5 Reasons to Automate Processes

According to thesaurus.com, the opposite of automate is humanize. And a like word is robotize. When thinking about automating processes, I don’t really think humans vs. robots but more along the lines of streamlining or integrating or simplifying.

There are many reasons to automate. FastTrackGov® (FTG) is a fully automated software solution for state and local governments. Which means what? It means one centralized database, improved staff efficiency, processing citizen requests faster, and less paperwork. It also means you can connect with your citizens anytime, anywhere, day or night. They are able to complete online applications for licenses and permits, submit requests and renewals, schedule inspections, and more, with the click of a button (and without ever having to leave home).

Here are five reasons to check out the automated FTG community development product line:

  1. Versatility – Real-time access to all information on each permit application AND from any location in the field from a web-enabled device.
  2. Improved communication – Being able to easily communicate with your citizens is so important. They will appreciate the convenience of online services.
  3. Efficiency – Citizen submissions are routed to the proper department/individuals electronically for review and quick resolution. (Shorter wait time).
  4. Web-based – There are no snow days with FTG. Your citizens can connect with you no matter the weather.
  5. Capabilities – Being built on the Microsoft Dynamics® CRM platform allows for data sharing, business intelligence, and desktop integration.


Automating makes everything easier, and more efficient. With FastTrackGov, automation makes for better citizen service and greater productivity.

Designed specifically for government use, our products can serve almost every agency, department, or special district in cities, counties, and states. Give us a call, email us, or click here to learn more about automating your processes. Or schedule a demonstration here.

Come See Us @ the NJEHA Conference – Booth #206

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. is off to Atlantic City. We are exhibiting at the New Jersey Environmental Health Association 2018 Conference on March 4 & 5. Join us at booth #206. We will be sharing information on our FastTrackGov® Environmental Health (FTG EH) software. And giving away a $100 gift card.

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This web-based solution automates all types of permit applications and renewals, including:

  • Food establishments
  • Swimming pools
  • Sewer/septic tanks
  • Massage therapists
  • X-ray equipment
  • And more

It assists the code enforcement team by automatically routing complaints to the right party and/or creating a code enforcement case from a complaint. It generates inspection schedules from the FTG EH scheduling module. You are also able to enter inspection results and violations online from the field.

The FTG EH solution allows citizens and businesses to connect with you online. Interact on such matters as permit and license applications, payments, renewals, reports, including restaurant scores, complaints, requests, and questions. And most notably, at their convenience.

The entire process is more efficient and streamlined. Data can be shared among all necessary parties, you can instantly communicate with staff, management, applicants, and third parties, as well as automatically compute complex fees.

You will have complete integration with Microsoft. You can access FTG EH directly from Microsoft Outlook® and export to Excel with the click of a button. Create your own dashboards simply, share data, and invoke security when needed.

The NJEHA is a great show. Expect comprehensive seminars featuring expert speakers covering a wide range of timely subjects, a first look at new technologies, products, and services, and the opportunity to meet varied professionals. Community leaders, consultants and engineers, students, emergency responders, and township planners with be among the attendees.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference, and fulfilling all of your environmental health software needs. If you aren’t able to attend, you can schedule a one-on-one demonstration at http://www.fasttrackgov.com/contact-us/schedule-a-demo/.

Visit Us @ the New York Association of Towns Annual Meeting

We are headed to New York City, the New York Marriott Marquis more specifically, February 18-20 for the New York Association of Towns Annual Meeting. Stop by and say hi at our Mitchell Humphrey & Co. booth #217. (Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card while you’re there).

We will be showcasing our integrated web-based software solutions created for the entire city including financial management, license and case management, community development, and online citizen services. Designed especially for government organizations, our software connects you and your community while streamlining your administration.

“I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Association of Towns for another year,” says Nancy Brady, Account Executive at Mitchell Humphrey & Co. “It is one of my favorite shows. I enjoy the networking, and learning what has changed for jurisdictions and the new things they are doing. Our software solutions can be easily configured to accommodate nearly any department within government. I love sharing how our solutions can adapt to the evolving challenges of these municipalities. I hope the attendees come away with information that is helpful, and more importantly, beneficial to their community.”

We look forward to seeing you at the show. If you can’t make it, you can schedule a one-on-one demonstration at http://www.fasttrackgov.com/contact-us/schedule-a-demo/.

Making it doggone easy for pet owners

So many people have pets these days. In fact, 68% of US households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). Dogs and cats, and other animals, are our best furry friends. They are treated like one of the family. And, communities have embraced the beloved pet – with pet-friendly retail shops, dog parks, and more. As a representative of the community, wouldn’t you like to offer similar amenities to pet parents and veterinarians? It’s just one more way to connect with your citizens.

Pet Licensing and Vet Connect portals, options within the web-based FastTrackGov® (FTG) solution, make it doggone easy for pet owners and veterinarians to interact with their city clerks and administrators. These pet portals offer a complete suite of automated tools for a pet licensing application, renewal, review and approval, and associated fee payment collection. Tails will wag.

Citizens will enjoy:

  • Automated processes they can submit from their home
  • Paying fees/balances for new and renewed licenses online
  • Quicker turnaround time for their pet requests

Vet offices can:

  • Submit pet license applications and process renewals from their office
  • Issue new or renewal pet tags from the vet’s office
  • Find owner information on stray or lost pets

Clerks/administrators/officials offer:

  • Enhanced citizen satisfaction and added conveniences
  • Faster, more efficient pet licensing and payment processing
  • Better communication with applicants, payers, and approvers

FastTrackGov was developed with community engagement in mind, and their furry friends, too. Licensing, permitting, code enforcement, inspections, land management, environmental health, citizen interaction, along with pet and veterinarian services are the power of FTG.

You’ll get two paws up from vets, pets, and their owners by offering the FTG pet licensing and vet connect applications. Schedule a Demo

Customer (Citizen) Service

Today’s world is very fast-paced and becoming more reliant on digital options. The hustle and bustle of life is quite real, and quite busy. Anything a company, organization, firm, retailer, or government center can do to ease the burden of extra tasks or having to make a trip somewhere will be seen as positive by the citizen or consumer. It’s all about customer (citizen) service, and making things easier and more convenient for them.


FastTrackGov® Citizen Interaction software was developed to streamline processes for you and your staff, but more importantly – your citizens. It is an interactive communications system for your citizens to submit several types of requests, and more, online 24/7/365.

Virtually everything is at your citizen’s fingertips, no matter where they are. They can complete online applications for licenses, simple permits, and construction permits. Plus, they are able to check status and submit requests, schedule inspections, and even make payments, all without leaving their couch.

Your citizens will appreciate the convenience and time-savings. Your staff and you will benefit, too.

Clerks and Administrators can electronically communicate with citizens. They can automatically schedule tasks and issue notifications. They can provide fast, more efficient licensing, permitting, and payment processing.

Officials can easily analyze operational results, improve staff efficiency, as well as reduce administrative costs. AND deliver exceptional customer service by processing citizen requests faster and easier.

Interested in boosting your citizen service? Click here to learn more.

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. (MH&Co.) will be at the Palace at Somerset in New Jersey on Thursday, April 6, to participate in the NJGMIS Conference.

Stop by our booth and see how MH&Co.’s FastTrackGov® (FTG) can provide an easy-to-use suite of web-based solutions for Licensing, Permitting, Code Enforcement, Inspections, Land Management, Environmental Health, Citizen Interaction, and Vehicle for Hire Regulation and Reporting.


Our solution is built on the Microsoft Dynamics® CRM platform so data is easily shared among departments so citizens, office staff, and inspectors can work together fluidly.

MH&Co. also offers an accounting software solution, Financial Management Systems (FMS). FMS provides your organization with maximum control over data, efficiency in business processes, and the ability to make sound fiscal decisions. Additionally, FMS is seamlessly integrated into our FTG solution.

Nancy Brady, one of MH&Co.’s Account Executives, will be attending to answer all of your questions and offering on-site demos.

Join Mitchell Humphrey & Co. at the AGTA Conference 2017!

Mitchell Humphrey & Co.’s (MH&Co.) first Vehicle for Hire conference of the year is the Alicense, keys, and license plateGTA (Airport Ground Transportation Association) Conference from March 26-29, 2017 in Dallas, TX. MH&Co. will be offering innovative ways to automate and streamline your agency’s operations today and in the future.

Technology and automation are key to an organization’s ability to respond to changes in a timely manner. FastTrackGov® enables your agency to do just that. With the built-in flexibility of the Microsoft Dynamics® CRM platform, you are equipped to manage changing requirements with efficiency and streamlined technology.

FastTrackGov manages all of your application, processing, and data collection needs related to drivers, vehicles, and companies/operating authorities, including those of TNCs.

Stop by the MH&Co. booth to learn more! MH&Co. will be sponsoring Tuesday’s breaks.

Want to schedule a webinar? Need more information?
Visit www.fasttrackgov.com/vfh.