In late June, Tehama CDE paid us a visit at our headquarters for a hands-on working session on HRA workflow setup. When Lourie Larcade, Business Services Support Specialist, saw one of our blogs about another customer who had come to our offices for training, she thought it was just what they needed! So, she contacted us about the details. Their day at Escape was successful and they are now considering adding other HRA’s to their Online 5 system.
As more users get to experience the functionality of HRAs (Human Resource Authorizations), we’re getting lots of questions about the different types of HRAs available in Escape Online. First, what is an HRA? Well, virtually any HR/Payroll task you can perform manually can be automated, using HRA workflows that include electronic approvals and notifications. There are three different types of HRAs, and below is a brief description of each.
Standard HRAs are part of the Employee Online Portal package and are updated through the general release of Escape Online. For example, a very popular standard HRA is the Tax Change HRA. For more information about the Employee Online Portal, please contact our Portal Support Team.
Base HRAs are developed by the HRA team to fit into many customer’s existing processes without the need for customization. You pay a flat fee for each Base HRA item that you want. To give you an idea of what HRAs might be used for, below is a partial list of Base HRAs:
- Extended Session
- Data Sheet
- Additional Earnings
- Demographic Changes
- Extra Work & School Business
If you are interested in implementing Base HRAs, please contact our HRA Custom Support Team for pricing and availability.
Custom HRAs are customized to your specific needs and processes. You can use a Base HRA as a starting point and change the form or underlying logic to fit your needs, or, if you need an HRA that doesn’t currently exist, we can work with you to create a brand new HRA. If you are interested in implementing custom HRAs, please contact our HRA Custom Support Team for pricing and availability.
At our user conference, our customers requested a beefed up HRA process for adding a new employee, one that would include pay setup HRA items. In response to those requests, we’ve been working hard on developing a complete package of items used when adding a new employee.
The new employee HRA package is now available and adds support for a whole variety of pay setup items. Everything from paycycle, addon, retirement and tax setup to contribution/deduction, benefit provider, and education setup, just to name a few.
If you are interested in exploring these new items, please get in touch! Send us an email at HRA-CustomSupport@escapetech.com.
Did you know that the base set of HRAs has its own documentation separate from the standard Escape documentation?
It’s true! If you are currently using or testing our base set of HRAs and haven’t seen the documentation, feel free to send an email to HRA-CustomSupport@escapetech.com to request a copy.
Here is the table of contents to pique your interest: