Adobe and Covansys Partner to Provide Benefits and Services Administration Solutions to Governments
Companies Collaborate on Solutions for Enabling Governments to Streamline the Process of Administering Unemployment Benefits and Services
SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 16, 2005 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) and Covansys Corporation (NASDAQ: CVNS) announced they are working together to deliver benefits and services administration solutions to federal, state and local government agencies. The combination of Adobe® LiveCycle™ software and Covansys systems integration and consulting services will make it easier for agencies to automate benefits enrollment, extend processes beyond the network to field workers and service providers, and comply with privacy and security mandates.
The first outcome of this relationship will be a solution for delivering unemployment benefits and services to constituents. In April 2005 the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Department of Labor reported there are 7.7 million unemployed people nationwide. The government pays out $45.6 billion annually in benefit payments to unemployed workers or workers disabled as a result of work-related injuries or illnesses. With the joint Adobe and Covansys solution constituents will be able to download and fill out intelligent forms at their convenience, and submit them electronically or by paper. The result is a substantially faster application-to-enrollment process, minimizing the time for constituents to receive unemployment benefits.
“Government agencies that administer benefits and services struggle to respond to high volumes of claims in a timely manner and comply with security and privacy mandates,” said Eugene Lee, vice president of product marketing for the Intelligent Document Business Unit at Adobe. “As a result of Adobe’s collaboration with Covansys, agencies will be able to transition from paper to electronic processes, while leveraging their investments in current systems - resulting in improved services to constituents, streamlined processes and compliance with regulatory mandates.”
“At Covansys we are focused on providing solutions that help state and local governments meet both their enterprise and domain-specific IT needs,” said Bryce Haws, senior vice president, Covansys Public Sector Practice. “With Adobe LiveCycle software, Adobe is uniquely addressing the process management and document security requirements, essential to benefits and services administration solutions.”
By combining the business logic and data exchange capabilities of XML with the visual fidelity, security and reliability of Adobe PDF, Adobe LiveCycle makes it easier for organizations to more effectively create and share information across the extended enterprise. Adobe LiveCycle transforms static documents into Intelligent Documents that enable people to participate in document-based workflows - using only the Adobe Reader® or a Web Browser - that integrate with existing systems. Adobe LiveCycle also makes it easy for organizations to apply business and security policies and rules to business processes helping to ensure compliance with corporate, industry and government mandates.
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Headquartered in Michigan, Covansys Corporation (NASDAQ: CVNS) is a global consulting and technology services company specializing in industry-specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services. Clients gain competitive advantage by leveraging our unique onsite/offsite/offshore delivery capability to achieve rapid deployment, world-class quality and reduced costs. A leader in the public sector market, Covansys is also known for application maintenance and development outsourcing in the healthcare, financial services, retail and distribution, manufacturing, telecommunications and high-tech industries. Founded in 1985, Covansys now has over 6,000 employees and consultants worldwide. Covansys was one of the first U.S.-based IT services companies to establish offshore facilities in India, and is a pioneer in seamlessly integrating offshore capabilities into its offerings. Two of the company’s three wholly owned development centers in India are assessed at Level 5 in SEI CMM®. All three are ISO 9001:2000 certified and assessed at Level 5 in PCMM®. Covansys was named one of the leading IT companies for state and local governments in 2002 and 2003 by Washington Technology magazine, and one of the top 500 solution providers in 2002 and 2003 by VARBusiness magazine. Visit our Web site: www.covansys.com .
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