Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Covansys Corporation (NASDAQ: CVNS) is the
developer of AGIIS and continues to provide maintenance and customer support services.
As a global consulting and technology services company, Covansys specializes in industry-
specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services. Servicing a wide range of
private and public sector enterprises, Covansys offers outsourcing services and solutions
designed to improve our client’s business efficiency and profitability.
In addition to providing integrated, customer-focused IT services, Covansys also specializes in
data management outsourcing services (including data transformation and validation), rebate
processing/incentive management, secure supply chain consulting and solution development,
and ERP implementations and upgrades.
Our core service offering is called Consolidated Data Services and consists of a number of tools
designed to assist our internal efforts in providing services to our clients. The objective of
Consolidated Data Services (CDS) is to first provide services and solutions to facilitate the
exchange of data between trading partners; then to cleanse the data; and finally, to leverage that
business information for incentive programs and data analysis.
Our services consist of:
• Data Consulting
• Data Clearinghouse Services
• Database Design, Hosting and Management
• Data Acquisition
• Data Validation and Cleansing
• Data Integration and Delivery
For data acquisition and collection, we use an internally developed service called Transport. This
is a suite of technologies and tools for the secure transmission of data across the Internet and
Value Added Networks.
In support of data validation and cleansing, we use third party software and a number of internally
developed tools and solutions. For data scrubbing we use software from Group 1 and PostalSoft
as well as some custom routines. In addition, Covansys has developed our Enhanced Data
Validation engine (EDV) that supports customized data editing and validation rules. Reporting
entities have access to an EDV Web Site for viewing sent files, building product cross references,
account reconciliation, and working suspended data. Once the data has been collected and
verified, we can move the data into our customer’s internal systems or feed the data to one of our
other service offerings:
• Incentive Management System (rebate processing)
• DataViewer (web-based dashboard and reporting tool)
The Incentive Management System (IMS) provides complete outsourcing services for rebate
processing and administration. IMS provides web-based data access for management, sales,
and customer service and offers customizable program set-up and maintenance. In addition, we
provide complete check printing, bank account management and reconciliation. The system
supports file extracts to a third-party fulfillment house when prizes are awarded in place of
DataViewer is a data dashboard and reporting solution that offers the customer a real-time view
of their data. Included with DataViewer are drill down capabilities, graphing and the ability to
export to Excel, PDF or other common formats.