Most police departments are well on their way to using a token as a means of achieving the required advanced authentication to access criminal justice data. Users are then assigned an IP address that is unique to the individual. This is used as the means to identify the user when querying BCA and NCIC information. It is important for officers using this method to log out of AnyConnect at the end of their shift otherwise any queries the next user makes will be attributed to them. Merely signing out of the mobile application, PMDC, is not enough to change the “query owner.”
Now that the Technical upgrades to Visual Studio 2013 and the .Net 4.0 framework are complete for the Property Data System (PDS), LOGIS development staff are busy programming and testing PDS enhancements that are able to make use of the new tools provided by the upgrade.
The first major change is the ability to resize the PDS screens. The other major change is the ability to have multiple menu items screens open at the same time and move them around as floating screens. A change to the PID in the MDI will update all open screens. Many of the grids will dynamically resize as the screen size is changed.
The next release, which is planned for by the end of the month, will include these new features.
By now, most of you know the ritual involved in resetting passwords in the Class Parks and Rec system. When your Class password no longer works, you contact your IT department, they contact LOGIS Class Support, LOGIS resets the password at the SQL and database levels, you login with a temporary password, and then you change the temporary password to a permanent one. Since PCI-DSS security standards require that you change your password every 90 days, this gets repeated at least four times a year. We understand that it can be a time-consuming process for our users.
However, you may not know that you can short-cut this process by pro-actively changing your Class login password yourself before the forced 90-day password reset occurs. To do this, simply select File > Change Password from the top menu in the Central Login Screen of the Class application. When you do so, a window will appear containing three fields: “Old Password,” “New Password,” and “Confirm Password.” Enter your current password in the “Old Password” field and a new password in the “New Password” field. To confirm the new password, enter it again in the “Confirm Password” field. Click on the OK button when you are done.
Changing the password yourself resets the “password clock,” meaning that your new password will be valid until 90 days from the day you changed the password.
If you have any questions about how passwords work in Class, contact LOGIS Class support at 763-543-2601.
The new LOGIS Portal, http://portal.logis.org, built on the Sharepoint 2010 framework, is replacing the existing LOGIS Intranet site and is planned to be developed over time as a ‘one stop shop’ for our consortium members. The Portal contains new features that were designed to improve all LOGIS communications, and Utility Billing Support fully embraces these enhancements. The Portal offers the advantage of real-time information through Portal Communicator message notification directly on the user desktop.
In addition to retaining all of the previous and regularly updated content of the LOGIS Intranet site, our utility billing members will have immediate access through the Portal to specific application messages, upcoming system events, access to the latest change logs for CIS Infinity and Infinity.Link, and links to the Advanced Utilities website and portal.
A demonstration of the current LOGIS Portal capabilities to the Utility Billing cohort is planned during the semi-annual Utility Billing User Group Meeting on Thursday, May 15 at the LOGIS offices.
We have the new LOGIS Portal making its debut: http://portal.logis.org . This has replaced the former LOGIS intranet site. Basically, the site is a robust communicator which targets participating member cities, applications, and the consortium as a whole to improve communication throughout.
LOGIS Portal is built on the SharePoint 2010 framework and introduces a host of functions. It also contains new communication features incorporating: shared documents, city contact information, application release notes, user group notes, etc.
Feel free to browse the site and provide feedback.
LOGIS members are in various stages of implementing new electronic accounts payable functionality.
The City of Eden Prairie has completed their transition to the PayMode Dividends ACH Payment program, and received their first dividend rebate check!!
The City of Edina recently completed their implementation for Wells Fargo ACH Payments, and as of this writing they have made payments to nine different vendors. Their vendors are continuing to enroll on the Wells Fargo website, so the number of vendors receiving ACH payments will increase.
The City of Apple Valley and LOGIS have both been declared “production ready”, so the next step for each is to send out letters to their vendors to begin the enrollment process.
The City of Minnetonka is just beginning their implementation on Wells Fargo ACH.
Any members that are interested in implementing either solution are welcome to contact LOGIS JDE support to begin the project.