DLS Financials menus follow the flow of the workload for working with savings and loan accounts. In the configuration settings you have the ability to create your own custom drop lists to complete fields with just a click of a button. There are features to prevent parishes from getting over extended with debt. Add documents, spreadsheets, emails, images, and PDFs into the data and link them to location, accounts, or transactions for easy viewing. Create automatic transactions for repeated events. Global functions allow for massive work to be done with the simple click of a button.
Designed by the input of over 65 dioceses across the USA and even the Bahamas over 22 years, DLS Financials has the unique ability to be molded to fit most every possible user need. With multipule configurations and default options as well as the ability to request additional management reports, functions & features at a moments notice makes it possible to claim that it WILL do what you need it to do and not have to work around someone else's designs. Create your own reports menu to contain only the reports you need rather than the hundred+ that are available to you.
Every dioceses likes to manage their parish savings and loan accounts in different ways and in the way that they want. Because of that, new features, functions, and reports based upon the requests of our many users are always being added to the program. From adding new fields, reports, or features to make your daily workload lighter and faster for you. Once added, the new items are available to all the dioceses using the Adv Edition to get and use. 90% of DLS Financials started as an idea from one of the 65+ clients who asked the simple question, "Can you have DLS to do this?"
While you may not need every feature within DLS Financials, you can be assured that the software will have the ones that you want and need today and in the future. Even if you find out later that you need something, it can be added to DLS for you quickly and when you need it for little to no charge if you have an annual support contract!
No matter if you use just simple interest savings or fixed term CDs, you can use either one in DLS Financials. With features like account classification, category, and restrictions you can easily filter reports to get just the information you need. Restrictions include requiring special approval before making withdraws as well as preventing account holders from getting into restricted funds.
In the location, savings or loan account, and transaction records you can include documents, spreadsheets, images, and other files. These records are actually saved in with the data, so even if the original files get lost, you are always able to view, print, and recreate them from the data file. This allows the documents be always be backed up with the data.
There are four different types of loan accounts: Simple Interest, Amortized, Simple-Amortized©, or Fixed Principal. Each of these work in very different ways and can also be classified, categorized, or restricted so that you can filter to report just what you want. Credit limits, billings, schedules, and so much more are available.
DLS Online is available for the parishes to log in and view their savings, loan, and pooled investment accounts, print statements, and download data. Coming soon will be the ability to let parishes submit requests and loan applications through DLS Online and have these requests go though an approval process you set up before being created automatically in DLS once approved. Using RDP, the corporate employees and run DLS anywhere in the world via the internet as if they were at their desks.
Set up any number of investment funds in which parishes can invest in with the other parishes. There are two ways to manage these pooled funds with actual fund values or by adding and removing values based upon your own formulas. DLS Financials also disburses dividends earned or fees paid fairly to all parishes based upon the percentage of the fund they own with a simple click of a button.
The Computer Department, Inc has 24/7 phone support. While you may work 9-5, it doesn't mean that you are in the same time zone. As more dioceses started using RDP so that their workers could work in DLS Financials safely at home during the pandemic, help could be needed at any time of the day including weekends and holidays. With a support agreement contact, you can get support whenever you are working; day or night.
We are not some new product with great promises in the future. With over 22 years of experience working with 65+ dioceses and all their special requests and needs, DLS Financials has what you need NOW! And if there is something else you need, it can be added into DLS Financials at your request and not someday in the future.
Loan Credit limits, Draw limits, and overall location credit limits to prevent accidental over extending a location's debt.
Create loan amortization schedules for annual, semi-annual, quarterly, monthly, and even weekly payments.
Restrict deposit amounts to prevent restricted funds from being withdrawn but allow interest to be withdrawn.
Allow interest rates that can have up to three digits after the decimal (x.xxx%)
Special functions to help you globally change interest rates based upon conditions like average daily balance, move accounts from one location to another, merge parish accounts, consolidate several loans into one, and write off balances.
Email confirmation letters for transactions, interest disbursement, and statement available on DLS Online announcements.
Print audit letter for all or selected locations or accounts with a return receipt on the letter so that they can send back confirmation of their records to your auditors.
Provide internet access to as many parish users that you want. There is no charge for each logon, amount of data, or the number of entries you make.
24/7 support where you talk with a programmer of DLS Financials and not an operator who didn't have direct knowledge of how it is programmed. This includes ALL holidays! If you're working; we are working for you.
Did someone make a mistake and mess up your data? No problem as your support agreement covers all data issue no matter who caused them.
Need a one time special report or export of certain information? Just ask and it will be provided at little or no cost.
The latest DLS User Manual is online and available with the click of a button within the program.
Choose from any one of the following accounting systems to send your DLS data to or request a special one just for your accounting system.
You get over a dozen different interfaces to accounting systems with the interface module in DLS Financials. Or request a new one for your main accounting system.
o Archdiocese of Seattle
o Diocese of San Jose
o Diocese of Providence
o Diocese of Lafayette
o Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
o Archdiocese of Dubuque
o Diocese of Manchester
o Diocese of Nashville
o Archdiocese of Detroit
o Archdiocese of Denver
o Diocese of Sious Falls
o Diocese of Ft Worth
o Diocese of Wichita
o Diocese of Pittsburg
o Diocese of Portland, ME
o Archdiocese of Baltimore
o Diocese of Birmingham
o Diocese of Allentown
o Diocese of Salina
o Diocese of Erie
o Diocese of Pensecola-Tallahassee
o Diocese of Paterson
o Lawsons Accounting
o USL Financials
o MIP Fund Accounting
o American Fundware
o Sage ERP MAS-90
o Sage Accpac Accounting
o AIS Accounting
o AccuFund Account
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The Location Record shown here is the information needed to describe the location, the main contact information, and link it to the accounting system for the AP module in order to have the accounting system print checks or send transactions via EFT/ACH. All accounts are linked to their respected Location Record in DLS.
This is the Account Review form which is where 90% of the work that is done in DLS is done here. Here you can see the current status of the account itself on the left and on the right are the list of transactions that have been entered. When you highlight a transaction you are be able to see the details about the transaction record below the list
After the transactions have been entered for the day and confirmed, the user will go to this Daily Post Form and post either their own transactions or if the confirmation is done by another person, all the transactions enterd by all the users. Transactions dated for the future are not shown until the date they are effective has arrived or past.
After the month end close, reports and statements can be printed as needed. If you have DLS Online, statements can be printed by the parishes online. There are several statement formats to select from or we can create a custom one for your location. Temporary Footers are to make special announcements to be placed at the bottom of the statements. Fixed footers are defined in the System Setup screen.
Interest rates can be changed on each account in Account Review but to change a lot of accounts, this form is where you can change the interest rates on your account globally. Most times it is simply enter the old rate, the new rate, and the effective date of the change. Some accounts can have settings like max rate or fixed rate to prevent some changes.
Typically once a year audits are done on some or all the accounts. DLS has you set up the letter and then have the account information print within the letters to send to the locations. Just select the location (or accounts), print, fold, put in window envelope, and send. See the sample report on the right.
The DLS Sysetm Setup is so DLS will work the way you do. On the first tab is the selection of the accounting interface, fiscal year, and your diocese information. In the other tabs are the setup for different areas of the system. Once set, you only need to come back if you want the change a setting or configuration. Interfaces are free in Advanced Edition.
There are several switches that can change how DLS will run. Some settings are not visible because they can't be changed once data is being entered into the system. Things like Compound Interest Daily must be set by The Computer Department, Inc programmers at the point of installation. On other tabs you setup defaults, Statement Footers, Letters, eMail, and DLS Online.
Each user at the parish can have their own login record and get access to an unlimited number of locations that can be selected for them to view or manage. You can also block them all together if for some reason they need to be blocked rather than deleted. More security options are in the works to privide more restrictions on just what the users can and can't do online.
While not an important feature to many, it was asked if they could set their own colors for the screens in DLS since different color combinations are easier on people's eyes and bring out the words better. Some even wanted to have the colors of their favorite sports team! No matter the reason, DLS will let you do it.
This is only a sample of all the forms, features, reports, function, and letters that DLS can do. DLS can also use take the DLS data and
merge it with MS Word to print your Deposit & Loan Agreements directly from DLS! You can also create custom letters to be triggered for different events that
happen in DLS. If you haven't done it yet, make sure that you download a demo of DLS and try the DLS Online parish portal.
(Demo only limited to 5 location records)
The following people not only work programming DLS Financials and DLS Online but others work to provide support services to not only the dioceses but other local and national clients.
Director of Software Development
Robert is a graduate of the University of Illinois - Springfield (formerly Sangamon State University) in Dec, 1993 and started with the company in 1994.
Web Programmer and Designer
Tim started with the company in 2001 and is the primary developer of DLS Online web portal
Networking, OS, Hardware Tech
Aaron started with the company in 2004 and provides phone support dealing with network, OS, or hardware issues with DLS Financials
Ed and Rose founded the company back in 1993 and handle phone support as well as office support and billing
Our clients are the best. In over twenty years they have been the roots of our success and continue to provide first hand experience and guidence to other dioceses who call upon them for an honest assessment of our products and sevice. Below are many of those clients that you can contact to describe DLS Financials, the staff at The Computer Department, Inc, experience using DLS, and the support and service that we provide.
"The Deposit & Loan System is a perfect fit for our Diocese. It’s easy to learn and to use, produces professional reports for our parishes and the technical support is excellent."
"Remote users can check balances and activity and don't have to call the admin. offices for their balances! Program is always maintained with current helpful features and up to date programing."
"Any concerns or suggestions are researched and any issues are taken care of immediately. The bank data interface with the DLS program is a seamless operation."
"DLS makes it very easy for us to run our Savings and Loan program and be able to pull reports that make sense and get our parishes the information they need."
"My life has been so much better since the diocese incorporated the program in the business office back in 2009. It is completely user friendly, and the support staff is the BEST."
This is the collection of
the shields from all the dioceses that have purchased
and used DLS Financials; many for over twenty years.
If all these dioceses have trusted The Computer Department, Inc and DLS Financials over the past 22 years,
you can trust them as proven leaders in deposit, loan and pooled investment management software!
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Includes All Accounting Interfaces
Includes Email Module
Use With DLS Online
Add DOCs Module
Add Investment Module
Add To Any DLS Version
Create Any Number of Funds
Track Unrealize/Realized P/L
Works With Accounting Interfaces
Add Documents Into Data
Includes Scheduled Transactions
Use With Basic Or Advanced
Docs Not Seen In DLS Online
Users Access Only Their Accounts
Allow Users Into Multi-Locations
Users Can Print Statements
Users Can Export Transactions
Talk To Actual Programmer
Free Updates To Program
27/7 Phone Support
Premium Includes DLS Online
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The Computer Department, Inc
2030 Timberbrook Drive, Springfield, IL 62702
+1 (217) 788-8234
+1 (217) 697-0105
Computer Department, Inc
PO Box 9231, Springfield, IL 62794