LA County Environmental Health's $5.7M technology project reaches major milestones ahead of schedule and under budget

LOS ANGELES, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles County, Division of Environmental Health is now "live" with EnvisionConnect, their latest technology project.

In 2012, the Los Angeles Public Health Department's Environmental Health Division selected Decade Software Company to deliver a multi-department environmental health software system powered by Decade's EnvisionConnect Software Suite.

Comprised of members from both Decade Software and the County, the project team's extraordinary efforts have delivered the first phases ahead of schedule and below budget.

"With exceptional planning and execution, the July 1, 2013 go-live milestone was a non-event, meaning that the organization was so well prepared, the roll out was very smooth," explained Kevin Delaney, CEO of Decade Software Company.

The County is now using a consolidated data management system to manage environmental health services (inspections, permitting, etc.) for their retail food, swimming pool, and housing programs, along with several smaller programs such as theaters, pet stores, and self-service laundry facilities. The latest project phase required moving more than 107,000 facility records and 117,000 permit records to the EnvisionConnect database.

The first of the County's 16 district offices is now live in the field, inspecting restaurants, public pools, and apartment buildings with EnvisionConnect Remote, Decade's mobile inspection application. EnvisionConnect Remote allows the agency to automatically record inspection data on a tablet computer and provide printed inspection reports in the field. The remaining 15 district offices will come online in the next three months as the County deploys 300 Fujitsu Tablet PCs to meet their automation target.

The next project task is to implement the EnvisionConnect Portal. This portal will allow the public to submit online complaint forms and other applications, as well as access inspection results and closures.

Built for performance and business continuity, the EnvisionConnect data center is engineered and tested for all disaster recovery scenarios. The center has unique load balancing qualities and is powerful enough to accommodate 800 simultaneous users.

"Both LA County and Decade Software employed a very pragmatic approach to this project, investing in one another's success," said Darryl Booth, President of Decade Software Company. "Decade was able to use EnvisionConnect's built-in flexibility to meet requirements, rather than employ custom programming. This greatly reduced the customization costs of the project, and as of today, the County has signed-off on every functional requirement for custom programming in the current phase of the project. Achievement of this go-live milestone is a testament to LA County's remarkable leadership as well as Decade's significant experience."

At this year's National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference in Washington, D.C., an educational session is dedicated to showcasing the project: "Advancing the Business of Environmental Health: A look Inside Los Angeles County Environmental Health's Project to Reengineer its Business Services". Visit http://www.neha2013aec.org/ for more information.

About Decade Software Company
Decade Software Company is a preeminent provider of services and software solutions for regulatory agencies. For more than twenty years, Decade Software Company has been recognized as the leader in implementation, configuration, support, and data management. Decade provides a breadth of integrated products that are the most comprehensive in the industry including EnvisionConnect, EnvisionConnect Remote for the mobile inspector, along with other specialized applications. Decade Software Company is a partner of the National Environmental Health Association.

Contact:

Stephanie Peugh
Marketing Manager
Phone:  800.233.9847 x735
Fax:  559.222.1365
E-mail:  stephaniepeugh@decadesoftware.com

SOURCE Decade Software Company



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