UMS awarded Emergency Management contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia

PRESS RELEASE  MAY 11th 2017

Previstar, a daughter company of Unified Messaging Systems ASA, has been awarded a strategically important contract to provide its web based Emergency Management Planning Solution, CEMPlanner, to agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This centralized, web-based system enables local agencies to develop, update, review, and securely store and access their emergency plans.

The state of Virginia needed a modern and efficient planning tool. They wanted a tool that was simple and precise in use. Previstar has solid government references that were emphasized in the election. This Cloud Services Agreement is a four year contract with six option years and has a total value of more than two million USD over the contact period of 10 years.

– This contract is strategically important to us as more states in the United States are looking at similar solutions and we therefore expect more tenders in the near future, says Espen Gylvik, CEO Unified Messaging Systems ASA.

About the product
CEMPlanner is a collaborative planning tool, providing planners the capability to create any type of plan using a streamlined process. It guides users through each step of the planning process in an automated format that facilitates collaboration, interaction, contribution and accountability of stakeholders. Previstar has similar enterprise CEMPlanner agreements in place with other states already, among them; Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Alabama.

Previstar customer
The Previstar products have been deployed in numerous states, counties, cities, institutions and educational organizations across the US. Customers include the US Navy, Massachusetts Emergency Management Authority, Alabama Department of Public Health, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, LA County, Area G (California), Fort Worth (Texas), Coral Springs (Florida), Virginia City/County and Newport News (Virginia), Sedgwick County (Kansas), Benton County (Arkansas), Newcastle County (Delaware) and many more local jurisdictions.

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