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GL Solutions is an employee-owned corporation that delivers customized software solutions for government agencies, helping them modernize, digitize, and automate their regulatory software systems and increase their capacity to serve the public.
GL Suite, Inc., was founded by two administrators with the Oregon Department of Justice’s Charitable Activities Section who were dissatisfied with the regulatory agency software system built by the department’s IT professionals.
While still employed by the DOJ, Bill Moseley and Eric Staley developed a digital licensing system for their section that tracked applications and renewals, managed workflow, and even sent out escalating notices for deficiencies and delinquencies. The software system delivered impressive results: within the first year, the section caught up on a significant backlog of renewals and collected almost $500,000 in fees officials didn’t even know the department was owed.
With a fresh vision for how their software approach could transform regulatory agencies nationwide, Moseley and Staley left the DOJ in the late 1990s to develop enterprise software designed to serve regulatory agency professionals with similar needs.
Applications for Regulatory Agency Software
In the nearly 25 years since, GL Solutions has continued to innovate and evolve its regulatory agency software and related services. Today, GL Suite is transforming and digitizing operations for scores of local and state government agencies and departments nationwide, including:
- Human Services departments (children and family services)
- Home Builders, Construction Industries and Contractors boards
- Medical, Dentistry, Chiropractic and Pharmacy boards
- Cosmetology boards
- Accountancy boards
- Gaming and Gambling Control boards
- Alcohol Beverage Control boards
- Criminal Justice departments
Our solutions also handle licensing for a wide range of areas, including:
- Medical and Dental
- Aesthetic, Cosmetology and Barbery
- Real Estate Brokers and Appraisers
- Mental Health
- Emergency Services
- Fire Marshal Services
For more than two decades, Moseley and Staley have sought to improve government agencies through better regulatory agency software and more efficient workflows, empowering public servants to better serve the citizens they protect.
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Considerations for Regulatory Agency Software
In today’s digital era, the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of regulatory agency operations hinge significantly on the critical software tools they employ. Government agencies tasked with regulatory functions such as licensing and permitting are often managing vast amounts of data, ensuring compliance, and making decisions that impact millions. Therefore, selecting the appropriate software is of paramount importance. Here is some basic guidance on what government agencies should consider in a software platform.
- User-friendliness: The software product should be intuitive and easy to navigate. Public servants, who may vary in their technical proficiency, should be able to utilize the software’s features without undergoing extensive training.
- Data Security: Given the sensitive nature of information that regulatory agencies handle, robust data security is non-negotiable. The software should adhere to international security standards and be equipped with features like encryption, two-factor authentication, and regular security audits.
- Scalability: As the scope of a regulatory framework expands and the volume of data grows with new regulation, the software should be scalable. It should be able to accommodate an increasing number of users, data sets, and evolving regulatory requirements without performance lags.
- Interoperability: Regulatory functions often require collaboration across multiple government departments and agencies. Thus, the software should be compatible with other systems, ensuring seamless data exchange and integrated functionalities.
- Customization: No two regulatory agencies are alike. Software components should offer customization options that allow agencies to tailor features to their specific regulatory needs and workflows.
- Transparency and Audit Trails: An essential function of regulatory agencies is maintaining public trust. As such, the software should facilitate transparency by having features that provide comprehensive audit trails, recording all changes and transactions.
- Analytics and Reporting: The ability to analyze relevant data and generate reports is crucial for informed decision-making in the review process. Advanced analytics tools can help state agencies identify trends, potential violations, and areas that require intervention.
- Cloud-based Solutions: Cloud-based software offers several advantages for regulatory agencies, from easy accessibility to reduced IT infrastructure costs. However, it’s essential that cloud providers comply with necessary security standards and protocols to avoid potential risks.
- Customer Support: Prompt and efficient customer support is vital. Agencies can’t afford prolonged downtimes or unresolved issues with their regulatory infrastructure. The software provider should guarantee timely support, updates, and maintenance.
- Cost-effectiveness: While it’s essential to invest in a quality software solution, government agencies work with taxpayer money. It’s important, therefore, to ensure value for money, factoring in not just the initial purchase price but also long-term maintenance and update costs.
The software solution chosen by regulatory agencies plays an integral role in their effectiveness. Ensuring regulatory agency software aligns with these attributes will not only streamline operations but also fortify public trust and make sure the agency’s mission is met with precision and integrity.