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2010 NACo Achievement Award - FAMIS Warehouse

The Finance Department received the 2010 NACo Achievement Award (1) for the FAMIS Data Warehouse. The County’s General Ledger (FAMIS) Data Warehouse business intelligence solution was designed because of a long-standing need for easy and flexible access to financial data in a format that facilitates detailed analysis and forecasting.

In a time of budget constraints, the implemented solution made use of existing county infrastructure and standards; therefore providing, with limited financial investment, an expeditious solution to this critical problem.

OLF Executive is their business intelligence solution provided by Cogsdale Holdings, Ltd that offers a robust data analysis and reporting architecture based on industry-standard tools from Cognos and Informatica.

The initial deployment in September 2009 was limited to 12 ‘pilot’ departments and approximately three users per department using 1-year of historical, plus 1-year current data.

The FAMIS Data Warehouse provides “self-service” online analytical and reporting capabilities for financial data to selected users in departments. Departments now have the necessary tool and framework to perform detailed analysis and forecasting by accessing summary and detailed financial data. This has reduced the efforts required to provide critical financial reports, audit requests, CAFR reports, and public requests.

2006 NACo Achievement Award - Vendor Payment Inquiry (VPI)

The Finance Department received the 2006 NACo Achievement Award (1) for the Vendor Payment Inquiry (VPI) Website.

The Vendor Payment Inquiry (VPI) website was designed to enable vendors to inquire on the payment status of their invoices and to provide check/ACH payment information including check cleared dates and date invoice processed, thus facilitating the interaction between the County’s Accounts Payable staff and the supplier and reducing research time for all parties involved.

Additional functionality was implemented in October 2005 allowing vendors the capability to download inquiry results and obtain “printer-friendly” results. This website provides a 24-hour self-service “window” into the payment process providing on-going communications with our vendor community.

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(1)  The annual NACo Achievement Award Program is a non-competitive awards program that recognizes innovative county government programs

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