November will prove to be a busy month for most of our clients. With the calendar year coming to a close, the time changing and the implementation of new systems beginning in January, the pressure mounts to ensure that each client has the most up to date information and the information they will need in order to carry them through this critical transition time.
With that being said, this is exactly why Data Systems Management will be in attendance at the Chancery Clerk Fall Conference. There are changes on the horizon that will affect many of us and Data Systems wants to be sure you are aware of the changes and have the tools at your disposal in order to move forward with little to no extra effort.
Stay tuned for more information and be sure to get with a DSM representative during the Chancery Conference in a couple of weeks.
Many of you have asked if DSM will attend the MACA Conference.
Robert Holt will be representing Data Systems Management at this event. The conference will be held in Tupelo this year and will be from July 10-13.
For some of you this will be your first time to attend and I do hope you enjoy the many benefits that are offered by these conferences.
Robert is looking forward to seeing each of you there!
Currently, DSM is in agreement to let our distributor handle the updates on your software and hardware maintenance agreements. We feel this is a better service to our clients due to the fact that it essentially takes one more person out of the loop – so to speak.
With that said and with the fact that budgets are getting close to being done for the 2013 year, please take a look at your maintenance schedules on your servers and see if your maintenance will need to be renewed before budgets are set.
There is still time to get a budgetary quote in before the final budget is set in stone! If you are unsure who to contact regarding the attainment of that budgetary quote, please contact Annette Walker with Data Systems Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on July 28, 2011 by Glen
We recently had problems with an online data backup solution that damaged data queues in the EMR interfaces. These data queues are an integral part of our interface system. Data queues are for real-time mission critical communication of data and part of that task is to contain data as a buffer for temporary outages. For that reason, backups of these objects are of little value as the data is fleeting, there one moment and gone the next. For this mission critical role, they are treated differently in recovery situations, but it is imperative that they not be affected by other processes. This third party software is supposed to be a contingency against failure, but in this instance the product actually damaged the data queues. The data backup solution defeated it’s own purpose. The DSM contract stipulates that there are to be no “unauthorized copies” of our system made. So, to avoid licensing issues, please contact DSM and get authorization to have third party products make copies of our system before signing any contracts with third party backup solutions.
Thank you for your response to our newest addition, our Smart Client Software. As stated in a previous post, we wanted to be sure we initiated this in a manner according to the needs and desires of our clients.
We have seen interest in this product across the board. Currently, the Tax Applications have been changed, so if you are in a Tax Office and are interested in a “NEW LOOK” for your green screens, then feel free to contact me or our Columbus office. Next in line are the Justice Court offices and the Municipalities. I do not have any set dates, but will be sure to keep you all informed as we go along.
Thank you again for your interest in this application. DSM looks forward to our continued business relationship with each of you.
Data Systems Management has been working to provide you with the absolute best quality software for nearly 30 years now. We are confident that we have taken the time required over the years to bring you a quality product. It takes a committment on our part to listen to our clients needs, to “roll with the flow” as the laws change and to try to do it all in a way that makes everyone, or at least the majority happy.
Recently it was brought to our attention, there were several of our clients that would prefer a “Newer Look”. So DSM took this matter seriously and decided to make the necessary changes. We have begun working on our green screens. This work is under way, but we would like to get some feedback from our clients to see where the interests lie.
If the interests lie mainly in one office, then naturally, DSM would work on that office first. If the interest is across the board, then we will do a roll out.
This product is already completed in Mississippi County Arkansas, and it has been installed. I have not heard back yet as to how they are liking (or not) the finished product.
Please send me an email if you have n interest in a newer look to your screen. My email address is email@example.com.
You never seem to have a lot of problems out of it. It’s just always there, running along in the background. Whether you have a good or bad day, it’s always constant. Of all the things I could be talking about, I’m having reference to your trusty IBM. I’m sure you are aware of how well your IBM works, and I’m certain it has proven itself to have longevity. So with a product that works really well, and is reliable too, just how did IBM become the 100 year old company they are today?
Well here, I think I’ll let them tell you for themselves… www.ibm100.com.
So with all that being said, I now know why I’m so proud to be a Business Partner with IBM. I’m sure you’ve been enlightened as well.
Today on their 100th birthday, we salute IBM!
The Mississippi Association of Tax Assessors and Collectors will be held in Biloxi this year. Robert Holt and Annette Walker will be in attendance this year. We look forward to seeing each of you.
DSM would like to introduce our Justice Court Laser Check Application! Lisa will be sending a letter to you including sample copies of Valid and Non-Negotiable checks.
These checks can be printed from a laser printer (using MICR toner) on blank paper that can be purchased from many office supply vendors for much less than pre-printed checks. This process also keeps up with the check number in the system to avoid the problem of re-running checks where the pre-printed number doesn’t match the system’s check number.
You can also avoid the problem of wasted pre-printed checks ifyou change banks or account numbers. This information can easily be updated in the system and you can start using it with your very next check!
For more information regarding DSM’s newest Justice Court Application please contact either Lisa Ivey at 662-329-1222 ext. 12 or Annette Walker at 601-573-6130.