New Orleans, LA, February 13, 2019
PCC’s parent company, GCR Inc. (GCR) announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of software and disaster recovery services from STR Grants LLC’s (STR) grants management line of business. STR’s HUD/CDBG technology, eGrantsPlus, joins forces with GCR’s experienced recovery and resilience team as well as MB3’s EMGrantsPro, a FEMA grants management application acquired by GCR in July of 2018. The combined solutions under GCR provide state and local governments with one source for navigating their grants management and recovery needs.
“GCR and STR began a working relationship during the recovery effort for Hurricane Katrina. GCR’s team managed the distribution of federal funding using our application. It was a great match,” said Scott Meyer, Founder and President of STR. “Formalizing this union creates a seamless grants management offering that can be used to help other states recover from natural disasters.”
“This is the second acquisition in our grants management, recovery, and resilience sector,” said Dan Cox, GCR’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve combined STR and MB3’s grant management applications with GCR’s HUD and FEMA expertise. The result is powerful – our team brings to market a one-stop solution that has a track record of managing the recoveries of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.”
Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on grants management, critical infrastructure, land management, elections, and government business services. GCR and its subsidiaries PCC Technology Inc. and MB3 have clients in 49 states.
STR, of Fairfax, VA, is a software development and professional services firm supporting clients in the government and private sectors. Founded in 1985, STR developed its original grants management software for the Corporation for National and Community Service, allowing them to eliminate all paper grant applications within a year. Since 2006, STR’s software has been used to support HUD/CDBG Disaster Recovery programs in Mississippi, Louisiana, and New Jersey. STR’s eGrantsPlus has distributed over $15 billion in grant awards to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Sandy.
Windsor, CT, January 24, 2019
PCC Technology Inc. (PCC), a leading government software provider, announced today that it has successfully released the latest version of ElectioNet, its award-winning suite of Voter Registration and Election Administration software. Designed to fully automate election office operations, ElectioNet offers a portal used by local election officials to manage voter rolls and support election activities; a public website where voters can register to vote, check their registration status, and view their voter profile; and robust reporting, extracting, and analytical functions with routines necessary to support the entire election community.
“This has been one of the most exciting projects, and we’re proud to finally introduce our work to the public,” says Vishal Hanjan, Assistant VP of Product Management at PCC. “It was about taking something we did well and bringing it to a whole new level. We upgraded the underlying technology and made the new ElectioNet easier to use and more secure than ever. The best part is there’s more to come; we’re a part of the elections security community and we’re listening to Secretaries’ offices around the country and continuing to build improvements into ElectioNet every day.”
This release features a significant upgrade to all aspects of the system, including a new user interface which has been reengineered by an expert team of UI/UX designers with input from election officials. Other ElectioNet v9 enhancements include:
- Critical infrastructure security updates, including multi-factor authentication
- Simpler screen navigation and reduced clicks
- Mobile-friendly interface designed to optimally function on device browsers
- Advanced GIS functionality
- Technology upgrades, including the latest Java version
- Improved browser compatibility
- Robust My Voter Portal with optional Online Voter Registration
- Seamless integration with our Campaign Finance System allowing elections to be set up in only one place
“ElectioNet v9 is a product of our commitment to constant innovation. We take our role as industry leaders, especially in the election domain, very seriously. This application was introduced to the market before HAVA laws that now mandate this type of software were written. It is used in 16 states to support nearly a thousand elections. Because of this, we invest heavily in its future, not just in R&D but with nearly 50 technical resources dedicated to keeping it at the forefront of election technology,” said Dan Cox, PCC’s Chief Executive Officer.
ElectioNet v9 was introduced to current clients at the end of 2018 and will be unveiled at the NASS 2019 Winter Conference on February 1st, 2019. To see the full list of enhancements or to receive a product demonstration, please speak to one of our sales representatives today.
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR Inc. (GCR) in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.
Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on critical infrastructure, land management, grants management, elections, and government business services.
New Orleans, LA, January 8, 2019
GCR Inc. (GCR) once again received the honor of being included in GovTech’s Top 100 list, which is comprised of “companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States.” This recognition is important to GCR and its related companies, MB3 Inc. (MB3) and PCC Technologies Inc. (PCC), and it reaffirms PCC’s position as the premier provider of software solutions for Secretaries of State across the country.
Connecticut Speaker of the House Appoints Aresimwicz Appoints Seth Klaskin of PCC to Data Analysis Technology Advisory Board
Windsor, Connecticut, September 25, 2018
PCC Technology Inc. (PCC) Sales Executive Seth Klaskin was appointed in August 2018 to the Data Analysis Technology Advisory Board (DATA Board) of the Connecticut General Assembly. Appointed by Speaker of the House Joseph Aresimowicz, Klaskin’s term on the DATA Board is coterminous with the Speaker’s tenure.
Formed with the passage of Public Act 18-175, which extends the Office of the Chief Data Officer as a permanent official in the Office of Policy and Management (previously created by an Executive Order of Governor Dannel Malloy), the DATA Board’s mission is to advise the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government and municipalities regarding data policy. The first order of business for this new advisory board will be to assist Chief Data Officer Tyler Kleykamp in developing the state’s first State Data Plan. Required by the Act to be redrafted every two years, the State Data Plan includes the adoption of policies to assist agencies in making public data accessible in electronic format, as required by the law.
Prior to his employment with PCC, Klaskin served for almost nine years as the Director of Business Services at the Office of the Secretary of the State of Connecticut. While there, he coordinated with PCC to modernize the CONCORD online business and UCC registry and to design the award-winning CT Online Business Startup Tool, a Business One Stop portal application that utilizes a wizard-style user interface to assist entrepreneurs in forming and registering their businesses across a panoply of state agencies. Klaskin led the Secretary’s efforts on the Connecticut Bar Association LLC Act Drafting Subcommittee to draft Article 2 (filing provisions) of the new LLC Act (adopted in 2016). He also served on several legislative and policy advisory committees, including several years as the Secretary’s designee to the Steering Committee of the Connecticut Data Collaborative, a public-private partnership dedicated to making public data accessible to support policy making and other public uses.
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR Inc. (GCR) in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market, and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software solutions to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure filing administration, and land management administration. PCC is also a pioneer in the field of Business One Stop, Health Data Portals, and other portal technologies that support public policy making, enable interagency collaboration, and connect citizens to their government with unprecedented simplicity.
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New Orleans, LA, July 19, 2018
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New Orleans-based public sector software and services firm, GCR Inc. (GCR), expanded this week by acquiring MB3 of Ottawa, Canada, a leading provider of recovery and grants management software. Integrating MB3 products into GCR’s suite creates a robust offering for clients that manage, oversee, and distribute federal funding, including HUD, FEMA, aviation agencies, and municipalities.
“MB3 deepens our grants management capabilities and furthers our commitment to improve the software and services we provide today,” said Dan Cox, GCR’s CEO.
“I am excited for MB3 to enter our next chapter with GCR. We look forward to continuing to deliver quality solutions for our clients, while leveraging GCR’s subject matter expertise and resources to enhance our offerings,” said Matt Blakely, CEO of MB3.
Since 1979, GCR has developed an industry-leading suite of services and software focused on critical infrastructure, land management, grants management, elections, and government business services. GCR and its subsidiary, PCC Technology Inc., have clients in 8 countries and 49 states.
MB3 was started in response to an ever-growing need to manage grants for disasters throughout the United States. Since MB3’s inception in 2005, 17 states have used MB3 tools to help them better their recovery and grant management process.
Windsor, Connecticut, June 26, 2018
In 2016, PCC was asked to develop an online dealer licensing system that offers online automation to motor vehicle and watercraft dealers within their client state. After going live in May of 2017, PCC has spent the last year delivering key releases.
New online dealer functionality, including the creation of a Dashboard which provides information regarding status, notifications, and payments, is now available to provide efficiency and flexibility when doing the following activities:
- Applying for a new or temporary dealer license and processing license renewals
- Ordering additional plates
- Making payments online (versus having to send in checks)
- Increasing plate limits online
- Updating Bond and Insurance information online
- Printing interim motor vehicle and motorcycle license plates for act of sale
- Reporting a license plate status (stolen, lost, etc.) and requesting replacement plates
The general public can use the system to:
- Search and identify Dealer Status (is the dealer active and in good standing, have they been suspended, etc.)
- Print results
- File general complaints online
Important general functionality includes:
- Critical notifications, alerts, and correspondence are automatically sent to Dealers (including license renewals, plate limits, dealer status, etc.)
- New vehicle and temporary tag files are updated nightly, allowing relevant systems to show the accuracy of a registered vehicle
- Consumer complaints are managed though an integrated process
- Dealers are notified directly from the system when onsite visits are scheduled due to compliance issues, complaints, and/or investigations
- Court dockets capturing case management activities can be printed directly from the application
- Thorough report/accounting of how to distribute collected revenue that balances with all transactions within the system
For more information on how your state can implement a Dealer Licensing System, please contact Karen Gee or Seth Klaskin.
Windsor, CT, March 6, 2018
Indiana’s INBiz, a multi-award winning Business One Stop portal built by PCC, was named one of four national finalists for the 2018 NASS IDEAS Award, which recognizes innovation, dedication, excellence and achievement in service in state programing. Representatives from Indiana will join other finalists to showcase their state’s program during the upcoming NASS 2018 Summer Conference, which will take place from July 13 to July 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“Secretaries of State are always working to improve services and engage with their citizens. The IDEAS Award recognizes outstanding state programs at a national level which have demonstrated a significant contribution to their state.” said NASS Awards Committee Co-Chair Al Jaeger, North Dakota Secretary of State. “These outstanding state initiatives will be presented during the NASS Summer Conference in Philadelphia from which a national honoree will be selected. Regardless of which state is selected as the IDEAS Award recipient, each nominee has provided an excellent service for its state.”
The full list of finalists include:
California – Digital Archives: A Public-Private Partnership with Google
Colorado – Cybersecurity Protects Election Integrity Initiative
Indiana – INBiz
Mississippi – Y’all Business
We appreciate NASS’s recognition of INBiz, and we congratulate Secretary of State Connie Lawson and her team for their leadership in innovation and commitment to the people of Indiana.
New Orleans, LA, January 9, 2018
GCR Inc. (GCR) received the honor of being included in GovTech’s Top 100 list for 2018. This list is comprised of “companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States.” The award recognizes GCR’s market leadership in public sector software and, as a GCR company, it reaffirms PCC’s position as the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country.
Windsor, Connecticut – Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Indiana’s business one stop portal, INBiz, is being recognized in the 2017 Government-to-Business Experience category at the Center for Digital Government’s annual conference on September 15th. The portal was chosen for its outstanding website and online user experience.
This is not the first award for the young application (launched in April of 2016); it has also received an IACA Merit Award for Technological Innovation and Indiana’s Digital Government Summit Award for Best Application Serving the Public – State.
“INBiz would not be the success it is without PCC and its parent company, GCR,” said Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson. “They have worked side-by-side with our team to understand our users’ needs and to create a product that delivers an unprecedented digital government experience. I appreciate their efforts and dedication to putting businesses and citizens first.”
PCC Technology Inc. (PCC) is proud of its relationship with Indiana and is honored to serve as a partner in the creation of such an innovative solution.
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.
Windsor, Connecticut – Friday, May 19, 2017
PCC is glad to announce that we will be attending the The 40th Annual International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Conference, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 21st – 25th.
All attendees are welcome to visit us at our booth and in the Seaport Room, where we will be hosting demonstrations of our Business One Stop product from May 22nd – May 24th.
The International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) is a professional association for government administrators of business organization and secured transaction record systems at the state, provincial, territorial, and national level in any jurisdiction which has or anticipates development of such systems. IACA is dedicated to the education of and exchange of ideas among its members at annual general meetings and through newsletters throughout the year. Emphasis is placed on greater efficiency in government and in providing superior service at the least possible cost.
PCC Technology Inc., a subsidiary of GCR Inc., is based in Windsor, Connecticut and provides technology solutions critical to modernizing our nation’s democratic process, streamlining business services, and maintaining public trust and confidence in our government’s leaders and offices.