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Budgets

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:43 am
by rggoodie
Will the financial portion of FIS go online allowing us to view budgets etc. from lds.org?

Re: Budgets

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:48 am
by eblood66
rggoodie wrote:Will the financial portion of FIS go online allowing us to view budgets etc. from lds.org?

Indications are that all major parts of MLS will be transitioned to Leader and Clerk Resources but no timetable has been given for when the financial part will be ready. Considering how long other parts (like callings and HT/VT) have taken and how big the financial part is, I wouldn't expect it before next year at the earliest.

Re: Budgets

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:52 am
by johnshaw
At the Tech Conference in Oct 2014 they indicated it was not in the plans for 2015.

Re: Budgets

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:51 pm
by lajackson
rggoodie wrote:Will the financial portion of FIS go online allowing us to view budgets etc. from lds.org?

Eventually, but not anytime soon. Sorry I am not able to be more specific. My own personal guess would be not this year, maybe next, but I do not have a reliable source for the "maybe next" part of my comment, and it may not happen even that soon.

I am confident, though, that once all of the membership side of MLS is online, the financial side will follow. It is just a question of how quickly.

Re: Budgets

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:00 pm
by russellhltn
It will be interesting to see what security they come up with. Because it would essentially be on-line banking and would no doubt be attractive to hackers and organized crime.

Re: Budgets

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:00 pm
by lajackson
russellhltn wrote:It will be interesting to see what security they come up with.

I am certain that this is one of the biggest concerns, and one that I would not discuss here, of course.

Re: Budgets

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:20 pm
by russellhltn
I wouldn't be surprised but what we'll see additional changes to the meetinghouse network to place unit machines on the VPN - and payment can only be authorized from "inside" the network, not from the public side or the Internet at large. And for various reasons, I don't foresee printing checks outside of the meetinghouse anyway.

Re: Budgets

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:49 pm
by aebrown
[Moderator note: A tangential discussion that ensued at this point has been moved to a separate topic at Computer Changes for LCR.]