Xanalys solutions are used in a wide range of industries from law enforcement and criminal investigation.
The Investigation Software Company
PowerCase’s Incident Administration (IA) module provides complete support for the creation and management of investigations and user/role assignment. IA configures PowerCase to understand the organisational structure of your agency and the human resources available, providing security layers both across and within divisions and departments.
PowerCase stores all of your documentary evidence such as witness statements, officer reports, tips and messages, seized property reports and canvass (door-to-door) reports in one secure central database. Documents enter a task-based workflow where information is extracted and “researched” to compare it with existing data – this information is then reviewed to determine whether any further actions need to be created to act upon the newly entered data.
PowerCase provides an XML based data entry interface that supports the creation of off-line data entry forms, allowing investigators to collect data in the field, ready for upload into a PowerCase incident. These forms can be implemented in a range of XML compliant applications such as Microsoft Infopath or Adobe LiveCycle.
The Case Manager (and other qualified roles) can raise “Actions” – new lines of enquiry – that can be assigned to investigative staff for follow-up. Assigned actions are tracked to ensure no investigative activity is being neglected. Resulting actions typically generate new evidence which is then entered into PowerCase, and automatically linked to its originating action.
Data Analysis and Visualisation
The PowerCase workflow automatically builds an intelligence database which can be queried and analysed at any time during the investigation. Integrated into the PowerCase solution is Link Explorer, Xanalys’s data visualisation tool, which can query and analyse this data, drawing its results as easy to understand visualisations such as link charts, timelines, maps and reports.
PowerCase generates a complete audit trail of all user activity within the system. All changes to records are logged so a complete picture of all information entered into the system is maintained. PowerCase records (documents, actions, objects and cross references) can only be “soft” deleted meaning that while records can be hidden if entered by mistake, copies of all data are permanently maintained.
Information gathered by multiple investigators is stored in a central repository, so users around the town, around the country or even around the world have ready access to the same critical case data. PowerCase’s “provenance” driven workflow ensures that all data can be traced back to its origins, clearly demonstrating where evidence came from and why, when and by whom it was collected.
Incidents can be prepared for court through PowerCase’s Binder Management facility, which builds a complete brief of evidence by drawing upon all stored documents, records and multimedia collected during the investigation. Briefs can be printed or saved to PDF.