President's Blog

Blog
Duane D. Tinsley, President
Simply Computer Software, Inc.


Duane D. Tinsley is the President of Simply Computer Software, Inc. and has been involved with affordable housing since 1982. Duane is the creator of FHA Software which is currently being used to automate over 5,500 RD, HUD, and LIHTC projects nationwide. Duane continues to be involved with software development and attends industry vendor meetings to stay on top of required changes. Duane also attends and speaks at numerious management association conferences throughout the year which includes sponsor/exhibitor display participation. Most of the SCS website pages provide information about FHA Software for potential clients, as well as existing users. This blog page is a way for Duane to chronologically document ongoing industry related events that he feels are of interest.

Want to send the President a comment? Duane's personal email address is ... Duane@SimplyComputer.net
Just posted a PDF file copy of the HUD Memorandum dated 06/02/2017 to our "HUD Related Downloads" web page which implements the requirement to include the Dun & Bradstreet's (DB) Data Numbering System (DUNS) Numbers on all vouchers submitted to the Tenant Rental Assistance Certification System (TRACS) on or after December 1, 2017.
 
Just posted the 2017.05.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out today, as well. .. DT.
Just posted the 2017 USDA/Rural Development MFH Income Limit Schedules to our RD Related Downloads page that are effective 05/17/2017. Broadcast Email Messages are being sent out, as well. .. DT.
Just posted the 2017.04.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow ( Friday ). .. DT.
Just posted the HUD FY2017 Income Limits DataSet to our ftp site which includes HUD Multi-Family Housing Programs ( ex: Section 8, PRAC, etc. ) as well as Low Income Housing Tax Credit ( LIHTC ) programs. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out later today. DT.
Just posted the 2017.03.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out next week along with 1st Quarter Update CDROM's. .. DT.
Just posted the 2017.02.28 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out later today. .. DT.
Just posted the 2017.01.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out later today. .. DT.
The Annual 2-Day FHA Software Training Seminar is scheduled for March 29 & 30, 2017 in Rockford, IL. Training brochures will be mailed out next week. An agenda and registration form is also available on our TRAINING page [ http://files.simplycomputer.net/FHA_Software_Training_Mailer.pdf ] .. DT.
Just posted the 2016.12.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out tomorrow ( Friday ). .. DT.
Just posted the 2016.11.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Monday morning. .. DT.
April at WI-CARH recently provided changes to the WI-CARH Lease forms for 2017. The 2017 WI-CARH Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2017 WI-CARH Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2016 users. To renew you WI-CARH Lease Generation Software for 2017, contact April at WI-CARH.
Royce Ann at RRHA of Texas has stated there will be no changes to the RRHA Texas Lease forms for the beginning of 2017. The 2017 RRHA Texas Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2017 RRHA Texas Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2016 users. .. DT.
Just posted the 2016.10.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages are being sent out Today. .. DT.
Charyl at AHA of Indiana has stated there will be no changes to the AHA Indiana Lease forms for 2017. The 2017 AHA Indiana Lease Generation Software upgrade has been posted to our ftp site. Emails announcing the availability of the 2017 AHA Indiana Lease upgrade has been sent out to all registered 2016 users. To renew you AHA Indiana Lease Generation Software for 2017, contact Charyl Luth at AHA of Indiana.
Just posted the 2016.09.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out this week. Third Quarter ( September 2016 ) CDROM Updates for FHA Software will be sent out sent out by Monday... DT.
Default Printer being changed by Windows 10

By default, Windows 10 will automatically set your default printer to the last used printer. So, every time you happen to select and print to a printer other than your default printer, Windows 10 then makes it your default printer. This especially creates problems when printing micr checks in the Accounting feature with Check Factory and the default printer is changed by Windows 10 to the Check Factory printer after each check run. To stop Windows 10 from automatically changing your default printer selection, do the following ...

Left click-on the START button and select SETTINGS .. DEVICES. Turn OFF the "Let Windows manage my default printer" setting.
Just posted the 2016.08.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Thursday. .. DT.
Just posted the 2016.07.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Friday. .. DT.
The TRACS system seems to be having trouble today with completing iMAX submissions. The problem is sporadic and does eventually work with repeated attempts. If you are getting errors when attempting to submit your MAT files to TRACS using the iMAX Communications feature, keep trying or simply wait until Tuesday of next week to try again. .. DT.
Just posted the 2016.06.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out Friday. Second Quarter ( June 2016 ) CDROM Updates for FHA Software will be sent out sent out by Monday. .. DT.
Just posted the 2016.05.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. .. DT.
Just posted the 2016.04.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. .. DT.
Just posted the 2016.03.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. First Quarter ( March 2016 ) CDROM Updates for FHA Software will be sent out sent out by Monday. .. DT.
Just posted the current HUD Income Limit DataSet file to the HUD Related Downloads page which includes new FY2016 HUD Income Limit Schedules that are effective 03/28/2016. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent this afternoon that provides step-by-step instruction for retrieving and implementing new FY2016 HUD Income Limit Schedules for each HUD subsidized project in FHA Software.