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February Treasurer's Newsletter

How To's and Tips on Tax Sale Certificates Reminder: 1099’s should have been sent out by January 31st Cancel current year tax sale: (For county held tax sale certificates) Input cancellation date on the certificate. Use regular void of taxes from your Daily Processing Menu. Go into tax sale certificate maintenance and...

January 2023 Auditor's Real Estate Reminders and Info

January 2023 Auditor's Real Estate Reminders and Info State Valuations Reports - Remember, these were due January 1st. AGL/FFM Maintenance to the Agland and Family Farm credits can be done (Due April 1st). When making changes, please print proof sheets and/or workbooks to help with balancing at tax time. You...

Treasurer's Newsletter January 2023

Treasurer's Newsletter January 2023 How To's and Tips on Daily Balancing Daily work/cash balancing doesn't balance (Ledger total not equal to Cash) Check opening balance. It should be the ending balance from the previous day. If opening balance is the same as for the previous day, are there journal entries that...

Solutions Document Locator System

Solutions Document Locator System Using the Document Locator system, any Paper or Electronic document format can be stored electronically. Solutions has developed a Plug-In for Vision that makes images easily accessible. Our clients have 150+ different types of documents stored with us. Currently the count of Documents stored in Document...

Welcome Marlene Anderson

Please join us in welcoming Marlene Anderson as our newest Application Support Specialist. Marlene received her Associates Degree in Accounting, from Spencer College, June 1996. Marlene worked most recently with Consolidated Machine & Tool as an AR/AP Specialist managing the AR/AP for different sites. Previously, she was with Mill Creek...

December 2022 Auditor’s Real Estate Reminders & Info

December 2022 Auditor’s Real Estate Reminders & Info TIF TIF Certifications are due from TIF entities to the Auditor by December 1. When creating a new TIF district see the reference manual for the checklist. As a reminder, If you create a new TIF district in Solutions you must create...

November 2022 Auditor’s Real Estate Reminders & Info

November 2022 Auditor’s Real Estate Reminders & Info Assessment Limitation For entry of Rollbacks for Real Estate and Utilities see the Reference manual. For entry/import of Utilities and Gas/Electric see the checklist in the Reference manual. The Two-Tier Limitation has replaced the BPTC applications. Changes are in process and we...

Thanksgiving Holiday announcement

The Solutions office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2022. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Welcome Joselyn Vega

Please join us in welcoming Joselyn Vega to the Solutions Technical Support Help Desk Team! Joselyn has been working as a Help Desk Technician for a variety of companies, providing Level 1 and Level 2 remote support for the last few years. Primarily, she has been working on personal computer...

Visit us at ISAC 2022

Please join Solutions, Inc. at Booth 8 on August 24-25 at the Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, IA for the Iowa State Association of Counties Annual Conference. Come meet and speak with Ashley McDermott, Sam Huffman, and Linda Griggs!

Welcome Eric Ferguson

Please join us in welcoming Eric Ferguson to the Solutions Technical Services Team as a Systems Administrator. Eric previously was a Tier 2 Technical Support Specialist who specialized in upgrading laptops and desktop systems, and resolving client problems remotely. He was also a Network Technician where he analyzed network issues,...

Welcome Kristine Reid

Please join us in welcoming Kristine Reid to the Solutions Application Support Specialist Team. Kristine will be working with Real Estate projects. For the previous three years, she was a Legal Compliance Manager for a Property Holdings and Management company where she worked primarily with law enforcement, attorneys, and the...

Congrats to Deb Kout

Customer satisfaction is a primary goal at Solutions. A beautiful flower arrangement made its way to the desk of Deb Kout with a note that read as follows: Deb, Thank you so much for all your patience with us this week! I'm not sure how we have not annoyed you...

Application Support position available

We are hiring for an Application Support staff member at: https://harriscomputer.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/1/job/Office---Spencer/Application-Support_R0016520

Happy 24th Anniversary Deb Kout

Happy 24th Anniversary working at Solutions to Deb Kout!! She is our Real Estate guru! Knows TIFs inside and out, handles BPTC like a boss, and enjoys the tax process! Thanks Deb for all you do!!!

Ashley McDermott

Please join us in welcoming Ashley McDermott to our Solutions Application Support Specialist Team!

Celebrate Five years

We would like to celebrate Mandy Ahlers 5 years at Solutions in April 2022. She is the typically the first voice you hear on the phone as she is our main Dispatch. Thank you Mandy!

FEMA Grants available for EMS Organizations

A quick note to let you know that FEMA is opening the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program on Monday, November 8. This competitive grant opportunity is very technology friendly. Additional information is available at https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters. PURPOSE: To enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire...

Harris grows into Iowa state with its acquisition of financial management software provider “Solutions”, Inc.

Ottawa, ON, September 20, 2021 - Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, grows into the state of Iowa with its acquisition of local government software provider "Solutions", Inc. (Solutions). Solutions has been a leading developer and marketer of custom software and technology services for local governments...