Licensing made easy for Oklahoma Accountancy Board

The Oklahoma Accountancy Board (OAB) is charged with safeguarding the public welfare by prescribing and regulating the professional conduct of individual registrants, and registered firms authorized to engage in the practice of public accounting in the State of Oklahoma.

Licensing made easy for Oklahoma Accountancy Board

Implementing AMANDA will support Oklahoma’s efforts to be more efficient and business friendly environment by

• Automating the licensing renewal process

• Making it easy configure the system to meet changes in legislation

• Moving application lifecycle management online

• Tracking continuing education and certification

• Improved reporting and business intelligence

• Providing a single enterprise platform for all State licensing agencies

On June 27, 2011, the Oklahoma Accountancy Board (OAB), in conjunction with the Office of State Finance (OSF), entered into an engagement with CSDC to implement a Statewide En­terprise Licensing Management System. Through multiple iterations of modeling, prototype, design, analysis, and end user training, CSDC has provided a solution that can meet the demands while providing efficiencies and overall effectiveness of OAB’s work-flow.

OAB currently oversees the full life cycle of a licensee through two SQL databases and unique user interfaces, named ARSYS and CANSYS respectively. With an average of 1,000 active candidates, 12,000 practicing CPA/PAs, nearly 1,000 public accounting firms and databases contain outdated functionality and logic. The identification of the need for a centralized database and a more automated approach to license management was apparent. Through discovery sessions with Subject Matter Experts and CSDC, five specific concerns were documented.

• Consolidation of Master Data

• Integration with NASBA/ PeopleSoft/ ok.gov

• Inefficient Business Processes

• Online Application/Renewals

• Management Tracking

The solution was CSDC’s AMANDA platform. AMANDA is a proven solution used throughout North and Latin America by governments, at all levels, to automate all licensing business pro­cesses including application reviews, exams, renewals, audits, fees, complaints, investigations, legal action, and compliance activities. The AMANDA platform enables government licensing and regulatory bodies to improve efficiency, transparency, citizen services, and public safety even in an era characterized by shrinking budgets and limited resources.

The key benefit of AMANDA is the ability to provide a flexible and configurable design within a proven framework. The best practices can be leveraged against a client’s normal work-flow providing a less extreme change management. The AMANDA platform addresses OAB’s concerns through:

Consolidation of Master Data

AMANDA consolidates all of master data relating to property, people, assets, and vehicles into a single database. AMANDA connects Master Data to track such things as fees, documents, attachments, conditions, and violations, or any number of user defined fields.

Dynamic Work-flow Engine

AMANDA’s powerful dynamic work-flow engine enables agencies to control and improve the management of tasks and activities for all staff in all locations. It also allows agencies to improve or re-engineer business processes.

Integration with NASBA/ PeopleSoft/ ok.gov

Through AMANDA EAI, the platform provides a number of configurable, web-services based integration adaptors for Financial & Accounting Systems, GIS, Electronic Document Manage­ment, HR, IVR (phone pay, compliance letters), Federal Statistics (e-file), Legacy Systems, and other third party systems.

Online Application/Renewals

AMANDA’s fully integrated, configurable online services module, AMANDA Public Portal, allows businesses and citizens to safely and securely apply for, submit, track, manage, and pay for applications online. Public access can be extended even further with AMANDA RFS, an inte­grated request call center module and complaints management system designed to automate the receipt, scheduling, and dispatching of service requests.

Quick Stats

Population

1,000 active candidates

12,000 practising CPA/PAs

and nearly 1,000 public accounting firms.

Challenge

• Consolidation of Master Data

• Integration with NASBA/ PeopleSoft/ ok.gov

• Inefficient Business Processes

• Online Application/Renewals

• Management Tracking.

Solution

AMANDA Licensing Solution

Conclusion

• Automating the licensing renewal process

• Making it easy configure the system to meet changes in legislation

• Moving application life cycle management online

• Tracking continuing education and certification

• Improved reporting and business intelligence

• Providing a single enterprise platform for all State licensing agencies.

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