When it comes to analyzing information to process criminal cases, data selection and quality are two vital success factors. To meet these equirements, police departments need special solutions that make it easier to select and analyze large volumes of case data. In its search for an appropriate solution, rola Security Solutions decided to integrate InfoZoom technology into rsCASE®, the software standard for managing criminal investigation cases in Germany. Today, more than 50,000 police officers across ten different states use the integrated InfoZoom technology to select and verify the quality of case data before further processing it in specific rsCASE® modules.
Using InfoZoom, officers can perform these tasks without any programming or support from IT specialists.
“In Germany, rsCASE® is the standard for processing criminal investigation cases – in part, due to the integrated InfoZoom technology,”
Comment: Dirk Linneman, Director of Product Management and Sales at rola Security Solutions.
By implementing the analysis tool into its software, the vendor added new capabilities for optimizing administrative processes. “Our users need first-class data quality to successfully solve criminal cases. By analyzing the gaps and errors within the data itself, however, they also get a clear indication of how they can avoid these mistakes in the first place during day-to-day investigation processes,” continues Linneman.
Integrating InfoZoom technology into rsCASE® delivered this added value. By analyzing the quality of their data, officers can now understand how they can optimize the administrative processes that rsCASE® supports. By analyzing automobile theft data, for instance, a user might notice that important data fields describing the stolen vehicle are empty. This is reason enough to take a closer look at the data entry process to find possible causes for the missing data and introduce quality improvement measures.
Officers analyze large volumes of data
By integrating InfoZoom technology into rsCASE®, rola Security Solutions has also drastically reduced its own programming requirements for analyses, database queries and selection trees. “Our development team was getting bogged down with a growing number of individual user requirements. We couldn’t allow the strategic development of rsCASE® to suffer as a consequence,” recalled Linneman.
»Right now, I don’t know any comparable technology that is faster than InfoZoom.«