GPUG Amplify 2017 Observations
June 5, 2017
The Sierra Workforce Solutions team recently headed south to lovely Anaheim, California for the second annual GPUG Amplify, in cooperation with Microsoft, conference. We packed our bags with great excitement and gratefulness for a West Coast event. First, a little background about the GPUG Amplify conference. GPUG Amplify was conceived after the discontinuing of Microsoft’s “Convergence”… Read more »
Spotlight on Sierra in GPUG Magazine!
July 26, 2016
Sierra Workforce Solutions has been offering time and attendance software and hardware solutions since 1987. Going on thirty years! Recently Mike Christiansen, President of Sierra Workforce Solutions, was interviewed for Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains User Group’s magazine. In the article you will find insight into how Sierra provides instant ROI on investment, while offering fabulous… Read more »
Top 10 Steps to Prepare for Automating Time & Attendance
June 27, 2016
Thinking about upgrading or implementing a time and attendance system for your company? Worried about an overtime lawsuit? ACA compliance regulations have you stressed? Start here! The team at Sierra has put together a handy list of the top ten steps to keep in mind. This list is a great way to kick start your time… Read more »
Affordable Care Act and Time & Attendance. Are you ready?
September 28, 2015
Navigating the legislation behind the new Affordable Care Act can be a confusing process. Due to the complexity of employee tracking and ever changing benchmarks, employers need to be prepared for an audit of their employee time entries. Having a secure, accurate time & attendance system in place is step one in guaranteeing that you… Read more »
The Power of ERP Software User Groups
September 23, 2015
ERP Software users, we have a great tip for you! Take advantage of one of the user groups associated with your ERP software package. “UGs”, as they are affectionately referred to, can be highly organized and helpful to software users, developers and marketers. What is an “UG” and how can it apply to you? UG… Read more »
How to find a great VAR for your ERP Systems: Tips for picking the right partner.
September 9, 2015
Shopping for an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) System? Purchasing a new ERP accounting system can be a daunting task. ERP systems have lots of moving parts that undoubtedly touch all aspects of your company. Using a VAR to help you navigate the process can be a big help. The acronym VAR stands for Value Added… Read more »
What is the ROI of your Time & Attendance system?
September 1, 2015
At Sierra we take phone calls every day from people tracking employee time in interesting ways. A typical scenario is something like this; handwritten time sheets have been gathered on various sheets of paper, travelled from a job site, been rewritten by a supervisor and then input into a spreadsheet by someone in the home… Read more »
Buddy Punching: A Time Clock Problem
August 13, 2015
Just back from a busy week in New Orleans, where I had the chance to speak to many prospects and current clients. The biggest time and attendance pain point buzz for potential new clients at the trade show was “buddy punching”. Buddy Punching is a workforce management industry specific term that refers to fellow employees… Read more »
Biometric Time Clocks and Why You Should Care
June 22, 2015
Think time and attendance is boring? We are out to change your minds today with a primer on biometrics and how they play a huge part in the time and attendance industry. What are biometrics? The term “biometrics” applies to the measurement of unique physical attributes, for example your fingerprint, veins in your palm, topography… Read more »
Avoid Costly Employee Overtime Lawsuits by Automating Your Time and Attendance Systems
April 22, 2015
“You have an overtime lawsuit on your hands” is probably one of the scariest statements a business could ever hear! Believe it or not, overtime hours can become the basis of an expensive lawsuit if employers do not track employee time appropriately. Here’s what you should be asking yourself…Is your time keeping system robust enough… Read more »