AMES, IA -- Today, Global Reach Internet Productions, an award-winning web design firm, announced the completion of the State of Iowa Treasurer's Office website. The site can be found at www.treasurer.state.ia.us.
The Office of the State Treasurer of Iowa has a mission to provide financial leadership and service to all citizens through the effective use of technology and a professional staff. The Treasurer's Office contracted with Global Reach to develop a website which fulfilled their mission. In addition to a large base of information resources made available through this site, Global Reach developed an efficient web-database solution which allows users to search for and locate unclaimed property reported to the state. This feature, called the "Great Iowa Treasure Hunt," has been featured on Dateline NBC. With that, Global Reach developed a document generation system that eliminated unnecessary paperwork and decreased the time required to process these claims. In only one month of operation 5435 users have downloaded 8371 claim forms. This corresponds to a savings of $6,500 in just one month. The development team estimated this system would reduce the treasurer's budget by more than $60,000 annually.