SOURCE: Metatomix

January 24, 2007 19:07 ET

Metatomix Achieves JIEM(C) Certification

Certification Adds to Company's Implementation Expertise Using the U.S. Justice Department's "Justice Information Exchange Model" Requirements

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- Metatomix, Inc., a leading provider of integrated justice solutions to state and local governments, today announced its entire customer services team has achieved Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM©) certification. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), JIEM provides a conceptual framework, methodology and software tools to assist state, local and tribal justice organizations with their integrated justice information systems planning and implementation.(1)

JIEM is a tool to collect requirements for integrated justice information systems electronic information sharing, documenting both the business context and information content of information exchange as it currently exists. JIEM also can be used to create a blueprint for improved information sharing in the future. Importantly, JIEM is a business process analysis tool, not a system development tool. In this way, the Metatomix customer services organization complements the JIEM modeling tool, using the detailed blueprint information JIEM provides to configure its Judicial Data exchange (JDX) product for integrated justice information systems users.

"Metatomix recognizes the critical importance of the JIEM standard to our customers," said Tom Hall, vice president of customer service for Metatomix. "We continue to strive to improve our ability to deliver the highest quality of service to our customers. I'm proud to say that our entire services team have completed JIEM training and achieved certification, giving them a detailed familiarity with the JIEM model. Combined with real-world experience, their knowledge of JIEM provides our customers access to an unmatched level of expertise in implementing JIEM blueprints within the JDX product."

"The JIEM model is a phenomenal resource for the integrated justice market," said Christian Barr, integrated justice product manager for Metatomix. "For a commercial off the shelf software provider like Metatomix, an industry standard tool like JIEM that captures and communicates detailed requirements enables us to configure and deploy our solutions faster and more cost-effectively than requirements-gathering alternatives."

JIEM certification components include a conceptual framework, research and planning methodology and the JIEM Modeling Tool©, a Web-based software application that enables users to document and analyze justice information exchanges. JIEM certification assesses an individual's:

--  knowledge of basic justice system organizations, events, documents,
    processes and terminology;
--  understanding of business process analysis;
--  comprehension of the dimensions of information exchange embodied in
    JIEM and their application in modeling information flow and business
    processes; and
--  ability to enter information exchanges into the JIEM Modeling Tool.
    
For more information on JIEM and JIEM certification, please visit http://www.search.org/programs/info/jiem.asp. For more information on Metatomix products and services, including its JIEM certification, please visit www.metatomix.com.

About Metatomix, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Metatomix (www.metatomix.com) is a leading provider of commercial off the shelf (COTS) integrated justice solutions to support superior public safety decisions, streamline processes and dramatically lower the cost of administering justice. Metatomix solutions intelligently automate JIEM© (Justice Information Exchange Model) exchanges of information, provide single views of subjects across multiple agency data sources from a single screen and sign-on and perform advanced correlation of information to support investigations, sentencing and corrections activities. For more information, visit the Metatomix Web site: http://www.metatomix.com

Metatomix is a trademark of Metatomix, Inc. Other brand names or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) This and other information on JIEM from SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, located on the Web at www.search.org.

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