Here's a free template for employee FMLA requests

Posted by James on February 11, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Is your business required to offer leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act? Do you have a process and form for employees to request leaves of absence? If not, click on the link below to download a template that your employees can use to make leave requests.

Download the Template

Using this document, you can move those requests through the approval process - like making copies of the form and walking them around to the decision makers - and then track the status and manage the resulting leave of absence cases...perhaps on an Excel spreadsheet that captures all the details.

Yeah. That's one way to do it.

An alternative method is using a fully integrated Human Capital Management system that automates the request and routing processes for you, as well as maintains all records electronically. Here's how that more efficient and precise process might work.

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Topics: Human Capital Management, Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR Policies

FMLA and ADA: The difficult task of navigating employee leaves!

Posted by Christy Putnam on February 6, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Navigating employee leave acts can be one of the most confusing and stressful tasks for employers and HR professionals. These regulations are typically complicated and must be handled correctly, or there can be serious consequences. Many employers encounter events that cause them to ask, "Is this a Workers’ Compensation situation or an ADA restriction? And when does FMLA apply?"

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Topics: Human Resources, HR Compliance, HR Policies

Excel Tip Tuesday: Controlling Auto Correct in Excel

Posted by Lisa on January 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Excel can be a real know-it-all sometimes. Do you find yourself fighting with the software when it wants to auto correct certain letters or words that you type in...and that you know are correct? For example, I have a customer number that is WYA and Excel changes it to 'WAY' every time. Well, you can tell Excel not to make these types of corrections anymore! 

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Topics: Excel, Excel Tip Tuesday

Excel Tip Tuesday: More about How to Arrange Windows

Posted by Lisa on January 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Last week, we looked at how to arrange numerous Excel workbooks without have to spread windows out all over the place. But what if you want to arrange multiple worksheets in the same workbook. Can’t be done, right? Wrong! You can definitely do it! Heres's how.

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Topics: Excel, Excel Tip Tuesday

Where to Start with AP Automation - Free Upcoming Webinar

Posted by B/P News & Notes on January 17, 2019 at 2:24 PM

82% of surveyed businesses have experienced a noticeable improvement by implementing an automated Accounts Payable process. If your AP department is thinking about adding AP automation to increase efficiency and reduce cost, but isn't sure how to get started, we can help.

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Topics: Business Technology, Webinars, AP Automation, Payment Processing

Excel Tip Tuesday: How to Arrange Windows

Posted by Lisa on January 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Do you become an Excel contortionist, spreading new windows all over your many monitors every time you need to see data in two or more workbooks at the same time? If you need to view or compare the contents of multiple workbooks, there's a better solution. Clicking the Arrange All button from the Window group on the View tab of the ribbon will present you with several options to accomplish the same thing while saving real estate on your monitors. When the Arrange Windows window opens, you'll see several options: Tiled, Horizontal, Vertical or Cascade.

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Topics: Excel, Excel Tip Tuesday

Excel Tip Tuesday: Quiz Time! Part Deux!!

Posted by Lisa on January 8, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Welcome to 2019! I took the last two weeks off from posting thanks to the holidays, and now it's time to move forward with a new year and new Excel tips. But since you had two weeks to study the previous blog posts (that's what you were doing with your time off, right?), let's start the year off by looking back with a quiz.

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Topics: Excel

Sage 100cloud Migration Incentives Are Ending

Posted by B/P News & Notes on January 3, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Since the release of Sage 100cloud in 2016, Sage has been pushing hard for customers to migrate away from the perpetual license software model and to the subscription-based version of their software. The efforts encouraging customers to move to the subscription model have included some “carrot and stick” tactics:

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Topics: Sage Software, Sage 100Cloud

Excel Tip Tuesday: Using Templates

Posted by Lisa on December 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Even though the list of templates comes up first when starting Excel, most people just skip past it, unintentionally preferring the hard road of building new worksheets from scratch. Yet if you want a nicely formatted form, list, chart, or report but you don't have a lot of time - or ideas - Excel provides hundreds of templates at the ready to help you begin your project.

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Topics: Excel, Excel Tip Tuesday

Free Acumatica 2018 R2 Webinar

Posted by B/P News & Notes on December 13, 2018 at 2:15 PM

Acumatica has released 2018 R2, which is the latest version of Acumatica Cloud ERP, our preferred enterprise management software. We've spent some time over the past few months implementing and being delighted by the new features and functions of this new version, and we are excited to show you the many benefits in this latest Acumatica release. Version 2018 R2 is an important release with significant improvements that you won’t want to miss.

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Topics: Acumatica ERP, Webinars

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