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From Pierre Smits <pierresm...@apache.org>
Subject Re: A point in the right direction
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:45:14 GMT
Hi Shane,

Thank you for exploring and using OFbiz as your business solution, and
welcome to the project!

The project component might be quite suitable to facilitate the processes
in your organisation. However, I can image that the workload of your
organisation consists of 'cases', and therefore a 'case' would be the
project (and thus the case ID the projectId), and all the parties involved
(included the defendant) would be associated to that project or case.
Moving forward from there, the case workers (as you listed, and associated
to the case/project) could add documents (and time-entries, if that is
required) to the project.

Best regards,

Pierre Smits

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On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 7:33 PM Shane F. MacIntyre <
macintyres@d33.courts.mi.gov> wrote:

> I started looking into ofbiz because I need to create a solution for a new
> regulation we have at work. We are a courthouse and the state has mandated
> that we provide representation for individuals on a daily basis.
> In a nutshell, I need to have a system where a clerk can assign a
> defendant to an attorney. The attorney would then have to provide counsel
> within 36 hours and report back that they had done so. An administrator
> would be able to oversee the process and verify it. Then pay the attorney
> for the counsel. The defendant might have multiple consultations with
> different attorneys/ probation officers/ drug testing facilities over the
> time that the case is active.
> I've played around with ofbiz, adding data  using the various ootb
> components and I've tried the getting started tutorial, successfully adding
> the ofbiz demo plugin. That went fine. Now I am trying to figure out how to
> implement a solution. I am thinking that the Project component would be a
> good place to start because I can make a "Defendant"  project and add
> attorney / probation officer / reviewer resources, then an administrator
> could create phases like "Initial Counsultation, Drug Testing, etc"
> Does this sound like I am on the right track? Or should I be looking at it
> differently?

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