Solano COE "Escapes" to Roseville!

We were lucky enough to have a daylong training with Solano County Office of Education, at our headquarters here in Roseville.  Michelle Mallory, Business Information Systems Support Coordinator, and Shawndra Rentschler, Business Information Systems Support Specialist, made the drive up from Solano County to do a System Admin training.  Solano COE has been live on Escape Online for five years already!  Michelle has been there from the beginning and wanted to have a refresher on some higher level functionality, while Shawndra is relatively new to her role in support and wanted to get some personalized training.

Pictured left to right: Shawndra Rentschler, Business Information Systems Support Specialist with Solano COE; Lora Sutherland, Escape Support Analyst; Terri Hammond, Escape Training Manager; Cole Herrin, Escape Support Analyst; and Michelle Mallory, Business Information Systems Support Coordinator with Solano COE.

Pictured left to right: Shawndra Rentschler, Business Information Systems Support Specialist with Solano COE; Lora Sutherland, Escape Support Analyst; Terri Hammond, Escape Training Manager; Cole Herrin, Escape Support Analyst; and Michelle Mallory, Business Information Systems Support Coordinator with Solano COE.

During our training we went over lots of county, org and user setup records, as well as HR/Pay setup records. We then spent the afternoon delving into budgeting, focusing on salary and benefits.  Michelle said “Learning about the System Workflow and how HR/Payroll applies to Budget” was her biggest takeaway.  Shawndra was especially excited to learn about record archiving in Employee Management, she said “having worked in payroll, I know how those records add up over time.” There are system and org level settings that you can set to archive old records, for example, leaves that are over a certain number of months old. A major advantage of archiving is that Employee Management records load faster.  For more information about archiving, please see the Friday Feature Archiving Employee Information.

Escape Online software is constantly growing and changing; we discussed how you tend to get so focused on performing your tasks to get your job done and don’t always take the time to explore new functionality.  The release reviews and webinars are a great way to keep up on the latest enhancements and functionality.  To find the latest Release Review, click Online Resources on your activity tree and then select Release Information.

We always enjoy spending time with Michelle and Shawndra; our customers are one of the best parts of our jobs!