Oregon Secretary of State Announces Public-Private Partnership
Aimed at Creating Jobs and Preserving Oregon’s History
SALEM, OR. – Secretary of State Kate Brown and Chaves Consulting, Inc. (CCI) have formed a unique public-private partnership to offer state and local government agencies Oregon’s Electronic Management Solution (ORMS) to save time and money, and create jobs in Eastern Oregon.
ORMS is powered by HP TRIM software, a robust, cost-effective, enterprise records management solution, which can manage the state’s public records whether they are electronic, paper or any other number of formats. ORMS allows the public to more easily access government records using a public interface or web portal.
CCI, headquartered in Baker City, Oregon, will use HP TRIM software to provide an innovative SaaS (Software as a Service) model, which will involve charging a decreasing monthly cost per user with no upfront investment required by users. CCI will supply the hardware, software, and services as part of the SaaS model. As managing General Partner of the state-of-the-art Synergy Data Center (www.synergydcs.com), CCI will utilize Synergy as the repository for the ORMS data.
“As keeper of Oregon’s history, it is crucial our agency has a reliable system in which to store public records,” said Secretary of State Kate Brown. “By partnering with Chaves Consulting and using HP TRIM software, we have a win-win for all Oregonians. It allows my office to build a cost-effective way of managing information, increasing transparency, and creating jobs.”
Through this project, all state and local government agencies will have access to a current technology records management solution. The pilot phase in addition to the Secretary of State’s Office includes: Oregon Department of Energy, Oregon Department of Human Services’ Children, Adult, and Families Division, Public Utility Commission, Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District, and the cities of Beaverton, Milwaukie, and West Linn.
CCI President Richard Chaves said, “The partnership formed between the Secretary of State’s Office, CCI, and the use of HP TRIM software represents a willingness by all parties to work together to develop a solution that will greatly benefit the State of Oregon. It also supports CCI and the Secretary of State’s vision to positively impact economic development in rural Oregon.”
“The State of Oregon is taking an innovative approach with its shared services model, so it can centrally manage state agency records,” said June Manley, worldwide director of product marketing, Information Management, Software, HP. “HP is providing an advanced information management solution that improves transparency, business process efficiency and employee productivity.”
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