Posted on October 31 2008 in Press Releases
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 31, 2008 – Qualifacts Systems Inc., the leading provider of enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) services for human service and behavioral health providers, announced that the Family Service Alliance for Southeastern Michigan, a consortium of three family service agencies, has selected Qualifacts to provide enterprise software. The Alliance includes Family Service Inc., Macomb Family Services and Oakland Family Services.
“The vision of the Alliance is to create a regional response that addresses the behavioral health challenges confronting families and children,” said Michael Earl, CEO of Oakland Family Services and managing partner of the Alliance.
A fourth organization, Starfish Family Services, has partnered with the Alliance as part of this technology initiative. Their participation leverages the efficiency for all participants.
“The Michigan economy mandates that businesses of all types – small, large, public and private – operate with the greatest efficiencies available,” says Ann Kalass, CEO. “The efficiencies Starfish Family Services will realize through the implementation of Qualifacts’ CareLogic software will give us the necessary infrastructure to further grow our programs and services, thereby contributing to community vitality.”
A shared technology platform is one of the key strategies in moving the Alliance towards its goals.
“We’re very excited to be selected by the Alliance,” said David Klements, president and CEO of Qualifacts. “This is the third consortium that has selected Qualifacts in the past 18 months. This is further validation that CareLogic’s SaaS delivery model is a logical fit for consortiums.”
With the economy in Southeast Michigan experiencing a serious downturn, the impact of these changes on the non-profit sector is increasing the demand for services at a time when “resources are increasingly scarce,” says Earl. “We believe the service delivery model of the Alliance has great potential for growth in the near and long term, and Qualifacts will be crucial in helping us achieve our goals.”
By working together to create a centralized and shared technology platform, the Alliance expects to create efficiency and scale they would not be able to achieve independently. Ultimately, the goal of the Alliance is to improve access to services across the region and provide higher quality services to those in need.
“I would expect to see more and more alliances and collaborations across organizations in order to achieve similar goals,” says Kalass.