Meet Us in St. Louis @ GFOA

The GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association) 112th Annual Conference is right around the corner and right in our own backyard. The Gateway to the West and our hometown, St. Louis, is the host city for this year’s professional development and networking event. Taking place Sunday, May 6-Tuesday, May 8, attendees can expect a wide range of exhibitors serving the needs of primarily governments including Mitchell Humphrey & Co.’s software applications.

Stop by booth #606 to chat with our top executives and learn all about MH&Co. We offer integrated web-based software solutions created for the entire organization including financial management, license and case management, community development, and online citizen services. Designed especially for governments, our software connects you and your community while streamlining the administration.

“We look forward to sharing our MH&Co. solutions with finance professionals from the US and Canada. And offer everyone a warm welcome to our great city of St. Louis,” says Jim Boyd, Manager of Client Services.

STL Arch

If you have time while you’re in town, there are a lot of fun places to visit. Here’s just a few that are worth the trip: the Gateway Arch, Saint Louis Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, The Magic House, City Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum, and on and on. There is much to explore in STL.

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.mitchellhumphrey.com/schedule-a-demo/.

Stop By Booth #33 @ NJ-GMIS

We are off to the NJ-GMIS Technology Conference in Somerset, NJ. Come by and see us on April 12 at our Mitchell Humphrey & Co. booth #33 at The Palace at Somerset Park. And, while you’re there, enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Why stop by and talk with us? We offer an integrated web-based software solution for the whole city that includes financial management, license and case management, community development, permitting, code enforcement, and online citizen services. Designed specifically for governments, our software connects you with your community and at the same time streamlines processes.

Our applications, built on the Microsoft Dynamics® CRM platform, are flexible and easy to share among citizens, office staff, managers, and inspectors.

everything in the palm of your hand

Why choose MH&Co.? We have been providing software and support services to public sector clients for over 40 years – we know technology. We believe in:

  • Comprehensive, easy-to-use software products
  • Adapting our products to meet each client’s unique needs
  • Providing exceptional customer service 110% of the time
  • Staying at the forefront of the industry

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.mitchellhumphrey.com/schedule-a-demo/.

5 Reasons You Should Use Mitchell Humphrey & Co. Software

Mitchell Humphrey & Co.’s Government Software Solutions help local government be more productive with fewer resources.

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. offers a variety of business solutions. technology touchscreen interface

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. (MH&Co.) has been in business for over 35 years, bringing several solutions to the table.  MH&Co. has built a reputation not only for providing top-notch software solutions, but also for providing quality client support.  This is evidenced by the fact that many of their clients have used their software for over 25 years and through multiple generations of technology advances.

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Client support is provided by a team of business specialists, CPAs, and IT professionals who design the products.  The MH&Co. Response Center’s goal is to answer all questions on the initial call.  For matters that require research or verification, it is their objective to respond in 24 hours or less.

New Versions

Clients supported by MH&Co. also receive new versions of the software at no additional charge.  Each upgrade is thoroughly tested by a Quality Assurance team, who also provides instructions to make the upgrade process quick and easy.  Free upgrades are just one more way MH&Co. clients are provided a greater return on their software investment.

Implementation Services and Project Planning.

All pre-installation, installation, and post-installation services for MH&Co.’s software solutions are provided by full time, in-house staff members. Since it’s your satisfaction and their reputation that are on the line, this approach enables them to ensure that you receive the highest quality service possible.

The team consists of CPAs, IT professionals, and other business specialists who are extremely knowledgeable about MH&Co.’s software solutions.  They are experienced in the real working world in positions much like yours.  Working side-by-side with their software development team, the implementation team is able to quickly and effectively address questions and concerns.  The implementation team provides a variety of services throughout the implementation.

Gain More Insight Into Your Own Data

All of MH&Co.’s solutions, from financial management to community development and citizen services, are fully integrated providing complete transparency and ease of accessing your data.  They provide a variety of query and reporting tools and dashboards to provide the information you need when you need it.

To learn more about Mitchell Humphrey & Co. software or to request a demo, visit www.mitchellhumphrey.com.

 

The Top Ten Reasons to Attend the MHUG Conference

Seattle skyline, Washington State, USA.For the past 28 years, the MHUG Conference has benefited countless organizations with amazing insight into the industry.  As if this was not reason enough, we have put together a list of 10 reasons why you should attend the MHUG Conference in Seattle.

  1. Face-to-Face Always Trumps Digital Encounters.  Good, better, best.  Connecting over email is good.  Connecting on the phone is better.  Connecting face-to-face is always best, and always will be.
  2. Learn About FMS III.  Hear expert insight directly from Mitchell Humphrey & Co. leaders surrounding all of the latest business solutions, get answers to questions, and see breakthrough innovations.
  3. Guiding the Future of FMS.  By attending the MHUG Conference, attendees will be able to participate in product/enhancement discussions.
  4. Get a FREE day of Consulting. This year Mitchell Humphrey & Co. is offering all organizations a Buy One, Get One free day of consulting that can be used anytime up until September 2016.  Renew your membership, send at least one person to the MHUG Conference, and take advantage of this limited time BOGO consulting day offer.
  5. Get 10% OFF Registration with 5 or more People.  Send at least 5 people to the 2015 MHUG conference and each person will get 10% off their registration!
  6. Make Valuable Connections.  There will be many opportunities to meet others, share ideas, and exchange contact information.  Meet others using business solutions that could benefit your organization.
  7. Meet Industry Leaders.  One way to become an industry leader, and stay an industry leader, is to meet others who are also industry leaders.  At this year’s MHUG Conference, you’ll have the opportunity to hear where the company and the industry are heading directly from Mitchell Humphrey & Co. leaders.  Gain knowledge on anticipating trends, opportunities, and help position your organization for success through smarter financial decisions.
  8. Learn Current Strategies that are Working for Others.  In addition to FMS, participants will be learning about the latest in online financial and data initiatives, as well as fraud and other banking related topics.
  9. Receive Continuing Education to Share with Coworkers and CPE Credits at no Additional Cost.  Learn from hands–on classes, chats, and added value sessions which can be shared within your organization.
  10. Regain Focus.  Improve Productivity.  Become Inspired.  Attending the 28th Annual MHUG Conference can help you regain your company’s focus and greatly improve your productivity.  Become inspired by those around you and dig into the newest technology.  Take this time to concentrate on your efforts and build a plan of action.  Inspiration awaits you at the 2015 MHUG Conference!

For more information about the MHUG Conference, visit http://www.mitchellhumphrey.com/resources/usergroup/.

FMS Tip of the Month

Did you know a new feature, Event Logging, was introduced in FMS II V36?

Event Logging gives you the ability to log certain financial and record updates for auditing purposes.

Once you upgrade to FMS V36 or FMS 2011, the system has the ability to log many activities:

  • Create, modify, approve, disapprove, post, and delete batch activity
  • Create, modify, inactivate, and re-activate business objects (i.e. vendors, customers, items, etc.)
  • Run certain standard batch processes, such as, Fixed Assets Depreciation updates, Accounts Receivable Maintenance, etc.
  • Logon/Logoff activity
  • Password changes
  • Purge events
  • Field code summarization changes

For each event logged in FMS, the following details are logged about the event:

  • FMS User ID
  • FMS User ID Description
  • Operating System Credentials
  • Date and Time
  • Event Category
  • Command (transaction that logged the event)
  • Command Description
  • System ID (for batches, this is the system in which the batch belongs)
  • Primary Object Type
  • Primary Object ID
  • On-line Flag
  • System ID, the Command (transaction) in which it ran

For example, the AP system will create GL batches.  The System ID value for the Batch event is FMSGL, but the System ID the command ran under is FMSAP.

There are new standard reports allowing the review of activities being tracked in Event Logging:

9300       User Activity
9301       Batch Activity
9302       Customer Activity
9303       FMSAR Item Activity
9304       Vendor Activity
9305       FMSPO Item Activity
9306       Asset Activity
9307       Asset Record Activity
9308       Bank Reconcilation Activity (FMS 2011 only)
9309       Logon/Logoff Activity
9310       Purge Activity

If you have any questions or would like more information about Event Logging, please refer to Chapter 7, Application Event Log, in the FMS II System-Wide Maintenance manual or contact our Response Center at mhhelp@mitchellhumphrey.com.

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.

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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.