News & Events – August 7, 2013admin
August 7, 2013
State of Ohio, Department of Commerce, State Fire Marshall Division awarded a multi-year AS 400 legacy modernization contract to Envisage Technologies in partnership with Ventech Solutions.
Based on evaluation of competitive bids, Ohio SFM has chosen Acadis® Readiness Suite to replace its legacy AS400 training and compliance management system.
Ventech Solutions will provide Systems Analysis, Custom development, data migration and system integration activities. Specific to systems integration Ventech is responsible for integrating Acadis® platform with several government systems like Dynamics AX ERP, CBOSS, AGO Collection system.
Acadis® will be used to track approximately 80,000 firefighters and emergency management/medical personnel and 1,200 emergency response agencies throughout the state. This includes support of the entire hire-to-retire process to ensure each responder is in compliance with Ohio’s certification requirements. Further, with Acadis Inventory, OSFM has visibility into all emergency response assets, increasing their readiness and situational awareness.
“We are happy to partner with an industry leader in training and compliance management for high liability industry. With our proven experience in successful delivery of projects with the agency we look forward to continue the same pattern through our partner Envisage Technologies in this project.”- Ravi Kunduru, Chairman, Ventech Solutions.
Alan Shellhause, Chief Information Officer for the Ohio Department of Commerce stated, “Envisage Technologies provides a unique enterprise solution designed specifically for emergency responder certification and training management. Their software allows us to implement a unified solution to support the Fire Marshal, the Ohio Fire Academy, our constituent agencies, and our emergency response personnel through a secure state-wide portal. This will not only save us significant costs in paper-based certification and training processes, but also provide us with accurate information about our emergency response assets, which is vital during a critical incident.”
“We have been in need of an upgrade for some time and are looking forward to automating our fire academy processes,” said Dana Smith, Superintendent of the Ohio Fire Academy. “It is great to work with a company that understands the specific needs of first responder academies. We have to manage specific compliance, training, scheduling, registration, housing, and testing processes that are unique and Envisage demonstrated that they have a thorough understanding of our environment.”
“We are honored to add the State Ohio Fire Marshal to our rapidly growing customer base,” stated Cory Myers, Vice President of Homeland Security for Envisage. “OSFM personnel have been fantastic to work with and truly understand how to use technology to lower operating costs and increase their support to firefighters across the state.”
“Like many other states, Ohio is going through a transformation led by forward thinking leaders and supportive technologists,” said Ari Vidali, Envisage CEO. “As the first established Fire Marshal in the Nation, they have a wealth of wisdom and history. We are honored to have been chosen to support such a prestigious organization and look forward to incorporating what we learn from them in future releases of our award-winning software.”