RMV Business Partner Communications Website

Welcome to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) Business Partner Communications Website. The Massachusetts RMV is fully engaged in a transformation effort to replace the registry’s 30+ year old mainframe application (ALARS) with a new web-based application (ATLAS). ATLAS provides business partners with new, modern, and more convenient ways to access and share data with the RMV, allowing for efficient, quick, and reliable ways to conduct business.

The purpose of this site is to provide a centralized repository to share information and provide support as we convert existing data and access from the legacy ALARS mainframe to the new ATLAS system. The information on this website is focused on Release 2 of the ATLAS project (Vehicle Services) and will provide design documentation, testing information, and other critical information and schedules for business partner groups with whom we share or exchange data.

If you are an ATLAS business partner, click on your partner group:

Why Replace ALARS?

The RMV is transforming its business processes and replacing its technology to deliver exceptional customer service for businesses and residents across the Commonwealth. ATLAS is the project to replace the RMV’s Automated License and Registration System-24/7 transaction-based system called ALARS.

  • Implemented in 1986 and maintains ability to process seven million transactions daily; 30-year-old mainframe-based system dated in technical and user interface terms
  • Core legacy product is expensive to maintain, confusing to users, lacking flexibility to update as business requirements change
  • Responsible for collecting over one billion in revenue annually for the Commonwealth
  • Relied upon by law enforcement, other state agencies, and the insurance industry to perform essential functions

FAST Enterprises, LLC is the vendor selected through a competitive bid process to implement their Commercial Off-the-Shelf motor vehicle product to replace ALARS. FAST and the Massachusetts RMV have partnered for the implementation of this web-based application. ATLAS provides customers with an easier, quicker, and more convenient customer experience.

ALARS to ATLAS Timing

Due to the size and scope of this transformation effort, the ATLAS project is being implemented in two major releases. Release 1 consisted of Driver/ID Services (licensing and related data/systems) and went live on March 26, 2018. Release 2 consists of Vehicle Services (registrations and related systems) and is scheduled to go live November 2019.

MOVEit

The RMV has started the process of migrating to the MOVEit Secure File Transfer Process platform for all batch files. We anticipate this being completed by April 1, 2019. MOVEit provides secure, modern technology in an easy-to-use platform. Interchange, the current batch file transfer process you are using to send and/or receive files from the RMV, will no longer be used.

Please refer to the MOVEit section for more details.



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