JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) announced today that it has been awarded United States Patent No. 7,865,875 B2 for the "Programming Toolkit for Developing Case Management Software Applications." This intellectual property provides a set of software components that serve as a framework for organizations to automate and streamline workflows, coordinate activities between organizations, and integrate data from multiple sources.
"Since 1999, CTC has been customizing and building award-winning case management solutions for our Government clients," said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC's President & Chief Executive Officer. "These solutions have been applied to many scenarios requiring the electronic coordination of different parties; and over time, we began building a toolkit of common functionality–a toolkit that ultimately helps to keep the development time to a minimum and production costs down for the client. The issuance of this patent exemplifies CTC's plan to ensure competitiveness in software technology fields."
Case management software enables multiple parties and systems to work together on one 'case' in a coordinated manner. While different types of organizations will have different data, some functionality is always the same. Common functionality for case handling, no matter the business or organization include batch input of multiple case data, status tracking, data archiving, searching, calendar sharing, e-notification, interfacing with legacy systems, report generation, and workflows for processing cases. CTC inventors David Hockenberry, Don May, Dr. Natarajan Sridhar, and Dr. Kamal Gella invented and refined the case management toolkit over several years to ensure its functionality, programmability, performance, stability and extensibility.
Utilizing the software toolkit, developers can focus almost exclusively on meeting the specific case management needs of a specific business/enterprise. This enables end user needs to be met without increasing implementation costs associated with changing current business processes and information systems to manage cases by adopting Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software; and/or sponsoring the modification of a COTS software product to support business processes and information systems. The toolkit's user base focuses on federal agencies, including, but not limited to the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Security Service, and Department of Homeland Security.
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization providing innovative management and technology-based solutions to government and industry. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CTC's primary purpose and programs are to undertake applied scientific research and development activities that serve the public interest. For more information, visit www.ctc.com.
SOURCE Concurrent Technologies Corporation