SOURCE: Analysts International Corporation

May 08, 2008 07:35 ET

Analysts International Corporation Leads Partnership Designed to Improve Crime Data for the State of Alabama

Joins University of Alabama and VisionWare to Deploy a New Criminal Records Index for the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and MONTGOMERY, AL--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - Analysts International Corporation (AIC) (NASDAQ: ANLY), a leading systems integrator for State and Local Government, and VisionWare Ltd., a leading customer data integration and master data management solutions provider, have joined the University of Alabama CARE Research and Development Lab (CRDL) to help deploy a new Criminal Records Index Master (CRIMaster) for the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC), the state's criminal history repository.

"ACJIC sees a direct correlation between the efficiency and effectiveness of justice and the quality of crime data," said Elmer Baldwin, president and CEO of AIC. "Together with our partners, AIC has designed a new index to help improve the speed, breadth, depth and quality of searching and reporting crime information across the State of Alabama."

"Over the past three years, we've made significant improvements within the Alabama criminal justice community to collaborate among agencies and share more data," said Maury Mitchell, ACJIC director. "Our next challenge involves ensuring that the data we are collecting from multiple sources is compared, combined, and cleansed so that our state criminal histories are as accurate as possible. To meet this challenge, the AIC team has presented us with a low risk, cost effective solution," Mitchell added. "AIC has partnered with CRDL to do great things for us in the past, and we're excited about working with them to dramatically improve our state's criminal history information."

The new Criminal Records Index Master designed by AIC aligns with the ACJIC's existing Microsoft-based enterprise architecture, leverages the National Information Exchange Model and incorporates the local knowledge and skills of the University of Alabama CRDL. The solution also leverages VisionWare's proven indexing tool, MultiVue Identification Server™, which is used by many public sector organizations to create a single view of their data by matching and cleansing records from disparate business systems.

"We look forward to helping transform the ACJIC's indexing and data management capabilities in partnership with AIC and the University of Alabama CRDL," said Peter Clark, VisionWare Partner and Alliances Manager. "The new CRIMaster will have the ability to scale across Alabama's criminal justice enterprise, helping to enable better decision making and eradicate duplicate data."

About VisionWare

Formed in 1993, VisionWare is a leading provider of Customer Data Integration (CDI) and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions. With industry leading technology and nationally recognized and award-winning projects, VisionWare enables both Public and Private Sector organizations to implement a powerful CDI and MDM strategy. VisionWare is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, with competencies in Software Solutions, Business Process/Integration and Data Management Solutions. MultiVue Identification Server, its market leading product, was recently identified by Microsoft as a Priority Solution for the Public Sector.

About The University of Alabama CARE Research and Development Lab (CRDL)

The University of Alabama CARE Research & Development Laboratory (CRDL), established in 2002, is a part of the University of Alabama's computer science department. CRDL uses leading-edge technologies to offer products and specialized software development services in a variety of areas, particularly traffic safety, law enforcement and homeland security. The original product of CRDL was CARE, a data analysis software package that has been used primarily in the area of traffic safety and has been implemented in 10 states. CRDL has also developed electronic citation software that is being used by all Alabama state troopers and numerous municipalities. Over 700,000 citations have been issued with the system.

About the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center

A dependable and responsive partner to local and state organizations, the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center (ACJIC) is leading the nation with ground-breaking technology to provide effective tools for integrated information sharing. ACJIC is responsible for gathering and providing critical information designed to help criminal justice agencies make good decisions that result in the safety and security of Alabama's citizens. This state agency serves as Alabama's official criminal history repository, and operates information systems 24-hours a day through the state criminal justice network (CJnet), the Internet, the FBI's National Crime Information Center, and via the National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (Nlets). ACJIC is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama.

About Analysts International Corporation's Government Solutions Division

The Government Solutions Division of Analysts International Corporation (AIC) is a leading systems integrator for State and Local Government. The Division helps government clients share information across departments, agencies and jurisdictions, leveraging deep industry-specific knowledge and proven components. Possessing deep expertise in law enforcement, justice, public safety and homeland security, AIC's Government Solutions Division focuses this knowledge to help clients solve business and technology issues associated with information sharing, interoperability, system integration, information workflow and continuity of operations.

About Analysts International Corporation

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Analysts International Corporation (AIC) is a diversified IT services company. With sales and customer support offices in the United States and Canada, AIC provides information technology solutions and staffing services, including: Technology Solutions, which provides network services, infrastructure, application integration, IP telephony and hardware solutions to the middle market; Professional Services, which provides highly skilled project managers, business analysts, developers and other IT consultants to assist its clients with strategic change; and IT Resources Staffing, which provides best value, best response supply of resources to high-volume clients. For more information, visit www.analysts.com.

Contact Information

  • AIC Contact:
    Marne Oberg
    952.838.2867

    VisionWare Contact:
    Sarah Field
    +44 141.285.7150