Highlands Ranch, CO (PRWEB) August 19, 2011
Infolink Consulting announced today the delivery of a state-of-the-art Enterprise Reporting Solution and customized training to ARJIS staff using IBM Cognos 10 business analytics software. ARJIS is a division of San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and is used for tactical analysis, investigations, statistical information, and crime analysis. Infolink partnered with Direct Systems Support (DSS) for the reporting and analysis portion of the larger ARJIS enterprise project to enhance public and officer safety through timely, appropriate, and effective sharing of information.
ARJIS is a complex criminal justice information system utilized by over 80 local, state, and federal agencies in the San Diego region. The complexity of supporting multiple organizations, technologies, and business needs cannot be overemphasized. The Enterprise Reporting Solution provides ARJIS users with UCR-compliant standardized reports and ad hoc reporting capabilities throughout the ARJIS Enterprise. “This solution has streamlined our current reporting activities and will expand the ability of agency officers, investigators, and crime analysts to create reports and analyses as new questions arise and without submitting requests to IT,” stated Pam Scanlon, ARJIS Executive Director. “Our staff has been trained by Infolink in all aspects of the solution from data management and data quality through ad hoc and complex report development.”
The new enterprise reporting system includes a data mart used for ad hoc querying as well as managed reporting. The combined use of a relational data mart and Cognos cubes allows for fast and flexible reporting where users can quickly “slice and dice” information such as officer, crime types, charge level, etc. Drill-through capability from the cubes allows users to move from counts of incidents to detail crime records. In addition to greater ease of use and timeliness of information, the new solution helps to pinpoint data quality and coding errors in the legacy system so corrections can be made promptly.
Skip Fogus, Project Manager from MTG Management Consultants, describes the implementation as “A great success! We were impressed with Infolink’s dedication to meeting deadlines with high quality deliverables all while balancing flexibility and responsiveness to the unanticipated twists in the project.”
About Infolink Consulting
Infolink Consulting specializes in providing solutions for information delivery and analysis that are as unique as the organizations we serve. Understanding and delivering on customer needs is our specialty. We have experience building and directing business analytics and data integration departments for major organizations, and know firsthand what it takes to manage an initiative after the consultants have left. Our delivery approach focuses on the common sense steps that help us meet the ongoing needs of our organizations.
Infolink is a Premier IBM Cognos business partner. We work with organizations throughout the United States and our service offerings are detailed on our website http://www.infolinkconsulting.com.
The Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS) was created as a joint powers agency (JPA) to share information among justice agencies throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties, California. ARJIS has evolved into a complex criminal justice enterprise network used by over 80 local, state, and federal agencies in the two California counties that border Mexico. The secure ARJISnet intranet integrates more than 6,000 workstations throughout the 4,265 square miles of San Diego County. There are more than 11,000 authorized users generating more than 35,000 transactions daily. Additional background information about ARJIS and participating agencies can be found at the following Web site: http://www.arjis.org.
About MTG Management Consultants
MTG Management Consultants, LLC, is a premier independent management consulting firm addressing the strategy and technology challenges facing government organizations across the US and Canada.
MTG brings expertise, professionalism, and an unparalleled passion for quality to meet the unique needs of our clients. We help our clients achieve results that make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. To learn more about MTG, visit http://mtgmc.com/.
About Direct Systems Support
An IBM Premier Business Partner for close to 20 years, Direct Systems Support (DSS) has earned a national reputation of quality, consistency, and excellence. Utilizing world-class IBM server, storage, and software technologies, Direct Systems Support (DSS) provides innovative IT solutions that promote more effective and manageable business practices. To learn more about DSS, visit http://directsys.com/.