ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Phase One (www.pocg.com) announced today that SpringCM and Phase One have formed a strategic partnership. This exclusive alliance will allow Phase One's federal customers to benefit from the commercial sector best practices that SpringCM brings to document management. By using SpringCM, users can access all their contracts and documents directly within the Salesforce interface. SpringCM is the best choice for Salesforce users seeking to centralize and automate their contracts and documents.
Over the last two decades, much has been said about how to modernize Federal IT. Laws have been passed, policies have been issued, white papers have been written, conferences have been attended. 20 years later, we have a mess. $80B in annual spending, recurring cyber breaches, and a concentration of spending on operations and maintenance that is basically destroying any hope of helping missions with better technology solutions. Depressed? There is hope.
Phase One, today announced it has raised funding to strengthen its federal ecosystem and further accelerate the rate of modernization in the Federal IT sector, a roughly $80 billion market opportunity. Participating investors include Salesforce Ventures.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Phase One (www.pocg.com) announced today that it has been appraised at CMMI-DEV Level 3 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). The appraisal was performed by Ace Guides.
"The Federal government has unique and massively complex IT demands. Only the finest companies can tackle these complexities and deliver timely, cost effective, and elegant solutions. We have long believed in our services and solutions capabilities, and having these capabilities formally recognized by CMMI is a wonderful testament to the ingenuity and precision of our teams." says Jerad Speigel, CEO of Phase One.
There has been much confusion about PaaS in that many vendors call their offerings PaaS, but they can be very different in their approach. We are looking at PaaS through the lens of building enterprise and mission applications for the federal government. Some of the key distinguishing characteristics of a PaaS offering we look at closely are how well integrated their offering is and how easily you can build applications by focusing on your specific business logic and leveraging sophisticated software to handle things like case management, analytics, and collaboration. Some PaaS offerings allow you to provision many different combinations of software layers. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are examples of this. Others, like Salesforce.com’s Force.com platform provides one pre-integrated service that puts emphasis on pre-built functionality and easy of building new applications, where you focus on your business logic.
The Federal Government is adopting new approaches to IT at a historic pace. The long-standing trust in the large software and services vendors is vanishing rapidly under the realization that the Government was oversold licenses they didn’t need or use, and is now being burdened by massive operations and maintenance costs for armies of resources running stacks of hardware and software. This is leaving almost no funds for true modernization and has driven an upsurge in interest and guidance on new approaches to IT. Two areas that are gaining significant traction are PaaS and Open Source Software. Which is the right answer to solving these longstanding problems? In this FAQ I tackle the biggest issues: Cost and Security.
As the Federal IT community embraces FITARA and the modernization of Federal IT, the GSA moved to support Agencies by establishing a groundbreaking contract for Salesforce related services. Six awardees, including Phase One, were named by GSA to the $503M Salesforce Implementation, Integration, and Support Services (SIISS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This multiple-award, government-wide BPA consolidates the government’s Salesforce technical development, operations and maintenance, and implementation strategy requirements into one procurement vehicle.