History

A Timeline of Successful Work

1995 Founded

1995-2000
  • Consulting begins by applying our methods of rapid application development for clients such as; Bank Act, Del Monte Fresh Produce and Netspeak Corporation. Artech delivers Del Monte PROFITS system (Client Applause)
  • Development of Artech's unique methodology begins, and a corporate plan is adopted. Management is aware that a marketplace gap exists between the staffing companies and the Big Five accounting/consulting firms. (The business model that crystallized at that time is still employed today)
  • The company adds County Bank to its client list, and begins specifying Oracle products in its enterprise resource planning; expansion of the contractor network continues
  • Artech begins concentrating on developing custom methodologies with a focus on web applications. The company moves from Pembroke Pines to Coral Gables and reorganizes as a partnership
  • Artech adds Firehouse Four, For Eyes, Horizon Bank, Florida Savings, and County Trust to its client list and expands its work scope with Del Monte Fresh Produce. As a result, employment climbs (Client Applause)
  • Company infrastructure is put in place to support growth
  • New clients are added in various industries. The Internet begins influencing how software is developed and delivered to clients and their users. A partnership is arranged with Oracle, and business development activities expand
2000-2005
  • Artech maintains a corporate focus which begins to include Internet based companies such as SilverZipper, Qode.com and others. Artech projects become more focused on custom web-based solutions and data warehousing (Client Applause)
  • Artech integrates systems with Amazon.com product lists (Client Applause)
  • Internet bubble pops with rippling effects, the corporate sector falls into an abrupt halt in IT spending as the economy slows, South Florida sees a strong pull back in IT spending, Artech changes focus to Government sector with both Federal and State contracts
  • Artech is approved for Government contracts with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the state of Florida. Artech focuses on work with Federal and State government agencies with South Florida offices. Artech adds Burger King to the client list
  • Working primarily with web-based business applications and data warehouse dimensional modeling, Artech adds PC Universe and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the client list. Artech opens an office in Las Vegas and moves the corporate office from Coral Gables to Sunrise Florida
2005-2010
  • Growth in the government sector continues with many successful projects, the company adds the Southeast Fisheries Science Center as a client
  • Artech's systems design and development methodologies (also used in the private sector) are well received by NOAA Fisheries, more projects are outlined using custom developed web-based solutions. Artech begins to develop IT projects sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service headquarters in Silver Spring, MD
  • Project scope expands to national level projects providing services to distributed regional offices in the Pacific Islands (Hawaii), Alaska, Northwest (Seattle, WA), Southwest (Long Beach, CA), and Northeast (Gloucester, MA)
  • PC Universe receives $2 million in private equity investment after going live with the E-Commerce solution developed with Artech (BizJournal News)
  • The fiftieth (50th) IT solution is delivered to NOAA Fisheries for both national and regional project initiatives
  • Artech begins implementing Google Applications for customers seeking a cost effective cloud based solution for email, documents, calendars, and communications, a natural fit with the web-applications Artech implemented over the years
  • Artech is chosen to deliver the NOAA Fisheries data warehouse for Highly Migratory Species of the Atlantic Ocean
2010-2015
  • Work with NOAA Fisheries continues with Artech being chosen to deliver IT solutions in the areas of fisheries landings management, fishing vessel monitoring, biological sampling, economic analysis, and compliance reporting
  • Many solutions continue to have extensive data processing, web-based user interfaces, and data warehousing components. Artech utilizes Google Apps for efficient project information sharing
  • In line with Artech's support of cloud-based computing, NOAA moves to Google Applications
  • Artech rolls out a new Commercial Landings Monitoring system for the southeast region. The system supports an important roll in dealer electronic reporting and commercial landings monitoring. The new system is well received by council members and commercial fishers
  • Artech rolls out a new Unified Data Processing system. The system replaced several legacy applications and integrates several data sources including fisheries logbooks, commercial permits, and electronic dealer reporting
  • Artech delivers a new data processing system which monitors vessel activity, bathymetry, direction, and distance using Vessel Monitoring Systems data
  • Artech delivers the new Caribbean Commercial Landings data collection and reporting system
  • Artech delivers a new Southeast Recreational Headboat system for data collection and reporting
  • Artech develops automated data integration processing between the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC). The processes built with Oracle database computer code, work unattended to integrate permits data with fisher logbooks and dealer electronic reporting
  • The Southeast Fisheries Science Center migrated their day-to-day operations of the fisheries logbook program to the (Artech developed) Unified Data Processing system
  • Artech delivers the Southeast Fisheries Reporting website which includes an interactive web-based reporting and query tool
  • Artech expands the existing Southeast Fisheries Reporting website to include economic statistical analysis parameter driven reporting
2015-2020
  • Work with NOAA Fisheries continues with Artech chosen to deliver IT solutions in the following areas:
  • Gulf of Mexico shrimp data management, economic data validation and processing, observer program systems and electronic measuring boards, and highly migratory species data processing and analysis
  • BlueFIN integration for Southeast Recreational Headboat Survey
  • Highly Migratory Species Analysis and Data Integration
  • Southeast Recreational Headboat Validation and Estimation Tools
  • Electronic Data Loading (eLog reporting)
  • Fishing Quota Database Tuning
  • Biological Sampling External Sources Integration
  • Trip Interview Program (TIP) Upgrade and Data Warehouse Integration
  • Commercial Landings Monitoring data call support and tuning
  • Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees released the 15-year comprehensive, integrated environmental ecosystem restoration plans for the Gulf of Mexico in response to the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill. The spill lasted 87 days and impacted both human and natural fisheries resources across the Gulf
  • Artech is chosen for a project involving the use of Swordfish Buoy Gear and Tuna Greenstick Gear. Because these alternative gears are distinctly different than the Long-Line gears observed and recorded previously, there was a need to modify the information systems and related database to support the new gears
  • Developed a new version of the Caribbean Commercial Landings (CCL) system which will support user data entry, search, and data maintenance for the new US Virgin Islands Logbook forms (St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John) being used in the Caribbean starting in 2017. The Puerto Rico Logbook (Departmento De Recursos Naturales Y Ambientales - DRNA) included integration changes
  • Developed an automated system for Atlantic HMS tournament data to allow for an online registration and reporting portal for Atlantic HMS tournament operators as well as dynamic querying and summary capabilities for NMFS staff
  • Implemented quality management and improvements to the Commercial Landings Monitoring (CLM) which allowed SEFSC analysts to more accurately assess annual catch limits and produce improved monitoring and forecasting for fisheries closures
  • Rebuilt and automated the Fisheries Information Network (FIN) MS and TX reported dealer trip tickets which improved the data collection and reporting of purchased species
  • Enhanced the Southeast Fisheries Reporting Query Tool will provide improved on-line access to data for users including confidentiality restrictions
  • Aggregated vessel characteristics into vessel operating units will produce more accurate analysis of catch per unit of effort and costs by vessel
  • Implemented new access control procedures so fishers can have electronic access to their data as well as FIN and SEFSC personnel (possessing Non-disclosure Agreements) having access to SEFSC data
  • Enhanced the Southeast Recreational Headboat Survey (SRHS) system with integration of e-reporting (external system) to give port agents a better way to maintain their data, improve quality of data, and improve compliance and communication with the vessel captains
  • Built web-based query tools that provide automation of the Fisheries Community Indicators (FCIs) for the southeast region
  • Developed additional data streams to the SEFSC Data Warehouse to support the reporting tool that deliver data summaries to the public and agency scientists and managers
  • Reconciled trip data from multiple data collection systems in the SEFSC Data Warehouse by adding automated processes
  • Built the SEFSC non-disclosure agreement (NDA) application with linkage to external systems
2020-Present
  • Artech awarded (8/28/2019) the ProTech Fisheries Task Order SEFSC Complex Statistical Forecasting Analysis and Integration of Scientific Computer Models to:
    • Build automated computer models utilizing statistical algorithms to reformat VMS data image analysis from HMS fishing trips, model and identify trip sets, and produce the selection of sets to be sampled
    • Improve the Accuracy of the Southeast In-Season Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Monitoring by compiling data (utilizing past years and current year in-season) and performing complex statistical forecasting analyses utilizing a variety of statistical and optimization techniques on primary (in-season) and secondary (past years) landings data. Publish the forecasting results and report information on Southeast Regional Office (SERO) public facing websites
    • Modify the Unified Data Processing (UDP) program at SEFSC to perform automated data collection and data processing of For-Hire survey data currently housed at the Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program (ACCSP)
    • Extend the existing Recreational Data Integration (RDI) surveys by conducting data analysis and requisite quality assurance and control processes
    • Integrate the Trip Interview Program (TIP), the Southeast Recreational Headboat Survey (SRHS), and the Biological Sample Database (BSD) to improved data management and quality
    • Integrate shrimp observer data currently hosted at the Galveston lab with the SEFSC analytical repository (information warehouse) for analytical and statistical reporting for science management of the fishery
    • Modernize the Wreckfish program to be managed similar to an existing program (IFQ) run by the Southeast Regional Office (SERO)
    • Jointly develop (SEFSC and SERO) outreach resources as well as provide training with the ultimate goal of improving fisher understanding of upcoming electronic logbook reporting requirements