The Lorain County Department of Jobs and Family Services (DJFS) has become the first organization in the state to implement
CGI's electronic Common Application Form (eCAF) module. The module is an expansion of the electronic record and
information management system (eRIMS) that automates the processing and storage of the 40-page Common
Application Form required by agencies using the state of Ohio's CRIS-E (Client Registry Information System - Enhanced)
system. eCAF automates the Common Application Form so the Lorain County DJFS can store documents electronically,
serve clients more efficiently and streamline the re-certification process.
How eCAF works
CGI's eCAF module assists the Lorain County DJFS by digitally storing client information for easier access. The agency
previously utilized a manual process that required caseworkers conduct the client interview, to print the Common Application
Form, obtain the client signature and file the completed form. With the implementation of the eCAF module, the agency can
now automatically import the Common Application Form from the CRIS-E system, add the indexes and the digital signature
and store the form in the eRIMS solution for immediate access.
CGI domain expertise
CGI's government solutions experts have been developing electronic solutions for state and local public assistance agencies
for eight years. CGI's government solutions professionals have helped federal, state and local government agencies develop
more efficient forms and application maintenance and delivery, eliminate waste within operations through improved
inter-agency/department communications, simplify report generation from legacy databases, and automate agency-wide
paper-intensive applications. CGI's information technology professionals have extensive experience in document-based
Internet and network technologies, and have the ability to quickly create and deploy Integrated Document Management
(IDM) solutions for different applications, platforms and markets.
Founded in 1976, CGI is the fourth largest independent information technology services firm in North America, based on its
headcount. CGI and its affiliated companies employ 20,000 professionals. CGI's annualized revenue run-rate is currently
US$2 billion and at March 31, 2003, CGI's order backlog was US$7.2 billion. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business
process services to more than 3,500 clients worldwide from offices in Canada, United States and Europe. CGI's shares are
listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the TSX 100 Composite Index.
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