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Client Overview: Senior Business Analyst

The Illinois Department on Aging helps the elderly live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older people must evolve as well because longevity means more when quality of life is enhanced. Working with Area Agencies on Aging, community-based service providers and older people themselves, the Illinois Department on Aging strives to improve quality of life for current and future generations of older Illinoisans.

Technology Assessment Project!

The primary objective of the Technology Assessment was to review the Aging Network’s existing Information, Application, and Technical infrastructures, versus its processes and organizations, to determine and how IDOA’s shared business needs may impact technology in the future.

Consequently, the Illinois Department on Aging engaged Deloitte Consulting to perform an analysis of the Aging Network’s current systems, data sharing and reporting tools, their impact on clients and agencies, and to assist in the creation of a multi-year technology road-map aligned with the Aging Network’s strategic vision.

  • This involved site visits by the project team business analysts, project manager and program manager to 13 Area Agencies on Aging, 3 Care Coordination Units and I.D.O.A. administrative head offices; including identification of current systems in-use, data sharing and reporting tools and high-level analysis of the current state (As-Is) business processes.

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Infowave

Client Overview: Senior Business Analyst

Infowave acquired its product offering with the purchase of Telispark from Deloitte Consulting in 2004. Infowave Software developed software that enabled employees to access corporate networks using wireless devices such as laptops, personal digital assistants, and mobile phones.

Echo by Infowave!

  • Its Echo by Infowave software suite was composed of configurable modules (COTS) used in field service, supply chain, and asset management operations for reliable wireless transmission of data using a PDA device or Notebook (i.e. Panasonic Toughbook) and facilitated more efficient field force operations and productivity. Infowave targeted the utility, oil and gas, government, telecom, and other vertically integrated industries.
  • The system architecture included java J2EE platform utilizing middleware (i.e. TIBCO/WBISF) that integrated with SAP, PeopleSoft, and Passport ERP(s), including Oracle databases.
  • Infowave Software partnered with IBM USA to utilize their IBM® WebSphere® Business Integration Server Foundation (WBISF) to help link business processes with software applications.

Work Order Management, Supply Chain, and Scada Solutions

  • As the Professional Services, Business Analyst, Lezlie Tanasiuk was responsible for requirements analysis, preparation of the functional specification (Solution Design Document) including wireframe mock-ups for Chevron Pipeline and Shell Oil work order management and SCADA solutions.

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