Teamwork and innovation result in on-time and on-budget delivery of the Department of Licensing’s new fuel tax and commercial-vehicle registration system.
Reston, Va. – Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance, has announced the successful completion of a system modernization project for Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL), the agency charged with administering over $1.5 billion of the state’s annual fuel tax revenue.
The project, a collaborative endeavor between prime-contractor VIP, government software and services provider Fast Enterprises (FAST), and Washington DOL, provides the state agency with a fully integrated and modern web-based system based on FAST’s GenTax® integrated tax software.
“VIP is proud to aid the Washington State Department of Licensing in their mission to advance public safety and consumer protection through licensing, regulation, education, and the collection of revenue that supports the state’s transportation system,” said Jonna Ward, chief executive officer of VIP. “The new system allows the Department to reduce costs and maximize revenue while improving the efficiency of its internal operations and the level of service provided to its constituents.”
Washington DOL’s Prorate and Fuel Tax program provides services related to the state’s administration of fuel tax and commercial motor carriers, including fuel tax collection, compliance, audits, and refunds; investigation of illegal fuel imports and dyed diesel; and one-stop vehicle licensing and fuel tax filing services for Washington-based interstate motor carriers.
VIP and FAST worked with DOL to configure FAST’s commercial off-the-shelf GenTax® software to meet the state’s distinct business and technical requirements. The project replaced multiple legacy systems and applications with a single, integrated solution that provides DOL with a number of new capabilities, streamlined processes, and organizational efficiencies. It also provides integrated support for federal, state, and local laws associated with carrier registrations and the collection of fuel taxes, as well as interfaces with external federal and state systems.
VIP’s Ward stressed that outstanding teamwork between VIP, FAST, and DOL was the key to delivering the project on time and within budget.
“Our joint VIP, FAST, and DOL project team navigated a sea of complex business rules and performed multiple data migrations from legacy systems into FAST’s GenTax® product,” Ward said. “All parties showed tremendous commitment to building an exceptional tax and registration solution.”
About Visionary Integration Professionals
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) offers a diverse solution portfolio that allows organizations to better align strategy to execution. The most effective path to achieving targeted outcomes requires dedicated teams, proven methods, and adaptability to tailor our solution offerings to meet the client’s unique needs. Our management consulting and technology solution capabilities provide the visibility, proven execution, and agility to accelerate strategic change. VIP is headquartered in Reston, VA and its California office in Folsom.
About Fast Enterprises
Fast Enterprises, LLC (FAST) is a leading provider of software and professional services that help governments to enhance customer service, reduce costs, improve the efficiency of internal operations, and maximize return on investment. FAST professionals work on-site with government agencies to implement modernized enterprise systems based on the company’s commercial off-the-shelf GenTax®, FastDS-VS®, and FastUI® software products. In production for government agencies around the world, FAST’s software solutions are used to manage hundreds of government programs for tax and revenue, driver licensing and compliance, vehicle titling and registration, and unemployment insurance tax and benefits. For more information visit www.fastenterprises.com.