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Department of Justice to Implement a SharePoint Solution From FileTrail for File Tracking(December 06, 2011)
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/11 -- The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), an agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has contracted with FileTrail to implement a case file tracking solution for 1500 SharePoint users. The solution spans EOIR's 59 immigration court locations across the US and EOIR's Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and involves tracking at four levels: key documents, audio recordings, case files, and archival boxes.
On September 9, 2011, EOIR posted a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation notice on FEDBIZ.GOV. On reviewing the responses a contract was issued to FileTrail. Once implemented at all locations, FileTrail is projected to capture up to 25 million bar code scans per year and streamline the entire case lifecycle; automating processes for creation, labeling, tracking, pulling for docket, inter-court transfer, archiving to NARA, and much more. The BIA has used an internally-developed bar code tracking system for many years.
EOIR conducted a search to find vendors, explore costs and make a buy/build decision. Ultimately, EOIR selected FileTrail for a number of reasons, including:
- The pricing of FileTrail made it easy to decide to acquire a COTS product over the expense of custom development.
- FileTrail was unique in its ability to provide a tracking solution that worked entirely within the SharePoint 2010 user interface.
- FileTrail demonstrated domain expertise in solving the problem in a court environment, particularly through its local implementations in Montgomery, Fairfax, and Prince George's counties.
- FileTrail's GSA contract simplified and shortened the purchase process, allowing the agency to begin implementation at least six months earlier.
FileTrail for SharePoint will replace the legacy system completely, integrating with the case management system and replicating the bar coded labels already in use. The FileTrail solution includes many additional capabilities which EOIR may adopt as they see the need.
About DOJ, EOIR
The primary mission of EOIR is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.
Founded in 2000, Silicon Valley-based FileTrail is the leading provider of records management software and RFID tracking technology. The company has worked with more than 400 organizations across the public and commercial markets to deliver file management and tracking solutions which reduce cost, ensure compliance, and streamline business processes. FileTrail's solutions feature a flexible deployment and hosting model and are available to customers worldwide through the company's deep community of resellers and service partners. Visit http://www.filetrail.com to learn more.
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