SiTF Awards 2015 – Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector)
The State Courts were conferred the Gold Award in the category for Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector) of the SiTF Awards 2015 for the implementation of the Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System (ICMS). Organised by the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), the award recognises public sector organisations that have effectively harnessed infocomm technology to reap significant improvements in productivity and in the process take a big step towards fulfilling Singapore’s Vision of a Smart Nation.
Ecquaria is pleased to be the technology partner of the State Courts in this award-winning project. This is the second award that ICMS is conferred in less than a year of its official launch, with the first being FutureGov Singapore (E-Government) Award 2015. These awards are a confirmation of Ecquaria’s domain experience and technical expertise in delivering innovative solutions that encourage public service excellence.
The deployment of ICMS facilitates greater accessibility, efficiency, transparency and effectiveness to all the stakeholders of the criminal justice system. The 100% browser-based system tracks the entire lifecycle of youth and criminal cases, and enables accurate, complete and timely exchange of relevant case information.
The efficiency that ICMS brings about extends to the 30 agencies and 400 law firms. By allowing the law firms, agencies and the courts to simultaneously access the case documents in a centralised platform, ICMS eradicates duplications in court files and IT systems.
ICMS replaces the paper-based case management process which was described as “highly resource intensive” and “sometimes error-prone” by the Presiding Judge of the State Courts See Kee Oon. ICMS provides a common platform for the filing of criminal cases online, removing the need to physically file the cases. It brings about savings on storage space, physical filing and retrieval time.
“We are pleased to be part of State Courts’ vision of world class, paperless courts, bringing about efficiency that extends to all judges, lawyers and enforcement agencies alike.” said Dr Foong Wai Keong, President & CEO of Ecquaria Technologies.