OVERVIEW OF F.A.S.E. Hybrid Database (aka "the iPad Project")
Initially, the system was referred to as the "iPad Project", since the system was developed around iPads that served as the centerpiece technology for attorneys accessing their daily calendars. Our own employees developed this phase of the system.
Later on, with the assistance of San Bernardino County Information Service Department, we implemented automated processes into the system via AutoFACTS, a more formalized name that was placed on the entire ecosystem developed for the San Bernardino County Public Defender's Office.
The system is now known as F.A.S.E., which stands for Flexible, Automated, Simple and Economical. Below is a breakdown of the system that we are developing in three major phases. We recently completed the second phase in October of 2012.
|The iPad allowed our office to digitize all files so that we could access them while in court without the need for a wireless internet connection.|
|The AutoFACTS component brought automated digital file movement and automatic input of data into our existing database. AutoFACTS stands for Automated File Access Creation Tracking System.|
|CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is the last phase in the development of FASE HD. An off-the-shelf CRM will be utilized, e.g., Microsoft Dynamics CRM or online alternatives, e.g., Zoho, Salesforce. The CRM will allow the office to collect, organize, and analyze the data to guide business decisions on a micro and macro level.|