SOURCE: Visionary Integration Professionals

Visionary Integration Professionals

December 08, 2014 08:12 ET

Washington State Department Selects VIP and FAST for Prorate and Fuel Tax Project

FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2014) - Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) with a fully-integrated, web-based computer system for management of the State's Prorate and Fuel Tax responsibilities. The system will be based on Fast Enterprises' (FAST's) flagship software product, GenTax®, which is the first commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution for integrated tax processing.

Under the terms of the agreement, the new system will support federal and local jurisdictional laws associated with commercial vehicle registration and fuel tax collection activities, and electronically connect with federal and state agency computer systems. The DOL provides numerous services related to fuel tax and commercial motor carriers, including fuel tax collection, audits, and refunds; the investigation of illegal fuel imports and dyed diesel; and commercial motor carrier registration. On an annual basis, the Department processes more than 25,000 fuel tax returns, and collects approximately $1.26 billion in fuel tax revenue.

"VIP is proud to aid the Washington State Department of Licensing in their mission to advance public safety and consumer protection through licensing, regulation, education, and the collection of revenue that supports the State's transportation system," said Jonna Ward, CEO of VIP. "We look forward to working with our partners at FAST to help the Department reduce costs and maximize revenues while improving the efficiency of its internal operations and the level of service provided to its constituents."

VIP and FAST have successfully teamed on nearly a dozen tax and revenue implementation projects since 2011.

"We're excited to work with VIP and the Department of Licensing on the first implementation of our software for the State of Washington," said James Harrison, a FAST partner. "We're confident that our experience in collaborating with VIP to implement GenTax® for governments across the United States will result in a successful project and an enduring software solution for the State."

The contract includes extension options of up to 12 years and $11.6 million.

About VIP
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) empowers client success at every stage of the organizational lifecycle. VIP Performance Delivery Solutions help our clients strengthen business and mission outcomes, drive operational effectiveness, and achieve integrated learning and performance management. Since 1996, we have worked with nearly 1,000 federal, state and local, and commercial clients. We offer expertise in Business & Mission Support, Technology Optimization, Learning & Performance Management, and Federal Personnel Security Management. VIP has five offices across the U.S., including its headquarters in Folsom, California. Learn more at www.trustvip.com

About the Washington State DOL
The Washington State Department of Licensing oversees the licensing and regulation of drivers, vehicles and vessels registration, and the management of over 44 professional and business licensing programs. In addition, DOL ensures the fair and efficient collection of over $2.8 billion in gross state revenue annually, and processes nearly 15,000 fuel tax refunds a year, totaling over $65.5 million.

About FAST
Fast Enterprises (FAST) works with government agencies to implement its commercial off-the-shelf software, which is based on a core system architecture that can be configured to provide business solutions for the effective and efficient administration of agency programs. FAST's software helps agencies reduce costs, enhance services, improve the efficiency of internal operations, and maximize return on investment. The company's software solutions are browser-based, platform-independent, and scalable applications. They are compliant with service-oriented architecture and run on industry standard hardware, operating systems, and relational database management systems. Government employees use FAST's software as the primary system for the management and administration of millions of customer accounts. Every FAST implementation project has been completed on time and on budget. FAST's headquarters and development center are located in Denver, Colorado. Product implementation and administrative staff are located worldwide.

Contact Information

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    Leah Hagans
    Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP)
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    916-990-6081