Municipalities in the Pinnacle Program receive a license grant of ScerIS’ full stack ETCETERA® platform in the minimum amount of $500 per full time employee equivalent. Massachusetts Municipalities may apply this amount to any mix of ETCETERA® licenses to achieve their goals.

Why is ScerIS Providing Grants of its Software Platform, ETCETERA®?

In this program, our Massachusetts Municipality Pinnacle Partners get the benefit of our investment of tens of millions of dollars in product development without paying traditional licensing or subscription fees. That’s our ante into creating Pinnacle Partnerships.

ScerIS’ primary goal in this partnership is to deliver an unrivaled and quantifiable benefit to every Massachusetts Municipality and become their most valued partner.

We do ask for something in return. We ask that we be offered the opportunity to bid on your outsourced business service requirements. We hope to find ourselves earning an opportunity to increase our value in our relationship in the months and years that follow.


The Massachusetts Municipality Pinnacle Program (M2P2) is for governing entities of all sizes that want to realize the highest possible levels of operational performance through enterprise-wide, fully-integrated information management and optimized business process management. Every government organization wishing to utilize the ETCETERA® platform throughout their organization automatically qualifies for this program.

In this program, ScerIS and the M2P2 Partner participate in a collaborative effort to plan, innovate and pursue process efficiencies that contribute to the Partner’s increased employee satisfaction, improved financial results, reduced risk and accelerated innovation. The overall goal of our combined efforts is to help Partners that wish to be self-sufficient to have the tools needed to rapidly respond to their business needs and implement better processes that further improve their services to constituents and financial performance.

In this program, ScerIS provides a license grant of its full stack ETCETERA® platform in the amount of $500 or more per full time employee equivalent (FTE). The total amount granted per employee is determined exclusively by each M2P2 Partner. M2P2 Partners may apply this amount to any mix of ETCETERA® licenses to achieve their goals. These licenses may be deployed in the ScerIS cloud (ScerIS Global Access), in the M2P2 Partner’s network or in the M2P2 Partner’s cloud. Annual software maintenance is 20% of the total granted license value or 2% of the total granted value if paid monthly.

This license grant is ScerIS’ initial contribution to helping M2P2 Partners achieve significantly improved financial results. ScerIS additionally offers its 30 years of innovation and deep process optimization experience to provide M2P2 Partners with an array of transformative services that facilitate simplified and accountable business process improvements.

The City of Boston Story

The City of Boston began using the ETCETERA® software platform along with ScerIS outsourced services to transform the Boston Inspectional Services Division in 2000. This work included implementing the ETCETERA® software platform, digitizing and indexing inspectional services documents dating back to 1842 and publishing access to these documents to constituents. ScerIS has subsequently processed birth records and other documents for the City, while use of this system has been expanded to include:

  • Inspectional Services
  • Public Works
  • Clerk’s Office
  • Accounts Payable (Audit Department, Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Library)
  • Health Benefits
  • Landmark Commission
  • Registry Division
  • Contract Management


Benefits of Using ETCETERA®

According to Gartner: Leaders who evaluate where they have an operational shortfall and push for a consolidation investment will have a higher rate of success than those driven to utilize a plethora of products.

Using ETCETERA® M2P2 Partners overcome the inefficiencies of manual paper-based processes, and they avoid application sprawl, infrastructure sprawl, utilization of multiple SaaS offerings, core system customizations, multiple managed services vendors, a plethora of IT vendors and other service vendors and the costs associated with these inefficiencies.

Benefits are realized through application consolidation and work simplification and the avoidance of future costs involving more vendors and more silos. Refocusing organizationally on delivering solutions from a single platform engages employees, reduces risks, reduces costs and seamlessly fulfills other requirements of our M2P2 Partners.

Customers in SP2 Enjoy the Following


Complimentary Software Licenses. ScerIS provides each M2P2 Partner with a grant of software licenses of its ETCETERA® Application Platform valued at $500 or more per FTE. M2P2 Partners may apply this value to ETCETERA® platform modules as desired. The cost associated with gifted software licenses is software maintenance of 20% annually or 2% monthly. For example, if the gifted value is $500 per FTE, then annual maintenance is $100 per FTE or $10 per month per FTE.

Value per FTE. Each M2P2 Partner may determine the total amount of additional licensing to be granted per employee, therefore providing for granted value of software licensing in excess of $500 per FTE. There is no limit to the value of the granted software per FTE, however M2P2 Partners are encouraged to limit the total value of licenses granted to the licenses needed to achieve their anticipated results.

Annual Adjustments. ScerIS and each M2P2 Partners will adjust licensing annually to reflect increases or decreases in headcount based upon the most recent granted value per FTE. ScerIS will grant M2P2 Partners a software license to accommodate changes in headcount.

Application of Licenses. M2P2 Partners may choose to apply their granted value to concurrent user or named user licenses. ScerIS customers typically prefer concurrent user licensing which can make other ETCETERA® modules available without the need to increase the granted amount per FTE.

Example of Complimentary Software Value
# Employees Minimum Maximum
10 $5,000 No Maximum
20 $10,000 No Maximum
50 $25,000 No Maximum
100 $50,000 No Maximum
250 $125,000 No Maximum
500 $250,000 No Maximum
1,000 $500,000 No Maximum
2,000 $1,000,000 No Maximum
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