I Love to Meet Amazing Escape Users

I love working at Escape Technology and meeting amazing users like Adrianne Lawson, Accounting Technician at Holtville Unified School District. She came into Escape Accounts Payable Training and left creating an Accounts Payable “Diva” Support Club. This is an email group of AP users at Imperial COE that share tips and tricks and is now planning a potluck luncheon at her district. They will come together and share Escape tips for Accounts Payable. How COOL is that!? 

Come meet Adrianne Lawson at the User Conference in October. She’ll be there and you can hear her amazing story yourself!

How do you share information at your district? I’d love hear your stories! Email them to me along with a picture!

Imperial COE is LIVE on Escape Payroll!

Imperial County Office of Education team has been working with Carole Williams, Escape Project Manager, on the Escape Online implementation. Last week, the team finished processing the end of month payroll and printing checks. That means 20 districts, 3008 employees, and $10,080,093 in gross pay is running through Escape Online!

 The Imperial COE team is triple-checking the payroll check run on the big screen. Standing left to right: Lino Velarde, Chief Information Officer, and Norma Fajardo, Senior Director, External Business.  Seated left to right: Francisco Avila, Business Apps Developer; Brandi Kalin, Technology Apps Specialist; and Jennifer Villafana, Assistant Director, Payroll & Retirement.

The Imperial COE team is triple-checking the payroll check run on the big screen. Standing left to right: Lino Velarde, Chief Information Officer, and Norma Fajardo, Senior Director, External Business.  Seated left to right: Francisco Avila, Business Apps Developer; Brandi Kalin, Technology Apps Specialist; and Jennifer Villafana, Assistant Director, Payroll & Retirement.

Once the team was satisfied, they relaxed and were all smiles.

 Above, the Imperial COE team is happy with the end of month payroll run! Pictured left to right: Francisco Avila, Business Apps Developer; Jennifer Villafana, Assistant Director, Payroll & Retirement; Lino Velarde, Chief Information Officer; Brandi Kalin, Technology Apps Specialist; and Norma Fajardo, Senior Director, External Business.

Above, the Imperial COE team is happy with the end of month payroll run! Pictured left to right: Francisco Avila, Business Apps Developer; Jennifer Villafana, Assistant Director, Payroll & Retirement; Lino Velarde, Chief Information Officer; Brandi Kalin, Technology Apps Specialist; and Norma Fajardo, Senior Director, External Business.

Mendocino COE, First Escape Payroll = 1,096

Earlier this month, Mendocino COE successfully ran paychecks in Escape Online for their first payroll in July and got the ACH file processed by the bank!! It was 1,096 employees paid, 750 direct deposits, 346 checks….for a gross payroll of $1,195,360, but who's counting?!

 Standing Left to Right: Denise Rakes, Business Manager; Katie Pearson, Executive Assistant; Suzanne Steely, Accountant; Meg Kailikole (in rear) Director I, External Business Services; and Roberta Watkins, Account Technician. Patty Gallo, Accountant, is seated.

Standing Left to Right: Denise Rakes, Business Manager; Katie Pearson, Executive Assistant; Suzanne Steely, Accountant; Meg Kailikole (in rear) Director I, External Business Services; and Roberta Watkins, Account Technician. Patty Gallo, Accountant, is seated.

Long & Windy Road to Imperial COE Offices

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been out of the office a lot. Well, I’ve had the awesome pleasure of getting to be part of the Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE) implementation with Carole Williams, Project Manager, at Escape Technology leading the way. It’s a long road to get the offices of ICOE and it tends to be windy too, but so worth it once you’re there! A beautiful office and a great team of people, too!

During these past few months, I’ve met some amazing people who left a lasting impression on me. I’m looking forward to seeing them again at the Beyond Escape User Conference this coming October here in Sacramento.  Get registered today!