Harris Systems USA, Inc.

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Harris Systems USA, Inc.
Type Corporation
Industry Software development
Headquarters 1 Antares Dr., Suite 400, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Area served Worldwide
Parent Constellation Software, Inc.
Divisions Acceo, Aumentum Technologies, Caliber Public Safety, etc.
Website harriscomputer.com
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/harris-computer./

Harris Systems USA, Inc. (doing business as Harris Computer Systems) develops and distributes enterprise software solutions for a wide variety of markets and industries.


The company has its roots dating back to the N. Harris Computer Corporation, which was founded in 1976.[1] In 1996, that company was acquired by Constellation Software, Inc.[1]

Harris Systems USA, Inc. was formally founded as U.S.-registered foreign corporation in April 2011.[2]

In August 2020, Harris announced that it had acquired The Computer Solution Company of Virginia, LLC (TCSC) and its division Forensic Advantage Systems.[3] That division appears to have been moved under the Caliber Public Safety division of Harris, which remains responsible for developing and distributing Forensic Advantage LIMS.[4]

Technology and products

Forensic Advantage

Forensic Advantage is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) "designed and developed to address the unique case and evidence management requirements of local, state and federal forensic laboratories, law enforcement agencies, medical examiners and digital forensic labs."[5] The software appears to come in a Crime Lab and Medical Examiner edition and can be offered either as a local install or hosted in the cloud. The software is maintained by Harris division Caliber Public Safety.[5]


Product: Forensic Advantage
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[5]
Sample tracking?Y[5]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[5]
Task and event scheduling?Y[5]
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[5]
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?Y[5]
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?Y[5]
Workflow management?
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[5]
Chain of custody?Y[5]
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[5]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?Y[5]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[5]
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[5]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?Y[5]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[5]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
law enforcement and forensic


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