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Monday
Jul112016

NFC Selects eCase HR ER and LR for Integration with NFC Systems

Leader in Adaptive Case Management Solutions Will Enable NFC Customers to Manage Labor and Employee Relations Cases More Efficiently and Securely

AINS, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based, adaptive case management solutions, announced today that its eCase® HR Employee Relations (ER) and Labor Relations (LR) Applications were selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center (NFC) as the ER/LR solutions of choice to fully integrate with NFC’s systems. This selection gives NFC customer agencies a seamless method to procure, integrate and modernize employee and labor relations case handling. 

Using eCase HR, AINS will provide NFC with an easily configurable, quick to implement software to help their customers better manage and analyze labor and employee relations for their approximately 170 agencies and 650,000 federal employees. The ER/LR apps are available to all Federal Government Agencies on the USDA’s NFC five year, $92 million Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Non-Core Human Resource (HR) Applications. The BPA identifies the leading applications for ER/LR and further distinguished AINS as the best of breed and key integration partner in these two categories.

Built on the award-winning eCase Platform, the ER/LR apps make the process of filing and tracking grievances, employee actions and other case types a collaborative experience. Digitizing ER/LR supports NFC’s efforts to automate essential non-core human resource functions that ensure a mission-ready workforce for their customers.  Until now, most NFC agencies relied on legacy systems and manual processes to support labor and employee relations interactions, limiting their ability to centrally track all case types and compile comprehensive reports.  ER/LR can work independently or together as an integrated suite of tools inclusive of support for Telework, Reasonable Accommodations and Worker’s Compensation cases. Designed to provide a full perspective on the employee journey, these applications deliver a greater level of transparency and collaboration, while strengthening relations between employees, managers and labor unions.

“We are honored to have been selected by NFC in both categories” said Moe Goswami, CEO of AINS. “Modernizing how agencies handle labor and employee relations is a key factor in nurturing a high performing workforce. Innovative technologies, like eCase HR, give agencies the tools they need to align, empower and engage the next generation of workers. Our selection as the key integration partner shows NFC’s understanding of how critical it is for all agencies to utilize highly agile, adaptive case management systems to solve business challenges."

eCase HR is a workflow-driven, adaptive case management solution that unifies essential human resource functions. It puts employees’ professional growth at the heart of an organization’s HR processes to improve employee engagement, employee retention and streamline HR. From onboarding through retirement, eCase HR offers a highly flexible, case-centric approach to managing the complete employee lifecycle.  As a low-code solution, eCase HR can be easily configured to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the federal government workforce.

AINS is a FedRAMPSM certified HR solution provider. FedRAMP lowers risk by ensuring compliance with stringent FISMA and NIST standards and saves significant Assessment & Authorization (A&A) costs. AINS has also been granted Authority to Operate (ATO) by USDA.

 

For more information about eCase HR and NFC’s BPA for Non-Core HR Solutions, visit http://www.ains.com/nationalfinancecenter.

 

Download the PDF of this release here. 


Tuesday
Apr192016

USDA NFC Selects eCase HR for $92 Million BPA

Case-centric Applications for Onboarding, Performance Management, Employee Relations and Labor Relations will improve efficiency and employee engagement

AINS, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based, adaptive case management solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center (NFC) for Non-Core Human Resource (HR) Applications in the areas of Onboarding, Performance Management, Employee Relations and Labor Relations.

AINS’ eCase HR was selected as one of a few awardees across seven HR Solution categories. The five year, $92 million BPA will serve over 170 agencies and 650,000 federal employees. This contract is available immediately to all NFC customers, as well as non-NFC government agencies, looking to automate and streamline HR functions. NFC is an Office of Personnel (OPM) certified Shared Service Center.

The four awarded eCase HR applications—Onboarding, Performance Management, Employee Relations and Labor Relations—are built on the award-winning eCase Platform. The applications can work independently or together as an integrated suite of tools to present a centralized view of employee interactions. Fully integrated with NFC’s EmpowHR and core Human Capital Management (HCM) systems, these four applications can be deployed quickly in either AINS’ FedRAMP-certified cloud or on premise, allowing NFC customers to realize immediate benefits throughout their HR processes.

“After a very rigorous multi-phase selection process, NFC chose the best of the best in human resource technology for its customers. We are honored that our continued innovation in these four critical areas was recognized,” said Moe Goswami, CEO of AINS. “eCase HR will transform the way the Federal Government manages human capital. It makes HR processes more efficient, collaborative and transparent – shortening the timeframe to complete tasks and improving the employee experience. Shared data and a unified interface gives a big picture view of the agency allowing leaders to strategically align resources to meet their mission.”

eCase HR is a workflow-driven, adaptive case management solution that unifies essential human resource functions. It puts employees’ professional growth at the heart of an organization’s HR processes to improve employee engagement, employee retention and streamline HR. From onboarding through retirement, eCase HR offers a highly flexible, case-centric approach to managing the complete employee lifecycle. As a low-code solution, eCase HR can be easily configured to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the federal government workforce.

Unlike other custom solutions, the eCase Platform is based on configuration and not coding. This adaptability allows for quick changes, agile implementation and simple maintenance to ensure NFC customers can evolve their solution as business, technical and operational demands change. “Agencies have seen measurable results from implementing these solutions. A NFC customer agency was able to migrate off of numerous legacy systems. eCase transformed its Human Capital Management processes which resulted in greater employee engagement and a 25% cost savings in the first year. The agency was able to get the system up quickly and modify it on demand with limited IT support. This equates to less risk, lower cost of ownership, and longer system life,” said Goswami.

AINS is a FedRAMPSM certified non-core HR solution provider. FedRAMP lowers risk by ensuring compliance with stringent FISMA and NIST standards and saves significant Assessment & Authorization (A&A) costs. AINS has also been granted Authority to Operate (ATO) by USDA. For more information about eCase HR and NFC’s BPA for Non-Core HR Solutions, visit www.ains.com/nationalfinancecenter.

 

Download the full press release.

 

Monday
Mar072016

AINS Appoints Cliff Sink as VP, Product Management Services

Industry veteran to lead client–driven sales and product management initiatives globally for AINS’ suite of adaptive case management solutions

AINS, Inc. announced today the appointment of Cliff Sink as Vice President, Product Management Services, reporting directly to AINS CEO, Moe Goswami. In his new role, Sink will be responsible for AINS’ sales and product management worldwide, leading the company’s market expansion, overseeing the roadmap for the eCase® Enterprise Case Management Solution (ECMS) and helping drive new growth opportunities across government and commercial markets. 

Sink joins AINS from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he was focused on opening new customer territories for HPE. Sink brings more than three decades of IT leadership experience to AINS, with over 20 years building high performing sales and marketing organizations at every level.  He has a proven track record managing complex sales and services organizations and has extensive international experience that includes overseeing 26 software sales teams across 21 countries. Sink is a results-oriented executive that has a history of energizing high-growth companies and driving transformation, including the successful turnaround of a NASDAQ-listed, public company.   

“AINS prides itself on our ability to deliver innovation to our customers. Our growth remains strong as is evident through our recent client wins, strategic partnerships and industry accolades, and bringing Cliff on board will enable us to extend our capabilities into new markets and accelerate our aggressive expansion goals,” said Goswami. “Cliff’s global experience and deep understanding of what our customers need make him an ideal fit for our executive leadership team as we drive towards our next phase of growth.”

“I’m excited to be joining AINS at this dynamic time in our industry. More than ever, organizations are being challenged with increased regulatory pressures and ever-changing customer and business demands that are provoking significant changes in the way we work, communicate and transact business,” said Sink. “AINS is uniquely positioned to deliver innovative case management solutions that enable companies to dramatically reduce operational costs, strengthen customer relationships and improve productivity across diverse lines of business. I am enthusiastic about the company’s commitment to the market at this very exciting stage of its growth, and I look forward to leading and expanding our sales and product management teams to new levels of success for both AINS and our customers.”

Sink holds a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He has been an active member of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), where he has held positions as their former Chairman of the Board (2001-2002) and Board Member (1998-2003).


Download the Full Press Release here.


Thursday
Dec102015

Web Event: Leveraging Case Management for Agile Development

Join AINS, BPM.com, and Gracelyn McDermott of URAC for a collaborative webinar on Thursday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST.

This fast-paced and informative case study presentation will explore how URAC, the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement, leveraged a leading case management platform to support mission critical applications with a very small IT staff.

Discussed will be how URAC recognized the need for a case-based approach to address an increasing amount of varied and unstructured work, and after a detailed market study ultimately selected eCase® from AINS, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based, adaptive case management platforms. Working with an internal team, URAC has leveraged eCase to modernize their accreditation management operations and business processes in the face of a constantly changing and extremely dynamic industry.

Topics include:

  • Evaluation and Selection of Platform Options
  • The Post-launch Debrief: Lessons Learned From Going Live
  • Successfully Incorporating Salesforce.com and Other 3rd Party Environments
  • How to Leverage a Low-Code Platform and Citizen Developers
  • Combining Dynamic, Unstructured Processes With Workflow Automation
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    Friday
    Dec042015

    OPM to Implement eCase for Federal Retirement and Investigations

    AINS® Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), potentially worth $24.1 million over 5 years, from U.S. Office of Personnel Management to Implement Case Management product, eCase®, to Support Federal Retirement and Investigative Systems

    eCase Selected as Enterprise Case Management Platform to Help Improve the Quality and Timeliness of Retirement and Background Investigation Processing


    Gaithersburg, MD, December 7, 2015AINS, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based, adaptive case management platforms and solutions, today announced that the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has selected AINS’ eCase Platform as its Enterprise Case Management System (ECMS) to automate federal retirement and investigative processes in support of the agency’s technology modernization objectives.

    The single award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), potentially worth $24.1 million over 5 years, is for ECMS COTS Product and Installation Services.  Under the BPA, AINS will implement eCase as an enterprise-wide shared platform to automate various OPM mission-critical business processes, providing a single, unified case management solution across the agency.  The first BPA Call issued under the BPA is for the initial installation of the eCase Platform. OPM will use the eCase Platform for Retirement Services (RS) and Federal Investigative Services (FIS), and will also assess additional business processes to consolidate and automate on to the ECMS.

    By leveraging eCase’s core case management features, OPM will be able to implement solutions faster, reduce maintenance costs, extend system life and provide improved services to federal employees and retirees.

    "Modernizing federal retirement and background investigation processing are two main cornerstones of OPM’s transformation to become more agile in responding to the needs of the nation’s largest workforce and we are extremely proud to be their partner for this strategic initiative," said Moe Goswami, president and CEO of AINS, Inc. “The selection of eCase as OPM’s enterprise case management system marks a significant milestone for AINS and reinforces our commitment to deliver innovative technology solutions that offer our clients greater flexibility in how they build, deploy and improve case-based business apps.  eCase will allow OPM to jump start their solution implementations, and provide long-term flexibility across the agency to adapt to the ever-changing needs of federal government workers and retirees.”

    eCase is a low code, adaptive case management platform that enables agile, information-driven decision making across diverse lines of business within government and commercial markets. Configuration of core case management features—including UI design, forms, workflow, rules, and reports—allow it to automate highly structured and unstructured processes without the high cost and time constraints of custom code development.  By unifying manual processes and business process management (BPM) applications on the eCase Platform, organizations can streamline IT architecture, lower operation and maintenance cost, and reduce change risk. In addition to custom configurations, out-of-the-box eCase Solutions for Human Resources, Audit, Inspections and Investigations, Incident Management, and Open Government further accelerate time to value, while allowing organizations to easily modify their solutions as their processes change.  eCase can be hosted on premise, or in AINS’ FedRAMPSM cloud-certified data center.

     

    To learn more about AINS’ eCase Platform and Solutions, visit www.ains.com/eCase.

     

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