The City of South St Paul implemented the JDEdwards Financial system on schedule at the end of June. Data base configuration and the chart of accounts set-up was completed in time for their first Accounts Payable run during the week of June 27th. After some additional procedural review, Accounts Receivable processing will be the next module implemented. Definition and configuration planning is under way with the HR/Payroll system planned for a late September “Go-Live”.
On July 12th, 2011, a Credit Card implementation kick-off meeting was held for the cities of Brooklyn Center and Eagan. The Credit Card calendar is similar in nature to the Infinity.Link calendar, but will require less testing time.
Active Network, the developers of Class—LOGIS’ Park and Rec software—have announced the launch of their Facebook and Twitter pages. These social media channels let you connect with Active Network and other recreation-minded professionals. Through these channels, you can share best practices for marketing and operating your programs, browse helpful resources such as webinars and downloads, and read about the latest industry trends. Active Network will also be giving away prizes. Most importantly, everyone will be able to participate in conversations, share experiences, make suggestions, and ask questions.
We have recently completed the testing phase of the current version of PIMS. Over the last several months, the PIMS application has undergone numerous programming changes which required many hours of quality assurance to ensure accuracy. Various requests came from the PIMS user group meeting in March 2011, and other requests were derived from our PIMS enhancement list.
The new Septic module is now available (beta version) with this new release. We have also added County website links to the menu, as well as a Department of Labor and Industry link and a Lead EPA link to expedite inquiries.
We need to distribute this version in stages (a few cities at a time) due to the complexity of the upgrade. Currently, we have released the new PIMS version to 6 cities. We are in the process of scheduling the next 16 cities in the upcoming weeks.
On June 14th, LOGIS hosted a meeting for the six Assessing Cities who are using the Property Data System (PDS). These meetings are a useful communications tool between LOGIS PDS support staff and the member cities. In a previous meeting the need to track personal property was raised. Personal property is property owned by an individual or business which is not affixed to or associated with the land (real property). In other words, personal property is movable while real property is not. Programming staff developed a working module with most of the functionality of the Real Property module. The personal property enhancement was demo’d to the group for their feedback. With a few minor changes and testing, this enhancement should be available to the Assessors in the next version release.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is now using the APS electronic citation through LOGIS. After joining LOGIS in March, work began almost immediately on development and implementation. Various ordinances and other items specific to Hennepin County were added. By mid-April, two deputies were trained in its use. After some testing with Hennepin County’s Justice Integration Program and the Hennepin County Courts, use began in late May. They join 33 other agencies in the consortium using this application.
As part of our dedication to providing our members with leading edge technology in our IP Telephony Service, we have completed the upgrade our Presence servers and our clustered Unity Connection servers. Over the next couple of months, LOGIS will be focusing on completing the remaining Unity server upgrades.
LOGIS has completed the fiber optic redundancy failover tests of the Southern fiber optic ring. This includes dropping multiple segments and validating the traffic and routing to all member networks. The great news is that the failovers were completed without any interruptions to our member networks or connectivity.