Escape Online, Release 18.02 Is Now Available

Escape Online, Release 18.02 is now available. We have some incredible new features that are going to make your job so much easier and we have some year end features that you are going to love!

Finance Updates! 

There are lots of great updates to Finance, but I wanted to focus on two of the most ambitious: paying for vendor requisitions by line item and simplifying your year end process.

Pay by Line Items

Now, you can apply payment amounts, including unpaid sales tax and shipping costs, to specific vendor requisition line items. The new Line Items to Pay tab is available in the AP Payments and Enter Payments activities. It allows you to specify which line items to pay and how much. The tab applies to all account distribution types for vendor requisitions and allows for both positive and negative amounts. You can even change the unit price paid.

 From the Payments and Enter Payments activities, you get a new tab for paying for vendor requisitions by line item.

From the Payments and Enter Payments activities, you get a new tab for paying for vendor requisitions by line item.

Year End Efficiencies

 We have spent some time working on the year end process, looking for ways to save you valuable time. We added a Complete Flag to the search so that you can complete hundreds of vendor requisitions, stores requisitions, and invoices with a couple clicks of the mouse.

We also added more search fields on the Fiscal Year End activity, enabled locking for the Fiscal Year Status activities, and implemented support for multiyear processing to the Payment Transaction activity.

HR/Payroll Updates!

HR/Payroll also took year end processing and workday efficiencies to heart, rolling out some great new features

Roll Forward Calendars

Now, you copy all of your calendars to the new year with a single click. The new Roll Forward Calendars task in the Fiscal Year Status activity copies calendars from the base year to the next year. It is so easy! If you have a calendar that you don't want copied, that is easy too. We added a Roll Forward to Next Year flag to the Calendars activity so you can "turn off" the roll forward for that calendar.

 The Roll Forward Calendars task copies calendars from one year to the next!

The Roll Forward Calendars task copies calendars from one year to the next!

HR/Payroll Productivity

The 18.02 release is chockfull of productivity enhancements for HR/Payroll users. There are new quick links to Payroll Vendors from the AP activities, to the Bargaining Unit and the Job Cat/Class records from the Assignment tab in the Employee and the Position Detail tab in the Position, and to the Benefit Provider record from ACA Defaults tab in the Bargaining Unit.

We added more export fields to Employee Detail and a Save/New button to Credentials. We added more search fields to numerous activities and, last but not least, we optimized the STRS Qualifying Report for Substitute Employees (Retire01) report and improved the load time for lookups in the Employee record.

To see all of the features included in 18.02, please see the Release Notes in the Release Information section of Online Resources in the software. 

If you are limited on time, you can also watch Terri and Leslie's Top 10 videos, available in the Release Info section, for a quick and irreverent look at the top changes found in Release 18.02.