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/.

Helpful Resources

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. is always looking for helpful resource sites to share with businesses and government agencies so they can be the best they can be.

For those with financial backgrounds, such as CPA and CFO, here are a few:
Sales Report

American Institute of CPAs

Beyond BudgetingTM

CFO

Government Finance Officers Association

GovLoop

Grants.govSM

The links below can help provide you with useful information about various related industries and organizations.

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GovCentral Government Jobs, Pay Scales and You

GovLoop Social Network for Government

International Code Council

ICMA Leaders at the Core of Better Communities

Microsoft Government Employee

Sustainable City Network

To find out more about our products, visit mitchellhumphrey.com and fasttrackgov.com.

Disclaimer:  Mitchell Humphrey & Co. and FastTrackGov® cannot guarantee the accuracy of content for these sites.

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. Makes CIO Review 100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers for 2015

With the many leaps and bounds Mitchell Humphrey & Co. (MH&Co.) has made within the past year, there was no doubt our successes were going to get noticed.  CIO Review took note of MH&Co. in their issue “100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers – 2015.”

Titled “Fully Integrated Software Solutions for Organizations of All Sizes,” Kim Schaefer, President and Chief Operating Officer, discusses how we at MH&Co. and Microsoft work together to bring clients swift workflow and convenience with our software.  To read more about MH&Co and their how they provide software and enterprise services to clients in the public and private sector, click here.

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.

GSS Tip of the Month

Check out how you can export your standard reports and use them in other programs such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Adobe Reader!

Click Here for Exporting Reports from GSS

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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