DALLAS, Dec. 1 Affiliated Computer Services,Inc. (NYSE: ACS) re-enters the entire federal market with innovative solutionsdesigned to help U.S. government agencies lower costs and increase service.With the expiration of an agreement that restricted ACS services to only a fewagencies, ACS can now offer its proven business process and IT solutions toall federal customers.
As the U.S. faces economic uncertainty, ACS will bring federal agenciesresults-based solutions that offer ACS' applied innovation to ensure thattechnology and operations evolve to meet changing needs.
"We can show federal agencies, based on ACS' success on the state andlocal level and with commercial customers, how we can save them money and givethem the power to improve productivity," said Tim Conway, senior vicepresident and managing director of ACS Federal Solutions. "Our services aredesigned to improve operations so agencies can focus on their core tasks."
ACS can help federal agencies with:
-- Mailroom and Administrative Services: By converting incoming mail todigital images, ACS reduces error, lowers costs, and offers secure andconvenient access to records.
-- Customer Care: ACS offers complete customer care services that cansupport the mission of any agency by using best-of-breed technology andoperational excellence.
-- Finance and Accounting: ACS is a leader in converting fundsdistribution systems from paper checks to electronic payment cards, providingservices for 15 state governments.
-- Claims Administration: ACS is a pioneer in government healthcareprogram administration. Our claims and collection services are proven toimprove accuracy and speed.
"While many federal agencies can benefit from ACS expertise, a focus forus is healthcare reform and how our solutions can help make affordablehealthcare possible," said Joe Doherty, executive vice president and grouppresident of ACS' Government Solutions Group. "ACS is anxious to leverage ourleadership and experience in healthcare solutions to provide innovative,scalable, and cost effective solutions that can improve service."
With the end of a noncompete agreement, ACS now has unrestricted abilityto add to its current limited federal client list, which includes theDepartment of Education, where ACS services student loans for over ninemillion borrowers annually, and the Department of Labor, where ACS processesmore than five million bills each year for the Office of Workers'Compensation. ACS has also performed business process services as asubcontractor for the State Department, Department of Homeland Security,Treasury Department, and the Social Security Administration. ACS holds a GSASchedule 36 contract for Office, Imaging, and Document Solutions and willexpand its GSA offerings in the immediate future.
ACS is an operational partner to more than 1,500 agencies at all levels ofgovernment located in every state in the U.S. Each year, for example, ACSprocesses more than half of the nation's child support payments; manageselectronic payment card services programs in 15 states; processes nearly 550million Medicaid claims totaling more than $42 billion in payments; handlesmore than half of the electronic toll transactions in the United States;facilitates more than 185 million online unclaimed property searches; andsupports more than 450,000 Emergency Medical Services transports and accountsfor nearly $75 million in EMS payments.
ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with approximately 63,000 peoplesupporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, providesbusiness process outsourcing and information technology solutions toworld-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A commonstock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learnmore about ACS at http://www.acs-inc.com.
SOURCE Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.