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Guam Chooses Manatron’s Integrated Property Tax Software: Portage-based Manatron Inc. announced that the government of Guam has contracted Manatron to license its Government Revenue Management software. The GRM software will ultimately provide a single, integrated property tax system for the government of Guam’s taxation office, delivering an unprecedented environment that links Guam’s real property tax processing with permitting and land management data across several government agencies. The contract was awarded through local vendor Data Management Resources LLC, who teamed up with Manatron to replace the Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation’s legacy Real Property Tax system, and convert over 30 years of data. Given the increase of U.S. military presence in Guam, and the desire to serve the public more effectively through updated technology, the government of Guam’s taxation office began searching for a software vendor who could provide numerous services to replace antiquated systems. The Department of Revenue and Taxation requested a system flexible enough to allow for customization and localization, while also including an ongoing development aspect for future add-ons. Department of Revenue and Taxation officials also required a comprehensive interface that would be compatible with other systems currently used by the Department. The new GRM system will provide the Department of Revenue and Taxation with the ability to conduct multiple property valuations; interface with land management records, building permits, and the government’s financial management system; and offer extensive data storage and retrieval, among other system improvements. With over 30 years of service to the government of Guam, prime contractor DMR is a leading Guam IT vendor. By teaming with DMR, Manatron expects to go-live on GRM in 2012. Manatron noted the project was made possible through the support of the US Department of Education (USDOE) and funded by the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program, Government Services Fund, administered by the USDOE and awarded to the Office of the Governor as Grant Award Notice S397A090055, CFDA/Subprogram No. 84.397A. More at www.manatron.com.