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MS Govern Expands in Colorado


St. Louis, MO, November 26, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Management Solutions for Government (MS Govern), a division of Harris Computer Systems, is pleased to announce the addition of the City of Arvada, CO to its growing customer base.

Arvada, Colorado (http://arvada.org/) is a beautiful first-ring suburb of Denver, the Mile High City. Arvada retains a small-town feel even with its estimated population of 107,700. Established in 1870, Arvada enjoys a rich history, quiet tree-lined neighborhoods, and a robust mix of business. The strong civic leadership balances quality of life with an understanding and support of business and economic development.

Arvada’s land encompasses nearly 23,000 acres. Three proximate interstate highways provide easy access to the larger metropolitan region and Denver International Airport. An extraordinary trail system links with Denver trails on the east and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the west, punctuated with thousands of acres of parks and open spaces. Residents and businesses have easy access to world-class research institutions including the University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines; in addition, the Arvada campus of Red Rocks Community College provides training assistance to meet employer needs.

Arvada offers unique amenities. The historic downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, provides an eclectic shopping and dining experience, and in the future will include one of three area transit stops as part of the metropolitan FasTracks light rail system currently under development. The City also takes great pride in the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, one of the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural centers in the country. The Center offers everything from award-winning theater productions and concerts to educational classes, as well as a large banquet facility for corporate and social gatherings.

Arvada’s diverse economic base, highly educated workforce, low crime rate, and superb quality of life have helped shape the community into one of the most attractive and competitive cities in the Centennial State.

“We are very excited to add the City of Arvada to our growing customer base in Colorado that uses the Sales Tax and Business License modules. With the flexibility and configurability of the Govern Software, the City will, at ease, support its own business evolutions without MS Govern intervention. With Harris’ valued business model, we will build a long term partnership with the City,” states Richard Beaini, Regional Sales Director.

“The City of Arvada was looking for a system using a modern technology platform, designed to allow our users to easily pull out more meaningful information and to provide better productivity. The City was also looking for online capability to allow businesses in the City the opportunity to complete sales tax licenses and sales tax returns electronically. With the flexibility and capabilities of the Govern Software, we found the right solution to help us streamline and manage the Sales Tax process. The Govern Software offers us the ability to be independent of the vendor when making adjustments and changes to the configuration,” states Lisa Yagi, City of Arvada Deputy Finance Director.

The City of Arvada was looking for a system using a modern technology platform, designed to allow its users to easily pull out more meaningful information and to provide better productivity. The City was also looking for online capability to allow businesses in the City the opportunity to complete sales tax licenses and sales tax returns electronically.

The Sales Tax (Self Reporting Tax) module is extremely flexible and easy to set up. It helps create reporting periods based on the City’s business rules. The module automatically calculates the sales tax based on the account, reporting period, entry date and the selected period number. It also automatically computes and applies discounts, penalties and interest when applicable. Sales tax remittance information is received from businesses and data-entered from a remittance form or via the web services eRemittance module. The sales tax and associated fees are then calculated, and the information flows to the Accounts Receivable sub-module so that payments can be collected. With the module’s advanced search functionality, you can easily find an account by account number, category type, entry date, reporting period, and/or period number.

The City will begin the project immediately.

For additional information contact:
MS Govern, a division of Harris Computer Systems

(800) 383-6029

About MS Govern:
MS Govern is a best of breed software provider that has helped more than 550 public sector organizations throughout North America succeed for the past 30 years. From Accounting to Zoning, MS Govern has the tools you need to function as a cost-effective, smoothly running government entity. We offer full ERP solutions, out-of-the box community development systems, and public safety software. Visit us at www.msgovern.com.

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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Farrell R. Clancy
314-275-8877, ext. 335
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www.msgovern.com

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