Citizens of the fastest growing county in Illinois visit one of the four county clerk offices to obtain their marriage license, and recently, civil union licenses were added to the county offering.
When the clerk's office decided to move from a mainframe solution, they looked to Sprocket Websites for advise.
We described to them a system that would run on a website, yet would be secure so only their staff could access it, and employ the latest database technology, yet would be backward-compatible with their printing system.
The foundation for this system was a website built on DotNetNuke, the most popular website development framework on the Windows Operating System. DotNetNuke (DNN for short) is modular, and all functionality, like text blocks, photo galleries, shopping carts, etc, is provided by modules.
So Sprocket developed a module for collecting, storing and printing marriage licenses. Now clerks in four different offices access the same website, add marriage licenses into the system simultaneously, and based on where they are, the system automatically routes the printed license, consent, or certificate forms back to the right office.
Because it's modular, we were able to make a copy of the module with only a few revision to supply the same system for recording and printing civil union licenses, with a very short turn-around time.