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News & Updates

July 2023: Issue 7

In This Issue

HGO Assessment & Collections

HGOBIS Online Services

Matix Updates

New Clients

Upcoming Trade Shows 

Product Updates

Product Management

Harris Govern Team Updates

Office Updates

Social Media is LIVE

HGO Assessment & Collections

We announced our path forward on HGO Assessment and HGO Collections at our 2023 User Conference earlier this year!

If you missed the announcement or have any questions, please reach out to Larry Reeves (LReeves@harriscomputer.com) or Gabe Burge (GBurge@harriscomputer.com) and they will be happy to work with you to answer your questions.

HGOBIS Online Services

All Harris Govern Online Services will be terminated by December 31, 2024, so be sure to get on the BIS schedule to transition your Online Services! BIS provides the HGOBIS Online Services, however, be sure to reach out to Harris Govern if you: 


For Support of your HGOBIS Online Services, please reach out to BIS.

Email: productsupport@bisconsultants.com via email/ticketing

Phone: 800-247-9045

Matix Updates

Recent Accomplishments:

The Matix Release 2023.5.0.3, deployed in May, introducing several improvements and new features aimed at enhancing stability and user experience.


Improved stability: The update includes several enhancements to improve the overall stability of Matix, ensuring a more reliable user experience.

Auto Select: This feature allows users to automatically select parcels from the map with a single action, streamlining the process of working with the GIS map portion of Matix.

Auto Theme: With Auto Theme, users can now display a theme automatically, providing instant visualization of data based on criteria selected.


New items being worked on:

Module Improvements: Photo & Parcel List modules and other feedback items from clients. More robust printing options, which will allow more options when printing.

Enhanced the user interface: Making it more intuitive for users to navigate and interact with Matix.



PACS GIS 2.0 phase out at the end of 2023** For information on our upcoming webinar in August, please reach out to cwilliams@harriscomputer.com

Do you have ideas to make Matix better? 

We are going to do a drawing for a $50 gift card on ideas we receive to improve Matix!

Send your suggestions to our product owner, Mike Gerhold, at mgerhold@harriscomputer.com. We are excited to announce that we have new Matix videos and documentation available on the Team Support website to review and/or learn some of the new Matix functionality! 

Client Updates

Abbeville County, SC2nd client to sign with our fully integrated solution for Finance, Assessor, Auditor, & Treasurer!  

Indian River County, FL – Sketch Validation Services 



Imperial Irrigation District, CA– Open Forms 

Howard, TX CAD - PACS

Lampasas, TX CAD - PACS

Burleson, TX CAD - PACS

Thank you to everyone who helped with these big WINS! We wouldn't be able to do this without each and every single one of you.

Upcoming Tradeshows - Come and see us!

Our Sales team will be exhibiting at many trade shows in the upcoming months. Please stop by and connect with us at any of the upcoming conferences we will be attending!

IAAO- The Annual IAAO Conference & Exhibition is August 27-30 in Salt Lake City at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Harris Govern will be at booths 312, 314 & 429

TAAO & ICTA -August 20-23, Grapevine, Texas -Booths: 100/102. Harris Govern demo session is scheduled on Monday, August 21st from 10:00 am -10:55 am. Stop by our booth to sign up.  

WACO-September 26-28, Everett, WA  

TRCA-October 29-31, San Marcos, Texas 

SCATT-November 13-15, Mt. Pleasant, SC 

For a full list please visit our website 

Product Updates

Our products are constantly evolving. Don’t miss out on these features and fixes! Be sure to check out the release notes for more info!



  • SB 12 Freeze Reporting Requirements in Appraisal Data Export and PTAD forms
  • 2023 EARS modifications for compliance
  • Managing HS Exemption cap in the appropriate year for prorated exemption
  • Concurrent Notification for ARB Hearing recording in progress
  • The Letter Processing issue editing letters is resolved!



  • Levy Lid Lift implementation for senior consideration
  • Validation and edit access to prevent REET DOR Export data issues
  • Local Increment Finance area continuation


  • Land maintenance improvements for batch processes, managing attributes, and abstract mapping
  • Modifications to ScheduleWare for editing optional fields
  • System changes to address performance concerns
  • Legislative implementation


Exciting new functionality is headed to our Mobile product! Data Cloud Solutions has been working on new functionality to enhance the Mobile product. Start saving time and money today using Mobile. Most counties will see a ROI within the first 12-18 months.  

  • Additional Priorities
  • BPP Enhancements
  • Waze Integration
  • Georeferencing of sketch in Mobile Assessor
  • Sketch Enhancements
  • Grade/Class Calculator Overhaul
  • Main Mobile Map View integration with NearMap
  • Tele-lens Compatibility – zoom out to 50% normal view

Keep an eye out for release information in the months ahead. Not a Mobile user yet? Email us at cwilliams@harriscomputer.com to schedule your demo today. 

Product Management

We have been working with clients from the various product lines to build our Client Advisory Boards (CAB). Our most recent meeting was focused on upcoming legislation and how best to account for those changes if passed.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the boards for their time and their input.

Harris Govern Team Updates

We are excited to welcome Derek Maciak as our Vice President of Research and Development.

Derek has over 27 years of experience in the software industry and has consulted on many large-scale enterprise level applications in the Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Publishing and Transportation industries to name a few. Over the last 5 years he has focused on providing Appraisal and Collection software in the state of Texas. Derek is skilled at architecting, designing and developing complex, large-scale enterprise business systems that collect data from multiple sources and incorporate multiple User Interfaces (UI) including native windows, web and mobile devices. 

Derek has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. 

Welcome to the Team!

Sabrina Fore joined the Sales Team in January and took on the role of Sales Coordinator and Marketing Associate. She is helping the Sales Team with RFP's, Marketing Campaigns and ramping up our Social Media presence.

Sabrina has extensive experience in helping sales organizations increase revenue. She lives in the Fort Worth, Texas area with her husband and two children and is working remote.

Please give her a warm welcome to the Harris Govern Family!

Exciting Changes

Candida Williams will be stepping into the new role of Account Manager for our back to base client needs.This new position will focus on current client sales needs within our Texas market. Manny Araujo will be mentoring Candida over the next several months while she steps into her new role. Manny will continue to focus his efforts on new sales opportunities in Texas. As always, our main focus is on our client relationships and satisfaction.  


To reach Candida by phone, please call 469.663.2896 or via email at cwilliams@harriscomputer.com.

HG Office Updates!

HG Office: Allen, TX

We are excited to announce we're moving into a new office building! We are on track to move in on July 11th

New Address:

800 North Watters Road , Suite 130

Allen, TX 75013

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