RKV was awarded the Montana Secretary of State (SOS) Registry System Project under our master services contract in Montana. RKV partnered with Tecuity, Inc. to propose the SOS Enterprise Commercial-off-the- Shelf system to provide UCC, business entity, and notary applications. The implementation phase of the project began shortly after Labor Day and will conclude June 2020. RKV is excited about this project and this mutually beneficial alliance with Tecuity.
On September 28, 2017, the Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division awarded a contract to Controltec Inc. to provide a web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that will track child care time and attendance for the child care providers contracted or registered with the Children’s Division. Controltec’s solution provides the Children’s Division with a comprehensive, time efficient administration of the child care subsidy program. Desiring a local presence in Jefferson City, MO Controltec engaged RKV Technologies, Inc. to provide overall project management. RKV is pleased to provide Phil Hartman, a PMI certified Project Manager, to manage the engagement with the Children’s Division.
Controltec’s child care business information solution will allow authorized users to document attendance for payment processing for children eligible for state or federally funded child care subsidies. The Children’s Division will also utilize this solution to document attendance of all children enrolled in its licensed or registered child care facilities. RKV and Controltec are helping the MO DSS Children’s Division reach its goal to:
- Improve the timeliness and accuracy of time and attendance tracking;
- Lessen the burden of manual processes for child care providers;
- Decrease the administrative burden on division staff;
- Enhance child safety and improve location efforts in child care settings in the event of a disaster or other emergency; and
- Increase fiscal accountability, including enhancing fraud prevention efforts.
The Children’s Division anticipates installation of POS devices at an estimated 4,500 child care facility locations and installation of 1,500 mobile devices for child care providers that offer pick-up/drop off services. Currently an average of 36,058 children receive child care subsidiary per month by the child care program. On average 3,800 child care providers are reimbursed per month.
The RKV team has been working with the State of Missouri implementing software solutions for over 25 years. They have managed well over a thousand IT projects. This experience makes RKV the perfect partner to manage a mission critical software solution.
RKV was awarded the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Maintenance Management System (MMS) Phase 1 Development and Implementation project. RKV’s team consist of the returning MMS Phase 1 Design team members as well as those who have maintained MoDOT’s Transportation Management System (TMS) for years. For MoDOT, the MMS system is an extremely important system as thousands of MoDOT Maintenance Management employees will use it daily to gather information needed to plan and record daily activities; gather information regarding on-hand materials and equipment; view assets through interactive maps; and receive information regarding the results of their hard work. RKV is excited to work with MoDOT and committed to delivering the MMS system. MoDOT’s MMS will provide functionality no commercial off the shelf software can provide.
RKV was recently awarded a contract to complete the development, testing (including performance testing and coordination of user acceptance testing), staff-training, and implementation of the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division FACES Case Review Tool enhancements. The Children’s Division partners with families and communities to protect children from abuse and neglect, and to assure safety, permanency, and wellbeing for Missouri’s children. FACES is the Division’s software for managing cases of the children needing protection services.
The Division completes case reviews to assess the quality and effectiveness of services provided to children and families and guide efforts toward continuous quality improvement. The
Case Review Tool is used to randomly select cases, assign reviewers, track progress, and document results for Alternative Care (AC), Family Centered Services (FCS and Child Abuse Neglect Reviews (CA/N) reviews. The enhancements being developed by RKV at the direction of the Children’s Division will not only improve the tool but will bring the tool into compliance with federal requirements.
RKV Technologies is pleased to be continuing our relationship with the Missouri Department of Social Services Division of Family Services and IBM to test the Missouri Enrollment and Determination Eligibility System (MEDES). RKV has been an important part of the testing efforts with members of the RKV team being involved in MEDES testing efforts for the last 2 years. Currently, 50% of the testing team is staffed with RKV personnel, including the testing leadership role. The team uses State of Missouri and IBM-approved testing methodologies to ensure quality assurance of the MEDES software.
The test team is responsible for testing components such as Presumptive Eligibility, Show-Me Healthy Babies, Transitional Medicaid, Prior Quarter, and Annual Renewals. RKV’s Testing Lead works closely with the State and daily monitors the testing activities, makes sure that the team is following the approved testing methodology, makes assignments to both contract and State staff, meets daily with the State’s Project Director for MEDES, and provides status to the Project Management Team.
Currently, the MEDES software uses the CURAM platform and the team is adding more functionality with Release 2.2 which is planned for production sometime in early 2018.
Coolfire Solutions and RKV Technologies announced a working partnership to help governmental agencies adopt digital strategies, improve operational efficiency and provide mobile services to their constituents.
Coolfire Solutions created its innovative Ronin Platform to deliver software that sits on top of existing IT systems and infrastructure to transform data into actionable intelligence. Originally developed for the U.S. military, the Ronin Platform is being widely adopted by industry leaders and organizations who recognize the importance of placing the right data, in the right hands, at the right time (now), so that intelligent decisions can be made.
For more than 10 years, RKV Technologies has provided IT project management, application development, systems integration and oversight to governmental entities across the country.
“Coolfire Solutions and RKV Technologies have the experience and capabilities to meet the challenges of government officials who want to maximize the value of technology investments by integrating data yielded from all sources and getting it into the right people’s hands.” said Coolfire Solutions CEO Don Sharp. “By minimizing the gaps in their operations, they will be leveraging their resources and improving efficiencies.”
“While government agencies and companies have many IT system solutions in place to effectively perform their work, they need to provide their mobile workforce with the existing systems’ intelligence to perform their jobs,” said RKV Technologies President and CEO Robert Myers. “The Ronin Platform can meet this need while standardizing and simplifying the mobile capabilities without impacting the existing systems. We are excited about our partnership with Coolfire Solutions because it allows RKV to continue to help our customers improve their business processes by enabling their mobile workforce to be more effective and efficient, ultimately reducing operational cost.”
Representatives of Coolfire Solutions and RKV will be meeting with state officials throughout the U.S., including those at the Missouri Information Technology Advisory Board (ITAB) Information Exchange Meeting on Nov. 29.
For more information about Coolfire Solutions and the Ronin Platform, visit https://www.coolfiresolutions.com/
For more information about RKV Technologies, visit https://rkvtechnologies.com/
RKV sponsored and attended the Missouri Corrections Association (MCA) 2017 Fall Conference that occurred September 26 – 28, 2017. The event was held at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri. RKV debuted its mobile case management solution. RKV’s solution utilizes Ronin’s platform which can access information from multiple, disparate systems and present it to a user anywhere; making it the perfect solution for Probation and Parole Field Officers. RKV has worked with Missouri Department of Corrections since the late 1990’s and successfully completed numerous projects. RKV is actively working with the Department of Corrections in New Mexico and Alaska. RKV’s Corrections domain knowledge along with Ronin’s ability to bring the Right Data to the Right Hands, Right Now will not only empower institutional and field staff but improve business processes, safety, and security.
RKV was awarded the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Maintenance Management System (MMS) – Phase I Technical Design and Specifications project. On June 1st, RKV’s team of eight consultants embarked upon this exciting journey with the MoDOT to design the department’s new MMS. The new MMS will be designed so MoDOT’s maintenance employees can plan maintenance operations, record daily work activities, and gather information needed to support decision making. The MMS will integrate with nine existing critical MoDOT systems used for the daily operations of MoDOT’s seven maintenance districts which consist of over 200 maintenance facilities and approximately 3,000 employees across the state of Missouri.
RKV is a proud sponsor of the annual Missouri 10-33 Benevolent Golf Tournament that will be held on September 18, 2017. Missouri 10-33 is a statewide fund for the survivors of Public Safety Officers who have given their lives in service to their fellow citizens. Missouri 10-33 helps enable surviving spouses and children to live comfortably and ease the burden of their loss. The team of golfers that will representing RKV include: Lucy Watts, Dennis Ceglenski, and Dan Deschenes. We wish them the best of luck!
RKV enjoys having opportunities like these to help support the local community.
RKV will be attending the career fair in Rolla at Missouri S&T, September 26, 2017. We are hoping to build relationships with local talent and strengthen our ties to the Missouri community. This is a great opportunity for RKV to find students seeking internships, alumni career placement, and to recruit students ready to enter the workforce. Missouri S&T is nationally recognized for developing some of the best engineers around! RKV will be recruiting for Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Business Students.
RKV works to provide high quality resources for all of our clients. As technology changes we are expanding our workforce and our experience to remain the employer of choice and serve our great clients! RKV has a high success rate providing knowledgeable resources that provide superior customer service and projection completion on schedule.