Polonious 19.1 Released

Polonious 19.1 Released

Polonious release 19.1 is ready with some great new functional capabilities.

  • New reporting tool – Entity Mapping
  • New Keyword search
  • New Person / Organization / Entity Search
  • Enhanced Security Testing
  • New Mobile App

Keyword Search

The new keyword search capability implements:

  • A newer version of the indexing engine for faster results and better matching.
  • Additional security filtering, ensuring all user filters as enabled
  • Photos of persons/entities matched
  • Much more useful direct information on screen to help with selection
  • Filtering by hit ‘type’ so that if a keyword matches cases, persons and other things, you can drill to the list of just the entity types you are interested in if required.
If an image is available for the entity returned, we will display it to the right to help with more rapid recognition of the entity.

Person Search/View/Update

The person search has improved in performance and capability. We have added the ability to match on the exact or partial first name of a person and we even find persons with an equivalent alternative name. For example, a search for “Tony”, we will return persons with name Tony, Anthony, Ant, Anton and others that may be relevant. This example shows searches for Tony Hardy:

Person View has been added to provide a quick overview of a person record. We expect to enhance this shortly with totals of cases and other interesting statistics relevant to that person:

Organization Search/View/Update

We have extended similar capabilities to searching, viewing and updating organization data including the new ACLs to ensure all organization fields can be locked down as needed.

Entity Search/View/Update

We have extended the same capabilities to searches, views and updates of asset data including the new ACLs and standardised language elements to ensure fields can be locked down as needed.

Entity Mapping for easy report extracts

Polonious has several current methods of extracting data for reporting using Excel, Tableau, PowerBI and other tools. This new method is aimed at streamlining this process and making it much easier to understand.

The new capability hides the complexity of the case data and creates a view usable by any analyst or manager to save and extract the data they need from the major parts of the  Polonious database.

You can preview the data to see if it is what you expect. We return the first 10 rows, you can scroll right to see all columns of data returned.

When you select to extract the data, we will enable a series of from/to filters, one per field, this helps you to limit the amount of data returned from the system.

You can export data directly to an excel worksheet or to CSV for use in other tools.

The excel output can use a template to allow you to brand it specifically for your company.

Finally, in Expert mode, we will show you the actual SQL we generate. This is useful to your Data lake or BI teams to help them understand the structure of the back end tables.

Polonious offers an enhanced suite of REST services

In our previous release we already have introduced a basic set of public REST services which you can use to integrate your other existing backend systems, such as fraud detection systems or claims handling systems, with Polonious to create cases, diaries and various other artefacts.

We have now added many more capabilities to query your Polonious instance via REST calls, to update and create entities. Polonious now also supports triggering your external systems via OAuth secured REST service calls as part of the workflow configuration. This way you have a powerful way to do two-way integrations that can extend workflow capabilities and bring system integration and automation of data loads and updates to the next level.

Please contact us for further details such as our new Polonious REST API Quick Start guide and our full REST service documentation.

New Polonious Mobile app

Polonious has implemented a mobile app so your field staff have access to case data and can provide updates to the back office right on the spot without delays. This app is available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. This app is not included in our service offering and needs to be purchased from the stores.

Full release notes (pdf) and a comprehensive user manual are available on the user group for current customers. Please contact your representative for more information.

Links and contact information

We are always looking for feedback and thoughts on our software, please contact your local Polonious office for more information, help or feedback. We’re keen to keep improving.

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The Geospatial Intelligence Center is a not-for-profit organization within NICB. This insurance industry consortium delivers geospatial imagery and analytics, leading to more informed underwriting, better claims decisions, reducing fraud and faster catastrophe response. Its mission is to provide the most comprehensive, precise, and up-to-date geospatial information for any address in the United States.

See the before / after (of part of the IRMA intel) below.

About the speaker

Ryan Bank is an Emerging Technology Expert and Innovation Evangelist who enables governments and corporate clients to gather Social and Open Source Intelligence. Besides advising governments and corporations on the use of Emerging Technology, he is also a featured speaker both nationally and internationally on the organizational value of Innovation. He also teaches at Northwestern University, examining the intersection of technology and global development.

Ryan also developed a system — deployed by the US Coast Guard — that used social media monitoring to find survivors after the 2010 Haiti earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Based on an extensive set of tools — including the remarkable work of several NGOs and Private Volunteer Organizations — he was able to monitor hundreds of thousands of messages coming from Haiti, looking for those that needed immediate rescue. Ultimately, this intelligence would be passed to commanders in the field and rescue teams were launched to the location.

Currently acting as a consulting partner with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) on developing the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), that will be used to benefit their member insurance companies and, at the same time, support U.S. Government and non-governmental entities, in the form of disaster response capabilities and the application of emerging technology by providing a unique view of catastrophic incidents, both natural and man-made.

 

About Polonious World

Polonious World is a free-to-attend event for investigators by Polonious – a world-leading Case Management software product for teams from 1-1000 investigators. It covers topics as varied as investigation techniques, running investigations teams, unique investigation case stories such as Operation Pendennis, Donnie Brasco and others as well as being a great networking event for investigation teams from Australia and around the world.

Using workflow process systems to drive productivity and efficiency

Polonious World 2018, 2nd August 2018. Free-to-attend conference on all things investigations, fraud, technology-related.

“We use the term ‘workflow process’ to describe what we do, but what does it actually mean?  Why are systems that capture a process superior to those that are merely a database?”  

Rick will be discussing how workflow process systems drive productivity and efficiency and how your organizational goals can be met through using them.

About the speaker

Rick Shepherd is the president of Polonious Investigation Management Systems and has been in senior management in the fraud investigation arena for over two decades.  His focus has been bringing systems and solutions to investigative organizations and helping managers build their units through workflow management, metrics, and analysis.

 

About Polonious World

Polonious World is a free-to-attend event for investigators by Polonious – a world-leading Case Management software product for teams from 1-1000 investigators. It covers topics as varied as investigation techniques, running investigations teams, unique investigation case stories such as Operation Pendennis, Donnie Brasco and others as well as being a great networking event for investigation teams from Australia and around the world.

Polonious – Improving Child Safety

Polonious World 2018, 2nd August 2018.

Free-to-attend conference on all things investigations, fraud, technology-related.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was announced in 2012 and completed it’s work and recommendations early this year, 2018. It was a very comprehensive review with more than 8,000 private sessions held and 2575 referrals to authorities resultant.

The presenter has extensive experience, since leaving the Australian Federal Police, into prevention and investigation of Child Safety cases in school systems and other institutions. This presentation will cover:

  • The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  • Child Safety Workflows & Case Studies

About the speaker

Simon is the Director of Professional Standards for the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), an international Catholic male religious order established in 1540.

In this role, Simon oversees all Jesuit, staff & volunteer professional standards and conduct within the Australian Province. He also leads and directs the development, implementation and maintenance of best practice standards concerning professional conduct with a particular focus on the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As a former Australian Federal Police detective, Simon is a highly experienced and nationally awarded investigator with over twenty years of investigative and advisory experience. He is accomplished in undertaking highly sensitive, secret and complex investigations in the criminal, civil and canon law arenas.

Simon has worked for many years with educational and religious institutions to assist them in, managing claims of historic child sexual abuse, reportable conduct investigations, serious staff misconduct investigations, policy advice and conflict resolution.

Simon is also a member of the Victoria Police Registration & Services Board (Review Division) and is a member of the Melbourne City Council’s Family and Children’s Advisory Committee.

About Polonious World

Polonious World is a free-to-attend event for investigators by Polonious – a world-leading Case Management software product for teams from 1-1000 investigators. It covers topics as varied as investigation techniques, running investigations teams, unique investigation case stories such as Operation Pendennis, Donnie Brasco and others as well as being a great networking event for investigation teams from Australia and around the world.

Learn more about Polonious here!

Polonious World 2018 presents Shane De Kauwe

“When it comes to fraud, there is an endless variety of ways to steal, but with a systematic investigative process, investigators can improve the effectiveness and consistency of their investigations.”

Shane De Kauwe is the Director of Sales for Polonious and Author of The Law of Fraud: An Australian Investigator’s Guide. Shane’s expertise is the result of a unique combination of formal training in law, and twenty-five years of specialist practice in law enforcement, national security, and corporate fraud investigation/prevention, particularly in the finance sector.

Shane will use a fraud example to demonstrate the differences between fraud laws across Australia, and how understanding those legal differences provides Investigators with investigational advantages in the pursuit of fraud offenders.
About Polonious World

Polonious World is a free-to-attend event for investigators by Polonious – a world-leading Case Management software product for teams from 1-1000 investigators. It covers topics as varied as investigation techniques, running investigations teams, unique investigation case stories such as Operation Pendennis, Donnie Brasco and others as well as being a great networking event for investigation teams from Australia and around the world.

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Polonious World 2018 presents Tim Riley

“Case Management: A law enforcement perspective derived from practical experience in a complex, dynamic & unforgiving criminal justice system in the U.S.”

Tim Riley is the Assistant Chief of Police for the Port of Los Angeles Police Department. Before this time, Tim has over 37 years of law enforcement experience, 31 years with Newport Police Department, retiring as Captain, 5 years with the LAPD and 6 years as an executive with IBM in their Law Enforcement/Intelligence business.
The presenter leverages his extensive law enforcement & private sector public safety experience to review criminal case management, typical of the 18,000+ law enforcement agencies in the U.S. A compelling argument is made to promote the need to leverage a formal and automated case management solution for criminal investigations to increase case solving and administrative oversight. The presentation includes the emotional review, from personal experience, of a media sensitive horrific double murder case that challenged the criminal justice system and strained police resources required to solve and manage the investigation.
About Polonious World

Polonious World is a free-to-attend event for investigators by Polonious – a world-leading Case Management software product for teams from 1-1000 investigators. It covers topics as varied as investigation techniques, running investigations teams, unique investigation case stories such as Operation Pendennis, Donnie Brasco and others as well as being a great networking event for investigation teams from Australia and around the world.

 

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