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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.
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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.
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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...