2014-02-20 20:07:42 - Digitization project will modernize and streamline the state’s regulatory process, providing greater transparency, improved workflows and a reduction in redundancy and errors
NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 – Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), an industry leader in organizing, converting and enhancing content into digital formats, announced today it is working with Fairfax Data Systems, a leading provider of content and document management services for government agencies, to help the state of Connecticut transform the way it creates, updates and shares agency regulations into a more transparent, efficient and modernized system.
The project, which calls for digitizing the entire regulatory process as well as improving workflows and creating a digital content standard, is part of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s e-Regulation initiative. It is being overseen jointly by the offices of Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill and the Department of Administrative Services. Connecticut is
considered ahead of the curve in terms of digitizing its regulatory process.
Fairfax turned to DCL based on the company’s broad experience and expertise in digitization for government agencies, the high quality of its work, and its strong track record of delivering major projects on time. The development phase of the project is starting this month, and new regulatory websites are scheduled to go live in August.
Among the many benefits of the completed project:
• Greater transparency into the entire regulatory process
• Better public access to regulatory materials
• Improved workflows and better content management
• Standardization of digital content assets
• Reduction of content duplication and error
• A streamlined regulatory review and approval process
When the new system is up and running, workers in state agencies as well as legislators will find it easier to collaborate remotely on regulatory work, and Connecticut residents will be able to quickly and easily view existing regulations as well as those in process, including amendments and supporting documents, through an updated Web portal.
“We’re proud to be at the forefront of a trend in making government more accessible, transparent and efficient,” said Mark Gross, president and CEO of DCL. “Our wealth of experience digitizing and organizing documents for governmental agencies will help improve the content experience for everyone. It’s gratifying that both the public sector and the people of Connecticut will benefit from our work.”
“With numerous state agencies in Connecticut promulgating new regulations each year, on top of the many existing regulations, it became critical for the state to streamline and modernize the entire process,” said David Mancusi, CEO of Fairfax. “Working with DCL, we’re delivering a system that enhances transparency by making regulatory documents more accessible, and speeds up regulatory workflow by making it much easier for multiple editors to collaborate simultaneously.”
About Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc.
DCL (www.dclab.com) is a leader in helping organizations maximize the value of their content assets investment through digitization and organization, making reuse easier and providing greater accessibility. With DCL’s process, content quality is vastly improved, systems are future-proofed, redundancies are eliminated and revenue opportunities are expanded. With expertise across industries including life sciences, government, manufacturing, technology and professional organizations, DCL uses its advanced technology and U.S.-based project management teams to help solve the most complex conversion challenges securely, accurately and on time. Founded in 1981, DCL has been named one of EContent’s Top 100 companies for the third straight year.
About Fairfax Data Systems
Fairfax delivers effective content management solutions that help organizations access the right information at the right time to minimize risk and optimize business outcomes. The company partners with IBM, a leading provider of document imaging, document management, e-processing and e-business technologies, to build solutions using its suite of best-of-breed ECM products. Fairfax’ IBM FileNet and Datacap Certified team has the industry experience, project management and technical skills to help customers succeed in meeting their business objectives through intelligent deployment and support of solutions built on ECM. For more information, visit www.fairfaxdatasystems.com.