December 18th, 2014

Rotations or scheduling? Which one are you using and what’s the difference?

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A software implementation is an exercise in communication, and this is most clear when gathering requirements! Using shared definitions can help clarify your scheduling needs. The terms rotations and scheduling have very different meanings from each other, as well multiple definitions for each term. It’s important to know what the differences are to ensure that…

November 27th, 2014

2015 Canadian Statutory Deduction Changes


Canadian statutory deduction amounts such as credit thresholds and tax rates change every year. Every payroll clerk knows that staying up-to-date with these changes is required for accurate reporting and withholding. Not staying up-to-date with these changes not only creates more work for your payroll team to correct after the facts, but opens your company…

October 22nd, 2014

The best Dynamics AX blogs users and developers need to read


As a robust ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has a lot going on and it can be difficult to find the answer to every setup, feature and troubling shooting question. But you can still cut down the amount of time for the answer searching significantly. To help you do this, we’ve compiled a list of…

October 8th, 2014

What is workforce management?


In business, there always seems to be those words that everyone uses but nobody explains, from buzzwords like “synergy” to concepts like “the cloud”. Workforce management is a little like this – because there are so many types of workplaces, this term is used in a variety of ways. If you do a quick search…

September 15th, 2014

Where are you allocating the company’s people costs? Use dimensions to find out


What is a dimension? To help understand what a dimension is, it is good to first have an understanding of analytical cubes. An analytical cube is multidimensional database optimized for online analytical processing (OLAP) that provides advanced business analytics. Instead of storing information in a relational database where information is stored in flat, two-dimensional tables…

April 1st, 2016

This year, Microsoft is changing it up with the introduction of Envision, a new conference tailored for business leaders in operations, finance, sales, marketing and IT. Envision will replace Convergence as the go-to conference for business leaders and will provide emphasis on 8 industries: Manufacturing and resources Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) Financial services…

January 14th, 2016

Compensation can be challenging and time-consuming to administer. There are so many different ways to calculate a person’s compensation whether it’s fixed, variable, a mix of both, involves pay grids, salary bands, or involves stock options. That’s still before taxes, benefits, deductions, allowances and overtime are applied. There is so much that goes into coming…

December 3rd, 2015

Using position management to manage your workforce is not just for organizations with employees working multiple positions, but can be applicable and beneficial to any organization. Position management is a type of relationship between positions, jobs, employees and the organizational structure. A position is seen as an empty chair that inherits and maintains job information…