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- Title Insurance & Settlement Solutions
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- Stewart Companies
The operation of a uniform land management system serves to spur economic growth through enterprise and infrastructure development, thereby increasing the availability of new capital, promoting business development and enhancing job creation opportunities. Stewart's e-Government technology is aimed at creating transparent and streamlined electronic systems to support registration, cadastre and taxation operations. This e-Government technology model consists of three integrated modules -- a land registry system, a geographic information system (GIS)-based land cadastre system, and a property taxation system - collectively, these are known as landfolio®.
At Stewart, e-Government solutions refer to more than just the implementation of technology in the daily workflow of government operations. Stewart's primary focus is enabling and empowering the government to provide improved customer service to its citizens, businesses, and fellow governmental agencies through the effective implementation of land information technologies (LIT).
Historically, government offices provided access to their products and services during normal business hours only. This creates difficulties for the average citizen who seeks to acquire information, receive rapid responses to questions, file documents or pay fees, but cannot visit governmental offices during the working day. With an e-Government implementation, citizens not only can access information 24/7, but they can also file documents, present fees, download forms and submit inquiries at their convenience. This allows the government to be "in the business" of providing customer service to the individual and business community with greatly enhanced flexibility.
e-Government is also the keystone to improve the internal processes of the government administration. When all the decision-makers within the government are performing their analysis based on the same unified information set, the speed, accuracy and validity of the decision process is significantly improved.
Stewart is focused on helping governments create transparent and auditable property information and making the data available to the public and private sectors. A parcel of land is the heart of almost all governmental activities (utilities, taxes, zoning, land use, public safety, cadastre, registry, etc.), as well as the real estate industry (mortgages, title guaranty, property appraisal, real estate brokers, etc.). The easier property information is able to move through a marketplace, the more transactions can take place. More transactions mean more capital flows to more people at all levels of society. Stewart’s e-Government solutions achieve these goals.