Finance, Disaster Recovery, HR/Compliance & Facilities
The Finance Department at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center supports school districts with services built around Finance Management software, HR and Compliance, disaster recovery, as well as facilities management tools (Services fall primarily within CoSer 611). Our SOC2-audited facility provides secure connections to the most sensitive District data. We offer workshops and user groups to extend your knowledge of the tools we support and gives us a chance to gather and share best practices with consortium partners.
Procurement is also a part of Finance, but due to the intricacies of e-Rates and ordering processes, the services has its own webpage (Visit the Procurement page >).
Manager - Financial Services
Financial Management Services
The LHRIC supports Finance Manager’s nVision software, which provides business offices with the ability to manage financial, human resources and other business operations. The LHRIC service provides initial and ongoing training, workshops, user groups, telephone and, when applicable, on-site support. LHRIC provides a dedicated financial help desk, and facilitates meetings with TRS, ERS and the IRS.
The software can be hosted at the LHRIC or at the district's Windows Server. Finance Manager provides payroll, human resources, negotiations, budget projections, remote requisitioning, purchasing, accounts payables and receivables, bidding, general ledger, time management, GASB34 reporting modules, report writing capabilities and interface with Excel. Finance Manager allows for software interfaces to Omni and Frontline’s attendance product (formerly known as AESOP). The TimePiece module allows you to choose from a variety of methods to capture time and also interfaces with the payroll module. A web-based employee self-service portal is also available.
HR & Compliance Services
Keeping up with an ever-changing landscape of compliance can be a challenge for school districts. To support the HR departments and business offices, LHRIC offers both an ACA processing service and HR Employee Self Service systems. LHRIC offers Employee Self Service support as a module to a larger financial software package (nVision) and as stand-alone software (OptiGate). Operoo and SchoolFront have recently been added to streamline paperwork and repeating processes.
- Finance Manger - nVision
Disaster Recovery Service
The LHRIC provides a comprehensive Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan in our generator-powered facility. Sensitive Data is backed up to offsite Regional Information Centers located elsewhere in the state. Disaster recovery can be initiated at these other locations depending on the nature and extent of the emergency. The most common disaster recovery scenario being: LHRIC assists in the process of issuing paychecks in the event that your district is unavailable to do so.
Facilities Mgmt & Forecasting
The LHRIC offers several services to support school districts who may need support with facilities and operations management, capital expense projection and tracking, as well as cost forecasting modeling software.
For facilities and operations management, we support:
- School Dude
- CapPro Soft
- Master Library
For capital expense projection, we offer:
- CapPro Soft
Forecast5 provides visibility in to forecasting and projection and can be implemented to support your district. CapPro Soft software provides capital expense projection tracking and statistics.
Service Ticket Requests
We log all service tickets via LHRIC Help Desk & Service Now.
Please use this link to reach us:
Data Privacy Inventory Tool (DPIT)
The Data Privacy Inventory Tool (DPIT) simplifies the compilation of a district’s software inventory as required by Education Law 2-d Part 121 Regulations. The DPIT provides a means for sharing a District's Parents' Bill of Rights, Supplemental information and compliance with components of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework - Identify Function. Follow this link to find documentation on products available through our services: https://dpit.riconedpss.org/supplemental-information/02d9d2af98c045c101f5