Are you ready?

Are you ready to take your organization to the next level? Are you ready to improve and personalize citizen relations?  Are you ready to be better equipped to handle an emergency?

If you’re not, you ought to be. It’s 2018 and times have changed. Your citizens and staff want and deserve the best technologies and efficiencies. And you want to be set for any situation.

Let’s talk cloud-based technology. It has become a commonplace term, but does everyone really understand what it means and why it is so important? Simply put, to be cloud-based means that applications and assets are available to users at any time via the internet. The internet is accessible anywhere 24/7/365. With the cloud, you host a software platform via the internet. Your information is there wherever you are (if you have internet access), just like the internet.

Benefits of cloud-based technology:

  • Your data is accessible from anywhere
  • Retrieve all of your applications (without having to download them on multiple computers)
  • Ability to communicate with staff and the community in any circumstance

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Being connected, staying informed, and improving flexibility with the latest technology will help you and your community prepare, respond, and adapt for whatever comes along.

We can help get you where you need to be. Our Mitchell Humphrey & Co. FastTrackGov® software was designed to meet the needs of both your organization and your citizens with exceptional software and services. Our integrated solutions are adaptable and are with you wherever you and your citizens are. With just a click.

Lending a helping hand – charitable giving

Charitable giving is a great way to connect within your community and with fellow coworkers. But more importantly, charitable giving helps people that are in need for one reason or another (job loss, illness, etc.). Charitable giving by definition is the act of giving money or other items of value to charitable organizations without expecting anything in return. That’s where Circle Of Concern comes in.

Circle Of Concern Food Pantry in west St. Louis County serves thousands of people of all ages every year. Their goal is to “provide a variety of resources that empower individuals and families to become self-sufficient.” Their main focus is to provide food for struggling families, but they do more. Circle offers financial support, scholarships, job mentoring, children’s programs, and holiday events.

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. is proud to support COC with an annual food drive at the office. Collecting all sorts of canned food, boxed meals, and personal care items to help stock the shelves at the food pantry. “We feel fortunate to be able to help out in our community. Circle Of Concern is a remarkable organization that works with, provides for, and guides families in crisis. That is something we want to be a part of,” stated Kim Schaefer, CPA, President and Chief Operating Officer.  “The Circle of Concern vision is to improve every life in our community by reducing hunger and poverty. We are more than happy to help.”

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Circle Of Concern. Care. Compassion. Charity. Courtesy. If you’d like to learn more or donate, visit www.circleofconcern.org or call (636) 861-2623. A little goes a long way…and can make a world of difference.

Florida bound for BOAF – Booth #26

Next stop on the MH&Co. trade show circuit is the Sunshine State.  We are very excited to be exhibiting at the 2018 Building Officials Association of Florida Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando June 4-5. Building officials and inspectors, plans examiners, and building code compliance experts throughout the state will gather at this professional development conference which includes a 2-day expo.

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We look forward to the opportunity to share our MH&Co. story, and how our web-based software products can really connect – a city to their citizens, and staff within an organization. Attendees will learn all about our FastTrackGov® (FTG) solution, developed especially for state and local governments. Simply put, it is an easy-to-use suite of software for:

  • Licensing
  • Inspections
  • Permitting/Land Management
  • Code Enforcement/Case Management
  • Citizen Interaction
  • And more

It allows for less paperwork and faster communication, improved efficiency and greater productivity. The fully automated FTG makes for better citizen service thanks to real-time access to all information and the convenience of being online.

Not to spoil the surprise but we’ll be doing demos both days, giving away some cool palm trees-Orlandoswag, and there’s even a chance to win a $100 gift card. You’ll definitely want to stop by.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. Just give us a call at 314-991-2440 and we can take you through a one-on-one demonstration. Or schedule one here: http://www.mitchellhumphrey.com/schedule-a-demo/.

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.

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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.

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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/.

Vehicle for Hire: A Complete Software Solution

Does your agency deal with transportation for hire regulation and reporting requirements for any or all of the following: taxis, limos, TNCs/rideshares, pedicabs, shuttles, private ambulances, horse-drawn carriages, and/or wreckers? It can be difficult and time consuming managing it, right? Well, we are here to help.

Our FastTrackGov® Vehicle for Hire Regulation & Reporting Software will get things automated; improve efficiency and accuracy while maximizing revenue. Pretty great I’d say. It is a complete for-hire vehicle solution.

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FTG is a really robust application. It maintains ongoing, comprehensive history of all activity and supporting documents related to drivers, owners/operating authorities, vehicles, and medallions. It includes the built-in flexibility of the Microsoft Dynamics® CRM platform to manage changing requirements. It offers real-time and instant communications. You can expect easy-to-create dashboards, inquiries, and ad hoc reports, and system-generated alerts, notifications, and email/text capabilities.

Read about the City of Portland, Oregon and their decision to modernize their for-hire vehicle operations.

Drivers, owners/operating authorities, and citizens have online access to:

  • Drivers licenses/permits and renewals
  • Owner/operating authority permits and renewals
  • Vehicle registrations, renewals, and status changes
  • Payment of fees and penalties
  • Instant messaging between portal users and agency staff
  • Various status reports
  • Citizen complaints, requests, and compliments
  • Event reporting (accident, altercation, etc.)
  • Interfaces with TNCs to automatically load driver and/or vehicle data

Vehicle for Hire Regulation & Reporting Software will get your processes organized and ahead of the curve. Accepting, reviewing, and issuing licenses and permits gets a lot easier with minimal data entry for staff, no more incomplete applications, and automated approvals, confirmations, renewal reminders, and overdue notifications. You can manage your inspections and enforcement activities in real time. Electronically view statutes, codes, ordinances, and inspection checklists. Attach photos and/or documents to inspection or citation records. Track cases through appeals, hearings, and court proceedings.

Are you ready to move with the speed of change? We are here to help. Schedule a demo to learn more: https://bit.ly/2CGnw14.

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.

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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.