This was the right application and the right time," said Rich Beckwith, director of information systems for the Missouri House of Representatives.
"Our previous constituent management software was developed in-house and has undergone several major revisions and platform changes over the years," Beckwith
approached the Missouri House of Representatives
with the concept and offered to implement a pilot project in our leadership offices," Beckwith
IT planners said they gave the proposal a serious look because the product runs as part of Outlook.It made sense that the learning curve on using the software would be abbreviated.Planners also liked the price of the Microsoft offering, Beckwith
said, because full implementation is expected to cost $200,000.