Appriss® Acquires Open Portal Solutions

Indiana company specializes in government information management

Nov 30, 2010, 15:33 ET from Appriss

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Appriss, a leading provider of information services that keep the public safe and informed, announced today that is has acquired Open Portal Solutions (OPS).  OPS is an Indiana-based company specializing in document and content management solutions that provide government and private-industry clients with innovative ways to access public information.

OPS is a leading innovator in helping public safety agencies use technology to keep the public safe and informed.  Products include NE Crash, an electronic data capture service that helps law enforcement more efficiently manage and access accident information.  OPS also offers the NE Web Portal platform that allows the public to access public documents online without taking the time to visit their local government offices.  Other OPS solutions assist law enforcement agencies with managing electronic citations, warrants, and other key public safety documents.  OPS is the largest seller of accident reports via its e-commerce site and currently provides those services in several states.

"Open Portal Solutions has built a strong, self-funded business model that allows growth during a time when states are facing financial hardships," said Appriss CEO Michael Davis. "This combination of solutions that create revenue opportunities for state and local government, combined with Appriss' experience and nationwide network of relationships, should provide a powerful platform to help our existing and new government customers."

Other products include NE File Cabinet, a secure Web-based program that improves business efficiency by electronically capturing and storing information, eliminating the need for paper files.

OPS President David Kaelin stated that, "OPS is committed to helping our state government customers efficiently manage their public information and we are excited to increase our ability to reach even more states as we join the Appriss team.  The decision for us was easy as we looked at the strong reputation that Appriss has for delivering successful statewide criminal justice programs."

About Appriss

Appriss is a leading provider of information services that help keep the public safe and informed.  The company provides innovative technology solutions that help thousands of local, state, and Federal government agencies serve and protect their citizens. Appriss currently manages more than 65 different criminal justice programs in 48 states.  Its services include VINE®, the nation's first automated victim information and notification service, and OffenderNet the nation's largest near real-time data network of incarcerated persons.  Appriss also provides the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEX) which is used by over 25,000 US pharmacies and thousands of law enforcement investigators to track the purchase over the counter cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine.

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About Open Portal Solutions

OPS is a leading partner of state and local government providing technology solutions that manage the distribution of public information.  OPS is headquartered in Greenwood with satellite offices in Fishers, Indiana; Frankfort, Kentucky; and Nashville, Tennessee.

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