Our Work

United States Air Force

Challenges:

  • Sought alternative solutions to costly Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) program
  • Thoroughly understand the number, complexity,  and interconnection among all systems included in the ECSS program
  • Need to fully understand the volume and severity of errors generated by the 260+ disparate systems in ECSS program

Solution:

Logistics Error Management Analysis & Reporting System (LEMARS)

Results:

  • Created LEMARS application to facilitate the error handling process by efficiently and cost-effectively collecting errors
  • Allowed AFMC to quantify, group, and prioritize errors for corrective actions across the AF Logistics Enterprise
  • Provided capability to link old and new information systems, monitor performance, report on errors, and save significant dollars in man hours

Challenges:

  • Modernize custom workflow management system developed by internal IT staff
  • Update without sacrificing system’s differentiating key functionality
  • View, create, and report to track the status of the inventory in the management system

Solution:

Workflow Management System to Track Lab Samples

Results:

  • Updated interface based on modern technologies that integrates with Delta’s third party partners
  • Preserved and updated key functionality to process samples and record key data
  • Provided the ability to accession and track pathology samples through their lifecycle

Challenges:

  • Create software tool to allow police departments, sheriffs’ offices, and other enforcement agencies to record and share information within their own organizations as well as across jurisdictional lines
  • Unlock data stowed away in stove-piped systems or paper files that are not accessible to all law enforcement
  • Make process more user-friendly and share seamlessly with other law enforcement agencies

Solution:

Law Enforcement Network Sharing Solution (LENSS)

Results:

  • Created LENSS application to enable law enforcement officers to gather and record information on individuals, locations, vehicles, associates, and cases, and share across jurisdictional lines
  • Allowed users to retrieve information related to the subject stored in the system and contact case manager allowing officers to be fully informed when approaching the subject
  • Improved communication leads to better decision making and safer environments for officers and the community

Challenges:

  • Simplify live data monitoring during post-frack drill-out process
  • Set alerts and push notifications for KPIs
  • View, create, and export at-a-glance statistics formatted on multi-axis graphs

Solution:

Internet of Things (IoT) for Oilfield Services Chemical Company

Results:

  • Created a real-time, web-based tool for data access, reporting, and chemical management
  • Data displayed in live dashboard also stored to be able to accumulate data compare with and learn in conjunction with other projects
  • Replaced empirical knowledge gathered from personal experience with visual data sets that are used to evaluate individual projects and track progress over time

Bossier Parish Assessor

Challenges:

  • Modernize custom assessment software developed by internal staff
  • Better integration with third party systems to manage assessment process
  • Make process more user-friendly to better serve staff,  appraisers, and constituents
  • Maximize effectiveness to increase taxpayer savings

Solution:

SmartCAMA – Computer-Aided Mass Assessment System

Results:

  • Created SmartCAMA application for assessing land, residential, commercial, and personal property
  • Updated and modernized technologies in new system to allow for better integration with outside technology vendors
  • Implemented modern technologies that enable users to access the system using any device
  • Created updated and modernized software increases efficiency

Challenges:

  • Inefficient paper-based processes
  • Remote customer locations with no connectivity limit web-based apps
  • Inability to quickly produce illustration/quote leads to lost purchases
  • Sales cycle time is too long
  • Inability to tailor quotes to fit customers’ unique needs

Solution:

RESPONDQuote

Results:

  • Eliminated paper
  • Connected/disconnected modes allows quotes regardless of location
  • 17% sales increase in the first year following RESPOND implementation
  • Reduced cycle time
  • Instant quotes tailored scenarios to fit client needs

Challenges:

  • Effectively manage a mission-critical large, complex, paper-based cable pulling process
  • Simplify the process and make it easier to manage for ever-growing and changing staff
  • Document any deviations from cable path and accurately record cable placement and location on the ship
  • Employ a services-oriented architecture to track cable spools and equipment attached to the cable

Solution:

Cable Plant Management System

Results:

  • Digitized the process using software accessible via handheld technology that increased efficiency, improved accuracy, and decreased costs
  • Data recorded and stored locally on handheld devices that sync with the system of record facilitates use and increases accuracy
  • Preserved data with updates to database to record deviations and accurately report cable placement and location data
  • Created tracking and inventory control of cable spools and equipment

Challenges:

  • Inefficient paper-based processes
  • Low collections rates resulting in lost collections, increased bad debt and recovery expenses
  • Poor record keeping
  • Inability to report on, monitor, and measure field agents
  • Agents deployed in areas with sparse connectivity

Solution:

RESPONDCollect and RESPONDPortal

Results:

  • Eliminated paper, resulting in 50% cost savings
  • Collections rates improved 10%, resulting a large increase in annual collections, significantly lower bad debt and recovery costs
  • Digital route books store all agent data in a central repository
  • Managers can easily track and measure agent performance through dashboards and data visualization tools
  • App works in connected and disconnected modes, allowing agents to accurately record collections regardless of customer locations

BAF Financial

Challenges:

  • Inefficient paper-based processes
  • Duplicate data entry and high rate of NIGO applications
  • Significant amounts of rework caused by incomplete, inaccurate,  or missing data
  • Remote customer locations with no connectivity limit web-based apps
  • Inability to quickly produce illustration/quote leads to lost purchases
  • Sales cycle time is too long
  • Inability to tailor quotes to fit customers’ unique needs

Solution:

RESPONDQuote and RESPONDForms

Results:

  • Eliminated paper, resulting in lower costs and increased efficiency
  • Over 1 FTE saved by eliminating duplicate data entry and NIGO apps
  • 89% of all e-apps submitted reach underwriting and substantial increase in IGO applications
  • Connected/disconnected modes enable apps regardless of location
  • Connected/disconnected modes allow agents to update quotes instantly based on client demands
  • Reduced cycle time
  • Instant quotes allow agents to tailor scenarios to fit client needs

Challenges:

  • New ways to engage readers and advertisers
  • Enhance high school football coverage throughout the region
  • Inability to provide real-time, accurate scores, and updates
  • Limited options for fans living outside the local area
  • Increase revenue by increasing advertising opportunities

Solution:

Friday Night Live: Web-based High School Football App

Results:

  • App logged over 107,000 sessions, over 431,000 screen views,
    and nearly 5,700 users in 48 states and 30 countries FNL tracks all scores and records for participating teams, allows fans to tweet live game updates, and features weekly fantasy matchups
  • Live scores, updates, photos, and videos distributed via the app and Twitter feeds
  • Coverage reached more than 20,000 users across all 50 states
  • Ad views increased to around 1.1 million in second year

Praeses is a leader in software development and services, offering proven and consistent business solutions to customers in both the public and private sectors. With over three decades of IT experience, Praeses serves as an independent, trusted advisor helping clients re-engineer processes and leverage emerging technologies to optimize operations.

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