Planning and Engagement

The simple way for planners to manage the document lifecycle.

Spend less time on the process and fast-track community development.

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The planning process needn't be littered with bottlenecks at every step.

You want to deliver strategic plans efficiently and in a way that doesn’t stifle community involvement.  You want to encourage discussion and ultimately allow development to flourish.

Through collaborative authoring and stakeholder engagement, organisations can author, approve, publish and engage on large strategic documents, with governance, automation and control. From large government departments and executive agencies to small district councils, the Objective Keystone solution helps public agencies transform the way they develop policies and strategies and engage with their stakeholders.

What is collaborative authoring?

Discover how this cloud-based collaborative authoring solution allows
multiple team members to work on the same document at the same time.

Accelerate plan creation and review

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Accelerate plan creation and review

Save time and eliminate frustration with collaborative authoring and inline review tools.

Produce your plans faster

Multiple contributors can work on a document at the same time. Colleagues can work together with shared templates, content and workflows to build impactful, cohesive and consistently structured plans.

Remove the nightmare of versioning

Everyone is working on one master document. Change history, version management, comments and actions are all audited and tracked.

Speed up internal review

Assign specific sections to management for sign off. Fully audited review, verification and sign-off processes are managed using workflows, ensuring both statutory and policy requirements are adhered to.

Understand community sentiment for efficient and compliant plan adoption.

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Understand community sentiment for efficient and compliant plan adoption.

Publish your plan through the Objective Keystone engagement portal.

Keep your council compliant with regulation

Capture and record stakeholder information and submissions in a powerful stakeholder database with excellent reporting capabilities.

Deliver a fantastic digital experience to your community

Ensure inclusivity for all consultations with a multi-channel, browser-based engagement platform. Allow users and the community to access consultations anytime, anywhere. Users can interact with stakeholders though surveys, polls, meeting and social media channels, with easy to use, in-document submissions to plans.

Dramatically speed up analysis and response times

Submissions are returned to you in a structured format that allows for swift analysis, faster response back to the community and easier reporting.

Put your information and consultations on the map!

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Put your information and consultations on the map!

Provides citizens with an exciting way to engage with location-based issues.

Better experience via more interactive and dynamic documents

Provide citizens with an easy-to-use, full-screen interactive mapping experience. Allow them to browse, search and filter both textually and geospatially to find information of interest, or discover relevant policy/regulations/content for a particular location.

Make geo-specific policy easily accessible to all citizens

Give citizens the option to subscribe to a location and receive notifications when you release new or updated information relevant to the area of interest.

Avoid duplication of data with GIS integration

Remove the overhead of data duplication by integrating Objective Keystone with your existing GIS system. Surface all of your standard layers and features on a variety of base maps.

Features to help Council planners and policy advisors author and publish plans.

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Remove distractions and speed up your project by assigning authors and management specific sections of the plan.

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Understand at a glance who made what changes, under what authority and based on what evidence.

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No reliance on graphic designers or typesetters to produce multiple web and print-ready formats.

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Have conversations where your community is chatting while staying compliant as data is stored in our system of record.

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Perform faster analysis, reporting and personalised responses to inline feedback from the community on your plan.

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Reduce internal submission handling and improve community engagement with web-based plan hosting and in-line submission responses.

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You’re in good company

Trusted by more than 180 local councils worldwide to deliver plans and engage their communities.

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Shaping a better future for the community

Discover how The Highland Council have created more engaging and interesting Development Plans, and a vastly streamlined process with Objective Keystone

In terms of document production and streamlining the entire process, Objective Keystone is one of the best tools in the market.

Scott Dalgarno

Development Plans Manager, The Highland Council

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Solution Brief

Planning and Engagement

We look at planning and engagement in Local Government and how we can help you fast track community development.

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Lessons from the Planning Policy field

Hear Dover DC and Highland Council discuss recent plan creation and consultation experiences, and the value of Objective Keystone.

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Product Brief

Objective Keystone

Author, approve and publish documents. Seek external input. All from one platform.

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New feature: Managing content changes just got easier in Objective Keystone

The next update to Objective Keystone makes managing the approval process when replacing existing content simpler.

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The simple way for planners to manage the document lifecycle.

Spend less time on the process and fast-track community development.

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