ECOS Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Rules Engine provides the technological framework for flexibility. It can support multiple Block Grant Programs within one platform and allows each state to establish their own management procedures.
Its modular architecture is designed to be adaptable and configurable. ECOS provides over 150 customizable settings for a broad range of options.
ECOS Platform connects all agencies and program staff on one common software platform. ECOS also provides a web service API that allows the system to efficiently connect with other databases for automatic data transfers.
The interoperability of ECOS greatly reduces time-consuming downloads and uploads. The ECOS Platform includes easy to use and flexible enterprise reporting tools with powerful data analytics capability for program planning.
ECOS provides fully integrated Enterprise Software Applications to manage the LIHEAP, Weatherization Assistance and CSBG programs. Each program application integrates all business functions required to support the entire program work flow.
The ECOS program solutions are user-friendly with logical work flow processes, intuitive navigation menu and built in program compliance and validation.
The ECOS maintenance agreement includes periodic software updates to insure compliance with any changes in federal policies. ECOS includes numerous data validations throughout the system to help staff in maintaining compliance with program rules.
JAI monitors program notifications and responds to client requests for compliance updates. The fully integrated ECOS Energy Audit is DOE compliant for all states.
Co Authored by John Joseph and Rhett Eldridge, January 2017
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