Yes, the job is easier. The time savings and the speed of the applications make for higher productivity. Also, we are timely with reports to our other county departments who rely on us for their financial reports and check processing. One feature I like is the year end close. It takes about 5 minutes to close the books—the old system did not allow for posting of the current year entries until the prior year was closed, very annoying to say the least. And the close took a full day and you could not do any other applications while that was in process.
The second feature we are excited about will be the new budget processing in the .net version. We are looking forward to having departments enter their budget data and using the forecasting tools to look at a 2 year budget.