The Illinois Funds system incorporates a program titled Illinois E-Pay that allows for participating State of Illinois governmental entities to accept electronic payment for services and fees. The program has over 900 participating entities. Participants vary widely in the items which must be accommodated, from property tax records from County Treasurers to book fees for local school districts. First deployed over a decade ago, Illinois E-pay stood in need of updating to its technology and scope and modernization of its approach to electronic payment processing.
MSF&W was selected to re-write the original E-Pay system, migrating it from a Java-based application to a Microsoft platform using standard Microsoft development tools and products. MSF&W conducted a confirmation of requirements, developed specifications, and developed the new E-pay system. New technology, including new credit card and electronic payment handling complying with industry standards and best practices, were incorporated. MSF&W deployed the system and assisted with training and rollout, including participant conversions from the old system to the new.
Dr. Renken wished to implement a custom mobile application to support patient and employee management. He approached MSF&W with a conceptual design, a desired platform, and basic vision for his application. Earlier work with another technology partner had stalled. MSF&W was provided a list of functionality that had not yet been completed, screen mock-ups, and some basic requirements. Dr. Renken needed a technical partner to get his project back on track.
The agency was faced with limited access to health-related data that was maintained in many disparate files, databases, and spreadsheets. IQuery was conceived as a web-based community health data query system maintained by the Illinois Department of Public Health, which facilitates the upload of data from multiple sources and provides parameter driven query capability supported by most browsers.
CWD set out to redesign and update an employment services portal known as Illinois workNet. The Illinois workNet Portal and Program is a partnership between CWD, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The system is designed to provide real-time access to workforce development resources aimed at job-seekers, businesses, and workforce professionals.
MSF&W developers were responsible for the migration of existing data that resided on the old Illinois workNet site. They developed the database hierarchy, topology, and site map, while implementing responsive design. The project was organized using an agile methodology.
Development technologies involved were SharePoint 2013, .NET 4.5, SQL Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 & 2013, and SharePoint Designer 2013.