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View which MS Govern solution best fits your role by clicking on the View by Role tab; or explore an alphabetical list of all we have to offer by clicking on the View by Module tab. Our "Interact" feature is coming soon!

Your Role Your MS Govern Solution

Assessor or Chief Appraiser

Reliable and accurate appraisal system with a proven relational data model
View all current and past activities on any given parcel of land
Embedded or Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) integration
Manage home loan programs and green retrofit loans such as the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program
Automate business processes like parcel subdivision and eliminate time-consuming manual activities, repetitive data entry and inaccurate information
Manage structural information, parcel splits and subdivisions, address and ownership changes and additions
Allow citizens and contractors to apply for, and check the status of permits, inspections, licenses
Provide online application processing to employees and citizens
Provide electronic tax filing for businesses and government employees
Allow citizen access to property tax records; ability to file appeals against assessed or taxed property values

Chief Building Officer

Automate and track permits, planning applications, and business or animal license applications
Embedded or Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) integration
Online application processing
Citizen self-service options via the Web and/or kiosks
Coordinate and manage field inspections and inspector schedules
Out of the box Community Development solution
Software that supports city and county planning, zoning, permitting, building plan review, building inspections, licensing, and code enforcement.
Automate and manage violations and code compliance; Track complaints
Allow citizens and contractors to apply for, and check the status of permits, inspections, licenses
Provide online application processing to employees and citizens
Pay/collect outstanding receivables (i.e. permit/license fees; utility bills) online

City Clerk

Automate and track permits, planning applications, and business or animal license applications
Embedded or Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) integration
Online application processing
Coordinate and manage field inspections and inspector schedules
Out of the box Community Development solution
Software that supports city and county planning, zoning, permitting, building plan review, building inspections, licensing, and code enforcement.
Automate and manage violations and code compliance; Track complaints

City Engineer or GIS Engineer

Automate and track permits, planning applications, and business or animal license applications
Embedded or Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) integration
Online application processing
Coordinate and manage field inspections and inspector schedules
Out of the box Community Development solution
Automate and manage violations and code compliance; Track complaints
Software that supports city and county planning, zoning, permitting, building plan review, building inspections, licensing, and code enforcement

City Manager, Mayor or City Administrator

A single vendor to provide all software needs
Tightly integrated solutions
Ample training opportunities to decrease learning curve stress on staff
Proven track record of successful implementations
A company dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint and offers solutions for like-minded organizations
Web-based software with up to date technology
Customizable yet user-friendly modules
Citizen self-service options via the Web and/or kiosks; eGovernment applications; Secure Web-based interface for the public

Code Enforcement/ByLaw Officer

Automate and track permits, planning applications, and business or animal license applications
Embedded or Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) integration
Online application processing
Coordinate and manage field inspections and inspector schedules
Out of the box Community Development solution
Automate and manage violations and code compliance; Track complaints
Allow citizens and contractors to apply for, and check the status of permits, inspections, licenses
Provide online application processing to employees and citizens
Pay/collect outstanding receivables (i.e. permit/license fees; utility bills) online
Allow citizens to file complaints online
Software that supports city and county planning, zoning, permitting, building plan review, building inspections, licensing, and code enforcement

Finance Director or Accounting Professional

One fully integrated, budget-driven financial software solution
Automatic encumbrance and expenditure management
One central venue for managing budgets, assets, inventory, grants, projects and work orders
Central cash collection
Efficient and automated control over bidding and purchasing cycle
Integrated workflows to streamline standard business processes and eliminated redundancy
Tool for producing print-quality Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

HR Director or Payroll Professional

A fully integrated and quickly implemented payroll processing solution
Direct deposit functionality, electronic time sheets and paychecks online
The flexibility to choose between position-based or employee-based processing
Centralized or de-centralized, quick time entry
EEO4 and EEO5 reporting
Personnel and applicant tracking; teacher certification tracking
Complete time and attendance tracking
Online application system
Integration with Microsoft Office products

Inspector

Automate and track permits, planning applications, and business or animal license applications
Embedded or Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) integration
Online application processing
Coordinate and manage field inspections and inspector schedules
Out of the box Community Development solution
Automate and manage violations and code compliance; Track complaints
Allow citizens and contractors to apply for, and check the status of permits, inspections, licenses
Provide online application processing to employees and citizens
Allow citizens to file complaints online
Software that supports city and county planning, zoning, permitting, building plan review, building inspections, licensing, and code enforcement

IT Manager or System Administrator

A mature and stable ERP solution fully compatible with industry standard operating systems and platforms
Superior ongoing vendor support, consulting and training services
Collaborative options that minimize the demand on IT resources

Planning Director

Automate and track permits, planning applications, and business or animal license applications
Embedded or Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) integration
Online application processing
Coordinate and manage field inspections and inspector schedules
Out of the box Community Development solution
Automate and manage violations and code compliance; Track complaints
Allow citizens and contractors to apply for, and check the status of permits, inspections, licenses
Provide online application processing to employees and citizens
Pay/collect outstanding receivables (i.e. permit/license fees; utility bills) online
Citizen self-service options via the Web and/or kiosks
Software that supports city and county planning, zoning, permitting, building plan review, building inspections, licensing, and code enforcement

Public Works Director or Utility Department

Automate and issue utility, waste, sewer billing and collections
Collect payments online
Manage landfill or scrap yard sites; automate invoicing and collections
Simplify the move-in/move-out process
Easily manage meter inventory and quickly obtain full history, meter reading estimates and analysis
Track fleet and equipment
Pay/collect outstanding receivables (i.e. permit/license fees; utility bills) online
Online access to utility bills with flexible payment options
Share Land Management elements like GIS integration to reduce overhead of managing a separate system

Tax Collector or Treasurer

Simplify and automate the tax billing and collections process
Track delinquent payers and manage late charges, penalties and liens
Collect sales use and other self reported taxes online or off
Link multiple accounts and record recurring miscellaneous charges
Manage home loan programs and green retrofit loans such as the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

Utility Billing Supervisor

Customer information and billing system capable of handling all customer receivables, utility or miscellaneous. The system incorporates functionality that previously required a separate “miscellaneous” billing system
Supports both CIS (utility) and user defined Miscellaneous Accounts Receivable (MAR) account types
Configurable delinquency and collection process through integrated rules based workflow engine
User-defined services (e.g. water, sewer, garbage, electric, gas)
Individual customer choice for bill delivery – standard post, email, none, or both
Pay bills online; set up scheduled/recurring payments; view/print statements; view service/payment history
Initiate customer service activity (sign up for bank drafting, terminate service, etc.)
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CAFR Unlimited

Your Complete Financial Reporting Solution CAFR Unlimited, formerly known as CAFR-2000, is the first software product designed specifically to help the government finance professional produce presentation-quality reports quickly and easily. CAFR Unlimited is an excellent tool to assist governmental entities in meeting… Read More

CAFR Unlimited System Requirements

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FileNexus

We are very excited to announce that we are integrating an extremely powerful and secure document management application called FileNexus with our MS Govern systems. This solution will save you time, money and help save the environment. Most organizations have… Read More

Govern Billing

The Govern Billing modules offer Public Works directors and Utility Department staff members a convenient and accurate method of automating utility, waste, sewer and uncommon types of billing. This flexible invoicing and collection system lets your organization collect payments online,… Read More

Govern Business Occupancy Appraisal

Our Business Occupancy Appraisal module is part of the integrated Govern CAMA Suite, your appraisal and assessment solution. It is designed to accommodate your needs when managing and assessing leased properties. The business assessment process will result in the creation of an annual rental value when assessing the occupancy of a premise/business space. Read More

Govern CAMA

The Govern CAMA Suite gives Assessors, Appraisers and Modelers a complete set of valuation and administration tools that are integrated with GIS mapping. Govern CAMA is YOUR appraisal and assessment suite. Read More

Govern Central

All transactions within Govern relate to parcels and names. Govern Central is where all people, properties and transactions come together in a centralized data access point. Property Central combines all transactions and details related to a parcel. Name Central is a central repository of names (individuals and companies). Read More

Govern Employee Self Service

Paper processing is costly, and often results in inaccuracies, misfiling, or delays in physical handling and delivery. Reduce your costs and increase employee satisfaction by offering them 24/7 access to paystubs, tax declarations, W-2 forms and more. MS Govern's new… Read More

Govern General Ledger Suite

The Govern General Ledger Suite is an advanced fund accounting software system containing five Financial modules to help you achieve balanced accounts and stay in budget. MS Govern recognizes that accounting for public sector monies and planning a public sector budget are difficult, but essential, processes. Our General Ledger Suite makes these processes more convenient by letting you define the fiscal year, as well as work in two fiscal years and several accounting periods at the same time. In addition, you can use the Budget Preparation module to budget for a third fiscal year. Read More

Govern GISView

MS Govern's newly developed web-based GIS Silverlight application combines Microsoft's Silverlight technology with software from leading GIS solution provider, Esri. Govern GISView is a Web-based application that acts as a front end for querying and… Read More

Govern Integrations and Interfaces

Your organization may wish to interface the Govern suites with other modules, such as third-party cash register systems. We have designed our systems using a standard format Application Program Interface (API) for every input screen. Using the API, incoming… Read More

Govern Land Management

The Govern Land Management Suite is a toolkit of five modules that was developed to provide your organization and MS Govern with the necessary tools and ability to implement multiple departments using its highly configurable and adaptable integrated modules/submodules. This… Read More

Govern Mobile Office

The Govern Mobile Office allows your assessors, auditors, inspectors, and code enforcement officers to increase productivity by extending processing capabilities to the field. Read More

Govern Online Citizen Services

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Govern Payroll/HR

The Govern Payroll & HR modules comprise a fully integrated system designed to help you manage important aspects of human resources, such as applicant and resource tracking, risk management, and teacher certification; as well as flexible pay processing options.

Information is shared between the two modules, reducing duplicate data entry and the number of repeat entries within the database. In addition, payroll information is shared with the Govern General Ledger Suite.

Our eco-friendly, Web-based Employee Self Service Portal saves your organization money by eliminating the inaccuracies, misfiling, delays and costs associated with traditional paper processing. Increase employee satisfaction by giving them the power to: apply for internal job postings; manage benefit deductions; take advantage of direct deposit; enter time worked; and much, much more. Read More

Govern Personal Property Appraisal

Our Personal Property Appraisal module is part of the integrated Govern CAMA Suite, your appraisal and assessment solution. It is designed to accommodate your needs when cataloguing and assessing the value of any property deemed "Personal" property that is not "Real" property. Read More

Govern Property Assessment

Whether you are an Assessor, Chief Appraiser or Surveyor, the Govern Property Assessment modules comprise one reliable and accurate appraisal system with a proven relational data model and integration with best of breed assessor's tools. Click on a topic below… Read More

Govern Public Web Portal

The Govern Public Web Portal is an e-Government services application that contains a set of modules that provide citizens and professionals public access via the Internet in order to apply, query, request and view information. The ability to make online transactions regarding permits, inspections, real property tax, utility billing, tax assessment, personal property, special assessment, complaints status and multimedia documents brings a new level of efficiency to managing a jurisdiction's information. Read More

Govern Purchasing Suite

MS Govern recognizes that purchasing is one of the most complex and most watched processes of the public sector. Our Purchasing Suite simplifies the process while providing peace of mind. For example, all purchasing information flows through to the Accounts Payable module to electronically provide a three-way match of the purchase order, receiving document, and invoice. In fact, all Govern Financial modules are fully integrated with each other to ensure accurate accounts and to facilitate quick lookup of customer data. Read More

Govern Real Property Appraisal

Our Real Property Appraisal module is part of the integrated Govern CAMA Suite, your appraisal and assessment solution. It produces reliable and accurate results based on data models and common valuation approaches. Read More

Govern Self Reported Tax

Self Reported Tax Tax Solutions for Municipal Governments The Govern Self Reported Tax module is a flexible and easy to use software solution that helps you efficiently manage and… Read More

Govern Special Assessments

The Govern Special Assessments modules are designed to accommodate the needs of Tax Collectors and Treasurers when cataloging and assessing the value of personal property, motor vehicles, boats, and green retrofit loan programs such as Property Assessed… Read More

Govern Tax Billing & Collections

The Govern Tax Billing & Collections Suite is comprised of five easy to use and comprehensive modules designed to reduce the time and energy Tax Collectors and Treasurers spend processing taxes and payments and managing delinquent taxes. Click on a… Read More

Harris Payment Gateway

Would you like to integrate Web payments with your MS Govern software? Does your city, town or municipality already accept online payments, but you'd like to streamline your processes and reduce processing costs? Would you like to broaden your citizens'… Read More

MS Govern’s Green Customers

We are honored to count these environmentally conscious organizations amongst our customer community. Leading the charge for change are: The Town of Hempstead's Clean Energy Project has paved the way for a greener, cleaner Long… Read More

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