The ACORD Board of Directors met this month to review 2012 Plans and the 2020 Vision. The journey almost always begins with current plans and budgets. We've been working on our agile standards development project to streamline the process. We need to speed standards to market with a long range goal of distributing plug and play deliverables that require little if any tweaking for implementation. Software components are in the planning stage. We are also exploring web services as an emerging channel for the distribution and use of industry standards as well.
We are creating a new standards development platform to replace the various databases and processes accumulated over the years from different sources. The platform will use the ACORD Framework (i.e. Models) in order to harmonize all aspects of the process. We will be creating a client portal for use by developers for consuming standards into the enterprise. Our models and a streamlined platform will make it easier for us to focus on the distribution of implementation tools. We are planning for a tool to translate ACORD standards for example.
An ACORD Forms portal is also in the plan to expedite updates and better inform users of agency systems. Testing and certification will get the additional rigor required to support trading partners. It works well in London and v2 will be expanded to include other lines of business. We're also looking at how we can support mobile applications, some of which are already in use today.
Finally, we will continue our goal of seeking partnerships with industry organizations and continue advocacy for industry standards. Such collaboration will get us involved in eSignatures, Single Sign-on Passwords, ePolicy delivery and more. And we have engaged a firm to work with us on both industry and organizational Metrics and plan to deliver new insights and tools for members to measure the seemingly illusive value of industry standards in large scale development projects.
Thank you for your continued support of this industry effort. Let me know your thoughts as your feedback will help us shape this vision to better meet your needs.