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New Treasurers Luncheon
On Wednesday, September 20th, the NEOnet fiscal team hosted a luncheon for district treasurers who are new to NEOnet this year or are planning to move to NEOnet within the next year. The luncheon was well attended with 6 new/future treasurers and 2 Treasurer’s Operating Committee chairpersons attending. This luncheon gave everyone the opportunity to get to know one another and learn about the services NEOnet provides to its districts.
Capital Assets Due Date
Capital Assets are due this Friday, September 29, 2017. NEOnet is happy to update your records and submit your data to ODE. If you need assistance with your submission, please contact us at fiscal[at]neonet[dot]org.
State Software Redesign Update
We have received the announcement below from the State Software Redesign Team (SSDT):
Pilot testing of the Redesign has begun!
On Tuesday, September 5th, the State Software Development Team (SSDT) launched the pilot version of the Redesign software that the pilot sites will use in a full parallel operation for the months of September and October, 2017. Pilot sites Lisbon Exempted Village School District, Elida Local Schools, Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County, (CTEC), and Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Education Services Agency (OMERESA) participated in a two-day hands-on, functional training of the new software led by SSDT’s Michelle Drewes. SSDT’s Dave Smith conducted a one-day technical training session for system administrators from each site hosting the Redesign software (Management Council, OMERESA, LACA, NOACSC) and loading data. Live production data has now been loaded into the Redesign database, and each pilot site is up and running.
What will the pilot achieve?
For the past several months, SSDT and a 3-person User Acceptance Team (UAT) has been testing the Redesign in a test environment. They have identified software glitches and have made several improvements. The software is now ready for an actual field test using live data and production transactions to fully exercise all of the Redesign’s capabilities.
The pilot test will identify:
Do we expect to find software issues?
Certainly. The more users who work with the software, the greater the opportunity to find issues. This is the reason we are conducting a pilot test. Up to this point in our testing process, any problems that we have found so far have been limited in scope and fixed in a few days or less. We all want the Redesign to be as problem-free as possible for beginning production operations in January, 2018.
We will continue to update you as to the pilot's progress in these Project Updates. Similar communications will also be provided via SSDT’s Newsletter and in OASBO’s E-News.
Upcoming Excel Trainings
NEOnet is offering Excel beginning and intermediate trainings beginning October 4th. The trainings are open to all district personnel. Those interested in participating should sign up on the NEOnet website as space is limited. The trainings will be repeated in February. Below is the schedule for the October classes: