LOGIS RecTrac members recently gathered for a user group meeting focusing on Card Connect—a credit card payment gateway that has some unique advantages in regards to compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). The presentation was given by Dimitrios Hilton, one of LOGIS’ security specialists.
The main advantage of Card Connect is that it uses a “P2PE” (Point-to-Point Encryption) certified hardware/software solution that Card Connect calls the “Bolt” interface. In short, Bolt eliminates the need for an entire PC to be dedicated to credit card transaction processing. It also vastly reduces the amount of paperwork and resources necessary to become and remain PCI-DSS compliant.
If you have any questions about the Bolt interface, please contact LOGIS RecTrac support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A little known menu option “Mass Admin Fee” is currently used by one member. Mass Admin Fee will apply a onetime percentage amount to the current assessment. Coming soon will be the ability to apply a flat fee. This is different than the Admin Fee on the Special Assessment Master Information screen. The Admin Fee on the Special Assessment Master information screen has historically been unused and was informational only. Recent programming changes for one member now uses this field for an annual fee applied to the assessment.
Contact LOGIS support to discuss the use of either of these options.
PIMS (Permits and Inspections Management Systems) was initially launched into production with the City of Savage in June of 2017. They began using the permits, inspections and scheduling modules. Since that time, city staff and LOGIS have been working hard towards implementing other modules available within PIMS.
After months of meetings, preparations, data entry sessions, database/web site setup, training and testing, Savage introduced new functionality for homeowners, contractors, business owners and city staff.
In September 2017, Savage went live with ePermits and added eScheduling in November. At the beginning of the 2018, Savage also implemented Business Licensing and Code Enforcement within PIMS.
There are many modules offered within PIMS which can fit the needs of several departments within a City. This allows the City to utilize one software package with multiple functions to increase efficiency and improve customer service. Great job Savage staff!
Advanced released new Build 3.1.27 towards the end of 2017. LOGIS along with some Member volunteers have been working hard to test this new build within Members’ TEST databases. Testing is being done utilizing Windows 7, Windows 10, Office 2013 and Office 2016. LOGIS plans to start rolling out Build 3.1.27 late February and into March 2018.
Along with testing all Member processes on Build 3.1.27, LOGIS is also planning to test the new Web Services Build 03.03.02.17. All Member processes will be tested along with functionality between CIS and Invoice Cloud.