NIC Wins $25 Million California Deal

National Information Consortium Inc. has won a five-year, $25 million contract from the California secretary of state to provide a comprehensive information management and filing system, the company announced Sept. 7.

NIC of Overland Park, Kan., and its subsidiary, NIC Conquest Inc. of Sacramento, Calif., will be assisted on the project by Deloitte Consulting of New York and Unisys Corp. of Blue Bell, Pa.

Under the contract, NIC and its subcontractors will provide a Web-enabled document management and filing system that will allow agency customers, primarily from the banking and legal communities, to search, retrieve and submit documents online.

NIC expects to spend two years building the system and establishing the interfaces with California.

The project includes comprehensive back-office document and revenue management systems, Internet applications that will take about 90 percent of the agency's business programs division services online, and imaging and indexing of more than 10 million pages of historical documents.

Unisys will integrate its electronic work flow and imaging system, assist with technical architecture, oversee file conversion and provide additional project support. Deloitte will manage an extensive training and operational improvement program during development and implementation.

For its part, NIC will provide three years of onsite support and maintenance for the system and marketing consultation to drive adoption within the legal and banking industries.

The California secretary of state chose NIC over companies that included Oracle Corp. of Redwood Shores, Calif., Microsoft Corp. of Redmond, Wash., and PricewaterhouseCoopers of New York.

The project is the largest NIC has won, said the company. NIC Conquest provides document management, filing and other online secretary of state services in more than 80 county agencies and several states.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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