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Grimes CAD will get a new website and GIS interactive maps!

BIS is excited to welcome Grimes CAD to our family! We look forward to providing them with a sleek new website that will be tailored specifically for their needs. When you use BIS for your web design we work hand in hand with you to get the layout you envision.  Look for their new site to appear 1/1/2014!

BIS Consulting will be at the VG Young conference

BIS Consulting will be at the VG Young conference located in College Station November 18th and 19th.   Stop by and check our property search tax payment system.

The Conference is located:

Hilton College Station & Conference Center
801 University Dr. E.
College Station, TX 77840


BIS Consulting attending Texas Rural Chief Appraisers Conference in Austin

BIS Consulting will be attending the Texas Rural Chief Appraisers conference in Austin, Texas. Pleas stop by our booth and check out the cool prices we are giving away!

Conference Information can be found here . TRCAI.org


Windows XP Support Ending

Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014. If your organization has not started the migration to a modern desktop, you are late. Based on historical customer deployment data, the average enterprise deployment can take 18 to 32 months from business case through full deployment. To ensure you remain on supported versions of Windows and Office, you should begin your planning and application testing immediately to ensure you deploy before end of support.

After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 in your environment after their end of support date may expose your company to potential risks, such as:

Security & Compliance Risks: Unsupported and unpatched environments are vulnerable to security risks. This may result in an officially recognized control failure by an internal or external audit body, leading to suspension of certifications, and/or public notification of the organization’s inability to maintain its systems and customer information.

Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) & Hardware Manufacturers support: A recent industry report from Gartner Research suggests “many independent software vendors (ISVs) are unlikely to support new versions of applications on Windows XP in 2011; in 2012, it will become common.” And it may stifle access to hardware innovation: Gartner Research further notes that in 2012, most PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on the majority of their new PC models.

Contact BIS Consulting for a consultation regarding what new software will be the best fit for your company. You may also inquire about our Hardware Leasing or Purchasing programs to ensure all of your technology is up-to-date.

Hunt County Tax Office is now using BIS’s property search

Hunt County Tax Office located in Greenville, Texas is now using BIS’s property search so the tax payers can easily find and access property records online. Integrated with Certified Payments they have the ability to pay their taxes online as well.

Ellis CAD partners with BIS!

We are excited to welcome Ellis Appraisal District to the BIS family! By opting into many services, Ellis CAD is able to save money and increase productivity. Did you know that many BIS products are integrated? For example, when you pair online notices with property search and online protest, taxpayers can be informed of taxes due, locate property and pricing details, pay taxes and even protest taxes, all online. We are proud to announce that Ellis CAD is partnering with BIS for the following services.

The City of Eagle Pass Water Works recently chose BIS to create a digital water and wastewater network for the City.

The City of Eagle Pass Water Works recently chose BIS to create a digital water and wastewater network for the City. All  lines, meters, hydrants, valves, manholes will be mapped and attributed. BIS Consulting will also develop an interactive map to display the utility data as well as the latest ownership information from the Appraisal District.

Utility mapping

Texas Counties – Reappraisal Plan and Planning Video 2013

Message from the State Comptroller of Texas. We are pleased to announce the release of our new video on Reappraisal Plans and Planning Basics. The video explains the law requiring the development of biennial reappraisal plans and takes a step-by-step approach to creating, implementing and evaluating these plans for your appraisal district.

The new video has been approved for continuing education credit for property tax professionals who are registered with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). A certificate of completion may be forwarded to our office for us to report to TDLR.

Additionally, we have posted Reappraisal Plans for the 2013 and 2014 tax years on our website. These plans, organized by county, can be used as a resource for developing biennial plans.

2013 Texas Association of Assessing Officers Conference

Lost Pines, Texas

Stop by and visit BIS Consulting at booth 23 for the 74th annual Texas Associate of Assessing Officers conference. The conference this year will be held at the  Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort located in Lost Pines, Texas.  More information regarding the conference can be found here – Conference Agenda

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