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NuclearIQ Version 1.4.0.0 goes live today!

New Orleans, LA, May 30, 2018

GCR is proud to announce the launch of NuclearIQ Version 1.4.0.0!
Today marks the official launch of our newest version of NuclearIQ, the industry standard for nuclear chemistry data management. The NuclearIQ team has collaborated closely with you, our customers, to determine what changes and improvements you most wanted in the product, and worked with our developers to implement those changes in version 1.4.0.0.

From improved data entry and QC charting features to enhanced task scheduling and classification capabilities, we are excited to share these improvements with you, to make your facility more efficient and your goals easier to accomplish. As always, we look forward to your feedback on this version, so we can continue listening and responding to your needs to make NuclearIQ the best solution possible.

For more information on how upgrade to NuclearIQ 1.4.0.0, please contact Bill Gilboy at bgilboy@gcrincorporated.com or call 504-304-2500.

NuclearIQ Version 1.4.0.0 Enhancement Spotlight: Improved Data Entry

New Orleans, LA, May 29, 2018

Energy Sector Upgrades NuclearIQ Software to Version 1.4.0.0
GCR unveils the newest version of its popular NuclearIQ software tomorrow, May 30th. This release creates efficiencies important to our clients, as user feedback was the driving force behind our development process. We’re profiling five main enhancements leading up to the release, the last of which is improved QC data entry.

QC Data Entry Routine Enhancement
This enhancement addresses one of the biggest client frustrations – the slow speed and indirect method of entering QC results against Instruments. In version 1.4.0.0, we’ve upgraded the QC data entry routine to allow for “in cell” entry of Instrument QC values.No longer are you required to enter the QC value using the “Input QC” routine. The old QC entry routine required the user to “Evaluate” the QC result before allowing the “Save” event.This has been reworked to allow the user to enter an Instrument QC into the “Test Input” cell just like all the other data entry routines within NuclearIQ.

For more information on how upgrade to the newest version of NuclearIQ, please contact Bill Gilboy at bgilboy@gcrincorporated.com or call 504-304-2500.

NuclearIQ Version 1.4.0.0 Enhancement Spotlight: K-S Test for Normal Distribution

New Orleans, LA, May 25, 2018

Energy Sector Upgrades NuclearIQ Software to Version 1.4.0.0
GCR unveils the newest version of its popular NuclearIQ software on May 30th. This release creates efficiencies important to our clients, as user feedback was the driving force behind our development process. We’re profiling five main enhancements leading up to the release, the fourth of which is the implementation of the Kolmogorov–Smirnov test.

K-S Test for Normal Distribution
In statistics, the Kolmogorov–Smirnov test (K–S test) is a nonparametric test of the equality of continuous, one-dimensional probability distributions that can be used to compare a sample with a reference probability distribution. Pretty fancy wording for “is the data set Normally Distributed?” Based on feedback from our current users, we’ve incorporated the K-S Test into our “Generate QC Limits” and “Statistical Test” routines. In Version 1.4.0.0, you’ll know at the click of a button if the data set passed the K-S test.

For more information on how upgrade to the newest version of NuclearIQ, please contact Bill Gilboy at bgilboy@gcrincorporated.com or call 504-304-2500.

NuclearIQ Version 1.4.0.0 Enhancement Spotlight: Improved QC Charting

New Orleans, LA, May 24, 2018

Energy Sector Upgrades NuclearIQ Software to Version 1.4.0.0
GCR unveils the newest version of its popular NuclearIQ software on May 30th. This release creates efficiencies important to our clients, as user feedback was the driving force behind our development process. We’re profiling five main enhancements leading up to the release, the third of which are improvements to QC charting features.

QC Charting Enhancement
As a result of a request from Exelon during the User Conference, we have modified the “Quick Trend” and “QC Plotting” routines. The issue raised by the users was the difficulty in trending QC data when you enter multiple QC’s in a single day. Now with the click of a button, you can switch between plotting data by Date/Time and Point Count, making your data easier to view.

For more information on how upgrade to the newest version of NuclearIQ, please contact Bill Gilboy at bgilboy@gcrincorporated.com or call 504-304-2500.

NuclearIQ Version 1.4.0.0 Enhancement Spotlight: Scheduling Enhancement

New Orleans, LA, May 23, 2018

Energy Sector Upgrades NuclearIQ Software to Version 1.4.0.0
GCR unveils the newest version of its popular NuclearIQ software on May 30th. This release creates efficiencies important to our clients, as user feedback was the driving force behind our development process. We’re profiling five main enhancements leading up to the release, the second of which are improvements to “One Time Only” scheduling.

Scheduling Enhancement
In Version 1.4.0.0, one of our Entergy clients asked for the “One Time Only” schedule item to be changed, allowing the user to not only set the date but also the time of day. In version 1.4.0.0, we created an enhancement that allows for this choice, meaning your “One Time Only” items will no longer appear at the beginning of the schedule, ensuring your items will appear on the correct day as well as the correct shift.

For more information on how upgrade to the newest version of NuclearIQ, please contact Bill Gilboy at bgilboy@gcrincorporated.com or call 504-304-2500.

NuclearIQ Version 1.4.0.0 Enhancement Spotlight: Analysis Classification

New Orleans, LA, May 22, 2018

Energy Sector Upgrades NuclearIQ Software to Version 1.4.0.0
GCR unveils the newest version of its popular NuclearIQ software on May 30th. This release creates efficiencies important to our clients, as user feedback was the driving force behind our development process. We’re profiling five main enhancements leading up to the release, the first of which is Analysis Classification.

Analysis Classification Enhancement
In Version 1.4.0.0, we’ve added “Analysis Classification” functionality at the request of our Bruce Power client. At this year’s User Conference, representatives from Bruce Power asked if there was a way to show scheduled items based on a classification. Here’s an example: let’s say your procedure requires analysis of “Control” parameters each week and analysis of “Diagnostic” parameters when a “Control” parameter is out of specification. In previous versions of NuclearIQ, you couldn’t tell by the schedule which analyses are “Control” and which are “Diagnostic.” This is corrected in Version 1.4.0.0, allowing you can set the classification and sort by that classification on the Schedule form, allowing you to quickly see which are “Control” items and which are “Diagnostic.”

For more information on how upgrade to the newest version of NuclearIQ, please contact Bill Gilboy at bgilboy@gcrincorporated.com or call 504-304-2500.

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/.

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