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An independent review of three prominent public entity software providers awarded Banyon Data as one of the best and highest rated software in 2020.

Banyon Data Review From Accurate Review

 

WHAT SAY YOU?

"...we utilize Point of Sale, Timecard, Payroll, Utility Billing and the Fund Accounting modules in Banyon. They are all extremely user friendly, easy to use and make the work flow much easier. My favorite Banyon program to use is the Point of Sale.

We use this program for receipting in payments every day, and it’s a great checks and balance when reconciling mid and end of day batches. Banyon’s customer support is right at our fingertips by remoting in, by call or by e-mail when we have any questions." Finance Officer, South Dakota, 2021

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"...We save time and money with Banyon. No more wasting checks with the “E – assign check number feature. The reports can be created in a PDF format – no scanning to email them.  We love the recurring payments and receipts. We receive property tax distributions numerous times in a year, so we set this up for the same funds – just different amounts. Financial reporting is constantly changing, and Banyon Data Software has proven to us that they will continue to change as needed. Thank you for a great product!

 The Customer Service/Support is phenomenal and always provides the information we are seeking. One of the Programmers created the Illinois Retirement report for us. We love the check stub feature on payroll – employees are always asking for past check stubs."  Illinois Municipal Administrator, July 2021

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"We here at the Borough like Banyon because we can have all of our departments using the same version of data throughout all of our processes and departments. From payroll to property management to code enforcements & inspections, property taxes, budgets and fund accounting, to sewer and refuse (UB). Plus it allows for possible growth in services. We also like the bank interfacing, online functioning as far as billings or payments go.

It literally is a one stop shopping for a municipality of our size. A nice feature is that in property management is where you can look up a property in the Borough and see if their property tax has been paid, any licensing fees, sewer/refuse fees, code & inspection fees, and any codes issues, etc. 

I like the ability to create your own reports, limited only by your ability to think of what data you need. It has been an invaluable tool for our organization. It has replaced 5 different software and databases that didn't talk to each other, never agreed with each other regularly and required multiple levels of monthly maintenance. For the price you can't beat it."   - Pennsylvania Borough,  Director of Finance, July, 2021

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"The City likes Banyon software for many reasons.  But, the number one reason is the amazing tech support.  Banyon is one of the few companies that I do not dread calling when I’m having an issue (which is rarely.)  My call is always handled quickly and professionally, and is always answered by a live person!" - City Clerk, Minnesota City, June 2021

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"I appreciate that multiple modules are able to work with each other, which makes everything so much simpler, so I don’t have to duplicate entries. Also, the modules can do so many of the financial reports (941, unemployment, PERA, etc.) without much additional work on my part. Then, there are times that I might make a mistake (yes, so hard to believe). The software makes it simple to go back and fix. Banyon Software keeps improving and updating the software, so I firmly believe I will continue to see more and more to like about the software."  City Clerk, SW Minnesota, 2020

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"We just discovered the enhancement (Fund Accounting Version 12) in receipts that allows us to correct the account that the receipt was processed against (and even allocate the original entry).  WOW. What a wonderful enhancement to keep the history associated with the vendor and comments rather than having to do a correcting journal entry."   - Minnesota City Clerk, October 12, 2020

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"..I just wanted to thank you for all of the assistance you have given me throughout the past 6 months with Banyon. I love this program and it is going to work very well for my 2 townships that had old software from 25 years ago." - Illinois Township Administrator, January 29, 2021

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Why Choose Banyon Data?

Support:  Customers have ranked our quick, responsive support as our most important service. When you call our office the phone is answered by our support staff. We understand there is nothing more frustrating than listening to an automated voicemail to log your call when you need support now rather than later.

Value:  We provide customers with user friendly software at an affordable cost.  You will find many of the same features in our software that you will find in "higher priced" software.  Furthermore, Banyon does not charge a license fee or per user fee.  Install the software on as many computers as needed and have as many users as needed at no additional cost.  Banyon will also NEVER charge thousands of dollars for a new version of the software, those are included with annual support.

Proven:  Banyon Data Systems has over 2,000 software installations, both in the United States and Canada, and has over 35 years of experience.  Banyon proudly holds a leading national role in the public sector software industry. Our proven track record leads to many software referrals from customers, accountants, auditors, and meter companies.  

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Banyon Data's Core Integrated Software Includes:

Fund Accounting

Our Fund Accounting software will help your office become more efficient by enhancing your budget tracking & reporting capabilities. Our full-featured fund accounting package includes: Payables, Receipts, General Ledger, Journal Entries, Check Writing, Check Book Balancing, Budgets, Project Tracking, & Report Writing.

Popular add on modules include:  Purchase Orders, Billing/Invoicing (AR), Online AR Payments, Purchase Card Download, ACH Vendor Pay, and Deposit Slip Printing

Payroll

Whether your payroll is for hundreds of employees or just a handful, our Payroll application will streamline your payroll process. A Step-by-step checklist and our warning wizard help ensure a smooth payroll calculation.  Furthermore, easily keep track of employee leave balances and accrue leave automatically based on many user defined scenarios.  W-2 printing, 941 Quarterly, 1095 Health Forms, Quarterly Wages Report (unemployment), Retro Pay Worksheet, and Human resource  tracking are ALL included at no additional charge.

Popular add on modules include:  Direct Deposit ACH, Email Pay Stub, Electronic Timeclock/Timecards, State Retirement Reports

Utility Billing

Banyon Data Utility Billing calculates and prints bills for unlimited service types: water, sewer, gas, garbage, electric, power adjustments, cable television, phone, re-connect fees, taxes, etc. Create a service and fee for an item you want billed, then attach to a customer record, it’s that easy. Print full bill statements or postcards for bills and late notices.  Setup any type of billing schedule needed.  Furthermore, the state of art design allows for fast lookup regarding customer inquiries on bills and history.

Popular add on modules:  Automated Meter Reading, Direct Payments ACH, Email Billing, Online Payments, Customer Web Portal, Receipt Bar Code Scanning, Certification to Taxes, USPS Address Update, Hydrant Tracking, Custom Service Orders, 3rd Party Bill Printing Export, Disconnect Notices, and Deposit Slip Printing

Point of Sale Software (Cash Receipting)   

Used at the front counter and will eliminate the hand writing of receipts. Point of Sale (POS) is interfaced to Fund Accounting, Utility Billing, Property Tax, and Property Management. All transactions taken in through POS are transferred to the correct program and typically posted during end of day process. This software will save time, money, and dramatically improve efficiency with the way transactions are processed.

Property Management

Banyon Data Property Management will help your community track information about properties like: Legal descriptions, Building information (bedrooms, baths, sizes), Zoning information, Owner information, and violations.

Popular add on modules: Permits, Licenses, Pet Licenses, Violations/Code Enforcement, Cemetery Records, and Property Tax.

Report Writer

One of the biggest features of our software is the reporting capability. Each Banyon program has a user friendly report writer with standard reports already created for easy printing. However, if you want to modify or create a new report simply choose from the options. Your reporting is virtually unlimited!

Report Writer Highlights: (Sample Reports)

    • Filter or drill down to specific data. Filter for certain funds, departments ,date ranges or exclude certain amounts or codes. Use many different filter techniques like <,>, = or “between” for date ranges.
    • Save any report with your filters. Ex.) Police Budget report.
    • Group, sort, and total by any field. Ex) Total by fund and department.
    • Change font size on any report or double space the report.
    • Bold or highlight a column to stand out for the council or board.
    • Add Report titles & Sub Headings explaining what the report is showing.
    • Preview report on the screen, export to Word or Excel or Save to PDF folder.
    • Create Month end, Quarter end, Yearend categories. You can also add your “name” as a category and save reports to it.

Want to learn more on how Banyon can help your office become more efficient?

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