MH&Co. has clients that range from $10 Million to $900 Million in revenue. The median population range is 50,000 – 250,000.
Built on a robust set of Microsoft technologies, both FMS and FTG provide enterprise-grade scalability and increased flexibility for organizations of all sizes. It allows you to harness the power of Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and the .NET Framework for maximum performance.
MH&Co. performs all software development at our St. Louis, Missouri headquarters. Two senior staff members with a combined 40 years of experience head the development team. This consistency of management, combined with industry subject matter experts, provides a core team that focuses on developing premier software solutions for the Public Sector. We continually enhance our software to take advantage of new technologies and to provide new functionality. This is evidenced by the fact that we have clients who have been with us for over 25 years and that are running state-of-the-art solutions.
MH&Co. is a Microsoft Partner. We have very stringent development and quality assurance standards and we have clients who volunteer to be First Adopters when we are ready to release a new version.
All of our core software is proprietary; however, we do incorporate other software solutions when it makes sense to do so. For example, many of our functions in FTG (i.e. workflow routing, scheduling) are adapted from the core CRM framework we are developed on.
Yes, we use Microsoft Dynamics® CRM as the primary platform for FTG. We also use external reporting tools in all of our solutions.
FTG is a browser-based application. The architecture of CRM is a product of Microsoft. The portal is an ASP.Net application built by MH&Co., which uses standard CRM APIs to interface with the CRM database.
FMS is a thin client solution developed in C++ and C#.
MH&Co. has been in business over 40 years with 30+ employees behind us dedicated to the Public Sector. Our solutions have been implemented in over 200 municipalities across the country and growing.
We adhere to the strict mandates of the New Jersey UCC requirements and other state-specific regulations nationwide.
FTG has been field proven to help provide efficiency and convenience to both the public and your back office. Flexibility, communication, and cutting-edge technology on one platform are some of the many factors that have proven to distinguish us from our competition.
With the unpredictable changes in the environment today, FTG can simply adapt to your growing needs without having the expense of major customization fees. There is never a fee for upgrades. Upgrades are always free and included in your annual contract.
Mitchell Humphrey & Co. is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and we work with organizations all across the United States.
Yes! In fact, our solutions are at their most powerful when they are combined together. Want to see how it works? Request your demo today.
In most cases, yes! We offer a large set of integrations that help you leverage your current software investments with our solutions. Explore our integrations to learn more.
We serve state and local government organizations in addition to many private sector businesses. Think we may be a fit for you? Contact us!
FastTrackGov is compliant and continues to watch for changes in DCA guidance to remain so.
The FTG Portal offers a full application for construction permits, scheduling of inspections online, online payments, and public inquiry of permitting data (OPRA).
You will be able to download electronic plans as PDF files out of FastTrackGov to work with any electronic plan review (EPR) product.
FastTrackGov has a plan review partner and may be able to integrate with other plan review software you currently use or are considering.
Our EPR partner provides web-based plan-review software. Functionality includes the ability to make comments, add and categorize drawings, generate comment letters, apply stamps, and return marked-up plans to the applicant, either by email or through the FTG portal.
Further guidance is needed from the DCA on this topic.
We have not seen guidance as to whether plans will continue to be required on-site and (if so) who will be responsible for printing them.
Further guidance is needed from the DCA on this topic.
That said, attachments and electronic plans will be retained in FTG and have no auto archival.
Sites may choose to supplement electronic storage using physical storage, printing from a Plotter printer.
Further guidance is needed from the DCA on this topic.
11/21/2022 Memorandum to Construction Officials:
Department (DCA) is required to adopt regulations, as to the form and format of the electronic forms to be submitted through NJePermits, and by extension any acceptable alternative used by a local enforcing agency. The Department is still working with its development team on some of the details related to the specific form and format requirements that will be required. However, the Department anticipates that these requirements will be very similar to the current “ePlans” provisions found on the Department’s website, which currently accepts PDF files as the predominant file format.
“The NJ Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors adopted their rules for digital signatures and seals in November of 2015, and NJ Board of Architects adopted their rules for digital signatures and seals in May of 2017. As such, we believe it is reasonable to expect all design professionals submitting documents to the BCPR to have digital seals by January 2019.” https://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/alerts/pdfs/digital_seals.pdf
Additional details for Architects and Engineers are available from the above link.
The following are workstation requirements for our plan-review partner (e-PlanSoft)’s program, e-PlanREVIEW. Sites taking another approach to electronic plan review should review their solution’s requirements accordingly.
Below is subject to change, see the link for the latest.
Minimum workstation requirements
- Dual-core processor
- 8GB Memory
- User WGPU with shared memory of 1G or better
- Minimum recommendations are two 27” monitors at 1080 dpi
For users considering a purchase of high-end/gaming machines, we recommend the following:
- Quad-core processor
- 16GB Memory
- 4GB 4K graphic card
- Two or more 4k 45″-55” touchscreen monitors
To reduce eye strain, we recommend monitors have the same size and resolution.
A minimum of 10 MB download and 1 MB upload is recommended for running e-PlanREVIEW® (EPR).
Releases and Upgrades
All updates/upgrades for FTG are completed on our hosted servers during non-business hours. Releases are typically completed every six to nine months.
FMS upgrades can be performed by you or our technical staff. Releases are done every 12 – 18 months.
All releases are thoroughly tested by our Quality Assurance personnel and our client early-adopters prior to being placed in production.
Hundreds of reports, including financial statements, official documents, letters, dashboards, etc. can be produced within our systems – using any of several reporting/query mechanisms discussed below.
There are a variety of easy-to-use retrieval mechanisms in FMS and FTG. List views, report wizard, and advanced find allows non-technical users to retrieve data on an ad-hoc basis with no assistance. Non-technical users can also easily execute any of the standard reports provided if they have security access to view the information.
It depends upon the complexity of the requested report. Official documents and sophisticated reports like financial statements are developed using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) or Crystal Reports. Technical users can be trained to develop these reports or you may contract with MH&Co.
FMS and FTG are developed within the Microsoft framework. They are completely interoperable with all Microsoft Office tools. Any report you execute can be saved as .csv or an Excel spreadsheet.
MH&Co. offers all clients white glove support services as part of each client’s annual maintenance agreement, as outlined.
At commencement of the agreement, clients are assigned a Client Services Specialist who will be the client’s primary MH&Co. Support point of contact during implementation. After go-live, clients will contact the MH&Co. Response Center to report issues and request assistance.
Designated client personnel may contact the MH&Co. Response Center at any time, either during Normal Business Hours or after hours, when contracted. Contact may be in the form of telephone, fax, email, or through the Client Support web site.
Response Center support is provided from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on a contracted basis.
We provide for several levels of training throughout the implementation, from the Private Introductory Training Webinar to customized training for your individual applications. Customized, on-site training is chargeable and our current training rates.
Each time we release new software, we provided a variety of webinar-based training sessions and videos at no charge to our clients.
MH&Co. utilizes the agile implementation approach as prescribed in the Microsoft Dynamics® Sure Step Methodology. Sure Step Methodology organizes agile projects into four distinct phases during the implementation project life cycle.
- Agile Preparation (analogous to waterfall projects’ Analysis phase)
- Agile Execution (analogous to waterfall projects’ Design and Development phases)
The modules purchased determine the major divisions in our Agile approach to implementation. It is possible to implement multiple modules simultaneously, provided our clients have the internal resources to do this.
MH&Co. provides user manuals and training manuals for all of the modules you are implementing. We also provide Quick Reference guides, which are tailored to your specific configuration.
MH&Co. has a user group that is an independent non-profit entity. The Mitchell Humphrey User Group (MHUG) provides a wealth of resources while offering the ability for users to network and share ideas with one another.
The group offers a forum for ideas, resources, feedback, and enhancements, as well as regional training and an annual conference.
FMS and FTG provide role-based security.
Access to records is controlled by the security roles associated with the user. Create, Read, Update, and Delete rights by record can be controlled individually based on the ownership of the record (meaning what department or individual owns a specific record). As an example, a user can have rights to read a record owned by another business unit, but not have rights to update it.
Workflow processes are controlled by several mechanisms within the software, which can include (but are not limited to) email notifications, tasks, actions, and ownership assignment of primary records to individual(s) who are responsible for the next “step” in a business workflow process. The same security mentioned above is used to control ownership of the records used in workflow processes.