History of Mitchell Humphrey & Co. – The Beginning

This year Mitchell Humphrey & Co. (MH&Co.) is celebrating 40 years of providing our clients with the answers to their information technology needs.

In the beginning, Mitch Humphrey had a vision.  A vision of providing health care organizations with a way to respond to the rapidly increasing information demands facing their industry.  Organizations had been utilizing decades-old systems and it was time for change.

Mitch’s first client was Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and many more would soon follow.

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Mitch Humphrey visiting Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

If you ask him the secret to his success, his humble response would be that he was in the right place at the right time, but it is a very well-known fact there is really a lot more to it than that.  With his background in public accounting, Mitch focused his efforts on creating a financial management system that was “Designed by Accountants for Accountants.”  He rapidly discovered that his philosophy made FMS-80, our first release, a system that was desirable to organizations in a variety of industries.  In addition to health care, first clients of MH&Co. consisted of a wide variety of organizations, including manufacturing, governmental, not-for-profit, service, and distribution.

Mitch’s conservative philosophy, in regards to customer service, was very attractive at a time when many organizations were attempting to move from in-house developed solutions.  These solutions were tailored to their exact requirements.  Finding a replacement was an arduous task.  The problem for the organizations was that it was typically quite difficult and expensive to maintain these systems.  Mitch saw early on that his software would need to be easily customized to meet specific client requirements – without modifying source code.  This is a major benefit of our latest software, FMS III.

Not surprisingly, his first client, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, was exactly in that situation.  They found out quickly there was no out-of-the-box solution that met their sophisticated needs.  From the start, it was a match made in heaven.  Vanderbilt was, in fact, very active in the initial design of the software.

mitch-with-bookAnother fundamental philosophy that Mitch adhered to was to hire and retain outstanding people.  For example, our current Senior Vice-President of Technology, Tom Wolpert, was one of the key original architects of the software.  MH&Co. has many long-term employees like Tom who contribute to the success of our company.  In fact, we have an average tenure of 13 years with over half of our employees having been with us for over 10 years.

There is another crucial element in the success of MH&Co. was Mitch’s business manager, Kathy Humphrey.  Kathy handled all of the administrative aspects of the business so Mitch could focus on his entrepreneurial vision.  Kathy Humphrey, with her attention to detail and commitment to excellence, provided the foundation upon which we operate today.

It is the words of Steve Forbes that can best describe Mitch and Kathy’s value system – “The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things…it is the human mind, the human spirit, and human imagination, and our faith in the future.”  This value system continues to live on at MH&Co. today in how we interact with our employees, our partners, and our clients.

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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.

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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.

 

Today Mitchell Humphrey celebrates its 36th year!

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Mitchell Humphrey was founded in 1977 by Mitchell O. Humphrey. In 1999, Mitchell Humphrey employees acquired a controlling interest in the company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, or ESOP. As Chairman of the Board, Mitch continues to provide strategic direction and guidance.

Where We Are Today

Mitchell Humphrey’s employee-owners provide application software and services to well over 200 clients across North America.  Our clients are a very diverse group of organizations which include state and local governments, educational institutions, and mid-sized businesses.

We thank you for your continued support!

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Visit the Mitchell Humphrey and PDS booth for the GFOA Conference in San Francisco, CA June 2-5!

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Meet us at the 2013 GFOA Conference and bring a copy of this Blog Post to Booth #509 for a FREE JUMP DRIVE.

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A Quick Way to Save Inquiry Plus Results to MS Excel

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  • Execute your Inquiry.
  • When the results are displayed on the Inquiry Results screen, click on the topmost, leftmost cell of the results to highlight all of the cells.  This will darken all of the cells.

  • Right-click and choose Copy.
  • Open MS Excel and start a new file.
  • Click in the spreadsheet where you want to insert your data from the inquiry, then right-click and choose Paste.

Now you have your inquiry results in a spreadsheet!