AMS, Trillium focus on government

American Management Systems Inc. this week announced an ongoing partnership

with Trillium Software Inc. to deliver data quality solutions to AMS' clients,

with a renewed focus on government markets.

AMS clients can embed Trillium's utilities — especially their data cleansing

and consolidation functions — in customized applications or install them

as components of an enterprisewide architecture, said Mary Kaye Vavasour,

manager of AMS data quality services. AMS is an international business and

information technology consulting firm.

Vavasour said AMS selected Trillium's data cleansing tool "because of

the breadth of its functionality and the quality of support that underlies

it." She also said it has been particularly useful in data conversion projects.

For one large-city client, the AMS/Trillium team helped eliminate a

data duplication problem involving millions of name and address records.

"In four months, we reduced the size of the file 90 percent," Vavasour said.

"Without that, the city would have had significant service interruptions."

AMS and Trillium have teamed up on a number of state and federal clients,

including Kentucky, Virginia and "two, very large federal agencies" that

could not be named because of nondisclosure agreements, said Len Dubois,

Trillium's vice president of marketing.

"All of our government business is through AMS, which has expertise

in that [arena]," Dubois said, adding that the government business includes

experience at the international level as well. "For government to have the

ability to manage and cleanse data in multiple languages is an enormous

asset for them."

Vavasour said AMS is talking to several state and federal agencies that

are considering using an AMS/Trillium solution, and Dubois was even more

optimistic. "We're hoping to announce the next one in June," he said.

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