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Dec
15
Like anything stored on a computer, it is important to protect your data. Your Building Department database should be backed up frequently to protect the information you have entered (we recommend at least once a day). Most units have a network backup system to facilitate this (ask your IT department to see if you can utilize this system). Having backups of your BD database is an important measure to take in order to avoid issues with the i...

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May
27
What is a User Group? User Group meetings are held for users of our .NET applications, and focus on… Presenting new features in a relaxed, open environment; these are not training classes or demos. Highlighting useful features that may get overlooked in day-to-day use. Providing an opportunity for customers to get together and discuss their use of the software. Providing an o...

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Sep
15
The Excel export can be used as an alternative to generating reports through the Report Designer, and is available on most tables. Instead of editing a report and choosing the data fields to include, exporting to Excel allows you to easily select the data to export, and allows you to group and sum fields to see totals. Excel gives you even more flexibility and control over how your data is represented. Reports created using this method can be exp...

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Apr
29
Through my position as a trainer, I have found that I learn from my customers just as much as they learn from me. In fact, what a lot of people may not realize about teaching is that for every hour you spend teaching someone, you spend about the same amount of time learning and preparing. By way of this blog, I would like to share what I have learned in the field and pass along information that will be useful for our customers in Community Dev...

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Jun
10
Today I pose the question: What is the benefit of entering data into a database if we can’t get it out? If we spend all of our time entering data but fail to include important pieces of information about a record, it can be very difficult to filter properly later. Many times, I am asked to help produce a report to display data broken down or filtered into various ways. One of the most common queries is the number of Commercial or Residential ...

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The Village of Libertyville transitioned to BS&A Financials in late 2011, and we are very happy with the software and support we're receiving. I had been through a software conversion before and was dreading having to do this, but I can say that this was the easiest software conversion I have been through. Prior to the installation, BS&A met with the Village to discuss our operations, and when our software was installed, they had configured it to meet our needs.  Once the training began, we spent minimal time going throug...

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