President's Blog

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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
The main office will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 22nd & 23rd which includes the toll-free support line. Emails sent to Support@SimplyComputer.net will be monitored and responded to throughout the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. .. DT.
Just forwarded an email we received from Janet Stouder at RD/USDA to all registered RD project users which acknowledges that MINC has a slow response time issue currently with electronic EDI file submissions that may cause late fees to be assessed. The email provides corrective action to remove late fees in this situation. .. DT.
All software products provided by Simply Computer Software, Inc. ( including FHA Software, AHA Indiana Lease, and RRHA Texas Lease ) have been tested and run fine in the new Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Operating Systems. Broadcast Email Messages announcing this fact have been sent to all registered software users. .. DT.
Upgrade installations for the 2013 AHA of Indiana Lease and 2013 RRHA of Texas Lease programs have been posted to our ftp site and are now available for download. A new 2013 Registration Code is required. The 2013 WICARH Lease should be available on or after November 5th which includes new form revisions. .. DT.
Third Quarter ( September 2012 ) CDROM Updates for FHA Software were sent out in today's mail. .. DT.
We just completed revisions made to the 2012 RRHA of Texas Lease program that updated it with .NET programming and new Help Topic screens. All Texas FHA Software users were sent a letter with update instructions. All non-Texas FHA Software users were sent the update on CDROM. .. DT.
A Broadcast Email Message was sent out today to all registered FHA Software users announcing that revisions were made to the existing 2012.08.31 Update Release that fixes issues with MAT file creation and project filename selection in both A/J and A/P Entry features. The 2012.08.31 Update was reposted with these fixes and a quick fix revision update was also posted for those who already updated to the 2012.08.31 Release. .. DT.
Our phone and internet service was down at 12 Noon today for about an hour. If you attempted to call or email us during this time and failed to get through, please try again. .. DT.
Just posted the 2012.08.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. .. DT.
Just posted the 2012.06.30 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. .. DT.
The office will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2012 for Independence Day, but emails sent to Support@SimplyComputer.net will be monitored all day. The next 2012.06.30 Update Release should be available by the first of next week with 2nd Quarter CDROM Updates being mailed out at that time, as well. .. DT.
Just posted the 2012.05.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. .. DT.
Just posted the 2012.03.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. 1st Quarter Update CDROM's will be placed in the mail on Thursday. .. DT.
The ability to submit MAT files and retrieve response messages from TRACS, using the iMAX Communications feature, has been unavailable for users with Comcast or Earthlink internet service providers since HUD made an upadte to the iMAX Web Services site on March 12th. A quick solution to this issue is available in a pdf file document (http://simplycomputer.net/ftp/pub/iMAX_Access_Solution.pdf) we have posted on our ftp site which basically changes the DNS Server setting you your computer that will allow the iMAX WebServer's new IP address to be recognized. .. DT.
Our Auto-Attendant & Voicemail System has been restored. Sorry for the inconvenience. .. DT.
The office will be closed Monday, May 28, 2012 for Memorial Day, but emails sent to Support@SimplyComputer.net will be monitored all day. The next 2012.05.31 Update Release should be available by the end of the week. .. DT.
Our Annual 2-Day FHA Software Training Seminar was held earlier this week and appreciate all those who attended. It's always nice to meet our users and really value your use of FHA Software. Thanks again. Our Auto-Attendant & Voicemail system is still down. If you are not able to get through to us by phone, please fax or email us your concerns and one of our support staff will call you. .. DT.
Staff came to work today to find that the Auto-Attendant & Voicemail feature of our business phone system has stopped working which does not allow incoming calls to be answered or routed to appropriate extensions. A Broadcast Email Message has been sent to all registered FHA Software users alerting them about this issue with instructions to fax or email us their concerns, if they are not able to get through by phone. We hope to have this feature replaced ASAP and will send another Broadcast Email Message when the Auto-Attendant & Voicemail system is restored. As of today, HUD's iMAX System is also still down and not allowing electronic submission through the iMAX portal. .. DT.
Due to network updates HUD made over the weekend, the iMAX Web Services system is temporarily not functioning and cannot be used for electronic MAT file submissions. HUD hopes to have this issue fixed asap and will post a message on the TRACS Announcements webpage as soon as the iMAX System is back up and running. .. DT.
Just posted the 2012.02.29 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. Seats are still available for our Annual 2-Day FHA Software Training Seminar being held March 20 & 21, 2012 in Rockford, IL. .. DT.
Just posted the 2012.01.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. .. DT.
The Rockford Office will be closed Monday, January 16th for MLK Day. Emails sent to Support@SimplyComputer.net will be monitored and replied to over the weekend through and including Monday. .. DT.
Just posted the 2011.12.31 Update Release to our ftp site. Broadcast Email Messages will be sent out shortly. 4th Quarter Update CDROM's will be placed in the mail on Monday.. DT.
The main office will be closed Monday, January 2nd which includes the toll-free support line. Emails sent to Support@SimplyComputer.net will be monitored and responded to throughout the New Years Holiday weekend. Happy New Year. .. DT.
The main office will be closed Monday, December 26th which includes the toll-free support line. Emails sent to Support@SimplyComputer.net will be monitored and responded to throughout the Christmas Holiday weekend. Have a Merry Christmas. .. DT.