Price Increase Goes into Effect May 1st, 2015

It's been 10 years since we first set the pricing for our products and maintenance. In those 10 years, we haven't had a single price increase. Starting in May however, we will increase our prices by a modest 10%. If you have a maintenance renewal coming up this year and would like to renew early, if you can get it in before May, it will save you some money!

News From TwinEngines

PERMS Integrator

A few months ago, an upgrade to PERMS caused problems in PERMS Integrator. The images generated by PERMS Integrator were no longer being accepted by PERMS through the XML Batch Import process. We fixed that problem soon after we were notified of the issue, but will not officially release this version until NGB renews our maintenance contract, which expired in December 2014. They have been working the contract for it since January, so hopefully it will be completed soon.

In addition to this fix, we've also added new features to the PDF to TIFF function. The new functionality includes the ability to index the PDF documents as they are converted and send them over into PERMS via the XML Batch Import. We've also added the ability to convert Word documents the same way with a Word to TIFF function.

With our Case Management system, you are now able to attach documents to cases and have them sent to PERMS through PERMS Integrator as part of a customized workflow. These documents show in the "Process Queue" option within PERMS Integrator.

Awards Tracking System

A new version of the Awards Tracking System is now available. This version includes enhancements for you to be able to customize the workflow for handling DA638s and Service Awards by award type. It also includes the ability to update the next AFRM and ARCAM dates in the LSDB table in SIDPERS, plus several bug fixes and other minor enhancements. In the next release, we will be handling the DA638 board process, as well as be able to send Award certificates directly into PERMS using the same integration capabilities our Case Management system uses.

Case Management

We've created a library of pre-defined case types for our Case Management system:.

Case Type Library

This library includes the ability to automatically generate cases based off of conditions you find in SIDPERS or RCAS (e.g. expired attachments, ING expiration date has passed, invalid punctuation in addresses, discharge or separation orders published in MILPO Orders, etc.) We have an Import/Export Case Type function within the Case Management system that will allow you to import these case types as well as share them with other states.

We've also added more capabilities to create custom workflows and, as mentioned above, the ability to automatically send attached documents over to PERMS Integrator and have them imported into PERMS.


For your convenience, here is a list of each of the products and their current version. Check the Release Notes in each system to make sure you have the latest version.

Latest Releases

For your convenience, here is a list of each of the products and their current version. Check the Release Notes in each system to make sure you have the latest version.

CMSWebServices 1.82 May 2012
Discharges 1.90 Mar 2015
DA2-1 1.61 Apr 2012
E-Trans Manager 1.75 Apr 2014
Training & Security Tracking 1.21 Apr 2012
CMSWebServices Loader 1.20 July 2007
TwinEngines Web Application Suite*: 10.3.5 Feb 2015
PERMS Integrator 4.8 Oct 2014

*Includes Awards Tracking, Case Management, Evaluations, Recruiting, Retention, and Enlisted Promotions.

You can download these from: TwinEngines Downloads

Dean Baskin