In 2013, Denver Parks began speaking with Peak Academy about the development of a smart device application that would reduce the cumbersome process of data collection. This application aimed to replace an outdated paper tracking and manual data entry process. Through partnership between Peak Academy, Technology Services, and Denver Parks, the Nintex App was developed in 2016. In 2017, Nintex was piloted in the Parks East District which oversees the maintenance of 65 Denver parks. Upon completion of the year-long pilot, it was concluded that Nintex was an excellent solution to streamline the data collection process while simultaneously improving data accuracy and providing real time access to data. In addition to these benefits, the deployment of city issued mobile devices for full-time employees to utilize the Nintex App has resulted in increased communication with employees in the field and improved access to computers for full-time and on-call employees through docking stations located in Parks shops. Collection of Parks maintenance data supports data driven decision making, strategic planning, requests for funding, goal setting, and shifts in programming.

Park Operations, in partnership with Technology Services, was a winner for the 2019 Nintex Solution Innovation Award in the ‘Public Sector Standouts’ category for the Nintex App innovation. The award recognizes successful achievement and impactful results leveraging the breadth of capabilities within the Nintex platform. The Parks Nintex App saves Parks staff nearly $90,000 worth of time annually in addition to the many other benefits mentioned above.

Let’s give a shout-out to the following people who were closely involved throughout the many stages of the Nintex project development and roll-out:

  • Director of Park Operations – Doug Woods
  • Project Manager and Program Administrator – May Fenton
  • Pilot Team – Adam Smith, Oxana Trotsenko, Raeann Darras, Ali Moore
  • Implementation Team (Carpentry, Electric, Cabling) – Noah Catalfomo, Al Trujillo, Jeffery Strock, Zac Reilly
  • TS and Technology Application Development Team – Scott Daniel, Evan Pfaff, Anthony Gonzales, Mark Salvador
  • Peak Academy – Brian Elms, Christi Ng

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