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Agencies and public enterprises who have been trusted with the public resources are answerable to the fiscal and the social responsibility that has been assigned to them yet mainstream news is inundated with cases of fraud, mismanagement, and manual-prone errors in record keeping and reporting in cities and governments around the world.

Working with a vast array of Inspectors General, Column has developed the leading investigative case management solution that allows for best practice processes. Organizations using Column Case Investigative have already achieved the following:

Improved operational processes by more than 30%
Eliminated information silos
Quickly investigated mismanagement and fraud
Addressed security, audit, and compliance regulations

Manage your cases in a single, unified platform

From incident intake through case resolution and possibly to DA turnover, all of your data including audio, video, pictures, documents, files, associated evidence is in one unified tool. Through our data visualization feature, all aspects of the case are tied in an easy to view interface.

Search and access all data sources in one place

Out of the box full text search engine can search Complaints, Cases, People, Sites, Property, Vehicles, Journals, and Attachments from a single Google® type search. This search engine can also be configured to search other databases and network directories. This provides a single point of searching, relating, and viewing for multiple systems.

Duplicate Management and Data Reconciliation

The last thing needed in investigating a case is duplicate data. Users are now able to see duplicate data when searching or creating a record. Reconciliation of data can be done by looking at the grouped records and having the option to join them.

Create reports for effective management of your investigations

With integrated reporting features there is no need to manage user’s permissions or accounts in another application. Users can launch dashboards, canned reports, or Ad Hoc reporting straight from the system.

Quickly determine case prioritization

Detectives will now be able to quickly determine what cases have a high solvability factor or have a high priority. It does this by using predefined factors or by defining custom factors. Priorities can then help determine appropriate response thresholds.

Protect privacy and meet audit compliance and regulations

The solution was built with individual, group, and row level security while automatically tracking all activity including: successful and failed logins, records created, records modified, records deleted, records viewed, field level changes, and approval activity. Cases can also be bookmarked to watch for activity.

"New technology solutions such as our case management system allow us to gain insight and continuously improve our internal processes with diligence and transparency."
-Karen R.H. Randolph,
Office of Inspector General City of Chicago

"The result has had a profound effect on the office's overall investigative process."
Office of the Ohio Inspector General, Annual Report

Column Case Investigative common use cases include:

Incident Reporting
Internal Investigations
External Investigations
Fraud License Regulation
Building and Facilities Inspections
Counterfeit Tracking