Monthly Archives: February 2015

Regaining Youthful Enthusiasm and Energy for a Positive Work Day

girlOnSwingChildren have an enthusiasm for learning that is unprecedented— and an outlook on time that is like no other. But as we get older, the days and years fly by and enthusiasm dwindles, or sometimes disappears completely.

At Black Mountain Software, we believe that a child-like enthusiasm for life and work fosters growth and happiness within your job. We have suggestions on how to boost your energy and enthusiasm levels, so that you can feel youthful excitement about tackling your work each and every day!

How to Get Your Youthful Enthusiasm and Energy Back

Open your eyes

Life is happening all around us, but most of the time we are too busy or otherwise preoccupied, and totally miss the fun and beauty around us. Read more >

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Software Tools for Utility Billing Clerks’ Many Hats

Amsterdam_-_Hats_-_0931When that utility bill comes to a customer’s mailbox, it looks so simple: usage, charges, balance and due date. Perhaps it contains a message about upcoming events or holiday service schedules. But does the customer ever visualize the person who produced and touched the document they now behold?

Who is that person?

In a tiny town, it could be the same person who records the decisions made at City Council meetings, maintains the municipal budget and drives the school bus. In a larger operation, paper bills might be handed off to a mailroom clerk for processing.

Many people (or one person with mega-many hats) often contribute to the complex bundle of scheduled procedures that enable water to flow when the faucet is turned on. Read more >

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Montana Road Warrior: “Snow Flies – When You’re Having Fun!”

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by: David Morton, Customer Solutions Coordinator and Guest Blogger for the BMS County Traveling Road Show Series

These are the chronicles of one David Morton, road warrior on a mission to solve client problems for Black Mountain’s Governmental Accounting Software. What you are about to read is real.


Tale of a Man and a Snow Fly

January 23, 2015

I drove 1,567 miles last week; Polson to Columbus, Columbus to Red Lodge, Red Lodge to Forsyth, Foryth to Miles City, Miles City to Glendive, Glendive to Wibaux, Wilbaux to Ekalaka, and Ekalaka back.

The visibility was good. So good in fact, I was able to spot two of Montana’s little-known and elusive white Snow Fly. Read more >

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Conference Swag: How to Re-Use Your BMS Mint Tin

How to re-use your mint tin

How to re-use this cool mint tin

We’re all well-versed in “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” but how familiar are you with 20 Ways to Use Your Empty Mint Tin? Well, we’ve come up with a list for just that because Black Mountain Software will be giving away 2,000 tins of mints at conferences across the US in 2015 (see also, “How to Re-purpose Your BMS Conference Coffee Mug“)!

When all of the tasty mints are gone, there will be a lot of people wondering what to do with the tin. Whether it’s a mint tin or municipal or school accounting software, we want to help you get the most out of everything you get from Black Mountain Software. Read more >

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