Abilis Solutions Awarded Contract for New Offender Management Solution for Australian Capital Territory Corrective Services
- By Abilis
- August 15, 2016
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Award represents second key win for CORIS® OMS in 2016, and first in Australia
Montreal, Quebec, August 15, 2016 – Abilis Solutions, a global leader in the design and delivery of flexible, modular offender management solutions (OMS), is pleased to announce that Australian Capital Territory Corrective Services has awarded the company a contract to modernize the Agency’s offender management system. Teams from Corrective Services and Abilis have already commenced work on the project, and it is expected that the Agency will fully transition to the new system in early 2018. The award comes at the end of a rigorous and competitive procurement process which commenced in late 2015.
“This is an exciting win and important milestone for Abilis,” said Eric Le Goff, CEO and president of Abilis Solutions. “Our project with ACT Corrective Services is the second major OMS win for the company this year, and our first in Australia. The strong fit of our CORIS® OMS with the Agency’s extensive requirements further validates the strength of our commercial-off-the-shelf product strategy. Our flexible, modular approach will provide ACT Corrective Services with a very cost effective solution which we believe will gain rapid user acceptance. Further, our model ensures that the Agency will be live on the new CORIS® OMS in well under two years, a demanding time-to-value requirement which is increasingly common with corrections agencies around the world.”
The new CORIS® OMS will be hosted on the cloud-based Microsoft Azure platform, which will provide ACT Corrective Services with exceptional response times and scalability in a proven, highly secure environment. To secure this component of the overall solution, Microsoft experts, in concert with resources from Abilis, were required to provide extensive documentation and confirmation that Azure satisfies the rigorous information security and privacy considerations of the Agency. “Corrections plays a critical role in public safety, and it’s exciting to see Abilis bring their CORIS® solution to Microsoft Azure. Agencies like ACT Corrective Services can now get the power of the CORIS® OMS, backed by Microsoft’s industry-leading commitment to cloud platform security and compliance,” said Nichole Whyte, Microsoft Australia’s Industry Market Development Manager for Public Safety and National Security.
“Our new relationship with ACT Corrective Services is important to our growth prospects in Australia,” said Ken McGovern, Vice President of Business Development for Abilis Solutions. “It’s well known that corrective services agencies across the country strive to be among the best agencies in the world, especially in the areas of offender and staff safety, and improved outcomes for offenders in their care.
Without question, those objectives are at the heart of our overall strategy for the global corrections market. We look forward to sharing our information-centric vision with the leadership of Australian corrective services agencies as they seek to improve their knowledge of the offender, increase operational efficiency in a time of constrained budgets, and gain the insights necessary to run a better agency.”
About Abilis Solutions
Abilis is a leading company in the design and delivery of systems to meet the complex information needs of corrections agencies around the world. The company’s CORIS® OMS platform provides a highly scalable, modular offender management system to automate business processes and enable secure information availability across prison and community corrections operations. Collectively, CORIS® manages information concerning more than 220,000 offenders, probationers and parolees. As well, nearly 25,000 corrections professionals use CORIS® in more than 280 secure facilities and community corrections offices. Abilis Solutions is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with operations in Portland, Maine; Nashville, Tennessee; and Utrecht, Netherlands. To read more about Abilis, please visit our website www.abilis.ca.
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