SEMA4 is web based and requires no workstation installation other than a web browser.
Changing your SEMA4 password
The Office of Enterprise Technology has experience with and supports a 3270 emulator that supports encryption, called Bluezone. BlueZone exists in both a client version and a web version. The web version only requires an Internet browser. For SEMA4 users that do not use MAPS we recommend the web based version of BlueZone. It is much more convenient than installing the BlueZone client. A link to web-based BlueZone is at the bottom of this page.
For those SEMA4 users that are also MAPS users, the version of BlueZone that is used does not matter, since they will already have the BlueZone client installed for using MAPS.
DocumentDirect/InfoPac is a system for viewing and printing reports that are produced by the SEMA4 statewide system. The reports can be viewed and printed through the use of DocumentDirect for Windows (DDW), DocumentDirect for the Internet (DDI) or InfoPac (a character-based mainframe application). Minnesota Management & Budget administers access to the reports produced by SEMA4.
MN.IT e-Reporting information is available through the MN.IT Catalog (username and password needed). Follow the links for Applications and e-Reporting.
DocumentDirect for Windows (DDW) requires software to be installed on your PC or LAN, and is available to state agencies without charge through the Office of Enterprise Technology. This is a Windows based viewing module for InfoPac which allows all the functionality of the 3270 viewing product as well as the following functions:
DocumentDirect for the Internet (DDI) may be accessed with a web browser.
InfoPac Report Distribution System, a character-based mainframe application can be accessed through BlueZone. InfoPac creates reports through statewide applications making them available for viewing on a display terminal.
Information on Documentation and training is also available through the MN.IT Catalog.