Xanalys principle sponsor of OHIO 2022

Xanalys principal sponsor of OHIA 2022

Xanalys principal sponsor of OHIA 2022

Xanalys is proud to once again be the Corporate Partner and Principal Sponsor for the 2022 OHIA (Ontario Homicide Investigators Association – www.ontariohomicide.ca) Homicide Conference which will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada October 31 – November 4, 2022.

OHIA had its start in 1997 in what was known as the Golden Horseshoe Homicide Investigators Association.  Around 2004, as more and more Ontario services became involved, the association changed its name to OHIA. Ontario Homicide Investigators from across Canada, the USA and overseas police agencies take part in this annual event.  As the corporate partner, Xanalys will also host a hospitality night and take the opportunity to speak to the delegates and provide them with a preview of our latest PowerCase features designed for the Major Case Management Command Triangle Investigators. 

Xanalys has been a supporter of the conference since 2014 and the major corporate partner since 2016.

2022 MCM Ontario User Group Meeting

Xanalys at 2022 MCM User Group Meeting

2022 MCM Ontario User Group Meeting

Xanalys at 2022 MCM User Group Meeting
The Xanalys Canada team – Emma, Lynne, and Sean – leading a workshop session during the 2022 MCM User Group meeting.

On May 4th & 5th, 2022 the Ontario Major Case Management (MCM) Unit held its first user group meeting since the pandemic started, with a record number of over 150 members of Ontario’s police services attending.

Day One covered the MCM methodology and includes a number of references to how the PowerCase software supports the MCM methodology in police investigations.  The Assistant Deputy Ministry for Public Safety and the Chief of York Regional Police were in attendance to kick things off.

Day Two focused on the software with Emma and Lynne presenting the upcoming Command 2 release.   In addition, the anticipated PowerCase 7 release was demoed and discussed.   Following these presentations, there were a series of smaller sessions focusing on specific features and investigative scenarios.  Overall, there were a lot of healthy discussions and positive feedback on the development of the software.  There was an overall sense that the upcoming release will be more efficient and intuitive to use – reducing training requirements and improving its use in investigations.

Xanalys the Corporate Partner for 2019 OHIA

Xanalys the Corporate Partner for 2019 OHIA

Xanalys is proud to once again be the Corporate Partner and Principal Sponsor for the 2019 OHIA (Ontario Homicide Investigators Association – www.ontariohomicide.ca) Homicide Workshop which will be held at Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada May 6 – May 10 2019.

Major themes in this year’s conference include reviews of a number of multi-jurisdictional homicide cases from across the country as well as an interactive Crown Attorney legal panel discussions.

Homicide Investigators from across Canada, USA and overseas police agencies take part in this annual event.  As the corporate partner, Xanalys will also host a hospitality night and take the opportunity to speak to the delegates and provide them with a preview of our new PowerCase Command module – designed for the Major Case Management Command Triangle users.  Each year, the conference sells out with over 200 in attendance representing over 30 police services in Ontario plus other jurisdictions.

Xanalys has been a supporter of the conference for the last six years. This will be the fourth year as the major corporate partner.  From a mobile device, attendees will have the opportunity to try our latest software that is used by police and other agencies across Ontario to manage major casess.

httpss://www.ontariohomicide.ca/2019-homicide-workshop.html

Xanalys XIM ICMS system goes live at MBIE

XANALYS XIM ICMS SYSTEM GOES LIVE AT MBIE

The Investigative Case Management System (ICMS) project was initiated to provide ten separate and diverse regulatory investigation teams within the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) with a single, common application platform to manage the end to end investigation workflow, yet still provide each of the participating Business Unit’s (BU) a level of configuration required to support their unique business processes.

The common system, which replaces a range of disparate applications will provide a consistent, repeatable process for all MBIE investigations, enhance the accuracy and efficiency of data collection, and provide secure data sharing across the Ministry.

After looking at over 40 vendors from across the globe, Xanalys was selected based on the strength of their “XIM” Investigative Case Management platform, the experience and expertise of the Xanalys team, the feedback from their clients and their understanding of MBIE’s business goals.

Stu Lumsden, MBIE ICMS Business Owner, stated…..

“The first Phase of the Project to deliver ICMS to the initial BUs (with 150+ users) has been successfully delivered to an aggressive timescale and quality standard. Throughout the project there has been excellent levels of communication and collaboration across the Project Teams. Our front line users love the product and are talking about how much easier it is to undertake case management with this system.

While working across different time-zones, Xanalys also provided onsite presence & support for items such as requirements workshops & go-live support, along with the provision of an onsite Xanalys support representative for the go-live and life of the contract.

I look forward to the continued collaboration between Xanalys and MBIE, for the continued high-standard of delivery for the remaining BU’s, and for the ongoing support of the Live Service .”

httpss://www.mbie.govt.nz

First Crime Thriller published

First Crime Thriller Book Published

FIRST CRIME THRILLER PUBLISHED

Xanalys customers who enjoy reading Crime novels will be interested in a new detective novel which is set in the UK North West and written by Xanalys Senior Consultant David McCaddon. David who is based at Xanalys HQ in Manchester is also an author and award winning playwright. Following Digital Footprints is the first book in a trilogy which has now been published by Austin Macauley in hardback, paperback and ebook. The book is available on Amazon, WH Smith, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble.  Credit card fraud or identity theft is everyone’s worst nightmare and this Crime thriller takes the reader behind the scenes in the investigation and detection in this fast moving story set in a fictional police force in the North West of England.

Different sections of a police force are investigating cases of hire car theft, credit card fraud and identity theft using traditional methods supported by ever more sophisticated IT systems.  The criminals, meanwhile, become increasingly greedy but appear to be committing their crimes under the radar. The suspense builds, as the police build their case methodically and with the occasional element of luck.  There are several twists and turns as the plot races towards a conclusion, and the reader can only wait and see whether the police or the criminals will succeed.

This is a modern detective story with a difference which draws upon the author’s intimate knowledge of working with police investigative systems and observant readers may also note mention of Xanalys technology employed to solve the crime!

David McCaddon has written an enthralling whodunnit by drawing on his many years of experience in law enforcement systems development working with police forces worldwide.  The technical details are described with a light touch and this adds to the enjoyment of the novel. A pleasurable and satisfying read for fans of the detective genre.

The second book in the trilogy “In Digital Pursuit” is being published in 2017.

First Crime Thriller Book Published

Photo: David at the launch of the novel at a book signing event at Congleton Library, Cheshire.

Xanalys become corporate partner for the 2016 OHIA conference

Xanalys become corporate partner for the 2016 OHIA conference

Xanalys has recently become the Corporate Partner for the 2016 OHIA (Ontario Homicide Investigators Association) Homicide investigators conference which was held in Niagara Falls, Canada earlier this month. Homicide Investigators from across the country took part in the annual event.  As the corporate partner, Xanalys hosted a hospitality night and took the opportunity to speak to the delegates during the conference sessions. The conference was sold out with over 200 in attendance representing over 30 police services in Ontario plus federal and municipal police services from other provinces.

Xanalys announce Team Canada

Xanalys announce Team Canada

Xanalys Launches New Sales and Customer Support Office in Toronto, Ontario Xanalys is pleased to announce the official opening of its North American sales and support office in Toronto, Ontario. Head of Canadian Operations Sean Ramitt leads the Toronto office and the Xanalys North American team. “While the core software development activities of Xanalys will remain based in the UK, the Canadian  office has been specifically set up to cater for the sales, project management and support needs of Xanalys’ North American clients. With business development and project management also operating from the Canadian office Xanalys will be able to continue to offer unrivalled support to its existing customers and expand the use of its Investigation Software to new clients in North America he explains. Xanalys Managing Director, Greg Mann based in the Head Office in the UK says “We are very pleased  to open an office in Canada, which now gives Xanalys the opportunity to offer local support 24*7 to our Canadian and North American customers. Xanalys’ team Canada will also be working to identify and develop new clients and opportunities and extend the use Xanalys Investigation Software into new agencies where the benefits of improved investigation software can make a real difference.” The Toronto office serves as the Xanalys North American sales and project management centre and will provide expert sales and support on all Xanalys Investigation Management products.

Xanalys achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management Systems

Xanalys achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management Systems

ISO27001Xanalys can proudly announce today that it has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Xanalys, the leading provider of investigative and major case management software, becomes one of the first industry providers to offer its customers the critical piece of mind that comes with this certification. The ISO certification is the international standard that describes best practice for an ISMS. Accredited certification demonstrates that an organisation is following strict international information security processes. Certification Europe, a renowned third-party certification body, conducted the required audit of Xanalys’ office, policies, and procedures and has officially certified the company as compliant. “Achieving ISO 27001 certification is significant and important,” states Greg Mann, Xanalys’ managing director. “Our clients use Xanalys investigation software to manage critical and sensitive investigations of fraud and major crimes. They require and deserve complete assurance that risks to information security are mitigated under strict management controls.” The ISO (International Standards Organization) 27001 standard mandates specific management processes that must be in place to control risks to information systems. To become certified, a company must implement the mandated controls and undergo a formal audit that confirms that they are compliant with the requirements set forth by the standard.

DWP applauds the value of techUK Innovation Den.

DWP applauds the value of techUK Innovation Den.

DWP applauds the value of techUK Innovation Den, with Xanalys down selected for Management Reporting challenge.

This blog was originally posted on the Department for Work and Pensions intranet, and refers to the ‘SMEs Transforming DWP Innovation Den’ which took place in August. What is an Innovation Den? It is something that techUK have promoted with some of their members as a way of getting small and medium companies in front of a large IT user like DWP; where they can pitch new ideas and products to an audience they normally wouldn’t reach. Success would see a follow-up meeting that could lead to future work. Background: A few months ago DWP were approached by techUK to look at the possibility of having an Innovation event. David Blair (Head of IT Design) takes up the story. “Having been approached and with an understanding of the concept we looked to DWP business colleagues to identify a few ideas that we could explore. After some discussions we came up with three problem areas to take forward – Assisted Digital, Complex Case Management and Management Reporting. We provided a brief description of the challenge areas which techUK then circulated to members who responded with a two page proposition. [pullquote style=”left” quote=”dark”]We then did an internal sift of all the proposals and selected four companies for each challenge based on the level of innovation in the solution and potential benefit to the business.[/pullquote] “On the day of the event each company was given 8 minutes to pitch their offering and then 12 minutes to answer questions from us. The panel from DWP consisted of Angela MacDonald and Dave Barrow from Operations, CTO Jon Ayre, Head IT Commercials Frank Tudor, Mark Bell from our Account Team and myself and Mike Ratcliffe from IT.”  
  • The 1st challenge, Assisted Digital, was looking for solutions that are used to keep people using a digital service rather than drop out. Technologies such as Web Chat, Talk to an Agent and Intelligent Voice Self Service were amongst those offered.
  • The 2nd challenge was looking for innovation that would allow local managers and their teams to produce meaningful Operational and Analytical reports without the need for scarce technical knowledge or the need to access our full data warehouse. A variety of Data Analysis and Reporting tools and techniques were offered.
  • The 3rd challenge around Complex Case Management was looking for ideas to manage processes and cases in complex areas like Fraud and Complaints Management. We saw an Artificial Intelligence product and tools that allowed processes and tasks to be set up and modified without any programming skills or experience.
At the end of the three sessions we agreed that there were four companies, Celaton, Fivium, Xanalys and IEG4 that we would like to do some further work with. These sessions will be set up in the next few weeks.”All on the panel agreed that it was a very enjoyable and valuable day. Angela MacDonald, DWP Operational Excellence Director, summed it up when she said, “We are constantly looking to improve the service we offer to our customers and to reduce our costs. The opportunity to get fresh input and see the ideas and innovation that small and medium sized companies could offer was fantastic. I am really looking forward to seeing how we can rapidly develop our service to customers with some of the people that we have talked to today.”