A program by the State of Ohio to award that State’s veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts with a cash bonus has become reality through the development and implementation of a customized technology developed by LECG (NASDAQ:XPRT), the global business advisory services firm. The platform created by LECG utilizes the firm’s proprietary BenefiTRAC SM web-based benefits management system. This highly configurable system will facilitate the processing of an expected 200,000 claims by Ohio veterans. In addition to delivering the BenefiTRAC SM application utilized for the Ohio Veterans Bonus Program the LECG team completed a full build-out including hardware and telecommunications for the inbound call center. “We are proud to be awarded the opportunity to help Ohio’s veterans receive this reward which they so rightly deserve,” said Robert Drover, LECG Managing Director who led the firm’s effort. “This project began for us on June 1st of this year and we were especially pleased to have the system in place and operating in time for Ohio Governor Ted Strickland’s launch announcement on Aug. 24, 2010.” http://www.governor.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=1767 Speaking on behalf of the Department of Veterans Services, Director Bill Hartnett complemented the work of the project team indicating his surprise that the processing operation was up and running in less than nine months from the voter approval of the bond issue. LECG’s BenefiTRAC SM technology delivers a total benefits management solutions useful in a wide array of applications useful in both the public and private sectors. Advanced features of the technology include prebuilt functions with allow for rapid application development; Adobe PDF integration for document management and mail-merge processes; accounts payable integration with many commercial accounting systems; on-demand reporting, role-based security, paperless processing and status-driven workflow process. “This is LECG’s second foray into Veteran’s Benefit Services,” says Managing Director, Charles Woods responsible for the firm’s State and Local government practice. “LECG currently manages the Pennsylvania Persian Gulf Veterans Benefit program and we are fully-equipped to assist other State-level Veterans departments.”
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