FastTrackGov® Mobile Will Be the Newest Addition to Software Solutions

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Mitchell Humphrey is pleased to introduce FastTrackGov Mobile to their line of FastTrackGov solutions. This exciting new application allows personnel to remotely access the FastTrackGov application while away from the office.

FastTrackGov is a suite of products intended to facilitate communication between government and their constituents providing for a completely integrated organization. County governments, municipal governments, government agencies, special districts, and taxing authorities have all benefited from the ability to manage a broad array of revenue sources from this single, fully secured, integrated system.

“We have selected FastTrackGov because it provides a web portal on our City’s website to enhance the on-line experience of our citizens. The Microsoft CRM automation tools, within FastTrackGov, will increase our productivity with the use of the approvals and fee collection applications,” offered the City of Fargo, North Dakota, a FastTrackGov client since 2010.

In addition, FastTrackGov Mobile provides for disconnected access for those areas where an internet connection is unavailable. The disconnected access gives staff members the freedom to work whenever and wherever they need to. The staff member can download and synchronize the data between FastTrackGov and the disconnected client.

“Connectivity is critical in government today and the FastTrackGov Mobile app is just one more way we provide 24/7/365 access. The portability, ease-of-use, and connected/disconnected access make FastTrackGov Mobile a must-have for the busy public servant,” commented Kim Schaefer, President and Chief Operating Officer for Mitchell Humphrey.

Using FastTrackGov Mobile, the user may pick scheduled inspections for downloading to a PC or tablet. A checklist is offered and, depending on inspections selected, FastTrackGov Mobile will download and update the violation types, statues, etc. which are available. On-site field personnel can retrieve inspection or record history and automatically update FastTrackGov with inspection results, violations, and comments. These updates may then be printed locally on a PC or tablet with no connection to the network. The user may upload results to FastTrackGov at their convenience when connected access is available.

FastTrackGov Mobile also allows personnel to be more productive in the field with fast, effective results. Outcomes of the inspections are delivered on-site so that the cycle may be completed in one visit. To learn more about FastTrackGov Mobile, visit http://www.fasttrackgov.com/contact-us/get-information-now/.

Now Available! GSS Version 14

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Enhancements and modifications included in this upgrade are based on direct feedback from our clients!  Here are a few highlights of this upgrade:

Construction Project Manager

  • New Jersey technical forms have been revised.
  • Commercial Farm Building Use Group has been added.
  • Permit Activity log fields have been added to show additional fees waived.

Property Maintenance Manager

  • Credit card payment recording fields have been added to the Payment tab.
  • The Warning Report will now include a notification that summons exist against a property.

Zoning Manager

  • Configuration has been added to allow a full description of the selected Use Group.

Land Use Manager

  • A configurable field has been added for labeling/naming.
  • Additional date fields have been added on the application screen.

Civic Complaint Manager

  • Users are now allowed to view all complaints and tasks.

Periodic Inspection Tracking

  • Two new violation reports have been added:  Notice of Violation and Notice of Order.

Pet License Manager

  • The ability to pull records from the Tax Database has been added.

Interdepartmental Query

  • Search criteria has been added to the Site Address

The GSS Version 14 PERF List contains complete details on these as well as many other changes and enhancements that are included in this upgrade.  Please contact us at (314) 991-2440, ext. 3066 or via email @ upgrade@mitchellhumphrey.com to request the upgrade and let us know what method of delivery you prefer.  There are two options available for delivery of the upgrade:

  1. An email that will contain a link which allows you to download the necessary files and instructions, or
  2. CDs that will be shipped to your office.

Join one of our webcasts!  We’ll be covering the new features and functions in this version; as well as instructions on installing the upgrade on your system.

Click here to schedule your Complimentary GSS Version 14 Webcast

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December Tip of the Month

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Shortcuts are part of My Info Center in FMS.  They allow users to customize their own menu tree by saving tasks that are used on a routine basis.  Shortcuts provide a method of recording and playing back the execution of multiple FMS commands, including input of screen data and screen-to-screen transitions.  Additionally, Shortcuts can perform file transfers and invoke PC applications outside of FMS.  In effect, Shortcuts are like Macros in Word or Excel® where you simply record steps and then have the system repeat those steps for you with just one click.  Common uses of Shortcuts are to automate a frequently run report, inquiry, data entry keystroke(s), etc.  This slideshow presents an example of what can be done with Shortcuts as it walks you through the creation of a Shortcut for a JE (Journal Entry) in the FMS GL module.  Refer to the MyInfoCenter (Favorites and Shortcuts) User Manual on our client support website under the Documentation tab at http://support.mitchellhumphrey.com/ for more information.

December Tip of the Month

Persistence Paid Off – for 20 Years

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Kim Schaefer, President & COO of Mitchell Humphrey & Co., has recently been recognized for her company leadership, dedication, and success. READ FULL ARTICLE

Kim, along with her fellow Mitchell Humphrey colleagues, continue to shape the software solutions company through strong work ethic and persistence.

Starting 2012, Mitchell Humphrey & Co., will celebrate 35 successful years of business.

New Heights in Financial Reporting for Businesses and Government

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Mitchell Humphrey & Co., a provider of software solutions and services to the public sector for over 34 years, has recently announced the release of ASK FMS 2011. ASK FMS 2011 is a cutting edge computer software reporting tool for business and government financial management. It is directly designed to generate reports by automatically linking related tables within document systems such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Purchase Orders, Inventory, and Fixed Assets.

Mitchell Humphrey’s ASK FMS 2011 has several built-in features to make reporting easier than ever and is now supported on Windows 7. The tool allows casual users to write their own reports without requiring IT assistance or assistance from Mitchell Humphrey.

ASK FMS 2011 saves businesses and governments time and money because it can generate a written report within ten minutes verses several hours using Crystal Reports or built-in report writer tools. In addition, ASK FMS has all tables linked so the end-user does not have to build links to tables they wish to report on like they would with Crystal Reports.

Users can define their own templates and dashboards through a set of Chart Reports displayed on their desktop. In addition, multiple users can run multiple reports via their desktops, with real-time data at the exact same time and all frequently used reports can be created as desktop shortcuts. Many say the best features are the calculated fields, scheduling of reports, and effortless export to MS Excel, MS Word, and PDF. This easy-to-use tool allows users to create formulas, pull percentage totals, and output numeric values rather than text.

“ASK FMS 2011 has been a tremendous resource for us. It allows end-users to create their own reports and reduces the workload of our IT technical staff. We really like the formula feature because it allows us to create calculated fields based on existing fields from the tables in our FMS database. These calculated fields are also available in any additional reports that we create accessing the table we created the calculated fields from,” explained Mike McLellan, Senior IS Financial Analyst at the City of Winston-Salem.

“I have been using FMS for four years now. FMS allows us to seamlessly interface with our state-mandated system and is easy for our staff to use in their daily tasks. We would recommend Mitchell Humphrey to other entities that are looking for a more powerful software solution that is customizable for their individual needs,” stated Tracy Morrison, Finance Director of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

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About Mitchell Humphrey
Since 1977, Mitchell Humphrey has been providing computer software and services to clients in both the public and private sectors. Their complete line of software products are completely designed and supported by their own team of CPAs, business specialists, and IT professionals. Today, clients across North America benefit from our solutions in citizen services, accounting, financial management, human resources/payroll, community development, and cashiering. Learn more about Mitchell Humphrey by visiting their web sites at http://www.mitchellhumphrey.com and/or http://www.fasttrackgov.com.

Schedule a complimentary on-line demonstration or web-based learning session on the new features of ASK FMS 2011 or find out more information about Mitchell Humphrey’s software solutions by requesting a quote.

Building and Fire Professionals Find Latest Innovations at ICC Conference

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The 18th Annual International Code Conference in Phoenix, Arizona attracted approximately 2,000 building and fire professionals from across the country.  These pros included code officials, inspectors, contractors, builders, plans examiners, architects, engineers, plumbers, and fire service personnel; all looking for the latest innovations in products and technology to make jobs more efficient and buildings safer.

The International Code Council (ICC) is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable, and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build, and compliance process.  Through public/private sector collaboration, the Code Council provides support to government by developing codes that allow for safe and sustainable construction.  As a result, government does not take on the high cost of developing its own codes but benefits from code uniformity that encourages local, affordable, construction growth.

Municipalities are dealing with shrinking budgets, but have the ever expanding responsibility of protecting their citizens’ building structures and regulating community standards.   This can be a tall order for departments which may not have the same personnel they had a few years ago because of overall cutbacks.

The question is what can municipalities do to change things around and provide the same support of safety to their communities?  Consider the following:

  • Easily Deployed Technology:  Federal, state, and local governments are turning to the “Cloud” or subscription based software.  The capital outlay is minimal and budgeting is easier.  A big attraction of this methodology is it does not require staff for technology support.    Backups, security, and server infrastructure are all handled outside the organization.  The organization simply needs to maintain their Internet connection.  Another added bonus is the ability to access the system from anywhere.  Imagine inspectors being able to document their results in real time on a tablet or smart phone device, providing better service to citizens and businesses.
  • Citizen Communication:  Communities are becoming more and more technology driven.  Citizens are beginning to demand it from the communities in which they live.  On-line Citizen Portals provide easy ways for citizens to apply for permits, complain about a neighborhood violation, or praise a civil servant.   The Citizen Portals are self-service and push out information to the community.
  • Automation:  How long does it take to create a permit?  How many people are involved?  Can the approval process be refined?   With a new system, workflow can be created via email or task lists which allow instant approvals.  Documents can be attached and viewed.  All information about the property or permit can be centralized.  The inspection process can also be streamlined with data and information at the inspectors’ finger tips.

Intriguing?  Many of the ICC attendees found exactly this type of information to help them do their jobs effectively and provide real answers to their city councils and citizens.   Want to learn more?  Check out Mitchell Humphrey’s software solutions and its technology based on Microsoft Dynamic CRM at FastTrackGov.com.

For more information about the ICC and attending next year’s Conference in Portland, Oregon, check http://www.iccsafe.org.

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Wednesday, December 7th at 10 am (CDT)  •  Wednesday, December 14th at 1 pm (CDT)

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