JetForm lands role on National Guard Bureau's RCAS

JetForm Corp. last week said it may sell up to 56,700 licenses of its electronic forms products under the National Guard Bureau's Reserve Component Automation System.

JetForm will provide software, services and training to support RCAS. The software will be used to automate purchase orders, requisitions and other administrative and logistical forms within 10,500 Army Reserve and National Guard units. JetForm was added to RCAS in February. Boeing Information Services holds the contract.

The RCAS project is important for JetForm, which has had most of its early federal successes among civilian agencies. Symantec Corp.'s Delrina Group, JetForm's forms rival, has traditionally been strong in the Defense Department.

"[RCAS] is squarely in the middle of the DOD environment," said Lynne K. Boyd, senior vice president of government operations in JetForm's Falls Church, Va., office. "DOD is ready to move to the next generation of electronic forms solutions."

Mark Demers, director of marketing at JetForm, said the company has seen growth over the past nine months in the DOD sector. The company launched its federal operation about 18 months ago.

JetForm's products are also available through the Army's Sustaining Base Information Services program. Also, the Army plans to add standard Army forms in JetForm format to the standard Army Publications and Printing CD, according to JetForm.

In civilian activity, the Coast Guard recently converted about 1,000 forms into JetForm format.

In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has selected JetForm over Delrina and Novell Inc. for use in a grants and programs administration system, said Diana King, a team leader and computer systems analyst with ACF. ACF is evaluating a small JetForm installation and plans to embark on an agencywide system in fiscal 1997.

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