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Public Safety Field-Based Reporting now has recently introduced a built in Reporting Module

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Report_WriterFor everyday users of the RMS system, an ad hoc Reporting module is provided in the FBR system. This module allows users to visualize data in three well-known styles. The report styles available are: Reports List, Statistical Counts, or Counts Over time.  Most modules in the system are supported, and for those modules, you can filter and/or display any field in the entire system, even custom fields created by your agency. Basic parameters are provided for most modules, as they are generally consistent throughout all report types.  This tool can be used to take advantage of the powerful query builder to simply generate the SQL query, and then take that query out to a 3rd party reporting tool.  This is useful if the reporting module itself does not allow for the exact presentation/layout that is needed.  LOGIS support staff will be working with agencies to deploy this new module to the agencies within our consortium in the near future.

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Category: Law Records Management,public safety software

City of Le Sueur Preparing to Incorporate ePermits

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LesueurThe City of Le Sueur is getting ready to introduce ePermits as part of their business process. The city is excited to introduce this new functionality for contractors and homeowners within the next few weeks.

Currently, there are 21 cities utilizing the ePermits module. With so many cities offering this option, contractors are accustomed to applying for permits online utilizing this familiar interface.

The ePermits website has evolved over the years to include many features. It allows the public to obtain permit information 24 hours a day. This includes: permit details, inspection results, final dates, scheduled inspections, schedule new inspections and pay for approved permits. There is also a feature to estimate permit fees, ability to incorporate online plan review services and an upcoming option to accept eCheck payments. ePermits greatly increases the efficiency of the permitting process for applicants and city staff.

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Category: Permits & Inspections Management

New Version of PDS and eProperty Released

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upgradeApril 23, 2019 LOGIS released a new version of PDS and updated the eProperty websites with a new version. Many much anticipated enhancements and security features were included in these releases.  In eProperty many customizable fields were added. Among the numerous enhancements in PDS was the added fields for reporting property data information to Hennepin County.

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Category: Property Data,Special Assessments

“Beautifying” RecTrac Data

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CapitalizationRecTrac has the ability to make “mass changes” to text capitalization for household, family member, and address data in the RecTrac database. This is called data “beautification” in RecTrac. The changes you can make are:

  • All lowercase letters
  • All uppercase letters
  • First letter of text uppercase
  • First letter of text uppercase and rest of text lowercase
  • First letter of each word uppercase
  • First letter of each word uppercase and rest of text lowercase
  • First letter of each sentence uppercase
  • First letter of each sentence uppercase and rest of text lowercase

You can choose from a list which fields will be affected.

To access this feature, go to Management > System Management > Miscellaneous Management > Beautify Fields. If that menu item does not appear for you, your menu will have to be changed by LOGIS RecTrac support. (Contact rectrac@logis.org.) On-line help for the screen will provide more information about how to use it.

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Category: Parks and Recreation Systems

Monitoring CIS Infinity User Sessions

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Help DeskAt the end of 2018, an audit on all LOGIS CIS user’s login activity was completed. We have discovered that some users are not logging off at the end of each business day. An email with instructions on how to properly log off had been sent to all users.

Current monitoring has revealed that not all users are logging out on a daily basis. It is important to log out each day to release the license and to open it up to another user. Each city is only permitted to use up to 5 licenses at any given time.

Not logging out has caused some issues when LOGIS needs to perform our monthly maintenance and applying builds.

Due to the number of users not logging out on a daily basis, LOGIS will be monitoring user log in sessions weekly. Anyone with a session running longer than one day will be closed out by LOGIS. To ensure this does not happen to you, please log off at the end of your shift.

We are currently working on updating our email distribution lists to make sure anyone with a valid CIS Infinity account will be notified when to log off for updates and maintenance.

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Category: Utility Billing

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