Thursday, July 28, 2011

Conferences 2011

Look for us at the following conferences and shows -

9/7-9 California Recorders Conference - Modesto, CA
9/14-16 LTAC Land Title Association of Colorado - Denver, CO
9/22-23 Missouri Land Title Association - St. Louis, MO
10/5-8 TSPS Texas Society of Professional Surveyors - Frisco, TX
9/24-27 PRIA - San Antonio, TX (Look for Richard Hahn)
10/19-21 HUG-halFILE Users Group Conference - Austin, TX
12/1-2 TLTA Land Title Institute - San Antonio, TX

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

TLTA Annual Conference and Business Meeting - San Antonio, TX

If you are attending Texas Land Title Association's Annual Conference and Business Meeting at the JW Marriott in San Antonio on June 16-17, please stop by our table (#5) and say hi to Dave and Christopher. They will be showing a preview halFILE 4.0, which is slated to be released in the fall of this year, as well as passing out State Fair goodies. While you are there, be sure to enter our drawing for a $100 Visa card, which will be given away at the show.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Mark your calendars for the 2011 HUG - halFILE Users Group Conference on October 19-21, 2011 in Austin, TX. The meeting will be held at the beautiful Omni Downtown Hotel. We'll have lots of halFILE information to share with our users, including details on HF 4.0, scheduled to be released after the meeting. Be the first to find out about the new features and enhancements in this new release. We will also be offering some training classes during the 2 day conference.

Stay tuned to our website as we firm up the details. And as always, if there is a subject or topic you'd like to have covered during the meeting, please send your suggestions and ideas to Karen at or call 214.466.6532.

We look forward to seeing everyone in October!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Conference Calendar 2011

Stop by our booth at these conferences -

5/1-3 Iowa Land Title Association Annual Convention, West Des Moines, IA
5/8-10 ALTA Business Strategies Conference, Las Vegas, NV
6/12-15 Texas County & District Clerk's Annual Conference, Lewisville, TX
6/15-17 So Dakota Land Title Assocation Annual Convention, Watertown, SD
6/16-18 Texas Land Title Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX
9/14-16 Colorado Land Title Association Annual Convention, Littleton, CO

Welcome New halFILE Clients!

We'd like to welcome our newest halFILE Clients -

Ellyson Abstract & Title Company - Fort Stockton, TX
Jefferson County Abstract & Land Title Company - Fairfield, IA
Stonewall Title Company Ltd - Granbury, TX

Thank you for partnering with hal Systems and choosing halFILE for your document imaging solution. We appreciate your business!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 12, 1974 - hal Systems Opens For Business!

Happy Birthday to hal Systems, celebrating 37 years in business!

Greg Hahn, a partner in the original company, remains at the helm of hal Systems to this day. Through his foresight and vision, hal Systems has evolved from a mini-computer based accounting software provider, to a PC based document management solution provider to over 450 companies in numerous business sectors.

Greg proudly shares hal’s success with his employees, many of whom have been with the company for 30 years or longer. Ingenuity, dedication, and hard work have kept hal Systems at the forefront of software technology; and hal continues to remain a leader in document imaging.

We can’t say Happy Birthday without including a big THANK YOU to our Customers! Without you, we could not have remained in business for 37 years. We appreciate your loyalty and business more than words can express, and look forward to a working with you for many years to come.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Got a defective computer monitor??

We do. In order to determine if it qualified for warranty repair, I needed the purchase date. Since I wasn't sure when it had been purchased, I quickly did a property search in halFILE (we scan and index all our accounting records in HF) and was able to pull up the invoice on my screen, and provide the manufacturer with the purchase date, model number, and serial number, all within a few minutes. I never left my desk. I didn't have to dig through months and months of paper files. I didn't have to interrupt anyone to get help. No, I didn't have to do any of that. I did it by myself with the help of halFILE! So if you aren't using halFILE to image your accounting paperwork, maybe you should be. And if you aren't sure how to begin, just ask us. We'll be glad to share with you how we use halFILE to work more efficiently and make our jobs easier.

If you have a unique way you use halFILE in your office, please let me know. I'll share your story with other halFILE Users. Together we can work towards the efficient, 'less paper' office, and maybe save a few trees along the way!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fairchild Medical Center

A customer since June, 2000, Fairchild Medical Center utilizes halFILE as their DMS for storage of all inpatient and clinical medical records, as well as their business office files. Associating index information with images is facilitated by a lookup table of patient information downloaded each evening from the hospital’s AS400 mainframe processing system.

Located in Yreka, California at the base of the breathtaking, beautiful Mount Shasta, Fairchild is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility offering medical, surgical, orthopedic, emergency, obstetric, and pediatric care, and other specialties services available through telemedicine. Fairchild Medical Center is a leader and catalyst in the formation of a fully integrated health care system.

Expansion of the halFILE DMS into the internal accounting department at Fairchild is expected in 2011 using the same AS400 to halFILE interface processes. We'd like to thank Fairchild Medical Center for its innovative foresight in using halFILE to manage critical and time sensitive data and information within its organization!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Winter Storm of 2011 Won't Stop New halFILE Install!

We want to give a warm welcome to our newest halFILE Client, Abstract, Title and Escrow Services in Burlington, Iowa! As you can see, our own Answer Man, Christopher Smith, and Bill Price were up to their eyeballs in snow in front of the Iowa office last week.

Burlington is located in Des Moines County. It is the center of a micropolitan area that includes West Burlington, Iowa, Middletown, Iowa and Gulf Port, Illinois. It is also the home of Snake Alley, what Ripley’s Believe It or Not calls the “Crookedest Street in the World”. Snake Alley consists of five half-curves and two quarter-curves and drops 58 feet over a distance of 275 feet.

Abstract, Title, and Escrow Services provides valuable services to people purchasing property in Des Moines County.

We want to thank you for partnering with hal Systems. We appreciate your business!