Fulton, Md. – February 23, 2009 – DocPoint Solutions, (www.docpointsolutions.com), a subsidiary of Quality Associates, Inc., providing Microsoft® SharePoint® to organizations that are looking to expand employee collaboration and increase the exchange of information, today announced the successful implementation of an electronic document sharing system for the New Jersey-based Newark Housing Authority. For the project, DocPoint Solutions implemented Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), which is software that enables employee collaboration via a secure intranet, along with a custom-designed electronic document management system (EDMS).
The MOSS system makes it possible for the 25 employees of Newark’s Housing Choice Voucher program, which serves about 5,000 families in Newark, to share documents and files on a secure intranet portal. The EDMS system enables staff to search for, retrieve, and access needed documentation for program participants directly from their desktop computers. Additionally, organization staff now has the ability to readily convert about 850,000 pages of existing hardcopy documents, which include inspection reports, recertification packages, tenant and owner identification documents, correspondence, and hearing results.
The Newark Housing Authority builds and maintains affordable housing to encourage economic independence and healthy communities. DocPoint Solutions performed the work under an existing contract with Quadel Consulting Corporation, which is a national provider of outsourced management, consulting, and training solutions to the affordable housing industry. In early 2008, the Newark Housing Authority selected Quadel to assume day-to-day oversight and management of its Housing Choice Voucher Program.
Bob Dickerson, vice president, DocPoint Solutions, said, “Organizations that oversee affordable housing programs typically handle records for thousands of tenets. They are tasked with keeping track of what can ultimately add up to millions of hard-copy documents that must be stored and continuously accessed over the years by numerous staff. Managers are finding that too much of their staff’s time and productive energy is spent retrieving and filing hard-copy records. Rather than relying on printed documents, the Newark Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher staff has the means to retrieve documents in a matter of seconds. They also have the ability to add a vast number of files into their new digital document management system, and share and exchange specific information using Microsoft SharePoint.”
DocPoint Solutions provides a full range of consultative services, support, and software for enterprise content management, with a specific focus on providing Microsoft SharePoint to organizations that are looking to expand employee collaboration efforts and increase information exchange across the enterprise. The company primarily provides its services to government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations. DocPoint holds Certified status in Microsoft’s Partner Program.
About DocPoint Solutions, Inc.
A subsidiary of Quality Associates Inc., DocPoint Solutions helps organizations gain efficiencies by maximizing collaborative resources required to excel in today’s competitive environments. By combining state-of-the-art solutions with document management expertise and innovative approaches to systems design and integration, DocPoint Solutions strives to ensure that clients attain new levels of effectiveness and productivity. The company is located in the heart of the
Washington, D.C. and Baltimore technology corridor in Fulton, Maryland. For more information, call 301-490-7725 or visit the company online at www.docpointsolutions.com