Project Overview: Louisiana Secretary of State ERMS Business Requirements Project

Antares was contracted by the Louisiana Department of State’s (LDS) Information Technology team to develop the Business Requirements for a next generation Electronic Records Management System (ERMS).  The project involved an analysis and assessment of LDS records processes to provide recommendations for an implementation strategy, best practices and document the scope of the project.

 The Louisiana Secretary of State is required by statute to ensure the proper management and safeguard of public records and facilitating public access to those records. Most governmental agencies are conducting business electronically which means that an exponentially increasing number of records are being born digitally. The State desires to implement an Electronic Records Management System (ERMS) to accept/schedule, store, maintain, access and destroy electronic records according to archival principles.

Antares provided skilled resources to perform business requirements gathering of current software and business processes.  The project engagement included review of software programs, business processes and working interviews with designated business stakeholders as well as the preparation of the deliverables document.



Thomas Inducted into Baton Rouge Rotary

Laura Thomas, Antares’ Vice President of Sales & Marketing has been inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.  A chartered club of Rotary International, Rotary Club of Baton Rouge is comprised of over 500 business and professional leaders from the greater Baton Rouge area and is one of the largest groups of over 35,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.  Since its founding on October 1, 1918, the club has been known for its fellowship and service to the community. Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Foundation, the charitable arm of the club, contributes thousands of dollars to help support community projects and initiatives endorsed by the club.

Rotary International is an organization of  1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.  Eradicating polio remains Rotary’s No. 1 priority.   As part of the qualifications for new members, Rotary looks for individuals who hold a leading position in their profession and in their company or organization in particular.  They also look for a demonstration of leadership and service to others through community service, religious and civic involvement along with demonstrating good character and have a good business or professional reputation.

Antares is proud of Laura’s recognition and association with such a dedicated service organization.  We look forward to supporting her as a new Rotarian and her community involvement.  The Rotary motto says it all – Service Above Self.

To learn more about Rotary visit www.rotary.org.



Antares’ Emily White Receives Industry Certification

Antares is proud to congratulate Analyst Emily White on recently obtaining her Certified Tester, Foundation Level (CTFL) certification from the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).  ASTQB is the U.S. board for the internationally recognized ISTQB software testing certification. They have become the world-wide leader in the certification of competences in software testing. Emily’s mastery of the ISTQB Foundation Level is relevant across software delivery practices including Waterfall, Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.

Emily is a Quality Assurance analyst for Antares with over twelve years of experience working with software products, software support and testing and customer service.  She has been with Antares for over 4 years and is responsible for performing software development testing, including the review of work products for correctness, compliance to design concept and user requirements and standards. Along with being a certified Tester, Emily is also a certified Super Mom as pictured with her son Mason.

Way to go, Emily!!!



Antares Sponsoring 2018 New Orleans Chamber Annual Meeting

Antares is proud to be a Corporate Sponsor for the New Orleans Chamber’s 2018 Annual Meeting featuring Keynote panel Terrell Boynton with DXC Technology, Johnny Culpepper with Accruent, and Kevin Dawson with GE Digital. The dynamic panel will share their expectations, plans, and visions for the future of the tech industry, discussing its significant impact on New Orleans business as a whole.

December 7, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Celestin Ballroom – 3rd Floor
601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113

Members $55
Non-Members $65
Walk in Tickets $70 – Limited Availability
*Pre-Registration Will Close at 11AM on Tuesday, December 3rd

For additional details or to register, click here.



Project Overview: Gun Permitting Application for Law Enforcement Agencies

Antares created an online gun permitting solution for use by law enforcement agencies.   The new software program allows the user to submit an application and pay for a permit through the agency’s website.  This new offering provides a better and faster submission method for the general public.  It also enables the law enforcement agency to handle the requests in a more streamlined process.

The software is designed as a customizable, multi-tenant forms generator with integration to 3rd party payment providers.  This design allows for the configuration of a new form for any agency wanting to provide an online application. The software includes an administrative back-end component for the agency to process the application, print the permit, and notify the applicant of the permit status.



Leadership Networking Event – Flemings Steakhouse 11/14/18

Join us and the Support Service Alliance for a free leadership networking event. Guest speaker Julie Stokes shares her personal experience that in order to make big changes in your life – whether personally or in business, you have to step out on faith and “Do It Afraid.”

Event Details – Register Here

Wednesday, November 14
3:30 – 5:30 PM

Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar
3064 N. Causeway Blvd. • Metairie, LA

+ Free Admission
+ Free Parking
+ Hors d’oeuvres
+ Cash Bar

Guest speaker – Julie Stokes