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Register Now for the 19.02 Release Review

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, will be LIVE on the web! These way wild ladies will review the latest Escape Online release 19.02. It's your chance to learn all about new features, enhancements, and changes without leaving your desk. It's not too late to register for the Release Review!

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, working together in the Escape studio.

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, working together in the Escape studio.

Here is a sneak peek at the agenda:

Finance and HR/Payroll - Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

  • New Budget Entry Search

  • LOTS of Performance Enhancements

  • Cap Balance Leave Reports

  • New Logic for Locking Payroll

  • New Payroll Detail by Employee Report (PayDtl14)

Hope to see you there!




Escape Online, Release 19.02 Is Now Available

We are happy to announce that Escape Online, Release 19.02 is now available. This is a compact release with lots of report updates and some especially nice features. Check it out!

New Locking Payroll Logic

With the help of you, our customers, we made some great tweaks to the payroll locking logic. First, to make it easier to understand, we moved the Lockout All task to be BEFORE the Submit All task.

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Now, just as you wanted, there are power-payroll activities that CAN MAKE CHANGES to a locked payroll, like:

  • Adjust Payroll

  • Additional Pay

  • Additional Contrib/Deduct

  • Timecard Assignment Adjustment (import)

  • Leave Transactions

  • Leave Status Retro Payroll

And, then we made a change so that some activities CANNOT MAKE CHANGES  to a locked payroll, like:

  • Initiate Pay

  • Employee Management

Update to Budget Entry

Now, you can search for budget line items by funding group and entry type. Check it out!

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Starting at the top of the screen highlighted in blue, we added a new Entry Type field with a lookup for every entry type you could want. AND, when you select a funding group, all of the components of the funding group are loaded for you automatically.

Moving to the fields highlighted in yellow. We moved the Restricted Accounts and Comment 1 and Comment 2 fields to the Accounts section to make the search more intuitive.

These changes should really help with those implementing Site Based Budgeting!




Report Release 19.02.01 Is Now Available

The 19.02.01 Report Release is now available. HR/Payroll users will want to get their hands on the updated reports with capped leave balances and the new paper-saving Payroll Detail by Employee (PayDtl14) report, while Finance users will be thrilled with the updates to the MAA Salary (Fiscal54) report. For the complete release notes, please go to Online Resources - Release Information - Report Releases.

NEW! Pay Detail by Employee

Payroll users love the Pay Audit (Pay14) report for verifying pay, but sometimes the report is just too darn long. Users want to print the report, but they don’t want all of that paper, showing contributions, deductions and bank information when they are only verifying earnings.

We didn’t want to change the Pay Audit because it is such a fantastic tool, with customers sending it directly to the Report Warehouse, so we made a “copy” of it and gave users the ability to show/hide sections of the report. Amazing! You can show /hide position accounts, earnings, contribs/deducts and/or bank/ACH information.

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Capped Leave Balances

We have updated all of the leave reports to show capped leave balances.

  • Leave Transactions (Leave01)

  • Leave Balance (Leave03)

  • Leave Batch Snapshot (Leave06)

  • Leave Balance Summary (Leave07)

  • Leave Balance Summary for Granted (Leave09)

  • Leave Transactions Without Running Balance (Leave11)

  • Leave Detail Snapshot (LeaveStatus99a) 

(If you missed the new capped leave balances feature rolled out in 19.01, check out the Release 19.01 blog.)

SACS Rollup Reporting for MAA

The Medical Administrative Activities (MAA) – Salary (Fiscal54) report gathers account information for reporting costs for administering the Medi-Cal program to CMAA. This is a great tool that saves a ton of time, but some customers wanted the account information to use SACS Rollup values as opposed to the Object codes defined by the district. Well, now that option is available with the new SACS parameter.




Register Now for the 19.01 Release Review

NEW DAY: The release review for Escape Online 19.01 will be on Tuesday, April 23!

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, will be LIVE on the web! These way wild ladies will review the latest Escape Online release 19.01. It's your chance to learn all about new features, enhancements, and changes without leaving your desk. It's not too late to register for the Release Review!

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, working together in the Escape studio.

Leslie Bailey, Technical Writer, and Terri Hammond, Training Manager, working together in the Escape studio.

The session is divided into two parts:

HR/Payroll 9:00am - 10:30am

Topics covered:

  • NEW Capped Leave Balances

  • Addon Goals

  • Mass Change Addon, Contributions and Deductions

  • New Activity - Mass Change Employee Benefit Providers

Finance 10:30am - 11:30am

Topics covered:

  • NEW Site Budgeting

  • Site Budgeting Reports

  • Budget Notes and Attachments

  • NEW option for AR Snapshot

Hope to see you there!