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  • Human Resources

    Published on Thursday November 30, 2017 by Rhonda Siex
    It’s the time of year when clients are asking for a refresher on how to run a special payroll in HRMS for bonus only. Below I’ve created an example to help get you started. Click here to read..



    Published on Friday September 15, 2017 by Jessica Morency
    With payroll being the single largest line item on most businesses' P&L statement, it’s important to keep careful track of employee attendance and productivity which is the goal of an automate..



    Published on Thursday September 14, 2017 by Brandi Clymer
    You may have come across the term "paid in arrears" or heard it in your workplace, but what does it mean? Also, what is the benefit of paying in arrears or paying “current” instead? There ar..



    Published on Thursday July 13, 2017 by John Burke
    Deciding whether to process payroll in-house or outsource to a payroll provider is a big decision. The choice can cost tens of thousands of dollars. With such a big decision, there are a lot of qu..



    Published on Monday December 5, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    For any business, investment in time and attendance software often takes a backseat (http://www.waspbarcode.com/small-business-report) to improving patient care, customer retention, or finding new..



    Published on Thursday October 27, 2016 by Jessica Morency
    At CS3, we strive to bring our clients the tools they need to succeed. And since no two companies are the same when it comes to employee management needs, we wanted to make sure we had optio..



    Published on Wednesday October 19, 2016 by John Burke
    A Human Capital Management (HCM) solution helps organizations like yours control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Offered exclusively as Software-as..



    Published on Wednesday October 12, 2016 by Brandi Clymer
    I wanted to review some of my favorite features of Scissortail HCM. Scissortail HCM is a SaaS cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) system that will help you manage all aspects of the en..



    Published on Friday June 17, 2016 by Spencer Sheets
    Employee turnover costs are massive. According to research by ERE Media, replacement cost for an employee can range anywhere from 30% of an annual salary for an entry level employee, all the..



    Published on Thursday May 26, 2016 by Jessica Morency
    Sage HRMS Alerts & Workflow by Vineyardsoft is like a silent HR Assistant that will monitor your HR data for critical, time-sensitive conditions and alert the correct people at the correct tim..



    Published on Friday May 20, 2016 by Holly Novak
    I have been in the human resource world for 13+ years from an HR Specialist to the Manager of HRIS, then most recently to the Sr. VP for Human Resources for a large non-profit organization. Throug..



    Published on Thursday April 21, 2016 by Brandi Clymer
    Sage released Sage HRMS 2016 in early October 2015. Sage decided on what to include in this release based on discussions with users of HRMS Sage and went about making changes that would help make ..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Brandi Clymer
    As the publisher of some of the leading ERP and HRMS software on the market today, Sage Software has always developed and enhanced products per customer demand. From the HRMS perspective, they rea..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Lisa Simpson
    When talking to Human Resource professionals, they tell me that the number one type of call they get from their employees is “How many vacation hours do I have available?” Other high volume reques..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Christine Luttrell
    By now, you have probably heard about the ramifications of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect the average employer. Of particular note are a number of new healthcare reporting requirem..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    Do I have to move from Sage Abra? – Yes, eventually. Abra has not yet been retired, but the writing is on the wall and the ending to the story is pretty clear based on these three facts: Sage..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Jim Scheithauer
    With the release of the SQL Sage HRMS program, there are a few differences from the older version of Abra. One difference is the separate databases that make up the HR and Payroll modules. This ca..



    Published on Monday March 21, 2016 by Cathey Pangborn
    Here is a simple guide to adding EFT/Direct Deposit to an employees page in HRMS. Click Here to Download the Full White Paper (/White-papers/EFT Direct Deposit to Employee Page - Pangbo..



    Published on Sunday March 13, 2016 by Holly Novak
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has several changes up their sleeve that you may want to keep on your radar as an employer, but there is one particular item that is more alarmin..



    Published on Sunday March 13, 2016 by John Burke
    Let’s start with definitions. On-premises software (sometimes abbreviated as "on-prem") is installed and runs on computers in the facility of the person or organization using the software, rather ..



    Published on Tuesday February 23, 2016 by Holly Novak
    Sometimes keeping track of government organizations, laws, and notices is completely overwhelming! This whitepaper will walk you through some fantastic resources to assist you in staying complian..



  • Enterprise Resource Planning (erp)

    Published on Friday December 8, 2017 by Shawn Slavin
    During a recent consulting engagement, a customer asked for an easy way to look up a customer’s current, effective price for a range of items. While there isn’t a pre-existing report available in ..



    Published on Monday November 13, 2017 by Juston Michealson
    You've identified you need a dedicated accounting software. Your business has grown (congratulations!) and you need to focus on the business strategy instead of managing every accounting and o..



    Published on Thursday August 25, 2016 by Shawn Slavin
    Or, RFPs Should Have Died with DOS Implementing software is a huge investment for any firm. A purchase can represent as much as 5% of a firm’s annual total revenue. If you are a 10-..



    Published on Tuesday August 23, 2016 by Shawn Slavin
    Acumatica is a relative newcomer in the ERP marketspace, at least compared to some of the “old dogs” that have been around since the DOS days. Those old DOS ERP solutions that survived figured out..



    Published on Thursday August 11, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    As companies invest in business tools, specifically accounting and operational software, analytical components are becoming more important. Long gone are the days of confirming that software will ..



    Published on Friday May 27, 2016 by Shawn Slavin
    Executive Summary – Customer Specific Item prices in Acumatica are maintained via Sales Price Management. This tool allows a business to set prices by customer or by customer price class. Ea..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Steve Benway
    For some new users, the Sage 100 ERP (MAS90/200) menu can seem a little daunting – so many modules, so many possible tasks. However, most users don’t realize that they can create their own in..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Terry Johnson
    Sales tax is unfortunately a necessary evil in doing business, whether we collect sales from our customers or we pay sales tax to our vendors. Sales tax is the largest source of state tax revenue ..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Shawn Slavin
    Executive Summary: Every organization, at times, requires outside assistance in solving their business problems. Today’s competitive environment demands each organization focus on the val..



    Published on Friday March 25, 2016 by Gary Crouch
    The selection of a new system is a monumental task for any organization. Careful attention to meeting the needs of multiple departments and disciplines is often necessary. But once the selection i..



    Published on Friday March 25, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    A question to consider when purchasing ERP software is how does it provide a return on investment? In other words, how does it reduce overhead and increase operational efficiencies and therefore r..



    Published on Thursday March 24, 2016 by
    It’s the end of the month and you’re running your sub-ledger and financial analytic reports. In reviewing all the indicators and checkpoints, you notice some disturbing items. You have time sensit..



    Published on Thursday March 24, 2016 by
    As I’ve assumed more of the collections duties at my company, I’ve found a number of shortcuts that may be of use to others who receive requests for invoice copies or statements. 1. O..



    Published on Sunday March 13, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    Selection and implementation of major systems occurs in small- to mid-size businesses about every seven to ten years according to most software publishers. The need to move to new a new system is ..



  • Inventory and Distribution

    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    What Customers Have to Say Distributors face challenges that are unique when providing quality service and an extraordinary customer experience. As business people we all know that buil..



    Published on Friday March 25, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    One component of cash management for any business requires software systems that provide timely reliable information. CS3 Technology has solutions available based on your company requirements. The..



    Published on Monday March 21, 2016 by Shawn Slavin
    Can You Profit From Improved Inventory Control? Inventory control! If you’re like most owners, that seems like a contradiction in terms. It doesn’t have to though. You can control your i..



  • Healthcare

    Published on Monday December 5, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    Today’s healthcare organizations are extremely complex. Three facets of every organization work together to fill the most important needs in a community: the delivery of healthcare services, the a..



    Published on Monday December 5, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    For any business, investment in time and attendance software often takes a backseat (http://www.waspbarcode.com/small-business-report) to improving patient care, customer retention, or finding new..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Shawn Slavin
    Cost-Centric Key Performance Indicators for a Medical Practice For years, medical practice groups have held a revenue-centric focus on practice management. When operating in a fee for service..



    Published on Friday March 25, 2016 by
    It is difficult to overstate the impact the phased discontinuation of FRx, beginning in 2011, will have across the financial reporting landscape. The de-facto standard for reporting tools since th..



  • Technology Tips

    Published on Thursday October 26, 2017 by Juston Michealson
    In business, as in life, it is a big deal to be in charge of initiatives that affect an entire organization. As anyone who has helmed a project will say, that (feeling of importance) is quickly re..



    Published on Thursday August 25, 2016 by Shawn Slavin
    Or, RFPs Should Have Died with DOS Implementing software is a huge investment for any firm. A purchase can represent as much as 5% of a firm’s annual total revenue. If you are a 10-..



    Published on Thursday July 14, 2016 by Michelle Taylor
    Clearing AR Cash Receipts that are in Process When returning to AR Cash Receipts in Sage 100, after closing the task, you may find that you’re unable to complete some of the ca..



    Published on Thursday June 16, 2016 by John Burke
    Problems crop up on a regular basis, many times requiring a decision to be made. How should we solve this business problem? If you don't already have a system or process in place to help you make ..



    Published on Tuesday May 24, 2016 by Christine Luttrell
    In a world where entrepreneurship is growing leaps and bounds, there is more and more competition. No matter what type of business you operate, there will certainly be others subtly, or possibly q..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    For those not familiar with “the cloud,” the term describes a kind of virtual data storage area that has no real physical base of operations – which makes for an interesting concept when storing i..



    Published on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by Darrell Scott
    I have found Data Filters to be one of the most valuable Excel functions I have learned about in the past few years. Yes, it has been around for quite a while, but I don’t think that many people u..



    Published on Friday March 25, 2016 by Sheri Blaho
    “They” say that accounting software is typically replaced every seven years. As I searched the web and could find nothing that really supported this general statement that I have been hearing for ..



    Published on Monday March 21, 2016 by Darrell Scott
    During October's SmartTalks (http://www.cs3technology.com/smarttalks.html) session I demonstrated a number of Excel tools and functions. Included in the webinar were 1. Keyboard shortc..



    Published on Monday March 21, 2016 by Darrell Scott
    Create a Quick Chart This will allow a user to create a quick graph with a push of a button. To create quick charts within Microsoft Excel, click anywhere within your data and push F11. This w..



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