Payroll Features – All Payroll Software is Not Created Equal

If you’ve been searching on the web for a payroll solution, you’ve probably become overwhelmed by the great variety of systems available for you and your business. Not only that, the price ranges are staggering: they range all the way from FREE to $100,000+

The feature sets among payroll programs vary exponentially more than the number of vendors. All payroll programs are definitely not created equal. When you are conducting your search, be sure to check into the flexibility of these features, which can vary greatly, and which you may not have thought about.

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Business E-Newsletter

In July, a few staff members from Red Wing Software participated in two different conferences discussing current accounting and technology issues. The first event was a meeting of Certified Public Accountants that takes place every other year. I was fortunate enough to be a presenter on two different panels during this conference, talking about current technologies specifically related to accounting. The other conference was a meeting of professionals dealing with standards for gathering and reporting financial data for specific vertical markets. Dick Moore, Development Manager, and Julie Strain, Sales Engineer, presented information on management accounting implementation and challenges.

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The Five Most Important Considerations when Selecting Payroll Software

Processing payroll on time is crucial to the management of your business. As your company grows, you may find that payroll processing becomes more complex with tax requirements, multiple employee types, increasing deduction types, and much more. To efficiently manage your payroll, you will need to choose the best options for your business to process payroll allowing you to continue to pay your employees on time, ensure taxes are filed promptly by due dates and still have access to the information you need. When it is time to select a new payroll software program for your organization, you have so many things to consider, but here are the five most important things to consider before you even start your search.

Read on to learn more...

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3 strategies for a successful intranet adoption

We have talked about common myths and issues surrounding user adoption of digital transformation initiatives, in particular such as intranets, digital workplaces and collaboration platforms.

Let us now, as promised, examine three different strategies for a successful intranet adoption.

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How can you ensure that your employees are engaged

Employee engagement is key to a high-performing organisation—that much is clear. But how can you ensure that your employees are engaged? Motivational theories provide some clues. Let’s examine the two most well-known ones in this article.

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Should you opt for a Cisco Enterprise Agreement to manage your software

Cisco is changing the way organizations procure and manage Cisco software through a new licensing model: the Cisco Enterprise Agreement (Cisco EA).

Choosing a Cisco EA provides simplicity, flexibility and cost savings. That's because it consolidates all your maintenance contracts and licenses in a single contract and offers license portability, upfront savings, on-demand deployment capabilities and more. You can also receive vouchers for services to optimize deployments and drive end-user adoption.

There are many benefits, so we've boiled it all down to give you the most important highlights.

What difference could a Cisco EA make to your business?

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Make a Smarter Migration to the Cloud

One of the biggest challenges organizations face when moving to the cloud is the skills gap. In a recent study, 96% of IT decision makers acknowledge a skills gap in their organization. However, it’s difficult to get the right training for your team or hire the right skills required to manage every element of your cloud strategy. Moreover, if you hire an outside organization to do the migration for you, you miss out on an opportunity to upskill your team. This is why we created The Azure Accelerator Program, it’s the only service where we not only complete the migration itself, we also provide the training and mentorship necessary to grow your competency around the cloud.

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3 Reasons You Need A Cloud Managed Services Provider

When you invest in the cloud, it opens the door to significant change and transformation. However, if you aren't prepared to undertake all the elements required to managed the cloud, you will face a lot of hurdles. Learn how you can tackle the 3 key areas often overlooked when transitioning to the cloud: the cloud skills gap, operational readiness and cost management. More importantly, see what qualities you should look for in a managed services partner.

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Strings Management Manifesto

The effect of text strings on the User Experience is undeniable, but not many companies have the time or resources to spend on perfecting UI content. When the responsibility to write, edit and update text strings falls on engineers, it is tough to spend adequate time on content strategy and optimization - not to mention the drain on already time-constrained developers. The ideal solution is one that enables both engineers to manage strings more effectively and non-technical product team members to manage them without reliance on developers. Learn how to centrally manage your strings, automate UI content updates and elevate your product content with the help of AI and emotional tone analysis.

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You Had me at Hello

How big of an effect do the words in your UI have on your users? Is the effect positive or negative, does it encourage engagement and continued use or cause frustration and dismissal? If the words in your product aren’t yet a priority, they should be. Words are four times more likely to convert a user to action than design elements, but the effort required to make even simple UI content changes prevents most companies from digging in and spending time on this critical driver of UX. That can change, when text strings are brought out of source code and into the light of day, or really, a single platform where non-technical team members can edit and update at will. Learn more about the impact the words in your UI have on UX and how a strings management platform can help you take product content to a new level.

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