It starts with a map.
The Davenport Group began as a GIS and municipal consulting firm in 1996. As we continued working closer with local governments, we recognized a gap that needed to be filled. That gap was quality software that could make the lives of our customers and their co-workers easier. In 2004 our LAMA software was born. As we grew, our client base grew, as well as their needs. With the release of the LAMA Suite in 2008, we had developed a highly customized and feature- rich program which could integrate with almost all aspects of local government.
LAMA has adapted over the years and continues to. We are always developing new features and expanding what the suite can provide for our clients. During these last ten years, we have continuously added clients – some big, some small – and staff.
We are proud that every professional we have added to our staff is still with our team, and every client we have ever put on LAMA is still using the program and on annual maintenance. To us that speaks wonders for our staff, our software and our services. We have had great success so far and hope to continue on that path.
The Davenport Group is recognized as both ESRI and Microsoft Business Partners and Developers (1996, 2004). Today we can say with pride that LAMA is a state of the art, highly configurable, GIS-based, .NET-based, SQL server-based program. We are recognized in our field for providing a level of service that is unprecedented in the marketplace. With all that said, we are a fun bunch of developers and experts in our respective fields, and would welcome the opportunity to share our ideas with you.
"Although they offered the lowest priced proposal, the capabilities and features [of LAMA] compared favorably with other higher priced solutions. Davenport has roots in Asset & Infrastructure management, positive references, and a complete solution for Land Development Software making them an attractive solution provider for the City of Batavia."
Howard Chason @ City of Batavia, Illinois
"LAMA is really an excellent application. The Davenport Group is the best GIS applications integrator around. The firm gave us an incredible return on our small investment."
Ed Ramsey @ Town of Taos, New Mexico
"LAMA is an outstanding program. It has saved us valuable time and has organized everything needed to manage development in one place. I cannot imagine working without it."
Peggy Rhodes @ Village of Montgomery, Illinois
"The LAMA App allows my inspectors create smart routes for inspections, view violations and permits in their area through an interactive map, and create new violation cases in the field. The disconnected mode option allows inspections to be entered even when we are outside of cellular networks."
Jared Munster @ City of New Orleans, Louisiana
"I am ever grateful that we have LAMA [software solution]. I'd be lost without the system."
Tania Nikolic @ City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania