able to seamlessly adapt internationally," says Ryan Hountz, EnerGov's VP of Business Development. "This adaptive framework, and localization ability, opens the door for many other agencies internationally in need of state-of-the-art government technology that has, until recently, only been available within North America.

"Equally important is the ability for the emirate to take full advantage of its Esri GIS infrastructure, enabling the utilization of spatial data throughout the entire automation process," says Hountz. "Esri's ArcGIS Server will provide the backbone of the spatial data and analysis related to the Emirate's regulatory review process. As a close development partner and recent Esri "partner of the year" recipient, EnerGov is committed to delivering the most innovative GIS interfacing technology within our commercial market."

EnerGov Professional Services (global services division) will provide comprehensive professional implementation and training services. The project will be implemented in four phases with the ability to future automate the business processes between UPC and its public and private partners.

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About the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC):
The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council was created by Emiri Decree and is the agency responsible for the future of Abu Dhabi's urban environments, and the expert authority behind the visionary Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 Urban Structure Framework Plan. Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council defines the shape of the Emirate, ensuring factors such as sustainability, infrastructure capacity, community planning and quality of life, by overseeing development across the city and the Emirate as a whole. The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council ensures best practice in planning for both new and existing urban areas. The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council's primary purpose is to deliver upon the vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Ruler of Abu Dhabi for the continued fulfilment of the grand design envisaged by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the ongoing evolution of Abu Dhabi as a global capital city. By drawing on urban planning expertise locally, throughout the GCC and around the world, the UPC strives to be a global authority on the future of urban planning and design.

About EnerGov Solutions:
EnerGov Solutions is a leading and global provider of innovative Land, License and Asset Management Software solutions designed specifically for government agencies. EnerGov provides transparent online solutions that make government services available 24/7 to the constituency they serve. Information about EnerGov's products and services can be found at www.energov.com. "EnerGov" is a registered trademark of EnerGov Solutions. All other trademarks mentioned in this press release are the property of their respective owners.

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