Making IT Useful

ISC Releases

Every now and again something simple is created that people find extremely useful. Something that’s not overdone or trying to accomplish more than it’s intended to do. Something simple and easy to understand that actually accomplished a goal. I think our website falls into that fold. We’ve identified a need and provided a simple solution. We designed a website that we believe will help Club Basketball Organizations and their Coaches, Players, Fans and the College Coaching community.

Our site was created and developed with club basketball community in mind… For organization managers or the poor soul who volunteered as tournament director, we have built a very easy to use interface which will enable them to generate guaranteed game schedules with the push of a button. You can advertise your tournament on, have teams register to participate and collect tournament fees though our interface… and when the time is right you can generate the tournament schedule and notify your participates… all the stressful details are taken care of. All you have to do is secure your venues and focus on promoting your event.

Visit the Facebook page… or check out our video!

ISC Helps Davis Vision Transition to HIPAA 5010

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ISC project management services are aiding Davis Vision, one of the nation's leading managed vision care organizations, in their transition from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 4010 standards to the HIPAA 5010 standards for their enrollment and claims transactions. This project has involved overseeing the necessary development changes to Davis Vision’s systems, as well as the migration of Davis Vision’s existing 4010 clients to the 5010 format, and bringing on new clients with the 5010 transactions.

OCFS Adapts to New Statewide Financial System

OCFS's Contract Management System Adapts to NYS's New Statewide Financial System

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Major changes to New York State's financial processes took place this year when its Statewide Financial System (SFS) went live in April 2012. As a result, the isC team at the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) had to adapt the OCFS Contract Management System (CMS) and its bulkload procedures in order to integrate all contract and financial data from CMS with the new Statewide Financial System (SFS). Significant application changes were also successfully made to accommodate the new SFS business rules so agency business can continue seamlessly. The team continues to make necessary changes to the CMS application and its procedures as SFS business rules continue to evolve.

OCFS's CMS Moves to .Net framework 4.0.

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The isC team at the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is underway with an extensive overhaul of the agency’s Contract Management System (CMS) in order to migrate its .Net framework from 1.1 to 4.0 in order to take advantage of its latest features. The framework migration is slated to go live by year's end.

Small Business Solutions

isConsilium offers support to small businesses looking to cost effectively expand their systems and applications to the cloud.

isConsilium Inc., a small business itself, is comprised of experienced project oriented consultants that provide a range of quality services to support client’s information needs.  Having recently implemented cloud-based systems for its own use, isC is now ready to help small business clients cost-effectively move forward to online, scalable systems without incurring the large IT costs normally associated with the transition.

Recent improvements in web-based systems which implement cloud technology (such as Google-apps and Quickbooks Online) now provide low cost alternatives to in-house server-based systems.  In-house systems require significant software/hardware and staffing costs.  By moving these to the cloud, these costs are greatly minimized.


Product release for GE-Intelligent Platforms

Successful Phasor Data Concentrator

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isConsilium congratulates GE-Intelligent Platforms (in collaboration with GE-Digital Energy) on their successful development and release of the the Enervista Synchrophasor Viewer Software and Multilin P30 Phasor Data Concentrator hardware.  isConsilium provided a team of QA consultants to support the Quality Assurance efforts for these novel products.  isConsilium staff were closely involved in the day-to-day design and development activities, and in cooperation with the GE Intelligent Platforms QA lead, created test strategies and plans and carried out the tests and resolution activities.  isConsilium staff continue working with GE-Intelligent Platforms on other projects, providing quality assurance services as an extension of our successful initial relationship. Read More...

OCFS Online Bidders List Goes Live

The Online Bidders List (OBL) is a New York State Office of Children and Family Services web application for managing the creation and dissemination of procurement information as well as prospective bidder preferences for what information they receive. It is a companion application to the award-winning Contract Management System (CMS) and features functionality for composing the procurement narrative and defining attributes such as key dates, eligibility criteria and funding information and includes a module for uploading and managing associated documents. Read More...

ISC Plays Key Role at NYS OCFS

The Contract Management System (CMS) is a comprehensive web-based system for managing contracts for the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), from development and generation through review, approval, payment and maintenance. It is the first and only web-based contract management system in NYS government. The new system design needed to absorb data and functionality from two discrete legacy applications and a number of standalone desktop databases while creating new functionalities, edits and constraints that would enable online contract processing. Interfaces with OCFS and OSC financial management systems would be necessary as would the conversion of ten years of contract data. Read More...

ISC Part of the NYSDOH 2010 Commissioners Award

isConsilium is very proud to announce that one of their development teams was recognized by the New York State Department of Health, and awarded the 2010 Commissioner’s Recognition Award. The isC team worked side-by-side with business representatives from the Office of Long Term Care to collect requirements and implement the web-based application that currently reports on over 210,000 home health care aides throughout New York State. The application went live on September 25th, 2010. Read More...

ISC Performs Gap Analysis at NYSDOH for CMS

In the spring of 2008, Consilium conducted a series of gap analysis sessions at the New York State Department of Health (DOH) as an initial step in implementing the Contract Management System (CMS) at that agency. The objectives of the engagement were threefold. First, the analysis would identify CMS functionalities that would require modification or enhancement in order to conform to DOH business rules and requirements. Second, an assessment would be made of modifications needed to accommodate the DOH technical architecture, as well as both internal and external interfaces, such as the bulkload process with the New York State Central Accounting System via the DOH financial system. And finally, a data conversion plan would be developed.

Wondering About a Wiki?

One of the challenges of implementing the Contract Management System (CMS) across multiple agencies is the management and documentation of agency-specific customization of the application. Consilium is committed to ensuring the integrity of a single CMS which means that all modifications must be configurable while being deployed to all agency installations. However, we also recognize that some development will be decentralized to individual agencies and accordingly, requirement and development documentation will be decentralized. So how do we maintain a single repository of documentation in a decentralized environment? Over the past few months, Consilium has begun organizing documentation within a website using MediaWiki software which is the very same software used by Wikipedia.

ISC Partners with the American Cancer Society

In a continued effort to provide for the local community, isConsilium, donatied company time and resources to increase the online presence of the American Cancer Society (ASC). isC created a website to help Coaches vs. Cancer, the organizers of the Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Tournament promote their yearly outing. The website was designed to collect online registrations for both the golf outing as well as making dinner reservations for there evening fund raising event. Coach vs. Cancer and the ACS have raised over $70,000 over the last three year and isC will continue to help those numbers rise. Read More...

ISC Provides Ongoing Quality Assurance and Testing Services

isC provides ongoing Quality Assurance and Testing services for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) across multiple projects and systems. Since 2003, isC has been a key participant in developing and conducting Quality Assurance plans and procedures for NYISO's Oracle-based Decision Support System (DSS), enabling internal, public, and market participant access to the data-warehoused Settlement, Public Pricing, Enhanced Pricing Validation, and Market Monitoring subject areas of New York State's Wholesale Energy Market. isC established and maintained testing standards of NYISO's data reporting through custom Business Intelligence reports, Open Access Same-Time Information System (OASIS) web portals, machine-to-machine file requests, and custom integration of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Electronic Quarterly Report upload system.

In addition, isC provides Quality and Testing services for the web interfaces, calculation engines, data validation and report verification of NYISO's market applications in the areas of Enhanced Price Validation (EPV), Transmission Congestion Contract (TCC) market auctions, Reference Level generator "proxy" pricing for energy auctions, and the Credit Management System.

ISC Offers Solution to Not-for-Profit

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Giving back to the community is something that is very important to the team at isC. This summer isC once again donated time and talent to develop a new internet home for a local girls AAU basketball organization. The Saratoga Sparks enjoy a long traditional of volunteerism and in that spirit isC excepted the work. The organizations ultimate goal is to give local female players the opportunity to improve their talents while being viewed by college coaches with hopes of receiving scholarships. The website promotes the players and provides coaches with a resource to help they're requiting process. Read More...