Cloud Based Portal Available for Participating Parish Land Records

Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Clerks of Court Association and Antares Technology Solutions, a Louisiana based software development and information technology consulting company, announced that its cloud-based portal for access to statewide land records has been launched. The Statewide Portal provides secure remote access by registered users to searchable copies of the official parish indices of land records for both mortgages and conveyances.  Fifty-three parishes have signed up to participate and are in various stages of the onboarding process to provide daily uploads of mortgage and conveyance transaction data.

The Clerks’ Statewide Portal, www.laclerksportal.org, provides public information on the availability of land records of participating clerks of court and includes hyperlinks to the desired clerks’ websites who are the custodians of the records identified through searches conducted via the Statewide Portal.  Marriage license information has recently been approved and included as another data search option added to the Portal.

According to Debbie Hudnall, Executive Director for the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association, “We’re pleased that the Statewide Portal provides a one stop location for easy search access to all participating parish land record information and soon marriage licenses.  This allows our clerks the ability to provide accurate and timely information via the web as well as traditional methods.”

“Antares is pleased to be the Clerks software partner providing secure cloud-based services to streamline communication between parishes and their customers,” said Ralph Melian, Antares president. “Cloud-based portals are a powerful communication channel that continue to shift the way governmental agencies conduct business.”

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12/02

2016

Press Release: Louisiana Clerks of Court Launches Statewide Portal

Cloud Based Portal Available for Participating Parish Land Records

Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Clerks of Court Association and Antares Technology Solutions, a Louisiana based software development and information technology consulting company, announced that its cloud-based portal for access to statewide land records has been launched. The Statewide Portal provides secure remote access by registered users to searchable copies of the official parish indices of land records for both mortgages and conveyances.  Fifty-three parishes have signed up to participate and are in various stages of the onboarding process to provide daily uploads of mortgage and conveyance transaction data.

The Clerks’ Statewide Portal, www.laclerksportal.org, provides public information on the availability of land records of participating clerks of court and includes hyperlinks to the desired clerks’ websites who are the custodians of the records identified through searches conducted via the Statewide Portal.  Marriage license information has recently been approved and included as another data search option added to the Portal.

According to Debbie Hudnall, Executive Director for the Louisiana Clerks of Court Association, “We’re pleased that the Statewide Portal provides a one stop location for easy search access to all participating parish land record information and soon marriage licenses.  This allows our clerks the ability to provide accurate and timely information via the web as well as traditional methods.”

“Antares is pleased to be the Clerks software partner providing secure cloud-based services to streamline communication between parishes and their customers,” said Ralph Melian, Antares president. “Cloud-based portals are a powerful communication channel that continue to shift the way governmental agencies conduct business.”

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09/27

2016

Antares CEO Graduates from Goldman Sachs Entrepreneur Program

goldmanRalph Melian, Antares’ president and CEO, recently graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, an entrepreneurship training program held in New Orleans at Delgado Community College.  The focus of the 11-week program helps small business owners create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services.  “Participating in the program was an incredible experience,” said Melian.  “At Antares we’re always looking at ways we can apply technology to our clients’ business growth needs.  The Goldman Sachs program is something I’m applying to our growth plan and sharing that insight with our clients.”

Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the curriculum focuses on practical skills that participants can immediately put into action within their company. The program currently operates in 15 markets in the U.S. through a network of more than 90 academic and community partners. Over 5,800 small business owners have participated, and the program continues to expand on a city-by-city basis. Locally over 450 business owners in the Gulf South region have participated.

07/18

2016

Are your software and systems ready if disaster strikes?

When was the last time you thought about the software and systems you access each day to run your business and where your data is stored? If disaster strikes such as a hurricane or fire, what backup systems or processes do you have in place to keep your business running?

computerFireHurricane Katrina forced us to put together and document a business continuity / disaster recovery plan after experiencing power outages and employees working from local coffee houses or remote cities. When Hurricane Gustav hit we were able to execute plans with minimal down time. Knowing that a hurricane is on its way gives us the opportunity to be prepared.

What happens when a laptop battery catches on fire at the office? Our developers experienced this first hand. Hearing the crackle and seeing sparks turn into flames puts a whole new perspective on your priorities.  Having an emergency response plan helps employees know what to do and how to recover.

Here’s a helpful checklist of some steps to take to be prepared.

Top Ten Suggestions for Business Technology Recovery

  1. Make a list of all technology hardware, software and licensing information and know how to reach them if needed.
  2. Develop technical recovery procedures to be followed in the event of an interruption
  3. Determine and list individuals (employees/vendors) to manage recovery of your systems
  4. Determine source for back-up technical resources (PCs, servers, printers, etc.)
  5. If you have custom developed software be sure you have access to the source code, ability to rebuild and reinstall the application
  6. Document critical data to be restored and backup all data at off-site location
  7. Prioritize order of systems to be restored – Email, Accounting, ERP software / Custom Business Applications, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, etc.  What’s most important to get your business operational as quickly as possible?
  8. Establish a process to follow to run your business when systems are down.  This can be paper forms or onsite computer systems and train staff on the process.
  9. Communicate status regularly to employees and clients as you bring systems back on line
  10. Create list of key clients, suppliers, and critical recovery contacts and store copy(s) offsite

Contact us if you have questions or need assistance as you review your software systems, processes and preparation.