Save Time, Energy, and the Environment with FastTrackGov

The important role of Environmental Health organizations in protecting the public demands a specialized permitting and inspection solution – FastTrackGov® provides just that.  A few benefits you will receive from this Microsoft Dynamics® CRM based Software:

  • Public-facing portal where customers can:
    • Apply, renew, and pay fees online
    • Attach related documentation
    • Check status of applications and inspections
    • View restaurant scores
  • GIS integration
  • Consolidate and integrate data across all departments
  • Easily adapt to changing requirements
  • Automate all types of permit applications and renewals
  • Inspections and violations can be entered online from the field
  • Automatic computation and processing of even the most complex fees
  • Real-time communication of alerts, tasks, and notifications
  • Customizable, user-defined dashboards and robust
    ad-hoc reporting capabilities
  • Familiar and user-friendly environment

Join Mitchell Humphrey & Co. at their upcoming webinars to learn more!

Tuesday, July 12th at 1:00 P.M. Central Time

Our highly trained Environmental Health Specialists will be attending the upcoming National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Conference from June 13 – 14!  Stop by booth 301 for an in person demo!

Have questions? Want more information? Click here!

 

How to Stay Relevant in the Vehicle for Hire Industry.

In our discussions with regulators in the Vehicle for Hire industry, several issues seem to resonate with all of them.

  • How do we contend with the effects ridesharing companies have on the current regulatory environment?  The legal ramifications of integrating TNCs into the current environment can be overwhelming.  Most regulators have found it necessary to modify their code to accommodate these new entrants.  In addition to effectively enforcing new regulations, they are dealing with the backlash from traditional taxi companies.  Often, when ridesharing companies face a different set of regulations, legal battles ensue.
  • When TNCs are incorporated into the current regulatory framework, how will we handle the mounting paperwork resulting from the influx of new drivers and vehicles into the system?  Whether there are different rules for ridesharing companies vs traditional taxis or not, there are bound to be issues with tracking the rules and to whom they apply.
  • The ridesharing economy is here to stay. How do regulators stay relevant in an economy where regulation is frowned upon?  Do they owe citizens the peace of mind of knowing a background check has been performed on the driver?  Is it their responsibility to level the playing field for traditional VFH companies?

Whatever decisions they ultimately make, regulators are going to need help traversing the new climate.  With FastTrackGov®, you can:

  • Deal with the legal ramifications of the new ridesharing economy and enforce current and new regulations
  • Handle mounting paperwork
  • Stay relevant in the growing rideshare economy

Talk to Us. Get yourself Ahead of the Curve with FastTrackGov.

Join Mitchell Humphrey & Co.’s FastTrackGov® for their upcoming Taxi demos

Mitchell Humphrey & Co. will be hosting two webinars for our FastTrackGov Taxicab Regulation Management Solution Software. Click one of the links below to learn how the FastTrackGov Taxicab Regulation Management Solution can benefit you!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. Central

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. Central

The Mitchell Humphrey & Co.’s FastTrackGov Taxicab Regulation Management Solution allows you to:

  • Issue and Renew Licenses and Permits
  • Register Vehicles and Drivers
  • Record Inspection Results and Violations from the Field
  • Accept Customer Complaints and Compliments Online
  • Automate Tracking of Driver/Vehicle/Complaint Status
  • Automate Fee/Fine Calculations and Online Payments
  • Receive Alerts, Notifications, and Real-time Reports

Visit www.fasttrackgov.com/taxi to learn more!

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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

Now Available! GSS Version 14

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Enhancements and modifications included in this upgrade are based on direct feedback from our clients!  Here are a few highlights of this upgrade:

Construction Project Manager

  • New Jersey technical forms have been revised.
  • Commercial Farm Building Use Group has been added.
  • Permit Activity log fields have been added to show additional fees waived.

Property Maintenance Manager

  • Credit card payment recording fields have been added to the Payment tab.
  • The Warning Report will now include a notification that summons exist against a property.

Zoning Manager

  • Configuration has been added to allow a full description of the selected Use Group.

Land Use Manager

  • A configurable field has been added for labeling/naming.
  • Additional date fields have been added on the application screen.

Civic Complaint Manager

  • Users are now allowed to view all complaints and tasks.

Periodic Inspection Tracking

  • Two new violation reports have been added:  Notice of Violation and Notice of Order.

Pet License Manager

  • The ability to pull records from the Tax Database has been added.

Interdepartmental Query

  • Search criteria has been added to the Site Address

The GSS Version 14 PERF List contains complete details on these as well as many other changes and enhancements that are included in this upgrade.  Please contact us at (314) 991-2440, ext. 3066 or via email @ upgrade@mitchellhumphrey.com to request the upgrade and let us know what method of delivery you prefer.  There are two options available for delivery of the upgrade:

  1. An email that will contain a link which allows you to download the necessary files and instructions, or
  2. CDs that will be shipped to your office.

Join one of our webcasts!  We’ll be covering the new features and functions in this version; as well as instructions on installing the upgrade on your system.

Click here to schedule your Complimentary GSS Version 14 Webcast

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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

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.

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!

Mitchell Humphrey Unveils Enhancements to FastTrackGov® Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics® CRM 2011

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St. Louis, Missouri (October 13, 2011)  –  Mitchell Humphrey, a provider of solutions and services to the public sector for over 34 years and a Microsoft® Silver Independent Software Vendor, launches FastTrackGov on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.  This upgrade to FastTrackGov enables many user interface functionalities and improvements within the newest version of CRM (Constituent Relationship Management).

FastTrackGov is a suite of products designed specifically for government and intended to facilitate communication between government and their constituents.  It provides for a completely integrated organization and can be used by county governments, municipal governments, government agencies, special districts, and taxing authorities.  Whether a citizen needs to apply for a new business license, request an inspection, complain about a pothole, or pay their fees, they can use FastTrackGov and the FTG Connect® Citizen Portal to easily communicate with their local government.

With the CRM 2011 product release in February 2011, Microsoft has introduced dialogs, built-in charting, and dashboard functionality. Within CRM 2011, Mitchell Humphrey has developed FastTrackGov using the newest technology, features and functions.  These features include the new Microsoft Office Ribbon® interface, detailed attachments, advanced field-level security and new audit capabilities.  FastTrackGov’s new Microsoft Office Ribbon UI provides a more exciting and logical way for users to discover features and functions – enhancing their overall performance.  In addition to FastTrackGov’s attachments capability, CRM 2011 provides document management integration into Microsoft SharePoint®.

With the delivery of high performance technology, Mitchell Humphrey offers an array of FastTrackGov services to meet the specific needs of each government organization and their citizens.  “The familiarity of CRM provides the best possible user experience for our FastTrackGov clients and their citizens.  Plus, we are able to offer them the choice of a traditional on-premise deployment or the agility and speed of the cloud,” stated Kim Schaefer, President and Chief Operating Officer for Mitchell Humphrey.

“Our partner, Mitchell Humphrey, has a long-standing reputation for delivering high-value, low cost, and cutting-edge software solutions to public sector organizations throughout North America,” said Amir Capriles, Senior Director for Microsoft Dynamics® CRM and ERP U.S. Public Sector.  “In choosing to develop their FastTrackGov solutions on our CRM 2011 platform, Mitchell Humphrey validates our strategy of offering a platform that enables our partners to easily design applications that meet the needs of specific markets.  Through our partnership with Mitchell Humphrey, we have been able to provide countless benefits to many government organizations.”

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About Mitchell Humphrey

Since 1977, Mitchell Humphrey has been providing software and services to clients in both the public and private sectors.  Today, clients across North America benefit from our solutions in citizen services, accounting, human resources/payroll, community development, and cashiering.

Learn more about Mitchell Humphrey by visiting our web sites at www.fasttrackgov.com and/or www.mitchellhumphrey.com.

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