ACE is Presenting at MRWA


ACE is Presenting at MRWA

Stop by and see us at the MRWA Conference, October 24-27, 2016!

Advantage Computers/Jayhawk Software will be attending the Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA) Conference in Lake Ozark, MO from October 25th – 27th. Be sure to stop by our booth on October 25th, 26th, or 27th to register for a door prize and pick up free promotional gifts OR stop by early to attend Jayhawk Software’s presentation on Accounting and Quickbooks Basics on October 24th from 1:30pm – 4:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here for more information on the MRWA Conference.

Jayhawk Announces End of Life for Older Version JBT

Jayhawk Announces End of Life for Older Version JBT

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If you are a District Court still using the old version of Jayhawk Budget Tracking (JBT), now is the time to consider an upgrade to JBT 2.0.  The original JBT version is written in VB6, which is an older programming language that is no longer supported by Microsoft.  This means that if Microsoft rolls out an update to Windows that causes it to break, there will be no recourse for Jayhawk to be able to get the program running again.  More →

New Billing Software

Solus by Jayhawk Software

solus, billing software, advantage computer, jayhawk software, utility billing, trash Jayhawk Software is releasing a NEW product later this year to meet your billing needs!  Celebrating more than 35 years of bringing you software solutions, Jayhawk Software is going strong. This new software is intended to replace JUBS, which is nearing end of life and can no longer be supported in the near future. The first release this summer will be geared toward meeting the needs of our smaller cities and water districts, or other billing customers who need a simple billing system without a lot of “extra” features.  Later on in the year, we will start adding additional features and functions to also meet the needs of larger customers who need advanced features such as AMR solutions, electronic payment options, or accounting interfaces. We look forward to continuing to serve you and bring you software solutions needed, as technology changes for many years to come. More →

Maintaining Compatibility with Microsoft Upgrades

Maintaining Compatibility with Microsoft Upgrades

Compatibility

No one wants to upgrade their computer when everything seems to be working, but in order to ensure that everything continues to function, upgrades are necessary. Over the years, Jayhawk Software products have performed well on a number of Microsoft Operating Systems and SQL Server versions, but many of these are no longer supported by Microsoft. This lack of support has prompted us to develop a set of minimum standards for installing and running Jayhawk Software programs.   Technology is no exception to the rule with it comes to the old saying that “change is inevitable”.

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Are You EMV Compliant?

EMV compliant, Jayhawk Software, card securityAre You EMV Compliant?

You may have already heard about the future EMV credit card acceptance requirement. As of October 1st, 2015, all card reading equipment must be upgraded to accept EMV chip-enabled cards. There is a liability shift that has occurred where merchants who do not have EMV-ready equipment will be held liable for damages in the event that cardholder information is compromised.

Therefore, if you want to continue to process card transactions in your city via a “swipe” equipment method, it is important that you commence the necessary steps to protect your entity from any liability by switching to an EMV Compliant payment processing vendor. Currently, we have already completed one software interface, and are in the process of developing more, with our partners at PACE Payment Systems, Payment Services Network (PSN), and Convenient Payments.

The Jayhawk electronic payment module interface is now available for purchase and is the same price regardless of which vendor you choose. The vendors we are currently working with each provide a variety of services to meet your needs, including no cost options for your city by way of convenience fees to your customers.

Please view our previous News posts about these vendors for more information about what each of these providers has to offer so that you can choose the one that best meets your needs. You will want to start this process as soon as possible as this shift in liability has already gone into effect.

If you have any questions, or if you are ready for a quote for an interface with one of the above vendors, please email sales@jayhawksoftware.com or call us at 620-365-5156.

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Jayhawk Partners with Convenient Payments for Integrated Electronic Payment Processing Solution

Jayhawk Partners with Convenient Payments for Integrated Electronic Payment Processing Solution

Jayhawk is pleased to announce a partnership with Convenient Payments as a provider of electronic payment processing for use with our billing or court software.  Jayhawk has released an add-on module to Jayhawk Software products that offers an integrated solution to provide billing information to Convenient Payments, and to receive payment information from Convenient Payments through use of their GovTellerTM product.  With GovTellerTM, your city can provide your customers with an easy payment solution allowing them to pay online by credit, debit, or directly from checking or savings accounts.  This also includes the ability for you to handle phone-in or walk-in payment processing through credit, debit, checking or savings.  More →