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February 21, 2014

MS Govern Adds Clay County Missouri to its Growing List of Customers

Liberty, MO and St. Louis, MO – February 21, 2014: Management Solutions for Government (MS Govern), a division of Harris Computer Systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Clay County, MO to its growing customer base to help manage the Assessment and Taxation needs. The County provides assessment and collection of Real Property, Personal Property and Excise Tax in compliance with the Missouri State Tax Commission. The County manages close to 93,000 Real Property parcels for an approximate 2012 assessment value of $2.9 billion and 110,000 Personal Property accounts with an approximate 2012 assessment value of $6.4 million.

As a result of an exhaustive evaluation, Clay County Assessor, Cathy Rinehart, and Clay County Collector of Revenue, Lydia McEvoy, both elected officials, recently selected Govern as the best integrated Software Solution to help them build a long lasting legacy for their staff.

Rinehart noted, “Instead of being required to conform to the design of a CAMA system, Govern provides the configurability to work with our data in ways that make sense to us. I especially like that we have the ability to design our screen lay out in ways that make the system easy for our staff to use. Most importantly, Govern provides a detailed audit trail that accounts for all modifications made to an account.”

During a Commission’s meeting, McEvoy went on to explain what Govern represents to them, “Similar to a robust LEGO System, Govern puts us in control by allowing us to easily modify data fields and screens on our own. By mirroring the way we do business, Govern makes navigating through the system much easier by eliminating the need for our staff to click through numerous screens or tabs. Having the data that they need at their fingertips will also help increase staff efficiency.”

“We are very excited to add Clay County to our growing list of clients utilizing our integrated Govern CAMA & TAX Solutions to empower local government to better serve their citizens.  The Govern Solution will provide both the Assessor and the Collector of Revenue with advanced, integrated and secure capabilities to support the unique legislative requirements of the State of Missouri.  With its unique design, the Govern software can be effectively adapted, configured, and further enhanced by County staff to deliver the best value and ongoing economic advantages.  We look forward to assisting the County in delivering better service to its citizens for many years to come,” states Richard Beaini, VP of Sales & Marketing.

About Clay County

Clay County, MOClay County lies at the geographic center of North America.  Clay County was organized on January 2, 1822, from Ray County lands, and was named for Kentucky congressman, Henry Clay.  An area of contrasts, Clay County offers lifestyles and business settings ranging from big city sophistication to small town simplicity. The land in Clay County is beautiful. Gentle rolling hills and meadows afford panoramic views throughout the county.  Clay County is over 400 square miles in size, yet 60% of the county remains undeveloped.

Clay County, Missouri is one of the major counties that comprise the Kansas City metropolitan area.  It is the third most populous county in the metro.  Nine percent of Greater Kansas City's population, and close to 10% of its jobs are in Clay County.  In the next five years, population is expected to increase by nearly 14%.

Recreational and historical attractions are numerous within the county and include major amusement parks and exciting riverfront developments. Some of these distinct attractions include Smithville Lake, and the notorious farm home of Jesse and Frank James.

Clay County offers major advantages that are unique in all the United States.  It is located in the middle of the continent, only a few hours from both geographic and population centers of the nation.

About MS Govern                                                                                         

MS Govern is a best of breed software provider that has helped many public sector organizations throughout North America succeed for the past 30 years.  MS Govern provides the Most Configurable Software in the Industry so your organization can function as a cost-effective and smoothly running government entity.  We offer our Customers full innovative solutions, turnkey delivery, and long term partnerships.  Visit us at www.msgovern.com, or call 855.574.9261.

About Harris

Harris is a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation and is a leading provider of Financial Management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions.  Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to all levels of local government, public power and water entities as well as school districts throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with our customers and ensuring that we meet the changing needs of our customers over time.  For further information on Harris Computer Systems, please visit our website at www.harriscomputer.com, or call 888.847.7747.

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