May
2008

Hamilton County Awards in4mation With Professional Services Contract

Once again in4mation has successfully bid on the professional services contract with Hamilton County extending its working relationship to over a decade, a very proud Gary Rahn recently announced. Rahn, Director of in4mation and GBBN’s Director of Operations said, “We couldn’t be more pleased that the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners on behalf of the Department of County Facilities accepted our bid to provide consulting and supporting services as its ARCHIBUS partner.”

As the vendor selected, in4 will provide ARCHIBUS services, website hosting, and data warehousing services for the county’s facilities and properties, as well as develop non-standard modules, customizations of standard modules, and database management services.

“The project involves the building and maintenance of Hamilton County Facilities Department’s existing ARCHIBUS System and the associated website,” said Rahn. “It’s a continuation of a phased approach to expand the depth of information and documentation of Hamilton County facilities.”

The ARCHIBUS software is being used in the development of the electronic tools in formats that generate measurements and management information that is meaningful to Hamilton County.

“The existing ARCHIBUS database contains over 4.2 million square feet of inventoried space,” said Rahn. “It will be maintained, updated and expanded on an ongoing basis.”

The County has an open environment for its ARCHIBUS website through Internet Explorer.  Authorized users have the freedom to explore the database through the Internet without the application software on their computers. “Users are able to review drawings, manage maintenance work orders, view equipment information, generate reports, and upload files,” said Rahn. He added, “The software used marries the best of ARCHIBUS with sophisticated web technology, allowing the website to be updated as often as necessary to meet the changing needs of the County.”

in4mation played an integral part in the development of the existing system and will continue to be responsible for providing support and development within the system along with the on-going maintenance of the system and for the website’s continuing growth.

“We’ve been working very closely with the County on developing and improving this process for over 10 years,” said Rahn. “We look forward to continuing this successful relationship and thank the County administrators for their support and confidence.”