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GCR Inc. Acquires MB3, Deepens Grants Management Technology Portfolio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

About GCR
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.
About MB3:
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.

PCC Launches New Dealer Licensing System

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.

Karen Gee
Karen.Gee@pcctg.com
614.338.9113

Seth Klaskin
Seth.Klaskin@pcctg.com
860.580.7301

Indiana’s INBiz Named National Finalist for the 2018 NASS IDEAS Award

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.

GCR Named GovTech 100 Company

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.

INBiz Recognized With 2017 Government-to-Business Experience Award

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.

About PCC
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.

PCC to attend 40th Annual IACA Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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.

PCC Election Software Enables Record-Breaking Early Vote Numbers in Texas

Austin, Texas- Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Unofficial results show that nearly 8.9 million Texans cast ballots in Tuesday’s presidential election, surpassing the state’s record 8 million voters in 2008 – all processed by PCC’s ElectioNet™ Election Management software employed by the Texas Secretary of State. PCC has implemented a full suite of Elections Management solutions in Texas, from voter registration and election management to jury management functions for more than 13 million registered voters in the state.

PCC’s ElectioNet™ platform was designed to fully automate election office operations and can be deployed in modular fashion. ElectioNet™ supports every aspect of an election agency including Voter Registration, Election Set-up, Candidate Management, Voting District Management, Manage Polling Places, Poll Worker Management , Absentee and Regular Ballot Management, Elections History Tracking and Petition Management.

PCC, 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.

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PCC Election Software Behind All-Time Early Voting Record in Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia – Monday, November 7, 2016

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that early voting has hit an all-time record, with 2,129,316 ballots cast thus far – all processed by PCC’s ElectioNet™ Election Management software employed by the Georgia Secretary of State since 2012. PCC has implemented a full suite of Elections Management solutions in Georgia, from Voter Registration and Election Night Reporting to the “My Voter Page” public portal allowing voters to check registration status, sample ballots and voting locations.

“Technology and hard work by our state and county election officials have made the right to vote easier and easier to exercise over the past decade,” said Kemp. PCC is proud to provide this technology to 16 states, including Georgia.

PCC’s ElectioNet™ platform was designed to fully automate election office operations and can be deployed in modular fashion. ElectioNet™ supports every aspect of an election agency including Voter Registration, Election Set-up, Candidate Management, Voting District Management, Manage Polling Places, Poll Worker Management, Absentee and Regular Ballot Management, Elections History Tracking and Petition Management.

PCC, 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.

http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/kemp_georgia_shatters_2008_early_voting_record

Vermont Rolls Out Online Voter Registration, Looks To Future

Montpelier, VT, Thursday, October 22, 2015

Secretary of State Jim Condos unveiled Vermont’s new online voter registration system Thursday, a network built over two years that officials hope will boost voter turnout in future elections.

“The biggest obstacle to registering people to vote is convenience,” said Gov. Peter Shumlin, speaking at City Hall. “And what this allows is for folks to go online, to register and to be able to participate in the most important democracy in the world.”

Out of the 665,000 people living in Vermont, roughly 440,000 are registered to vote, Condos said. The online system will boost this number in the coming months, he hopes, as Vermonters can now register online or in person up until the Wednesday before the 2016 election, Condos said.

The new software also allows voters to request and track absentee ballots, retrieve directions to polling places and view real-time election results, officials said.

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https://vtdigger.org/2015/10/22/vermont-rolls-out-online-voter-registration-looks-to-future-initiatives/

Secretary of State gives INBiz portal boost at Centier

Indianapolis, IN, Thursday, September 29, 2016

More than 40 small business owners as well as representatives of nonprofit organizations and larger CPA and law firms learned more about the state’s INBiz online portal at Centier Bank’s Corporate Centre on Thursday morning.

Whether businesses are a century old or new start-ups, the online portal provides a secure one-stop resource to register and maintain their enterprises, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson told her audience at the bank.

Launched in April by the Secretary of State’s office, INBiz is administered by the office’s business services division and replaces the state’s old legacy system that was used for years. All businesses registered on the legacy system are now part of INBiz, she said.

New businesses are “one of the driving forces behind Indiana’s economy,” Lawson said.

The aim of the online portal is to make it easier for new and existing companies to do business with the state by allowing them to use one username and password.

The home page at www.inbiz.in.gov allows visitors to do business searches without registering for an account. This business search feature is the most popular with more than 50,000 people accessing the site to date according to Google Analytics, Lawson said.

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