KVS Press Releases

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KVS Sponsors Government Finance Officers' Association Summer Seminar July 17

KVS GM Attends Western Region Seminar

Amherst, NY - July 17, 2014 - KVS Information Systems is a major sponsor of the New York State Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Western Region Summer Seminar being held today at the Terry Hills Golf Club in Batavia, NY.

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KVS GM Ed Warnke is attending the seminar which features speakers on the topics of of municipal credit ratings, consolidation of services and safety and health audits.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS GM to Speak on Fraud Prevention and Disaster Recovery at GFOA-PA Conference

KVS, Springbrook Attend to Meet Clients and Discuss Solutions with Other PA Government Agencies

Amherst, NY - April 21, 2014 - Ed Warnke, CPA and General Manager of KVS Information Systems, a division of Springbrook Software, will speak Sunday April 27 at the Government Finance Officers Association of Pennsylvania's annual statewide conference in State College, PA.

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The panel discussion titled "Using IT/Technology Trends" will begin at 3 PM and cover topics related to researching new accounting software. Warnke will discuss fraud prevention and disaster recovery planning.

Warnke and Springbrook Business Development Manager Jim Blair will be in the exhibit area throughout the conference presenting a one-minute challenge for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. KVS and Springbrook currently provide software solutions to 16 Pennsylvania municipalities.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS/Springbrook Provides Strong Presence at NYS GFOA Conference This Week

Attendance Will Focus on Benefits of Cloud-based Solutions

Albany, NY - April 2, 2014 - KVS Information Systems, a Springbrook Software company, will have a large presence at the New York State Government Finance Officers' Association annual conference today at the Albany Marriott Hotel. Representatives from KVS/Springbrook are on-hand to provide software demonstrations and information on Cloud-based solutions, as well as to greet the numerous clients who attend.

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Those stopping by booth #35 in the exhibit area can enter to win a "Best of Buffalo" food basket, and will be presented with a 60-second challenge on Cloud computing. "In 2013, KVS introduced the Springbrook Community Cloud ERP System and as a result, expects to be a significant presence in the local government cloud market," stated Ed Warnke, KVS General Manager. The conference runs through Friday.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Makes Business First List of Top 25 Cloud Computing Companies

Expects to be Significant Presence in Local Government Cloud Market

Amherst, NY - January 13, 2014 - KVS Information Systems Inc. was named among the top 25 cloud computing companies in the Buffalo area in Buffalo Business First's first issue of 2014. KVS placed 22nd on the list of area companies ranked by the number of employees who work on cloud computing.

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KVS currently provides cloud computing services for 36 of its municipal software clients. “In 2013, KVS introduced the Springbrook Community Cloud ERP System and as a result expects to be a significant presence in the local government cloud market,” stated Ed Warnke, KVS General Manager.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Announces Merger with Springbrook Software of Oregon

Partnership to Provide More Benefits As Company Expands Nationally

Amherst, NY - January 31, 2013 - KVS Information Systems Inc. recently announced in a letter to its customers that as of Dec. 31, 2012, it has merged with Springbrook Software of Portland, Oregon.

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“KVS will continue to provide the same KVS products and services as in the past,” stated Ed Warnke, KVS CEO since 1999. “We will continue to invest heavily in all of our products.”

KVS is now an independent division of Springbrook Software, a respected, national local government software company. “This is a great opportunity to strengthen our national presence and competitiveness in regional markets,” said Springbrook CEO Steve Rementeria. “As a result of this transaction, our portfolio has grown to include more than 700 clients from coast to coast.”

The driving factor behind the partnership, Warnke noted, was the benefits it would provide KVS clients as KVS expands into a national company.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Announces Garguiolo Promotion

Position Seeks to Expand KVS Client Base

Amherst, NY - November 14, 2012 - Frank R. Garguiolo was promoted to Senior Regional Marketing Manager with KVS Information Systems, Inc.

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Garguiolo will focus on the continued expansion of the New York Metro client base while orchestrating new sales team members in the overall growth of KVS in other regions of the USA.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS's Cloud Computing Services Earn It a Top Spot on WNY Business First List

Ranked Among Top 10 Local Technology Companies

Amherst, NY - October 29, 2012 - KVS Information Systems ranked sixth on the top 10 list of Western New York cloud computing companies published Friday in the Buffalo Business First's Business of Technology issue.

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KVS's cloud computing service is relatively new, and provides for hosted deployment of clients' KVS software applications over the Internet. To date, 10 clients utilize the service.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Announces Dates of 2013 Summer Training School & Conference

Municipal Representatives Nationwide Invited to Attend

Amherst, NY - August 28, 2012 - The next KVS Summer Training School & Conference will be held July 22 to 24th, 2013, at the Buffalo-Niagara Marriott Hotel in Amherst. The meeting brings together KVS software users from municipalities around the country for training, review and demonstrations.

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The conference kick-off dinner, for the first time, will be held at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls, NY. This also marks the first time in years that the biennial conference will not be held in the month of August, in an effort to accommodate requests from a majority of clients.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

Client Registrations Roll in for Upcoming KVS Regional User Conferences

Western New York and Long Island Meetings Filling Up

Amherst, NY - August 16, 2012 - Several municipal employees in Western New York and Long Island are signing up to attend KVS regional user conferences.

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The conferences bring together KVS software users from within each region to review software enhancements, observe demonstrations, and share how they use the software to their advantage.

The Town of West Seneca is serving as host for the Western region meeting, to be held on August 29th. The Village of North Hills will be hosting the Long Island meeting on October 4th.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Contract with New York State Renewed

Software Offered to Municipalities at Discount

Amherst, NY - July 26, 2012 - KVS has received notification by the New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Procurement Services Group that its contract renewal has been approved as of July 18, 2012.

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The contract allows local municipalities and other authorized buyers in New York State to purchase KVS software at a discount. "Being on the New York State OGS contract is an essential part of our strategy to be the leader in providing solutions to New York municipalities," stated KVS President Ed Warnke.

The new contract for software and related services is valid for five years with an expiration date of July 22, 2017.

The renewal announcement will soon be posted on the OGS website and distributed to authorized users.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

Two Dates/Locations Offered for 2012 KVS Tri-State Regional User Conference

Clients Given Choice of Location for Early June Meeting

Amherst, NY - May 17, 2012 - The KVS Tri-State Regional User Conference scheduled for early June has a new twist this year. It will be offered on two dates at two locations.

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The Town of New Windsor, NY, is hosting the meeting on June 7 in the town, and the Village of Dobbs Ferry, NY, is hosting the meeting on June 8 at the Wells Fargo building in White Plains, NY.

According to KVS President Ed Warnke, the attendance at the 2010 Tri-State User Conference had exceeded the facilities in White Plains. "We decided to offer two locations to make it easier for our northern county clients to attend," he stated.

The biennial conference consists of software demonstrations, enhancement review sessions, favorite feature reviews and more.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Joins the Social Media Revolution

Pages Created on Both Facebook and Twitter Social Networks

Amherst, NY - February 9, 2012 - In early January KVS Information Systems joined the social media revolution by creating both Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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KVS hopes to use these sites both to increase its visibility to prospective clients and to provide an additional method of communication with existing clients.

"Facebook and Twitter are excellent outlets for us to engage our customers as we rely on their input to consistently improve KVS products and customer service," said KVS CEO Ed Warnke. "By reaching out to a municipal client through its individual employees, we hope to better inform and gather feedback in a more direct manner."

The company is currently holding a drawing for a Kindle Fire among fans who "like" the KVS Facebook page between now and Feb. 29th. The KVS Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/KVSInfo and the KVS Twitter page can be found at www.twitter.com/KVSInfo.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

2011 Press Releases

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Congratulations to Latest Winner of KVS Kindle Giveaway

Name Selected Among Survey Participants

Amherst, NY - November 2, 2011 -KVS announced the winner of its latest Kindle giveaway today. Congratulations to Kareen Tyler, Village Clerk at the Village of Saranac Lake, NY!

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Ms. Tyler was randomly selected among 148 participants in a survey of clients who did not attend this year's KVS Summer Training School & Conference. The questionnaire sought to gain feedback regarding the best time of year to hold the conference, budgeting of the registration fee, topic suggestions, and more. KVS will use the responses and suggestions when planning for the next training school in 2013.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Welcomes New Regional Marketing Manager

Serving Kentucky and Regions in NY and PA

Amherst, NY - June 13, 2011 - KVS CEO Ed Warnke announced this week that Roger Barnard has joined KVS in the role of Regional Marketing Manager.

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Barnard, a graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, will be serving existing clients and building on the KVS client base in Kentucky, the capital region of NY, and eastern Pennsylvania. His background includes three years in vendor management and sales specializing in Cloud Computing.

Barnard is a resident of Williamsville, NY.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Announces GFOA-PA Kindle Contest Winner

Name Randomly Selected From PA GFOA Attendee Entries

Amherst, NY - May 19, 2011 - KVS announced the winner of its Amazon Kindle giveaway today, following a random drawing of online entries. The winner is Caroline Brinker, Finance Director of the Borough of Doylestown, PA.

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KVS would like to congratulate Ms. Brinker and thank all of the contest participants for their input regarding the redesigned KVS website. The contest was announced in early May to attendees at the Government Finance Officers Association of Pennsylvania conference in State College, PA. Attendees were asked to review the KVS website and submit comments in an online entry form. This is the second KVS Kindle giveaway since April.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Announces Kindle Contest Winner

Name Randomly Selected From NY GFOA Attendee Entries

Amherst, NY - April 21, 2011 - KVS announced the winner of its Amazon Kindle giveaway today, following a random drawing late Wednesday. The winner is Greg Maxwell, Comptroller for the Town of Geddes, NY.

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KVS would like to congratulate Mr. Maxwell and thank all of the contest participants for their input on the company’s re-designed website. The contest was announced in early April at the New York State Government Finance Officers Association conference in Albany. Attendees were asked to review the website and submit comments in an online entry form. Maxwell was selected out of 50 respondents.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Redesigns Website and Offers NY GFOA Attendees a Chance to Win a Kindle

Contest Invites Municipal Reps To Give Feedback

Amherst, NY - March 31, 2011 - KVS is looking for feedback on its newly designed website and is offering a chance to win an Amazon Kindle to get it.

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Attendees at the New York State Government Finance Officers Association Conference, to be held April 6 – 8, will be invited to check out the website (www.kvsinfo.com) and register to submit their comments and suggestions as well as for a chance to win the Kindle.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Lockbox Service Available for Webster Bank Clients

Municipalities Can Utilize Service Through KVS Applications

Amherst, NY - March 17, 2011 - Municipalities who use Webster Bank, which has seven regional headquarters in New England, may now take advantage of the KVS lockbox service through its Collection and Utility Billing applications.

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The KVS software interface was developed due to several existing municipal clients migrating their banking services to Webster Bank.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Voted Associate Member MA Collectors and Treasurers Association

Provides Industry-Related Networking Opportunities

Amherst, NY - March 2, 2011 - The Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association (MCTA) has approved KVS Information Systems as an Associate Member.

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MCTA is dedicated to the education and ongoing professional development of the treasurers and collectors of the state's 351 municipalities and numerous districts.

KVS's Associate Member-Business Concern status will allow the company to participate as a vendor at MCTA events at a reduced rate and participate in industry continued learning while networking with current and prospective clients.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

New Remote Tech Services Offered to KVS Clients

Simplifies IT Responsibilities While Cutting Costs

Amherst, NY - February 1, 2011 - Two new services designed to free up time and cut costs are being offered to KVS Information Systems' clients.

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With Remote Update Service, a KVS Technical Support Representative will schedule and install all KVS software updates, as well as KVS supported third party vendor software updates, during normal business hours.

The KVS Remote Installation Service provides remote migration of KVS products on to a customer's new server.

By providing these services remotely, KVS is saving customers the added travel expense of on-site assistance, while also relieving them of these responsibilities.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Gears Up for Summer Training School & Conference Aug. 22 - 24

Attracts Representatives of Many Municipalities in New York State and Beyond

Amherst, NY - January 12, 2011 - Planning is underway for the biennial KVS Summer Training School & Conference set for Aug. 22 - 24, 2011. Municipal representatives ranging from accountants to tax collectors will converge on the Buffalo-Niagara Marriott Hotel from cities, towns, villages and counties around the country for the event.

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The KVS Software users attending take part in in-depth training and educational sessions focused on making their workplace more efficient and reducing the cost of government.

The theme of this year's KVS conference is "Return on Innovation".


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

2010 Press Releases

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KVS Forms Partnership with POS Supply Solutions

Offers Discounted Point-of-Sale to Clients

Amherst, NY - September 16, 2010 - KVS Information Systems has partnered with POS Supply Solutions for paper rolls and cartridge ribbon for point-of-sale equipment. The company is based in Danvers, MA.

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"KVS municipal customers who utilize receipt printers in their collection offices will appreciate POS's custom sizes, various paper grades and loss prevention rolls," stated KVS CEO Ed Warnke. According to Peter Biondi, VP Business Development for POS Supply Solutions, KVS customers can expect to benefit from POS's expertise, a direct relationship and better discounts than the large office supply chains.

A link to POS website and order forms is available at www.kvsinfo.com/thirdparty.html.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Information Systems Acquires Executive Office Systems (EOS)

Creates new Product & Service Opportunities for Clientele

Amherst, NY - March 4, 2010 - KVS Information Systems, Inc. a leading provider of financial, billing and ERP software solutions for local governments and school districts, today announced that it has purchased certain assets of Executive Office Systems (EOS) of Syracuse, NY.

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"After 31 years as a premier New York State software company, we were looking to combine EOS with a company that has the same dedication and commitment to its clients as we do, and we found it in KVS," stated Jane Roemer, President of EOS.

Ed Warnke, President of KVS Information Systems, Inc. commented, "The acquisition of EOS is an ideal match for KVS, as EOS has had a long history of excellent products and support which EOS clients can expect KVS to continue to provide in the future. EOS has a large, long-standing, and loyal customer base in New York State. As their customers utilize the same core software applications as our existing users, the acquisition creates several new product and service opportunities for both companies' installed bases."

"We look forward to working with all of our new customers and employees for many years to come," added Warnke.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Introduces Enterprise Payroll System

Clients Take Advantage of Product Consistency, Reduced Costs

Amherst, NY - January 26, 2010 - KVS Information Systems, Inc. announces the release of the first phase of its Enterprise Payroll system. The software will streamline the payroll operations of municipalities throughout New York State.

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The Enterprise Payroll system was designed to be consistent with the existing KVS Enterprise products to simplify the user interface and reduce overall training costs.

KVS provides automated solutions to over 175 municipalities in New York State.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

2009 Press Releases

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Village Has High Rate of Return on Taxes Using KVS Partner Application MuniTrax

Property Owners Take Advantage of Convenient Online Bill Pay Service

Amherst, NY - December 21, 2009 - The Village of Valley Stream, NY, is raking in the benefits of collecting property taxes over the Internet.

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Since offering tax payers the convenience of viewing, printing and paying their KVS tax bills online via the Village website, a high percentage of payments has been collected. "This is an on-line service that makes it easier for residents who would have to otherwise write a check, put it in an envelope, place a stamp on it and mail it, or make a visit to the village hall and waste their time and gas to do it," explained Bob Fumagalli, Deputy Village Clerk.

In the summer, the Village began using MuniTrax, the KVS partner application which provides the service, and promoted it on the Village website, in the local newspaper and on its tax bills. In early December, Mr. Fumagalli reported that more than $150,000 had been collected to date using the KVS/MuniTrax application.

The Village expects the volume collected will continue to build as more residents become aware of the service. "The more on-line services a municipality can provide now and in the future will provide the residents with a government that is responsive to their needs and improve the quality of their lives," Mr. Fumagalli stated. "The convenience also extends to the Village since it allows for a time efficient, cost-effective approach to processing tax collection," he added. "More importantly, the advantage goes to the taxpayer who has the choice of when, where and how they want to pay."


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Awarded Pennsylvania COSTARS Contract for 2009-2010

Municipalities Can Purchase Software Solutions With Ease

Amherst, NY - December 10, 2009 - The Pennsylvania Department of General Services has awarded KVS Information Systems with a COSTARS software contract effective Nov. 30, 2009 through Nov. 30, 2010. This is the fifth year that KVS has been selected as a state supplier.

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The COSTARS (Cooperative Sourcing to Achieve Reductions in Spending) program provides members with the opportunity to save time and money by purchasing supplies directly from companies awarded the contract rather than going through a laborious bid process.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Successfully Completes Implementation at Westchester County Clerk's Office

County Saves Money, Time and Uses Less Paper

Amherst, NY - November 24, 2009 - KVS Information Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful implementation of KVS cash receipting and financial reconciliation systems at the Office of the Westchester County Clerk (WCC), NY. WCC is utilizing the KVS General Receipts system in conjunction with our Receipt Form function to track all stages of document retention and cashiering. WCC also implemented the KVS General Ledger and Accounts Payable modules.

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KVS successfully bridged the gap between our cashiering system and the County's Document Management System through the use of barcodes and .XML file exports. Paper has been drastically reduced due to this implementation which in turn saves the County direct expense cost and associated labor with duplicate scanning, entry, and filing. The County has also implemented Best Practices in conjunction with the Government Finance Officer's Association's recommended best practice publications.

"KVS is honored to have worked with such a prestigious client as the Westchester County Clerk's Office to streamline their operations utilizing the General Receipts application and the recommended Best Practices of the GFOA," noted KVS President Edward Warnke.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

Metro Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax Affects Certain New York State KVS Clients

NYS Department of Taxation and Finance Imposed Tax Effective March 1, 2009

Amherst, NY - September 28, 2009 - The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has imposed the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT) which affects some municipalities. The tax is being imposed at a rate of .34% of the employer's payroll expense for all covered employees and is effective March 1, 2009. Payroll expense is considered to be any wages subject to Social Security tax but the annual cap does not apply. This tax is to be paid by the municipality only and is not to be deducted from the wages or compensation of any employee.

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Those who wish to track the tax by employee can do so using the "benefits paid" option on the Employee File Maintenance screen. When setting up the deduction, it is recommended that you use the rate table so any future changes to the rate can be applied globally by changing the rate table. As an alternative, you may want to take Social Security wages each quarter and extend by .34% to determine the amount to be paid by your municipality. A manual voucher can then be created for the calculated amount. In this way, you will have just one voucher. If you set it up using "benefits paid," you will have a voucher for each pay processed during the quarter.

Further information may be obtained by going to http://www.tax.state.ny.us/wt/mta_prompt.htm.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Summer Training School Attracts Many Municipal Representatives

Company Celebrates 40th Anniversary During Event

Amherst, NY - July 6, 2009 - Municipal representatives around New York State, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky are already signed up to attend the biyearly KVS Summer Training School & Conference, August 17 to 19 at the Buffalo-Niagara Marriott in Amherst, NY.

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KVS software users benefit from in-depth training and educational sessions at the event, as well as opportunities for sharing best practices for local government and networking with their peers.

Clients will help recognize KVS's 40th anniversary during a dinner party celebrating this milestone.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Named Finalist in 2009 Best Places to Work in WNY

Company Honored for the Fifth Year in a Row

Amherst, NY - May 6, 2009 - KVS Information Systems was recently named one of the "Best Places to Work in Western New York" by Buffalo's Business First newspaper.

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KVS was cited as one of the finalists in the small size category, which includes companies employing between 21 and 50 people. This marks the fifth year in a row that the company received the honor.

Employees participated in an on-line, anonymous survey about their feelings regarding work contribution, trust and effectiveness among managers and co-workers, and job alignment with goals.

KVS currently employs 44 people, 10 of whom have been employed there for over 20 years.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Puts Fraud Detection Under the Microscope at NYS GFOA Conference

Session Examines Available Technology for Fraud Prevention

Amherst, NY - March 2, 2009 - "Using Technology to Detect and Deter Fraud" will be the topic of a presentation in April by KVS President Ed Warnke. Warnke will address New York State municipal finance officers at the NYS Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference in Albany.

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The session runs from 3:10 PM to 4 PM April 2 at the Albany Marriott Hotel. A number of "detective" technologies on the market will be reviewed in regard to how they can be run against computer files, such as those for payables and for vendors, to identify potential fraud and loss before it becomes a problem.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

Green Purchasing Focus of KVS Presentation at 2009 MMA Show

Spotlights Paperless Procedures for Municipalities

Amherst, NY - January 2, 2009 - "Green Purchasing: Best Practices for Automated Paperless Procurement" will be the topic of a presentation by KVS later this month at the annual Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) meeting and trade show.

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KVS's Mark Wozniak, Regional Marketing Manager, will discuss the importance of streamlining the municipal purchasing process and cite examples of efficient, paperless procedures using the automated KVS Workflow module. The presentation will be given at 2 p.m. Friday Jan. 23 in Theatre 1.

The meeting, held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, brings together local government officials for educational workshops and networking.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

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Municipal Representatives to Converge at KVS Regional User Conferences This Fall

Recent New England Meeting Attracts Over 50 Attendees

Amherst, NY - October 6, 2008 - Six upcoming regional user group meetings this fall will bring together municipal representatives who use KVS Software. The meetings encompass hands-on training and software enhancement review sessions.

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KVS municipal clients host the one-day meetings for their staff and other KVS software users within the region. From October 23 through Nov. 19th, KVS staff members will lead discussion and training sessions at each of the upcoming event sites which begin at the Village of Lynbrook, NY, and conclude at the City of Shepherdsville, KY.

A New England regional conference was held September 30 in the Town of Bedford, MA, and attracted over 50 representatives from 11 municipalities.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

Supervisor Nolan, Town Board to Install New Financial Software Package

Press release reprinted with permission from www.isliptown.org website

Islip, NY - September 22, 2008 - Supervisor Phil Nolan is pleased to announce that the Islip Town Board has passed a resolution authorizing the Town to enter into an agreement with KVS Information Systems, Inc. for the installation of a new financial software package. In light of the recent discovery of fiscal mismanagement by prior administrations and the launch of an audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, this is great news for the Town.

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The Town has been using an outdated financial accounting package that runs off a mainframe and dates back to the 1970s, which made reviews of previous administrations poor spending practices all the more difficult. With the new software, the Town will be able to improve efficiency as the Supervisor and the Town Board move forward with plans to clean up the fiscal mess that was left to them.

"The combination of a more up-to-date financial accounting package and our continued vigilance will enable my administration to address these issues once and for all," stated Supervisor Phil Nolan. "I am confident that the new system will go a long way towards streamlining operations and increasing accountability."

Comptroller Joe Ludwig agreed, adding, "This brings the Town into the 21st century. Once the software is installed, the entire budget process will be vastly improved." Upon signing a contract with KVS Information Systems, Inc., the Town hopes to have the new software package up and running by January 2009.

Straight-Forward Value wins Loyalty of Village of Mamaroneck, NY

KVS Support and Price Major Contributors

Amherst, NY - September 5, 2008 - A recent addition to the KVS family of clients is the Village of Mamaroneck, NY, located in Westchester County on Long Island Sound. According to Agostino A. Fusco, Clerk-Treasurer of the Village of Mamaroneck, the decision to change vendors was brought about due to growing concerns about its financial software use, efficiency, support and price.

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So last fall, the Village made the switch to KVS for its financial and billing software. Thirty users in eight departments utilize everything from tax sale and lockbox to budget preparation and purchase order applications. "The KVS system is straight forward and simple to use, plus its half the price of the competitors and we always get a rep on the phone," Fusco noted.

The transition to KVS was very seamless, he said. "I mean, there was definitely a learning curve involved," he conceded, "but the transition went pretty smoothly."

The Village is very happy with the new system, Fusco reported. "It works as they (KVS) said it would work, and everyone there is very polite," he remarked. "The budget module is excellent -- it's easy to use and it took only two hours to train personnel."

Interaction with the KVS Technical staff has been excellent as well, Fusco stated, commenting that they were professional at all times. Mamaroneck makes very few telephone calls to KVS for support, according to Fusco, because there is seldom a problem. "When we do call, the response is always prompt and accurate," he stressed.

"KVS is a great product and it's well worth the price," Fusco concluded.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

KVS Announces New Forms Printing Software

Standard Miscellaneous Forms Now can be Printed when Fees are Collected

Amherst, NY - March 19, 2008 - The new KVS General Receipts Print module has been designed to simplify setup and printing of standard municipal forms, such as birth certificates, parking permits, etc. It works in conjunction with the existing functionality of the KVS General Receipts module.

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"For example, if you currently track and manually print or type parking permits for commuter lines, with the GR Print module you can have the registration information print on decal forms generated from a receipt printer," explained KVS Marketing Manager Frank Garguiolo. "The decal forms go in the vehicle, and the General Receipts system enters and tracks the revenue collected," he added.

Any form you wish to automate and track payments for electronically, such as pavilion rentals, marriage licenses, and so on, are easily managed by this module which has complete user-defined capability.

For more information on the General Receipts Print module, please call the KVS Sales Department at 800-999-9587.


About KVS

KVS Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of municipal software solutions since 1969, is headquartered in Amherst, NY. For more information, visit KVS Information Systems, Inc. at www.kvsinfo.com.


Contact: Stephanie Hooley
Marketing Support Representative
Phone: (716) 626-1976
Email: SHooley@KvsInfo.com

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