DocPoint Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Quality Associates, Inc., focused on providing Microsoft® SharePoint® to organizations that are looking to expand employee collaboration and increase the exchange of information, today announced the implementation of a new document sharing and management system for the Miami-Dade Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. The customized electronic document management system (EDMS) included the installation of a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) – software that allows employees to share information and documents over a secure intranet – and a tailored document capture and management software solution.
The Miami-Dade Housing Authority expands affordable housing opportunities in Miami-Dade counties through the administration of federal subsidies and work with builders, developers, lenders, and private housing providers. The Miami-Dade Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list became active in 2008 when 72,000 families applied for the program.
The system implemented by DocPoint Solutions will make it possible to scan hundreds of thousands of pages categorized into more than 250 unique document types, including applications, income certifications, immigration status forms, and birth certificates. Once scanned, the documents will be stored as TIF files. The addition of a MOSS system, scanners, and document capture software will enable the nonprofit’s employees – even those in remote locations – to easily access needed information from their desktops through the SharePoint system.
Quadel Consulting Corporation, a national provider of outsourced management, consulting, and training solutions to the affordable housing industry, was selected by the Miami-Dade Housing Authority in December 2008 to oversee the day-to-day management of its Housing Choice Voucher Program. Quadel brought in DocPoint Solutions under an existing contract to complete the specialized document management system and scanning work.
Bob Dickerson, DocPoint Solutions, vice president, said, “We are glad to have implemented a solution that makes the day-to-day jobs easier for the employees of the Miami-Dade Housing Choice Voucher Program. Sharing needed information about a program participant or potential member was a time-consuming and tedious process. Having the documents available on the new SharePoint server will make it faster and easier for staff to locate and share the information.”
About DocPoint Solutions, Inc.
DocPoint Solutions is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that specializes in implementing, training, and supporting Microsoft Office SharePoint and its integrated suite of products. With a focus on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and document capture, the company provides a full range of consultative services and support to a wide range of federal, state, and local governments, as well as private and commercial enterprises seeking to fully utilize the inherent value of Microsoft SharePoint. DocPoint is also an approved SharePoint Deployment Planning Service Provider (SDPS).
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 www.docpointsolutions.com.