Data Management

Scan-Optics and PHA-Web Simplify Housing Authority Database Management Processes

Companies’ partnership streamlines housing authority digitization solutions improving productivity and tenant communications


MANCHESTER, Conn., April 17, 2023Scan-Optics, a global leader in intelligent data management and digital transformation, today announced that it has partnered with Management Computer Services, Inc (MCS), the developer of PHA-Web. Together, the companies will provide Housing Authority customers with solutions to seamlessly convert physical records and store digital files in a cloud-based operating system, improving record-retention, tenant communication and productivity.

“Government agencies on Federal, State and Local levels are implementing digitization and automation solutions to increase speed and improve efficiencies, allowing them to better serve their communities,” said Jeff Mitchell, CEO of Scan-Optics. “After gaining traction in the Housing Authority vertical and working with PHA-Web on the modernization of Waterbury Housing Authority, we looked to expand our capabilities in this sector. Our partnership will allow our customers to quickly reach their digitization goals and securely access documents from anywhere.”

The partnership between Scan-Optics and PHA-Web is significant as it offers numerous benefits such as enhanced data security, freed up office space and increased productivity for housing authorities and their constituents. Connected workflows allow customers to experience newfound speed and efficiency when conducting business. This makes searching for information incredibly easy and ensures everyone has access to all important documentation from anywhere.

Scan-Optics’ easy.forward™ platform, an AI and Machine Learning-data solution, converts paper, microfilm and microfiche records into a searchable digital format. Files like Section 8, credit and leasing applications, HUD files, employment verification, business receipts and large format, are then accurately uploaded, organized and classified into PHA-Web’s web-based management solution.

“Housing Authorities that have implemented digitization and web-based storage solutions are better equipped to serve their communities and meet the ever-changing demands for residents seeking affordable housing,” said Scott Gleason, President of PHA-Web. “We look forward to our partnership with Scan-Optics and helping these customers meet those demands more efficiently.”


Scan-Optics is a global leader in digital transformation, intelligent data management, document conversion and business process optimization. With over 50 years of experience serving private, government and higher education institutions, Scan-Optics helps customers digitally transform their businesses by leveraging AI technology, machine learning and cloud-based solutions.

With a range of solutions, including information management, robotics process automation, enterprise content management and professional services, Scan-Optics helps customers energize data through its easy.forward™ platform. This proprietary platform helps promote speed, efficiency and data transparency within a customer’s work environment.

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About PHA-Web/ Management Computer Services, Inc

PHA-Web is an affordable web-based management solution, used by housing authorities of all sizes, designed and developed by Management Computer Services, Inc. (MCS) to manage all aspects of PHA operations. It is written using modern programming languages such as ASP.Net, Javascript and HTML. The relational database runs on Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition and can easily accommodate housing authorities of any size. For more information, visit


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