Why the Tax is Our Unsung COVID Hero
Using GenTax, Fast Enterprises’ tax processing software, New Zealand Inland Revenue has been quietly and efficiently helping to support the economy and assisting thousands of businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. Inland Revenue staff and their FAST colleagues were able to quickly make changes in their GenTax implementation to provide wage subsidies, issue loans to small businesses, and implement tax relief measures. These changes were put in place while Inland Revenue still carried on its business-as-usual. The inbuilt flexibility of GenTax has enabled New Zealand to repurpose its tax system to meet both immediate and future economic challenges resulting from COVID-19.
Georgia DRIVES Project Receives Top Honors in the 2020 Technology Innovation Showcase
The Georgia DRIVES (Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System) project was selected to receive top honors in the 2020 Technology Innovation Showcase. The DRIVES project implemented FastDS, Fast Enterprises’ commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) application, that was configured to meet the business requirements of both the Department of Revenue and the Department of Driver Services. With DRIVES, both agencies have an application that can be supported by internal staff and a platform that provides technological and cost-saving advances, making the legacy mainframe platform a relic of the past.
PEOPLE Magazine Names Fast Enterprises a Top 50 Company That Cares
PEOPLE magazine has named government software and consulting services provider Fast Enterprises, LLC (FAST) a company that has “gone above and beyond” in supporting employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Connecticut’s New Online State Tax Filing System
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced the launch of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) multi-year IT modernization initiative through a partnership with Fast Enterprises that will improve the customer’s experience and deliver additional, user-friendly features such as mobile device-friendly design, secure web messaging, and advanced tax filing reminders.
FAST Recognized as One of PEOPLE's 50 Companies That Care
Partnering with Great Place to Work, PEOPLE identifies the top U.S. companies supporting their employees and their communities during COVID-19. Fast Enterprises is among the 50 companies highlighted for the great work they have accomplished in their communities year-round.
Nebraska VicToRy and Georgia DRIVES Recognized for Excellence in Government Partnership
AAMVA’s awards program recognizes those who have committed their time and resources to safety initiatives, outstanding customer service, and public affairs and consumer education programs throughout North America. In 2020, two Fast Enterprises projects received awards in Excellence in Government Partnership. The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Vehicle Titling & Registration Modernization project was honored as both an international and regional winner and the Georgia Department of Revenue's DRIVES Project was recognized with regional honors.
Excellence in Technology Award
After the successful launch of their new integrated tax system, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s (DOR’s) modernization project received an Excellence in Technology Award at the Pennsylvania Digital Government Summit. In partnership with Fast Enterprises, the DOR implemented the GenTax software to produce major upgrades that include the launch of the Pennsylvania Tax Hub (PATH), as well as the online filing system, myPATH. The award recognizes stellar achievement in the public sector throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
New Department of Motor Vehicles System Hopes to Improve Service for Car Owners
The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicle’s (DMV’s) partnership with software company Fast Enterprises has allowed them to successfully implement VicToRy, a new Vehicle Services system. This much-needed upgrade has provided faster, more convenient services to the benefit of both citizens and staff members. The new system has expanded the range of services that are delivered to customers, with more available online capabilities and functions. As Nebraska DMV project manager Adam Eakin put it, this upgrade was both “timely” and “critical.”
State of Illinois Receives Data Management, Analytics & Visualization NASCIO Award
The State of Illinois and IDOR were recognized for their data analytics initiative with an award in the area of Data Management, Analytics & Visualization from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. To counteract fraud, and to increase revenue and improve compliance with state tax laws, IDOR developed and completed an initiative to utilize more sophisticated tracking and analysis of taxpayer data by becoming an early adopter of Fast Enterprises’ Fraud Manager and Analytics Manager.
Best of Washington IT Awards Honor State Agencies and Staff
Eight agencies and two state employees received “Best of Washington” Awards for the use of innovative technologies to improve and more efficiently deliver public services. Gov. Jay Inslee delivered opening remarks to summit attendees, and was on hand to congratulate the award winners at a Nov. 7 ceremony during the 20th annual Digital Government Summit in Olympia.