The Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) provides training and certification for law enforcement officers and related disciplines throughout the State of Maine. When MCJA approached Informa Systems, their current training system was not web-based and exhibited a number of limitations including the inability to automate training processes. This lack of flexibility and inadequacy of their current officer information management were the main drivers for MCJA to upgrade their system to InformaOne.
Significantly throughout the implementation, Informa Systems also provided numerous additional customizations, within the program budget, to further enhance the capabilities of the system. MCJA was 'ecstatic' with the system delivered.
MCJA had over 20 years of historical records which were not optimally stored or indexed. Using the Historical Import functionality in InformaOne, Informa Systems wrote numerous translation programs to map this data to the InformaOne schema.
Law enforcement officers within the State of Maine can be attached to more than one department, commonly in rural districts. Most organization data structures have a one-to-one mapping between employees and organizations. Informa Systems had to re-architect the database to support the one-to-many mapping and re-code and test to meet this challenging one-to-many rule.