ALBANY, N.Y. /Publishers Newswire/ — The New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH) has earned a 2009 “Best of New York” award for its Consumer Information System (CIS) application, developed with Libera, Inc. ( of Jamestown, NY, a government contractor and software development company. The award was made by the New York State Center for Digital Government and Government Technology in the category of “Project Best Advancing Service to the Public.”

Libera IncThe award was presented on September 24th at the New York Digital Government Summit in Albany (, and recognizes technology projects that have designed, developed, and deployed applications or improved existing systems that directly deliver services more efficiently and effectively to the public.

CBVH ( is located within the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and provides vocational rehabilitation and other direct services to legally blind New York State residents. The Consumer Information System (, utilizing Libera’s System 7(TM), has transformed the operation of CBVH, supporting the full range of its business processes and that of the 18 community-based agencies that CBVH contracts with to provide needed services.

Libera is proud to offer a number of .net internet thin client “customizable off-the-shelf (COTS)” solutions built using the Libera System 7 Framework(TM). These include customized information management systems and case management systems using Libera’s Framework for any market such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Services/Domestic Violence, Child Welfare, Mental Health, Veterans Administration Health, Publishing, and Business Enterprise System (BEP), as well as the System 7 Survey Builder(TM) System 7 Issue Tracking System (ITS)(TM), System 7 Time Tracker (TT)(TM), and the System 7 Project Manager & Scheduler(TM).

According to the company, “Our approach has been to provide worker-based architectures that expedite information gathering and administrative reporting. Over the last seventeen years, we have developed and refined proven solutions by balancing worker needs, administrative functions, and regulatory reporting. The culmination of these efforts is our flagship product, the System 7 Framework(TM).”

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