The City of Minnetonka is now live on RecTrac, LOGIS’ new Parks and Recreation system offering from Vermont Systems, Incorporated. Minnetonka joins the cities of New Hope, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, and Golden Valley, who are already live on RecTrac. Minnetonka is the second LOGIS city to go live on a brand-new version of the RecTrac software. The new version is browser-based, meaning it runs from within an Internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Firefox. This means that no separate program or “client” has to be installed on a user’s PC, which simplifies system management and upgrades.
Minnetonka went live on RecTrac on Monday, May 4th, 2015.
Training on the PIMS/cs application is always available for city staff at LOGIS. This is especially essential for new employees to spend a day at our training facility, learning the process and practices of the application. PIMS/cs offers a variety of different modules, which include: Business License, Code Enforcement, RPZ, and Septic, just to name a few. We can provide several training sessions that will fit the needs of the individual.
Please remember to take advantage of this service offered by LOGIS (at no additional cost) for new or existing city employees.
LOGIS is moving forward with consideration for an Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment solution to replace Infinity.Link. Currently, seventeen of the 20 LOGIS Utility Billing member cities are using Infinity.Link as their primary EBPP solution.
LOGIS’ role in the process is to facilitate the presentations and assist in transitioning the membership to the EBPP vendor of choice that best meets their business needs. Data was gathered regarding potential replacement vendors and the list was narrowed to six possibilities. Five demonstrations took place in March 2015. Each city scored the solutions and the choice was narrowed.
Over the next several months, each Utility Billing member city will make their EBPP vendor decision and the transition project will begin. The goal is to have each city live on their new EBPP solution by year-end 2016.
The City of Lakeville was in need of ways to streamline procedures and reduce the number of phone calls taken by their Special Assessments department. Mainly they were looking to reduce the number of calls for information about special assessments for property.
LOGIS staff proposed the use of the eProperty application, a web based real time assessment lookup tool. eProperty allows the general public to lookup current and pending assessments for their property, eliminating the need to call City Hall.
The City of Lakeville liked what eProperty had to offer and the fact it accessed information in real time. After testing and just a few wording changes, Lakeville went live at the beginning of May.
For more information about eProperty or for a demonstration, contact LOGIS support staff.