ITD’s Division of Motor Vehicles will take the next major step in its modernization process Thursday when it begins a $2.8 million, one-year software upgrade.
The introduction of a new software solution from Saber Corp. will stabilize county computing systems, making them more efficient and improving security, explains project manager Tyler Zundel.
“The new software solution will add to the security and quality of information we collect and store related to driver’s licenses, motor vehicle registrations and motor vehicle titles. It will provide a more secure environment, both at the county end and at ITD," Zundel says.
“Users in county offices will have a modern, Web-based user interface that acts more like Internet transactions.”
Last year, ITD phased out a bank of antiquated Data Point computer terminals and began using a new streamlined conduit that connected with the State Controller’s office, but the Data Point software remains in use. It will be replaced with the new software solution by Saber Corp. by this time next year, Zundel adds.
Once the new software is in place, county personnel no longer will see the monochrome “green screens” but instead will see an Internet application when entering and sending data to the DMV.
In addition to improving data entry at the county level, the new software also will “buttress” security by supporting “role-based authority” that limits how much and what functions the county personnel can do, Zundel says.
Coinciding with, but independent of, the software upgrade, ITD is performing “data cleansing” to prepare for migration to a new data storage platform.
“It will move us to a customer-centered data base – one person and one record. That’s only possible with a relational database, so we’re involved in cleaning up the core driver and vehicle data.”
Those projects build on a DMV modernization process that began about two years ago. Milestones include: