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GCR’S Resilience Team Takes Part in OSF’S Puerto Rico Municipal Recovery Project

New Orleans, LA, March 19, 2018

GCR’s Community Planning and Resilience (CP&R) team will participate in the Open Society Foundation’s (OSF) Puerto Rico City Recovery Project, part of a larger Mayor Exchange, which includes technical disaster recovery workshops taking place on March 19 and 20 in San Juan. OSF is bringing mayors from U.S. mainland cities and mayors of Puerto Rican municipalities together with technical experts to develop high-level recovery action plans.
Individual workshops aim to help mayors:

• Develop a vision for rebuilding their municipalities
• Understand their eligibility for disaster-related funding
• Think creatively about how to manage municipal budgets in the new fiscal climate
• Identify strategic opportunities to expand economic development initiatives
• Coordinate with other municipalities to rebuild Puerto Rico

GCR’s CP&R team will lead large and small municipal sessions on disaster recovery planning, pulling from experience managing the recovery efforts of two of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history. “Our team is excited to be a part of this important initiative,” said Ted Guillot, Director of CP&R. “We look forward to working with Puerto Rican mayors and their staffs to provide guidance and technical assistance during this critical stage of their recovery efforts. Knowledge is key to a successful recovery, and we hope to impart lessons learned from our team’s collective experience leading and supporting recovery and resilience-building efforts around the country.”

ABOUT GCR’S COMMUNITY PLANNING & RESILIENCE
GCR’s CP&R team has served federal, state, and local public agencies for nearly 40 years. Their products and services have one goal: building stronger, more resilient communities. Their team of experienced planners and disaster recovery managers help clients fulfill their promise of public purpose and build resilience against natural and economic adversity. Their mix of software and specialty services offer demographic analysis, policy and program design, regulatory compliance, and grant management.

ABOUT GCR
Headquartered in New Orleans, LA, GCR offers a broad range of software products and specialty services that help clients gather, analyze, and apply information. GCR’s client base extends from the Community Planning and Resilience market to a broad array of public sector clients including the aviation industry, state and local government, and the energy sector.

PCC, A GCR Company, Anticipates Another Potential Award for Client State, Indiana

New Orleans, LA, March 6, 2018

Indiana’s INBiz, a multi-award winning Business One Stop portal built by GCR’s PCC Technology Inc., was named one of four national finalists for the 2018 NASS IDEAS Award, which recognizes innovation, dedication, excellence and achievement in service in state programing. Representatives from Indiana will join other finalists to showcase their state’s program during the upcoming NASS 2018 Summer Conference, which will take place from July 13 to July 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Secretaries of State are always working to improve services and engage with their citizens. The IDEAS Award recognizes outstanding state programs at a national level which have demonstrated a significant contribution to their state.” said NASS Awards Committee Co-Chair Al Jaeger, North Dakota Secretary of State. “These outstanding state initiatives will be presented during the NASS Summer Confer­ence in Philadelphia from which a national honoree will be selected. Regardless of which state is selected as the IDEAS Award recipient, each nominee has provided an excellent service for its state.”

The full list of finalists include:
California – Digital Archives: A Public-Private Partnership with Google
Colorado – Cybersecurity Protects Election Integrity Initiative
Indiana – INBiz
Mississippi – Y’all Business

We appreciate NASS’s recognition of INBiz, we congratulate Secretary of State Connie Lawson for her leadership in innovation, and we applaud PCC for a job well done.

About PCC
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.

FXE uses GCR to Become First General Aviation Airport to Install APC Kiosks

New Orleans, LA, February 2, 2018

Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE) Airport announced that it has become the first general aviation airport to have Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks at their U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) facility. “We admire Fort Lauderdale’s progressive and innovative approach to serving international passengers, and are proud to have our kiosks play a part in its success,” says Tim Walsh, Director of GCR’s Airport Solutions.

At the beginning of 2017, Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) was experiencing growing U.S. CBP wait times and decreased customer satisfaction. They required a solution that provided a smoother, more convenient process for their 300 daily international travelers.

After researching the market, they selected GCR Inc. (GCR), one of the very few CBP-approved providers of APC Kiosks. APC Kiosks expedite international passenger arrivals and minimize time spent with CBP officers by collecting a passenger’s passport, flight information, and declaration data, taking a photo and scanning fingerprints, then issuing a receipt that can be verified in person.
With an expedited delivery time and a guaranteed lowest price, FXE purchased the kiosks directly from the GSA Schedule 70. Fully installed by GCR technicians and using GCR’s managed services (cloud-based management and hosting), FXE simply had to provide the footprint, power, and internet. The Kiosks went live December 2017 and FXE is now able to process 20 people through two kiosks in less than 20 minutes, reducing pre-installation wait times by 50%.

About APC Kiosks
Our AirportIQ APC Kiosks provide increased efficiency for international arrivals through a mix of hardware and software. Kiosks are constructed with commercial-grade durable materials and can be customized with each airport’s unique logo and color scheme.

About GCR
Headquartered in New Orleans, LA, GCR offers a broad range of software products and specialty services that help clients gather, analyze, and apply information. GCR’s client base extends from the aviation market to a broad array of public sector clients at the federal, state, and local level.

GCR Hosts 2018 NuclearIQ User Conference in New Orleans, February 26 – March 2

New Orleans, LA, January 31, 2018

GCR’s NuclearIQ team will host its annual User Conference from February 26th to March 2nd in New Orleans, LA. Programming is split between the Seminar Series, Training, and user round-table discussions that have become the cornerstone of these events.

This popular industry conference is attended by the majority of our nation’s nuclear power plants. NuclearIQ is the industry standard chemistry data management system, supporting 80% of the US fleet and counting. For more information, visit http://www.nucleariq.com/.

GCR Hosts 2018 AirportIQ User Conference in New Orleans, March 25-27

New Orleans, LA, January 31, 2018

GCR will host its annual AirportIQ User Conference from March 25th to 27th at a new location – the popular South Market District’s NOPSI Hotel only steps away from the French Quarter. Members of GCR’s aviation team assume their role as industry leaders and facilitators in this year’s roundtable discussions which focus on user group knowledge sharing and emerging technologies. New for this conference are optional training sessions which will be offered in airport finance and operations software (ABRM and ASOCS).

For more information, visit https://gcrincorporated.com/market/airports/2018userconference/

GCR Named GovTech 100 Company

New Orleans, LA, January 9, 2018

GCR Inc. (GCR) is honored to be part of GovTech’s Top 100 list for 2018, which is comprised of “companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States.” This recognition is important to all of us at GCR and to our sister company, PCC Technologies Inc. (PCC), which became a member of the GCR Group in 2016. PCC is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market, and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country.

GCR Recognized for Support of Jefferson Parish’s Head Start Program

New Orleans, LA, September 18, 2017

On October 4th, employees Adrienne Duncan and Seth Magden received an award from the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce recognizing GCR’s sponsorship of Head Start, an early childhood program aimed at preparing families and children for elementary school and providing tools that allow for their socialization. GCR is proud of its affiliation with Head Start and is honored to serve as a community partner with Jefferson Parish.

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GCR Releases Newest Airport Revenue Management Tool – ABRM

New Orleans, LA, September 18, 2017

GCR Inc. (GCR), a New Orleans-based technology and professional services firm, releases the latest version of its popular revenue management software at the ACI-NA Annual Conference in Dallas.

“Our updated AirportIQ Business and Revenue Manager (ABRM) is even more focused on creating efficiencies that increase an airport’s profitability. It allows our clients to pinpoint the most effective means to manage, track, and generate revenue,” explains Tim Walsh, Director of Airport Solutions.

The team responsible for the update includes two CPAs (who also serve as ABRM product managers) along with ex-airport management staff and in-house developers, system architects, and business analysists. Clients were also crucial to the update process; many changes stemmed from user-generated feedback gathered at GCR’s annual AirportIQ conferences. New features include a robust Business Intelligence module, browser-agnostic architecture, and enhanced report writing tools.

About ABRM
ABRM helps determine revenue streams, ensures accurate billing, reduces inefficiencies, and automates data exchanges. It links operational and other commercial activities to their related financial impact, offering a true aerial view of your airport’s business. The robust GIS platform and business intelligence features allow users to visualize adverse conditions, forecast their impact, and use analytics to choose the best recovery strategies. The reports are user friendly and can be created within the system without external support. When support is needed, our team of CPAs and former airport managers provide users with informed, focused assistance at no added cost.

About GCR  
Headquartered in New Orleans, LA, GCR offers a broad range of software products and specialty services that help clients gather, analyze, and apply information. GCR’s client base extends from the aviation market to a broad array of public sector clients at the federal, state, and local level. 

GCR Subsidiary PCC Receives INBiz’s 2017 Government-to-Business Experience Award

Windsor, Connecticut – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Indiana’s business one stop portal, INBiz, is being recognized in the 2017 Government-to-Business Experience category at the Center for Digital Government’s annual conference on September 15th. The portal was chosen for its outstanding website and online user experience.

This is not the first award for the young application (launched in April of 2016); it has also received an IACA Merit Award for Technological Innovation and Indiana’s Digital Government Summit Award for Best Application Serving the Public – State.

“INBiz would not be the success it is without PCC and its parent company, GCR,” said Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson. “They have worked side-by-side with our team to understand our users’ needs and to create a product that delivers an unprecedented digital government experience. I appreciate their efforts and dedication to putting businesses and citizens first.”
PCC Technology Inc. (PCC) is proud of its relationship with Indiana and is honored to serve as a partner in the creation of such an innovative solution.

About PCC
PCC, founded in 1995 and acquired by GCR in 2016, is a leading provider of software to the state and local government market and the premier provider of solutions for Secretaries of State across the country. PCC develops and implements the highest quality software to support corporate registration, voter registration, election administration, ethics and disclosure, and land management.

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