2009 News

EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC Awarded Contract to Streamline Data Management for Family Services of Metro Orlando;

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2009)--- EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC (EPIC) was recently awarded a contract to provide data and process management tools that will help streamline operations at Family Services of Metro Orlando.

EPIC will design and develop a comprehensive software application called the Integrated Resources Information System (IRIS) which will serve as a comprehensive information management system that allows Family Services’ staff to efficiently manage targeted programs such as Diversion, Prevention and Utilization Management.

Prasad Chittaluru, founder and principal of EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, said “IRIS will serve as a “one-stop” information access point for Family Services’ staff, stakeholders and partners. Family Services has chosen this system to fully link and integrate data currently existing in different places across its infrastructure and to eliminate redundancy in data entry across various units.”

IRIS will result in improved efficiency in business processes and reduce the time spent by Family Services’ staff and stakeholders in documenting and retrieving critical information required for providing services to vulnerable children and families.

“With the development of this program, we will have the ability to better track and monitor our programs to evaluate their effectiveness and impact in our community,” stated Greg Kurth, CEO of Family Services of Metro Orlando. “The system will also help our staff and partners reduce the time spent on data entry, and allow them to focus more on direct services to the children and families of central Florida.”

EPIC is a University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program client at the Technology Incubator in Research Park.

For more information, contact:
Allie Stevens, Family Services of Metro Orlando, 407-883-8903; astevens@fhbnet.com
Prasad Chittaluru, EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC, 407-415-6522
Carol Ann Dykes, UCF Technology Incubator Site Manager, 407-882-0211
Tom O’Neal, Executive Director, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-882-1120
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142; lvershelco@aol.com.

About EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC
EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC (EPIC) is a Central Florida-based Engineering and IT Consulting firm. EPIC provides solutions that enable their clients to do more with less. Some of the most critical issues faced by government agencies, nonprofits and businesses are improving operational efficiency and customer service while still accommodating growth, demonstrating environmental stewardship and meeting regulatory requirements. Whether providing an efficient facility plan and design, an innovative program management plan, an effective project controls solution, a leading-edge web/GIS application or a targeted data management system, an efficient facility plan/design or an innovative program management plan, EPIC's solutions save their clients time and money.

About Family Services of Metro Orlando
Family Services of Metro Orlando is a private, non-profit organization responsible for the management of services to vulnerable children and families in Orange and Osceola counties. Through its innovative programs and extensive community partnerships, the organization provides oversight of child protection services, such as prevention, intervention, foster care, adoption and independent living services. Family Services maximizes public and private resources and coordinates community partnerships toward holistic services for children and families. For more information, visit www.fsmetroorlando.org or call 877-6-MY-KIDS.

About the UCF Incubator Program:
Since its founding in 1999, the UCF Incubation Program has helped more than 100 emerging companies (including nearly 70 current clients) create over $500 million in annual revenue and more than 900 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With five facilities across the metro Orlando community, the Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development between UCF, Orange County, the City of Orlando, Seminole County, the City of Winter Springs, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. For more information, please visit http://www.incubator.ucf.edu.

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