The municipal authority decided to modernize its administration and replaced paper forms with a modern solution by Software602. The town, lying in a picturesque basin in Moravian-Silesian Beskids with beautiful nature, where notable artists lived and worked, is trying this way to continue being a pleasant place to live.
Before the announcement of the call “22 Process digitization, data digitization and connection of local AIS 's and public administration registers”, the users in Frenštát had to use paper forms. Regardless of whether they were internal forms or communication between the authority and citizens. When the call was announced, they looked for a solution to replace the circulating paper forms by electronic ones, one which would also save the authority's expenses and allow integrate the whole solution in the town's information system. In the first stage of the project it was a solution for the most common internal forms and several tens of forms for citizens.
Putting smart forms in practical use accelerated the approval process in internal administration and also saved paper. The most common processes – Absence and Travel Order – are used by all the authority's employees under an internal rule of the Conditions of Employment. We already knew the quality of electronic forms by SW602 and we could not find another supplier on the market who would meet our requirements
Secretary of the municipal authority, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm
The municipal authority enabled the citizens to use electronic submissions in transportation, building permit processes and environment. The forms by SW602 meet all requirements for electronic submissions – submissions using data mailboxes or sending document provided with a qualified electronic signature to the authority's electronic registrar, but also the option to print out the electronic form and sign it by hand. A system of internal checks makes sure that the citizen will fill out the data correctly and only submit a fully filled-out form. The town also decided to digitize internal processes that the administration handles often.
The project of form-based solutions improved the effectiveness of communication between the citizens and authority and allows the citizens to stay in touch even from the comfort of their homes. The citizens can now decide themselves whether to make use of this option or visit the authority in person. As part of the project implementation the authority's internal processes were also digitized. Thanks to that, all applications are now processed much faster and more efficiently. For the most used internal processes, digital forms have fully replaced paper requests forms and enable users to check their status immediately. The forms have a unified visual style, which improves the level of the authority's presentation and makes their use easier.
The whole project was implemented in a very short time span, within 8 weeks from the contract execution. The successful deployment was made possible especially thanks to the constructive attitude of the people responsible in Frenštát, who had a clear idea of the whole implementation. Both concerning the extension of communication options between the citizens and the authority and towards the employees and facilitation of their work.
Software602 sales manager