The Province of Ontario, Canada, adopted legislation that Mandates Use of Xanalys PowerCase Software in all Major Case Crime Investigations. Criminal investigations taking place across Ontario will now be required to share leads, tips, suspect names and more.Waltham, MA / Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 21, 2005 -- At a press conference from the Major Case Management office in Toronto, Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister, Monte Kwinter announced an initiative to help protect communities throughout the Province of Ontario from serial offenders and other forms of major crimes. During the briefing, Minister Kwinter outlined legislation enacted in January 2005 that mandates the use of new major case investigation and information sharing procedures across the Province, and the technology that will be used to support that initiative. Named within the legislation is investigation management software developed by Xanalys of Waltham, Mass., the leading provider of investigative management software solutions for law enforcement, homeland security, and corporate investigations.According to the new legislation, investigators working on all major case investigations conducted within the Province of Ontario will be required to share information across jurisdictional boundaries. To support the management of this shared information, major case investigators will use Xanalys PowerCase Investigation Management Software.Note to editors: the Xanalys PowerCase Software named in the Ontario legislation has recently been upgraded and re-named by the company. The software is now called Xanalys Investigation Manager. Because the legislation was drafted prior to the upgrade and name change, the former name has been retained within the legislation.PowerCase combines the most advanced investigation techniques with some of the worlds most sophisticated information retrieval and management technology. Best practices law enforcement techniques developed by organizations such as Scotland Yard, Interpol, CIA, FBI, US Marshals and the Secret Service have been built into the software along with data acquisition, workflow, action management and link analysis technologies of the highest order.In total, the Xanalys software will give major case investigators throughout the Province of Ontario the ability to:Collect information from multiple sources such as phone logs, witness statements, tips, e-mail messages, video, word processing documents, banking transactions, external and internal applications and databases, and web services.Analyze and Manage information to ensure vital links and associations are quickly revealed between people, locations, phone numbers, and vehicles etc., tying together many levels of interaction between criminals involved in illegal activities. Additionally, PowerCases comprehensive management of people, resources and property ensure that all aspects of an investigation are focused, methodically controlled and audited. Share information among many types of computer systems, different type of users, across geographical and technical boundaries that have, in the past, caused critical investigation information to remain inaccessible.Prove and validate in court the direction and arrests made during an investigation. Every document collected and every action made in an investigation can come under the microscope months after arrests have been made. Evidence managed in the PowerCase application has stood up to the closest scrutiny in high profile cases and has been commended by the Ontario court system.Xanalys PowerCase has proven itself over the past 5 years of use within various law enforcement departments in the Province of Ontario. In todays information intensive environment, were confident that our investigators will stay a step ahead of criminal activity by using sophisticated software, said A/Detective Superintendent Mike Coughlin, Director, of the Ontario Major Case Management program. Successful major case management will always center around great investigators. This is the next evolution of law enforcement technology that puts the investigators at the center of information and personnel management. We see the new legislation as the best available structure to protect the citizens of Ontario, and the Xanalys software is an important part of that structure.The Province of Ontario is a recognized world leader in investigation techniques, said Glenn Conradt, vice president, marketing, Xanalys. Law enforcement agencies from around the world now study Ontario and use it as a model to be emulated. We are delighted that the partnership with the Province of Ontario has been extended in this way and we will continue to assist the Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services to stay on the forefront of law enforcement.Further information about the PowerCase software (now called Xanalys Investigation Manager) can be obtained at www.xanalys.com or by calling 877-XANALYS. For further information about the new legislation, please contact A/D/Superintendent Mike Coughlin at 416-235-3806. About Xanalys Corp.Headquartered in Waltham, MA, Xanalys Corporation develops and markets innovative investigation software solutions for financial, insurance, healthcare, law enforcement, homeland security, and intelligence organizations. Xanalys provides a dependable suite of software solutions that enable investigators and analysts to rapidly collect, manage, analyze and share actionable, proven investigative intelligence. Every bit of data capable of helping an investigation team to accurately and efficiently solve its case is quickly refined and distilled into crystal-clear intelligence. Xanalys combines award-winning and patented software with its industry experience to deploy solutions that address the complex demands of investigation management. With worldwide deployment of its solutions, Xanalys supports its clients through a network of partners and distributors, and directly through its offices in the USA, UK and Australia. For more information, visit www.xanalys.com.