The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity assists entrepreneurs and individuals with financial, marketing, and employment consulting, training, and funding.
The institution aims to minimize unemployment and the negative COVID-19 impact on the community and protect those who are less secure and lack opportunities to thrive and evolve.
The goal is to foster an environment of equal opportunities for all citizens, including minorities and veterans.
One of the primary roles of the department is to provide financial grants to start new businesses.
The Client approached us with an assignment to create a cross-platform system to collect, store, manage, and retrieve data available at the Office of Regional Economic Development and Minority Economic Empowerment.
Both units are part of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and strive to boost local business and financial prosperity. Redtag built a system to track and monitor money flow and record all business activity and government units’ operations.
Together with our client, we set out to make a transparent platform for creating and keeping documents and simplify new business registration to turn the state of Illinois into a more attractive environment for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
The state of Illinois is home to many Fortune 500 Companies list. It is hard to overestimate the Chicago area's contribution to the national economy.
However, some significant players, such as Boeing and Caterpillar, recently moved their business to other states. In the wake of these seismic changes, the Department made efforts to make the area more attractive for small companies whose brave endeavours contribute to the community's well-being.
There was a dire need for a digital assistance platform for all companies to eliminate bureaucracy and make running business easier.
The Client challenged our team with the following tasks:
The first feasible step was to record all companies that applied for government support and quickly determine if a business was eligible for this funding. Our team had to comply with data protection and security requirements since it was a federal government project with sensitive data at its disposal.
The team improved existing Salesforce app with new functions and extended CRM’s reach.
Redtag has accumulated extensive experience adopting and integrating the platform for various business needs.
The high level of automation enables all users to focus on tasks that matter. Salesforce allows for creating accessible reports and checking all crucial business metrics.
We made it easy to apply for grants and get tax discounts with all these steps instantly recorded and saved. From a data protection standpoint, Salesforce doesn’t leave room for error, corrupt data, or information misuse.
Together with the Department, we created an environment where individuals can register a new business in no time, and experienced entrepreneurs benefit from adopting simple digital procedures and innovation.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity now possesses an easily accessible data management and storage platform for all divisions with an integrated profile of every user available for everybody concerned.
The system allows for customised reports with all communication and information in one place.
Government institutions can instantly find information on all participants involved in money and document exchange. One can filter them out by categories, groups, and areas of activity.
The data from any account can be represented in any convenient way, written form, charts, diagrams, e.t.c resulting in the best possible understanding and making the right decisions on time.
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