SOURCE: InterLocking Software

January 09, 2007 12:45 ET

Washington Association of Counties FSC Latest EKO-System Client

POULSBO, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- InterLocking Software (ILSC) announced today that the Washington State Association of Counties-Financial Service Corporation (WSAC-FSC) has endorsed the EKO-System. With this endorsement, WSAC member counties can now purchase it directly from ILSC, instead of dealing with the usual purchasing process. In addition to streamlining the procurement process in this deal with WSAC-FSC, ILSC is also offering a ten percent discount to WSAC member counties who wish to purchase EKO-System for their employees.

Typically, if a county wanted to purchase a product like EKO-System for their employees, they would have to go through a procedure that often involves a Request for Proposal or Qualifications, (RFP or RFQ). RFPs and RFQs are a burdensome task to those of who are required to create them. They tend to take a long time to complete due to their requirement of many staff members and resources working on them. RFPs and RFQs generally involve several departments, and require an abundance of staff time for evaluations. With all of the formalities and guidelines involved with them, the intended meaning or purpose can be lost in the process.

With EKO-System in place, Washington State counties will be able to more efficiently track and store monitoring data linked to noxious weed infestations, including individual weed species by common name, botanical name, and size of infestation; specific and general herbicides applied; effects of applied herbicides; and reported sightings. It is already in use with Kitsap County for noxious weed management with great success.

County Commissioner, Chris Endresen declared, "EKO-System is a fantastic product for our restoration effort. It is capable of bringing coordination to all of our field data, and turning it into one manageable database where we can easily see all of the vital field work being done. I truly feel that this is a breakthrough in the way that environmental data is processed."

"We are happy to be using EKO-System for the county noxious weed program and we have been demonstrating our data management success at the state level. EKO has improved our ability to document data, and more importantly, retrieve the data quickly in meaningful ways." Dana Coggon, Kitsap County's noxious weed control coordinator.

Other Washington counties, such as Walla Walla and Chelan, as well as several conservation districts, tribes, and not-for profit organizations are currently implementing EKO-System. The product is not merely applicable to noxious weed management; it is also being applied to grant management and natural resource management, among other functions.

EKO-System is powerful web-based software designed to track and integrate natural resource management. The system was designed and built by database experts working closely with natural resource professionals. The culmination of their work produced a product that gives the user the capability to efficiently manage all aspects of a natural resource project.

About InterLocking Software

InterLocking Software Corporation is a privately held corporation and is the exclusive marketing agency for software systems designed by its affiliate company, Paladin Data Systems in Poulsbo, Washington. InterLocking Software is the leading provider of integrated e-Government solutions for state, county, and local jurisdictions. For more information about InterLocking Software Corporation, please call 866-866-1214, or visit

For More information about EKO-System, contact Sara Simrell at 360-394-5923, or, or visit


WSAC FSC was established in 2006 to offer counties a broad mix of value added products and services. By pooling the potential purchasing power of counties the WSAC-FSC can negotiate new and enhanced products and services for counties and their employees that offer them better quality, improved benefits, and/or lower costs than they can get on their own.

For More information about WSAC-FSC, contact Mimi Welch at 206-547-2901.

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