C3 Systems has won a multi-year contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Fruit and Vegetable Program, Marketing Order and Agreement Division (MOAD) for the design and development of the Compliance and Enforcement Management System (CEMS). The purpose of this contract is to conduct analysis, design, development and implementation, of the MOAD’s Compliance and Enforcement Management System using a modified Agile-waterfall approach. In order to successfully perform all of its compliance and enforcement activities related to domestic, imported, and exported commodities, C3 Systems is replacing the current disconnected desktop productivity applications and single-purpose waiver-request web portal environment with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application platform using the Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution integrated with a public-facing web portal for external entities. This three-phase project is performed to create a CRM solution that is capable of integrating entry data from Customs and Border Petrol (CBP) with inspection and waiver data collected by USDA or its agents to automate compliance and enforcement on an importer-by-importer basis.
The Compliance Enforcement Management System (CEMS) will allow USDA to not only help support AMS in reaching its goals but also serve the department as a whole. The implementation of a new compliance enforcement IT system will substantially increase efficiency and will alleviate the need for strenuous and time-consuming manual processes. The new system will serve as a single platform for anyone looking to import or export fruits and vegetables and will eliminate the need for users to seek out various forms on USDA’s website. “Moreover, the creation of this new platform for USDA AMS MOAD division will serve as a benchmark inside USDA for any future conformance systems that may need to be implemented in the future. C3 Systems’ CEMS solution includes a single platform that facilitates online submissions and information routing, helping to streamline the MOAD decision-making process. Innovation is not just a part of our motto, it is an integral part of our culture. At C3 Systems we are always looking for ways to be more efficient, cost effective and create more value for our clients” said Vasanth Kutty, V.P of Technology.
Marketing agreements and orders are legal instruments authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and in subsequent amendments. The Secretary of Agriculture is vested with the power to exercise the use of these instruments to regulate the marketing of eligible commodities — fruits, vegetables, specialty crops, and milk — in certain clearly specified ways. Marketing orders help fruit and vegetable growers work together to solve marketing problems that they cannot solve individually. They help balance the availability of quality product with the need for adequate returns to producers and the demands of consumers.
About C3 Systems:
Consummate Computer Consultants Systems, LLC (C3 Systems), a management consulting and information technology firm, has been trusted by leading institutions and businesses and in the government and private sector since February 2003. Today, C3 Systems supports Federal, State, and Local Government customers, is a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) ML3, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001, 8(a) minority-owned, small disadvantaged firm providing management consulting, software and system engineering, and other IT services.