RBA Consulting Launches New Website and Extranet Platform for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Mar 02, 2011, 15:23 ET from RBA Consulting

DALLAS, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RBA Consulting, an award-winning IT Consulting firm, announced that it has launched the new website for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, www.bcbsla.com.

In October of 2009 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) needed an IT Consulting Partner to help design and replatform the existing Internet and Extranet sites.  BCBSLA was looking for a partner that had broad expertise in portals and collaboration solutions and infrastructure services and engaged RBA Consulting. RBA leveraged BCBSLA's existing investments in Microsoft's SharePoint, BizTalk, .NET and WCF technologies to build a unified platform that integrated legacy systems and data while improving the experience for both internal business units and more importantly BCBSLA's customers (Members).  The website, www.bcbsla.com provides a host of information to over 75,000 active members in Louisiana.

"The new BCBSLA website is dramatically different than what we have had in the past. The site was built with rich interactive design elements that provide the customer with a much more  updated, efficient and elegant experience," explained BCBSLA VP of IT Bob Drelick.  "Our customers rely on us to provide them the information they need to make critical decisions about their families' health care, so providing a more optimized experience that worked across platforms (including mobile and tablet devices) and browsers was essential to that experience. With the new site, customers can quickly get the information they need instead of having to rely on slower methods like phone calls, fax and office visits.  The site also provides BCBS with a runway to offer new services and ways for customers to interact through social and mobility tools."

"SharePoint is a powerful tool that when deployed successfully can dramatically improve efficiencies within an organization," explained RBA Consulting President and COO, Mike Reinhart.  "We enjoyed working alongside the team at Blue Cross Blue Shield and are very pleased with the outcome that combined the experience of both RBA and BCBS."

With an emphasis on the Microsoft platform, RBA offers a complete range of Application Development, Portals and Collaboration, Infrastructure, Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence solutions to clients ranging from mid-market to enterprise. RBA's approach combines innovative thinking and proven business insight to ensure clients receive solutions that will drive business results.

About RBA Consulting

RBA Consulting is a nationally-recognized Microsoft Partner and National Systems Integrator with offices in Minneapolis, Dallas and Denver. RBA's goal is to bridge the gap between where their clients are today and where they want to go tomorrow by delivering unparalleled technology expertise, an uncompromising commitment to service and an unmatched portfolio of technology and business solutions. Recently, RBA was ranked #219 on the Inc. 500 List of the country's Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

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