Sharp Decisions not only brings technology expertise and solutions, but also a deep understanding of the business processes and productivity demands of government agencies – at all levels – that are striving to deliver improved services in a climate of constrained budgets.
Our position as a Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise and an Approved Vendor for government agencies is a powerful business tool and competitive advantage. We actively seek out the partnerships with other MWBEs to add value for government agencies, while satisfying their diversity program requirements.
Campaign Finance Board • Casino Control Commission • Department of Consumer Affairs • Department of Education • Department of Health • Department of Information Technology • Department of Labor • Department of Law • Department of Personnel • Department of Taxation & Finance • Department of the Treasury • Department of Transportation • Environmental Conservation • Housing Authority • Human Resources Administration • Port Authority
Database Design • Database Administration • Content Management Systems • Server Implementation & Maintenance • Data Input Automation • Reporting Systems • Technical Documentation • Service-Oriented Architecture • System Design & Upgrades • Network Design • Contract Management • Scheduling Systems • Call Center • Storage Area Networks • Network & Server Security
An Election Law Commission for a large state government – responsible for keeping records of declared candidates and their campaign organizations during statewide and national elections – wanted to replace their outdated paper-driven processes, which included collecting and validating election fundraising and expense information. Changes in election laws regarding this information demanded a change of approach.
Sharp Decisions’ development and implementation solution was divided into four main phases, allowing the State to experience benefits from initial functionality while development continued. We employed imaging, document management, and workflow technology to reduce dependence on paper form submissions from campaign committees, and paper record storage for public access.The final design allowed individual campaign committees to register and authenticate themselves through a web-based interface that created and maintained electronic signatures for all subsequent filings by the committee using FileNet’s E-Forms software. Records submitted by committees were reviewed for completeness, indexed, and stored through the use of FileNet’s CMS. Browser access to stored records would then allow either the online viewing or the request for a hard copy print of stored records.
The reduction in paper handling and manual entry, along with electronic submission, saved an enormous amount of hours and greatly reduced errors. The Commission was projected to save more than $5,000,000 over several years.