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We've made lots of enhancements and updates to our Awards
Tracking, Evaluations, and Recruiting, Retention, and Enlisted
Promotions systems over the summer. See the "Release Notes"
for more details as to what enhancements and bug fixes were
included in the release.
In addition we now have some additional demo/training videos of
these systems available here:
We are currently offering to waive our reinstatement fee for
anyone who may have dropped their yearly maintenance and support
for the Awards Tracking or Evaluations systems. If you are
interested in taking another look at these applications, contact me
and we can set up a demo and/or take a credit card purchase to
renew your support for the software and get you up and running on
the latest version.
We are still working on the Enlisted Promotions functionality
within the Recruiting, Retention, and Enlisted Promotions
system. We've made several enhancements to the E1-E3
promotions and are currently working on a process for generating
4100s for soldiers E4-E8.
We are continuing to enhance and improve our new Case Management
system. We've added new functionality to help you implement
customized work-flows for completing a case. For example, you
can create a case type that includes a "Default Approval Process"
where an approval activity is created from the soldier's
organization, up through the intermediate commands, on up to the
State level recap. You can also create case types where you
use a different approval process, going straight to personnel
within a specific organization. The system now also includes
a "Forms Library" where you can upload a form (e.g. any IBM Form
Flow or Adobe form) and have a Case Type that requires specific
forms from the form library to be completed.
We are building some templates to automatically create cases
based off of data quality issues within SIDPERS. For example,
we monitor SIDPERS looking for any officers that do not have a
bachelor's degree in the CIVED field in SIDPERS. This will
create a new case whenever this situation arises and automatically
assign the case to a SIDPERS Analyst to research and correct.
You can either push this out to the SIDPERS analyst at the
soldier's organization, or handle it centrally at the State HQ
We hope to include multiple case types like this to help you
monitor your SIDPERS data and correct data quality issues. We
are including an Import/Export facility for these kinds of case
types so that you can share these with other states.
Contact me if you are interested in seeing a demo of this system
or would like an evaluations license for the product to try it
As mentioned in our last newsletter, the new version of RCAS and
SIDPERS requires some updates to the applications. The new
version of RCAS also requires some configuration changes to allow
access to the RCAS database. This affects both your PERMS
Integrator users and the synch processes that pull data from RCAS
in the web applications. If you have not already dealt with
this, see our FAQ here:
The new version of SIDPERS requires a new version of E-Trans
Manager that maps the Race and Religion codes from the old codes
still being sent by ARISS to the new codes expected by
SIDPERS. This was incorporated in release 1.69 - May 2013, so
check your release notes to make sure you have at least this
There have been some issues with the RPAM NGB23 statement
generated by RCAS 7 as well. We've fixed that issue as well
in the latest version of PERMS Integrator (Version 3.86 - August
For your convenience, here is a list of each of the products and
their current version. Check the Release Notes in each system
to make sure you have the latest version.
1.82 May 2012
*Includes Awards Tracking, Case Management, Evaluations,
Recruiting, Retention, and Enlisted Promotions.
You can download these from: /support/downloads.aspx