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Cabinet documents being converted to web format, gov’t inks deal

From left: Deputy Governor David Archer, Governor Augustus Jaspert, Roviko Inc Director Dennison Daley, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, and Cabinet Secretary Sandra Ward sign a contract for the implementation of ExcoTrack.

Government has launched a software that will streamline local Cabinet processes and convert Cabinet documents into a web-based format.

The software, which is called ExcoTrack, allows the Cabinet Office and its members to share policy documents without having to use physical paperwork.

“Decisions can be made with collaboration from technical and other key stakeholders without a single piece of paper being printed and, most importantly, Cabinet will be able to get real-time updates on the implementation status for the directives that they have issued to their ministries,” said Dennison Daley, the Director of Rovika Incorporated – the Montserrat company that developed ExcoTrack.

The software can be accessed from any internet-enabled device from anywhere in the world, Daley explained.

Cabinet Secretary, Sandra Ward said her office was ‘excited’ about the new software and described it as “a time-saver, cost-saver, space-saver, and stress saver”.

A workshop is to be held this week to enable the Cabinet Office and Cabinet-authorised officers across government to learn about and navigate ExcoTrack.

Governor Augustus Jaspert declared the workshop open at a ceremony at Government House in Road Town on Monday.

He declared it open after a contract-signing between local government, the Cabinet, and software developers Rovika Inc.

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  1. Nice says:

    Good going, let’s move this place forward. Next up, permits, liquor licenses, tax payments etc. need to be streamlined and online!

  2. Sigh says:

    I’m really not sure how these contracts come about but building a DMS (Document Management System) isn’t trivial for a large number of reasons. I applaud Rovika as a company based in the Caribbean for entering the software development game. Rovika, fix the security on your server, run Brakeman against your code and consult OWASP.

  3. Hmmm says:

    Kicking and screaming into the 21st century! Government must hate this. Haaaahahaha!

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  4. Albion says:

    Nice to see progress, but a sad reminder of just how far behind the times we really are.

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