Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry Selects Curam Software for Alberta Works Solution

    Curam Software Provides Enhanced Functionality and Integrated Service

    HERNDON, VA., October 15 /CNW/ - Curam Software, the leading provider of
Social Enterprise Management (SEM) software solutions, today announced that
the Alberta Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Industry (AEII) selected
the Curam Business Application Suite(TM) to provide the software backbone for
its Alberta Works Enterprise Solutions (AWES). The enterprise-wide AWES
initiative will empower staff and partners to efficiently assist Albertans in
finding and keeping jobs, help low-income Albertans cover their basic costs of
living, and ensure that employers meet their need for skilled workers.

    AEII currently uses a number of stand-alone systems to support the
delivery of programs and services. These systems capture registration
information, support assessment and client investment plans, determine
eligibility, and calculate benefits. Curam Software will integrate these
activities into a single, cohesive common service structure to support
assessment and planning as well as link directly to application, eligibility,
and benefits or services for multiple programs simultaneously. The system
supports services to all client types including individuals, employers, and

    Implemented over the next four to five years, AWES will provide service
management as well as financial and benefit tools for EII partners, staff, and
clients to use directly. An integrated information technology system, the new
service model places the focus on the individual and the tools they need to
succeed in the workplace. AWES will streamline processes to enable staff to
spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on enhancing outcomes
and clients' long-term well-being. Benefits of the system are also expected to
include improved decision making as a result of easily accessible, relevant,
and timely information.

    The new system will provide secure access for external service providers
and clients to access, view, change, and submit information. Curam Software's
commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution provides AEII with ongoing investment
protection while reducing project time, risk, and cost. AEII will build the
solution on an open service-oriented business and technology platform. Curam
Software will partner with IBM Canada and Quartech Systems to implement AWES.

    "We look forward to partnering with the Alberta Employment, Immigration
and Industry to enhance the ministry's service delivery model," said Ernie
Connon, executive vice president, Curam Software. "AWES will help EII staff
and partners jumpstart Albertans' careers while providing employers with the
skilled workers vital to the success of their organizations."

    SEM is a new category of enterprise software that is citizen-centric and
leverages COTS products to transform as well as modernize health, human
services, labor, and social security agencies. SEM provides comprehensive
enterprise eligibility IT solutions crossing agency boundaries, simplifying
procedures, and integrating with existing technology. SEM fosters holistic,
convenient services for citizens, as well as provides screening for needs and
referrals to state and community-based resources.

    Employment, Immigration and Industry is a diverse ministry responsible
for a number of areas. AEII provides employment and training supports,
financial and health benefits, and child support services to Albertans in
need, as well as promotes awareness and understanding of women's issues. In
addition, the ministry works with employers to ensure healthy, safe, and fair
workplaces. AEII also develops or assists with economic development plans and
policies, promotes increased trade and investment in Alberta, and supports
industry, regional, and rural economic development.

    About Curam Software:

    Curam Software is the leading provider of Social Enterprise Management
(SEM) software solutions, delivering best-in-class applications for social
enterprises globally including, health and human services, workforce services,
and social security organizations. Using the Curam Business Application
Suite(TM) agencies can immediately reap the benefits of client-centric
business processes and an outcomes-driven integrated service delivery model.
The Curam Business Application Suite, underpinned by the Curam Enterprise
Framework(TM), combines the advantages of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)
software, an enterprise platform and service oriented architecture with the
business and technical flexibility required to allow agencies to implement
solutions to meet their strategic objectives. Curam Software is headquartered
in Dublin, Ireland with additional offices located in New York, Washington,
D.C., United Kingdom, Australia and Bangalore, India. For more information,

For further information:

For further information: O'Keeffe & Company, Inc. Erin Leahy,
703-883-9000 ext. 139

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