Commonwealth of Virginia’s Compensation Board in collaboration with Virginia Department of Corrections win the COVITS – Technology Award for the Virginia CORIS® Local Inmate Data System (LIDS)

Montreal, Friday, September 13th, 2013 – Abilis congratulates its customers, Virginia’s Compensation Board (SCB) and the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) on receiving the prestigious 2013 COVITS (Commonwealth of Virginia’s Innovative Technology Symposium) Award in the “IT as Efficiency Driver – Government to Government” category for the Virginia CORIS-LIDS project. Abilis is extremely proud of being the IT partner on this project.

The Compensation Board, in extensive collaboration with VADOC initiated discussions in 2011 to develop a system which would replace the legacy Local Inmate Data System (LIDS). The new system has functionality built into VirginiaCORIS OMS, the enterprise offender management system used by VADOC.

The VirginiaCORIS system is a web-based application built on SQL Server and .NET technology that allows 13,000 users within the Department as well as local jails, the State Police and national public safety agencies such as ATF, and the FBI, to record and track over 100,000 active offenders incarcerated by the Commonwealth and within community corrections. With the assistance of the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), an agreement was struck in April 2012 to develop LIDS functionality within the VirginiaCORIS system. This collaboration allowed the Compensation Board to modernize their application using an existing platform to reduce development costs and provide a replacement solution faster and within limited budgetary constraints.

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) annually brings together a community of senior-level executives and technology decision makers from state and local government, business, and education to identify, discuss and propose solutions to Virginia’s critical technology issues.

Abilis’ Corrections Information System (CORIS) offers a complete product suite that addresses the specific needs of jails and prisons through integrated tools designed to support the entire life-cycle of an offender. Our web-based offender management system enables jurisdictions to manage, in real-time, offenders under community or institutional supervision. Our web-based jail management system allows managing virtually all jail operations with a cutting-edge, easy-to-use, and robust solution. CORIS’ product suite provides customers with operational efficiency improvement, security optimization and cost reduction.

About Abilis
Abilis specializes in the design, development and implementation of business solutions in information technology. Our mission is to work with our clients to imagine, design, develop and implement value added technology solutions respecting deadlines, expectations and meeting predetermined budgets with our fixed price approach. Abilis innovation center is headquartered in Montreal with offices in Portland, Maine, Albany, New York, and Neuilly-sur-Seine,France. Abilis employs over 170 people.

For the complete list of winners, please visit the COVITS Awards website.

For more information: Eric Le Goff
Tom Demerson
VP Business Development & Customer Relations CORIS
Abilis Solutions Inc.
514.844.4888 ext 206
Abilis Solutions Corp.

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