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.

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.