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Envisage Technologies, a leading provider of law enforcement and public safety training and compliance solutions, recently launched a significant update to its Acadis Readiness Suite training management software. This update to Acadis enhances and adds new functionality that automates training assignments based on career roles, workflow support for training operations, and marks the launch of the new Acadis Accounting module, which adds new fiscal management functionality to the robust administrative management options already included in Acadis. . 

The new career role functionality assigns training to an individual in pursuit of a career trajectory. For example, if a police officer is pursuing the rank of Captain, Acadis will now assign all mandatory training required to fulfill that role. Assigned training will include the initial training required to hold the rank, ongoing annual in-service requirements to maintain certification, and applicable testing necessary to ensure initial and ongoing aptitude. This functionality, among the most highly requested by the Envisage customer base, streamlines the career paths for individuals across all first response and public safety disciplines. Career role automation features will be included in the Acadis Training, Acadis Compliance, and Acadis Workforce Portal modules.

The new Acadis Accounting module allows client agencies to create accounts and appropriations in order to track departmental funding and expenses. This provides an easy and effective method for accounting managers to track and manage fiscal accounts, including the allotment and allocation of funds. In addition, clients can now create expense categories to be included in Acadis List Management functionality. This provides accounting managers and budget analysts with an easy way to manage lists of expense categories and subcategories used for budgetary classification and/or to group expenses.

Acadis Conduct and Performance Reports now allows authorized users to perform comparative analysis for organization or person performance reports that have been configured to show an average score by group. Now, analysts can quickly assess performance trends for an organization or person over a specific range of dates.

The Acadis Training module now includes Workflow Management options, including a new Workflow Tasks Monitor that provides administrators with an easy method for viewing all current workflow tasks and assignments. Training administrators will appreciate being able to add Workflows in Acadis to support their business processes and the additional support of critical process management. In addition, the inclusion of new Workflow Templates provides administrators with the ability to ensure the tracking of all defined tasks and processes as part of the Class Record. Other new features of Acadis Training include single payer billing options for training academy classes, class date-based automated emails, support for international addresses and classes, and the ability to export and inactivate learning objectives.

Acadis Scheduling now includes options for adding Planned Events to a class schedule and assigning a coordinator to manage such events. This provides an easy, streamlined way to add events and their required resources directly through Acadis. In addition, now included in Acadis Scheduling is the ability to set Instructor-to-Student Ratio Scheduling rules allowing efficient utilization of available resources based on class size without compromising curricular goals.

Additions to the Acadis LMS module include the ability to add tests to online learning events, allowing learning managers and instructional designers to leverage the features, reporting and analytics available in Acadis Testing when publishing online coursework. Automated email functions for broadcasting new online training events are also now included in the Acadis LMS providing an automated way to confirm that online coursework is successfully completed while also supporting required accreditation goals.

Enhancements to the Acadis LMS Training Monitor include an easy-to-use dashboard to view key metrics and other important data for online training courses. Significant additions to Discussions features of Acadis LMS include the ability to view discussion forum metrics, add documents to discussions, and email discussion forum activity allowing moderators to stay current on discussion forums of interest in accordance with their preferred automated email notification schedule.

Other additions and enhancements to Acadis include viewing student survey results for multiple classes and expiring access to surveys in the Acadis Surveys module, help text for test questions containing multimedia in the Acadis Testing module, and filtering enrollment requests as part of the Acadis Registration module.

Additional information about Envisage and Acadis is available at www.envisagenow.com and www.acadis.com, or by calling (888) 313-8324.

 

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About The Author

Andrew joined CZ-USA after Retiring from the US Army as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant. Deployments included both Iraq and Afghanistan. While deployed his focus was on Law Enforcement specific operations, supporting NATO and CJIATF 435. Andrew also served as a Police Officer for 5 years and has a background in logistics, project management and international affairs. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

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