Internet and E-Business Technologies
DPRA offers fully integrated Internet and Intranet services to help companies and government agencies re-engineer business processes and redesign them in an efficient, distributed fashion. These services include web application development and implementation; web hosting; and web site layout, implementation and maintenance.
Successful DPRA Internet and e-business projects include:
EPA Superfund Site
The EPA Superfund Site features static and dynamic web pages, online databases, and online mapping applications designed by DPRA to disseminate important Superfund information to the public.
Hazardous Waste Manifest e-Business Pilot Program
The Hazardous Waste Manifest e-Business Pilot Program is an e-business solution to help the waste management industry meet the paperwork, record keeping, and reporting requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This successful pilot program earned the Environmental Protection Agency, DPRA's client, the 1999 E-Gov Conference Pioneer Award.
DoD's Rocky Mountain Arsenal
The DoD's Rocky Mountain Arsenal web site and home page, designed and implemented by DPRA, was named one of the "100 Great Colorado Web Sites" by the Rocky Mountain News in 1999.
DPRA's Internet and E-Business Capabilities
Increasingly, businesses and government agencies use the Internet to advertise services and products, complete business transactions, communicate with clients, and manage and track their internal assets.
The needs of DPRA's clients have varied from simple web page design to fully functional interactive web applications and surveys. We integrate graphics, dynamic or static web content, GIS components, and other software application and database access to ensure that users can quickly and efficiently get the information and tools they need to do business.
DPRA approaches system development in modular fashion, using rapid prototyping and continuous interaction with users to achieve maximum efficiency in developing applications with high performance value.
The applications may include data entry, tracking, retrieval, searching, reporting, modeling, and quality assurance. Some of these application may include integration with spatial and GIS data. DPRA has also developed document tracking and review systems with multilevel security.
DPRA performs analyses of information requirements for its clients and designs logical structures for their web sites and web applications.
The client's basic business processes are studied carefully by DPRA staff and doublechecked with the client. Responsive modules are prototyped rapidly.
Using the Internet and thin client techniques, DPRA provides users early access to these modules, allowing instant feedback and revision before further investment is made.
This interactive approach enhances the quality of the design and development process, resulting in a product that is user friendly and meets the actual needs of the client. The approach reduces costs, decreases the layers of independent review, and reduces "investments in errors" that would otherwise result from undetected miscommunications and misunderstandings of design proposals.
It also allows the flexibility to recognize and integrate previously unidentified or emerging requirements into the development process. Finally, using a thin client-user interface such as a web browser virtually eliminates installation and update costs more traditionally associated with a client-server environment.
DPRA has successfully deployed this rapid approach to solve our clients Internet and e-business challenges. Highly utilized web sites and applications were built on minimal budgets. Significant benefits and cost savings were clearly demonstrated to our clients within the first few months of use.
This was especially true for government entities coping with the necessity to do more with less and responding to inquiries from the public and legislators.
DPRA has recently built several web data warehouses and web-enabled applications and e-business tools for the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. A number of these solutions have been recognized for their efficiency, utility, low cost of maintenance, and ability to provide unprecedented public access to information the hazardous waste site clean-up program. Another, the Hazardous Waste Manifest E-Business Pilot Program, earned EPA a prestigious technology award.