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Brandt celebrates 3 year anniversary of FWC’s RLIS system launch with 100,000 Fish | Hunt Florida mobile app downloads

Brandt and FWC are celebrating the 3 year anniversary of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission’s Recreational Licensing Issuance Services (RLIS) system launch, and an outreach milestone achievement of over 100,000 mobile app downloads for FWC’s Fish | Hunt FL app available to iPhone, Android, and Windows smartphone users.

Under the direction and partnership with FWC, Brandt launched an all new, industry leading solution for recreational fishing and hunting license issuance, and a full suite of tools and services to support Agency administrators, public consumers, and stakeholders.

Since the system launch in 2013, the RLIS system has consistently expanded and grown to meet industry demands and changes in technology, consumer access, and sales channels. The solution now offers customers new features such as the option to purchase gift cards, easy license renewal and automated renewal options, a Spanish translated sales site, and more.

The Fish | Hunt FL mobile app offers customers a simple, on-the-go option for obtaining fishing and hunting licenses, downloading and storing license documents, and accessing regulations and other data such as NOAA weather data and sunrise/sunset times using real time GPS location technologies.

Launched in 2015, the Fish | Hunt Florida app has hit the Apple Store’s Top 5 list in the Sporting apps category, and Top 100 list overall.

The goal of FWC’s mobile app makes outdoor participation easier and more enjoyable. It gives customers access to all of their fishing and hunting license information and documents in one central place, and allows customers to easily purchase and download their licenses on the go.

Brandt continues to support and maintain the RLIS system in partnership with FWC to offer users a cutting edge and reliable online license issuance solution.

Brandt, an IT firm based in Tallahassee, Florida offers innovative technology solutions and services to support natural resource agencies by promoting outdoor participation, customer outreach, marketing, and providing technologies to streamline business operations and reduce agency costs. Since 1985, Brandt has offered hundreds of local, state, and federal agencies technology and consulting services to support operations and innovative technology growth.

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Virginia DGIF Launches Go Outdoors Virginia to Increase Outdoor Participation & Fishing / Hunting License Sales

In partnership with Brandt Information Services, the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries has launched the Department’s all new Go Outdoors Virginia recreational licensing, watercraft registration, and customer management solution to increase outdoor participation and fishing and hunting license sales.

The new solution offers Virginia’s customers improved services and benefits and streamlined operations for DGIF, while promoting fishing and hunting activities, conservation, and the Department’s mission and values in maintaining Virginia’s wildlife and hunting and fishing sports . Since the launch of Go Outdoors Virginia on July 1, 2016, over 130,000 licenses have been sold and nearly 100,000 new DGIF Customer Accounts have been created.

Read more about DGIF and the new Go Outdoors Virginia solution here:

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National Sports Shooting Foundation Recognizes Florida FWC for Fish / Hunt License Auto Renew Program

The National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF) recognized the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission for the implementation of a Fishing & Hunting License Auto Renew Enrollment Program for customers. The auto renew program allows customers to enroll to have their recreational licenses renewed on an annual basis while processing the transaction with a stored payment method that meets Payment Card Industry (PCI) Level 1 Compliance standards. Since rolling out the program in mid October 2015, customers in all 50 states have signed up to auto renew over 50,000 fishing and hunting licenses, reducing the average lapse by over 225 days. Read the full article here:

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Georgia WRD App Developed by Brandt Featured in Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division’s new mobile app developed by Brandt was featured in the Sunday Atlanta Journal – Constitution, highlighting the new features and benefits offered through the app for anglers and hunters on the go. With more than 50,000 downloads in its first month, the mobile app has been a success among customers and app users, offering helpful tools, such as access to NOAA seas and weather data, tide data, regulations, and more.

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Brandt Named One of Atlanta’s 2016 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For

Brandt Information Services is excited to announce the Company’s recognition in the 2016 Atlanta’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® Program. The National Association of Business Resources’ (NABR) Best & Brightest Program is designed to recognize businesses in Atlanta that have demonstrated a committment to its employees by faciliating an enriching, creative, and collaborative work environment that promotes professional growth, innovation, and excellence. Since 2013, Brandt has opened two offices in Atlanta, Georgia to support the Company’s expansion and new clients across the country.

“For Brandt, this award not only demonstrates the Company’s commitment to our employees, but recognizes the hard work and effort our team puts in to serve our customers and the technology industry,” said John B. Thomas, Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud of the accomplishments of the Brandt organization and the Atlanta team.”

About the Best & Brightest Companies to Work For Program

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.  Best & Brightest Atlanta

About Brandt

Brandt Information Services offers innovative technology solutions to support natural resource agencies by promoting outdoor participation, customer outreach, marketing, and streamlining business operations through customized recreational licensing & registration solutions. For over 30 years, Brandt has offered local, state, and federal agencies and private organizations with best in class technology solutions and services.

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New Free App for Georgia Hunters & Anglers

iPhone and Android users have a new tool in the woods and on the water

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (March 10, 2016) – Georgia hunters, anglers and wildlife enthusiasts now have a new cutting edge app to enhance their hunting and fishing activities, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division.

“We are very excited about the debut of the official Outdoors GA app,” said Dan Forster, Director of the Wildlife Resources Division.  “This new, free mobile app gives both novice and seasoned sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts essential information in the palm of their hand.”

Features include:

  • Quick access to Georgia rules and regulations
  • Carry an electronic copy of your license
  • Access your current harvest record and Georgia Game Check
  • Use geo-locating tools to enhance your recreational experience
  • Determine sunset/sunrise times based on GPS location and other useful tools
  • Find public fishing areas, boat ramps, and wildlife management areas near you

“This new mobile app is a no-cost enhancement to make outdoor participation easier and more enjoyable,” said Richard Wise, President of app developer Brandt Information Systems. “The free app gives customers access to all of their license documents and outdoor resources in one central place.”

Wildlife Resources Division manages nearly one million acres of public lands for wildlife and habitat in Georgia. These Wildlife Management Areas and Public Fishing Areas are featured on the app.  Hunters also can use the app to satisfy the new requirement of having a harvest record and Georgia Game Check for turkey and deer.

Download the free app now on your mobile device through the Apple or Google Play Store and search “Outdoors GA.”

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Brandt Information Services Celebrates 30 Years and Urges People to Go Outdoors

Tallahassee, FL, April 2015 – Brandt Information Services, an industry leader in providing technology based solutions and consulting for local, state and federal agencies and private companies across the country, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month.

Since 2010, the Brandt organization has seen tremendous and exciting growth with the launch of a new company website and corporate image, the opening of several new offices and a fresh new focus on providing technological innovations and solutions to state fish and wildlife agencies to support outdoor and recreational licensing.

“It’s exciting to build and expand the company based on our experiences, successes and transformations over the last 30 years”, said John B. Thomas, CEO.

Headquartered in Tallahassee, Brandt has been providing technology solutions and project management services to almost all state agencies in Florida and to other local, state and federal agencies including Maine, Massachusetts, Alabama, Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina and Alaska since its inception in 1985.

To support their constantly growing client base, Brandt expanded its presence with several new offices in Florida and Georgia, bringing its staff to over 175 employees in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Texas. By opening these new offices, Brandt has made a commitment to support current and new clients with a larger national presence, and during the time since its 25th anniversary, the company has more than doubled its annual revenue.  Brandt’s revenues from 2007 to date have increased more than tenfold.

“We are really excited to pursue new and larger business opportunities in other nearby states, as well as across the country.  Our new Atlanta offices offer support and a greater presence to customers in other states and allow us to pursue new opportunities for Brandt, “said CEO John B. Thomas.  “These new offices will help us to continue providing one-on-one support to our clients, where we can treat every customer like our biggest customer.”

The successful implementation of its ‘Go Outdoors’ Division of solutions and services has become a driving force of the company’s success and has proven effective and profitable for state fish and wildlife agencies.  Brandt designed its first wildlife permitting system over 15 years ago and has since been delivering its combined fish and wildlife system development and retail transaction systems to offer a unique industry leverage that no other vendor can offer. Brandt has consistently increased their customer’s revenues in the recreational licensing segment by implementing innovative applications and marketing solutions.

The company’s diverse experience enables it to take a retail approach to fishing and hunting license issuance and allows the agency to compete with other recreational activities and retail organizations to promote the outdoors.  Agencies in Florida and Georgia have partnered with Brandt, utilizing this cutting-edge technology to increase their efficiency, drastically increase state licensing sales, provide better customer service and streamline their business processes.  These same systems are flexible enough to accommodate future changes and incorporate new benefits, so Brandt can nurture long lasting partnerships with these agencies by providing unparalleled support and responsiveness.

For more information on Brandt Information Services, visit or call (850) 577-4900 (Tallahassee) or (404) 698-1900 (Atlanta).

About Brandt Information Services

Since 1985, Brandt Information Services has provided local, state, and federal agencies and private organizations innovative solutions to maintain large-scale technology projects, streamline business processes, manage a variety of transaction systems, and support agency operations.  The company consists of two divisions: Outdoor Licensing & Recreational Solutions and Technology Project Management and Staffing Solutions.  These divisions work together to not only build and implement business processes through cutting edge technologies, but to implement creative ideas to make their customers leaders in their respective industries.

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WRD’s New Go Outdoors System Brings More Hunters, Anglers and Boaters to Georgia

Brandt’s New Licensing & Vessel Registration System Brings More Hunters, Anglers and Boaters to the State of Georgia

Brandt Information Services, Inc., an industry leader in outdoor licensing and recreational technology solutions, today announced its ‘Go Outdoors Georgia’ recreational licensing and registration system is a considerable success for the state’s Wildlife Resources Division. The Go Outdoors system has processed over 1 million license and vessel transactions and has collected over $20 million dollars in sales since the launch of the new system in July 2014. This is Brandt’s second successful licensing system implementation for state recreational agencies in Florida and Georgia.

In January of 2014, the Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources partnered with Brandt Information Services, Inc. to design, develop and implement a new online licensing and registration system for the state’s outdoor recreational activities. In less than 6 months, Brandt launched the new Go Outdoors Georgia platform. By utilizing Brandt’s Go Outdoors suite of tools and support services, Georgia’s DNR has surpassed its license and vessel sales goals and streamlined its online licensing and registration processes.

Brandt’s Go Outdoors division offers a suite of applications, tools and services that are customized to individual state agency needs in Online Licensing Solutions, Vessel Registration Systems, Reporting & Data Analysis Tools, and Marketing & Customer Retention. These tools will enable state wildlife and natural resource agencies to:

Retain, engage, and recruit customers; Simplify agency operations and generate better data and information; and Increase agency revenue and state conservation efforts. Go Outdoors Georgia provides residents and visitors of Georgia a simplified approach to obtain and renew their fishing and hunting licenses, purchase recreational passes, register and renew vessels, securely submit required documentation, and process all applications and payments online, essentially creating a one-stop-shop for all their licensing, vessel and recreational needs. “The complete online registration process provides quick and easy online access, minimizes paperwork, decreases wait times, and provides better customer service to its users,” says CEO John Thomas. In addition to purchasing hunting and fishing licenses and recreational passes online and with their mobile devices, customers may also apply over the telephone or at any of the nearly 800 Georgia retail license agents that use the Go Outdoors system to issue licenses.

Brandt’s partnership with Georgia’s DNR lead to the opening of an additional Atlanta office to provide ongoing support for the Go Outdoors project. The office fields almost 200,000 calls per year to answer questions about boat registration and hunting and fishing licenses, and also processes license sales and vessel registrations. The entire project has created over 40 new jobs in management, technology and customer service at its offices in Georgia and the company’s headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida.

“More and more agencies like Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources are looking to modernize their licensing technology and transition to these types of highly customizable retail-based systems. Brandt’s

Go Outdoors suite of solutions delivers a simplified online registration and payment collection process that is secure and easy to use, a platform that is accessible from all devices, and a project management support system to help streamline operations, while providing a higher level of customer service,” says John Thomas.

Brandt is currently developing the next stages of the Go Outdoors Georgia system with new functionalities and flexibility including volunteer registration systems, outdoor event management, and quota hunt systems, which are expected to be launched in 2015.

For more information about Go Outdoors Georgia, visit For more information on Brandt Information Services, visit or call our Atlanta office at (404) 698-1900.


Mayor Welcomes Brandt to Atlanta’s Dunwoody Area

Atlanta, GA – The City of Dunwoody’s Mayor Mike Davis and Business Retention Manager Dan Farrar visited Brandt’s newest Atlanta office to welcome its staff, discuss community affairs, and learn more about Brandt’s achievements and contribution to the Dunwoody-Atlanta community.

“We are pleased to welcome Brandt Information Services to Dunwoody,” said Mr. Davis. “Technology service firms like Brandt recognize the many attributes of Dunwoody as a central office location, and we are delighted they chose our city as an additional location for their business.”

Brandt opened its second office in the Atlanta area in March 2014 to offer customers a national reach and support the Georgia Wildlife Resource Division’s new Go Outdoors Georgia recreational licensing and vessel registration system designed and maintained by Brandt. The new office brought over 30 new jobs in management, technology and customer service into the City of Dunwoody. The new office provides higher levels of customer service and project quality as Brandt continues to acquire new business opportunities throughout the country.

Dunwoody is a city within the larger metropolis of Atlanta and is undergoing an exciting transformation as more and more companies are relocating to the region’s new economic hub. Many new mixed-use developments are being built, featuring new office spaces, residential homes, shopping, and dining options that are pedestrian-friendly and served by mass transit. In addition to Brandt, many other prestigious and successful companies are relocating or opening new offices in Dunwoody, making it an attractive place to live, work and play.

During their visit, the Mayor and Business Retention Manager discussed Brandt’s exciting company growth, local improvements and development projects, and Brandt’s new neighbor, Mercedes Benz, which will be relocating their corporate headquarters to the Dunwoody area.

Their visit was a great honor for the employees of Brandt and an exciting opportunity to learn more about the city and how they can get involved and become part of the local community.

For more information about the City of Dunwoody, visit For more information on Brandt Information Services, visit

About Brandt Information Services

Since 1985, Brandt Information Services has provided local, state, and federal agencies and private organizations innovative solutions to maintain large-scale technology projects, streamline business processes, manage a variety of transaction systems, and support agency operations. The company consists of two divisions: Outdoor Licensing & Recreational Solutions and Technology Project Management and Staffing Solutions. These divisions work together to not only build and implement business processes through cutting edge technologies, but to implement creative ideas to make their customers leaders in their respective industries.


Brandt awarded contract to manage FDOT OWOD Permitting Office

Brandt was selected by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to manage the Overweight/Over-dimensional Permitting Office, which is the office responsible for the processing and administration of all permits legally necessary to transport overweight or irregularly sized equipment, vehicles, and materials. The company began operational oversight July 1, 2014 and will continue to support and manage the OWOD Permit Office until December 31, 2018. A midst constant strategic business growth, this project has added nearly 15 new team members to the Brandt staff.

With nearly thirty years of technology, project management, and consulting experience, Brandt provides office and project support to FDOT administration, and is responsible for day to day permit issuance operations. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the OWOD office is supported by Brandt staff at the state offices, as well as management and operational support from Brandt’s home office just a few minutes away.