New quarterly report - MLS screen shots

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New quarterly report - MLS screen shots

Postby scgallafent » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:31 am

There have been several questions about what clerks will need to do to complete the new quarterly reports. Here are screen shots from MLS that should give you a feel for what will be needed with the new reports. These changes are in MLS 3.7.0, which we expect to release later this afternoon. You will not see these screens until April 1 when it is time to complete the report for Q1 2014.

There are some changes to the process. In the past, MLS would generate the baseline statistics (number of members in each category) when the quarterly report was run at the beginning of the month. Beginning Q1 2014, the baseline statistics are generated at Church headquarters early on the morning of the first day after the end of the quarter. Those will be processed by MLS on the first send/receive after the quarter ends. Once that data is received by MLS, the quarterly report will be available for editing.

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Re: New quarterly report - MLS screen shots

Postby eblood66 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:08 am

scgallafent wrote:There have been several questions about what clerks will need to do to complete the new quarterly reports. Here are screen shots from MLS that should give you a feel for what will be needed with the new reports. These changes are in MLS 3.7.0, which we expect to release later this afternoon. You will not see these screens until April 1 when it is time to complete the report for Q1 2014.


Are there corresponding changes to the online version of the quarterly report that will be released on or before that time as well? If so, I hope this also fixes the differences in baseline numbers that have almost always shown up between MLS and the online version.

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Re: New quarterly report - MLS screen shots

Postby scgallafent » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:20 am

Yes. There are similar changes in the online version that will be visible with the Q1 2014 report. I haven't looked at the Clerk Resources changes, but I know that the MLS, Clerk Resources, and CMIS QA engineers keep disappearing into conference rooms and then coming back with feedback. Part of what they have been doing is comparing the MLS and Clerk Resources implementations.

Some of the reasons for the differences in baseline numbers have been identified and addressed as part of this process. By having a single system (CMIS) generate the baseline instead of two systems (CMIS and MLS), the issue with differences in the baselines is fixed.


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