It's About Time! The Journyx Blog

Support Tip of the Month: Approval Systems in Journyx

Posted by Matt East on 4/14/16 2:01 PM

The Journyx system has two approval options (Sheet/Period Approvals and Project Approvals) that can be used individually or together. The basic concept is the same but there are also differences.

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Topics: Insider, Time Tracking Tips, Project Management, Support Tip of the Month

Preparing for the FLSA Overtime Rule Changes

Posted by Amanda Finch on 4/6/16 1:32 PM

On July 6, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), expected to become effective in 2016.

At a recent Society for Human Resource Management conference, Tammy McCutchen, an attorney with Littler in Washington, D.C., and a former administrator of the DOL's Wage and Hour Division, told attendees she believed the rule would likely be published by July 7th, and take effect on Labor Day, September 5th. Alternatively, the rule might be published September 2nd, to take effect Nov. 1st (just before Election Day).

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Topics: Insider, Time Tracking Tips, Legal Issues

NEW REPORT: 2016 State of Time and Expense Tracking for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Posted by Kari Chase Rippetoe on 3/8/16 9:00 AM

Here at Journyx, we've known for a while that certain gaps existed within Dynamics GP when it came to time and expense tracking. Lack of data validation, limited approval workflows, and less-than-stellar reporting capabilities make GP a limited solution for tracking employee time and expenses within that system, especially with Business Portal going away.

Certainly, there are many third-party time and expense tracking solutions in existence that integrate with Dynamics GP (Journyx included, natch). Problem solved, right? Well, not all companies’ business processes are alike – so we wanted to understand more fully what goes on in Time Tracking Village in the Land of GP.

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Topics: Insider, Infographics, Microsoft Dynamics

Support Tip of the Month: Requesting Leave and Tracking Time Off in Journyx

Posted by Meredith Zachritz on 2/17/16 1:04 PM

If your administrator has given you access to leave requests in the Journyx system, you can send requests for time off to approvers and managers for approval before you take your vacation days. Leave requests allow you to give managers advance notice of the days you plan to take off and help you to coordinate your leave time with your colleagues. You can create and view leave requests under the Leave—>My Requests or My Calendar menus.

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Topics: Insider, Time Tracking Tips, Support Tip of the Month

Changing a Timesheet: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Posted by Amanda Finch on 2/8/16 11:54 AM

Timesheets are a necessary annoyance in many organizations. Most are filled out in a hurry, perhaps as an afterthought. Small wonder that timesheets are so often incorrect. But you really need to get those timesheets at the right time, with the right information. So you must simply correct them and move on, right?

Wrong. While there are ways to handle timesheet corrections, before you change any timesheet, beware the regulatory ramifications. Two regulatory schemes in particular have painful consequences for the unwary timesheet corrector.

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Topics: Insider, Time Tracking Tips

How to Ensure Successful Implementation of Your Time Tracking Software with Dynamics GP

Posted by Jeremy Gunn on 1/26/16 9:00 AM

So you've purchased new time tracking software…

Congratulations! You're now the proud owner of some shiny new time and expense tracking software! After spending months watching demos, evaluating free trials, and having endless internal discussions, you finally settled on a solution and are ready to integrate it with Dynamics GP. Happy Dance time as you imagine all your work life becoming exponentially easier!

Now it's time to pull it out of the "box" and get it set up for roll-out and use…which can actually be the most difficult part. How do you get started?

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Topics: Business Tips, Microsoft Dynamics

Software Integration Challenges in the Cloud, Pt. 1: Getting Data Into a Cloud Application

Posted by John Maddalozzo on 1/18/16 11:28 AM

Let's talk cloud today. Are you sick of hearing about the cloud? Do you know what it is? Where is it?

Well, you don't really have to know. Wikipedia has a long article on cloud computing and lists all the various aspects, types of clouds and tons of other details. Today we just want to talk about a particular aspect: getting data into and out of a cloud based application. What are the complications that are encountered with cloud applications?

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Topics: Business Tips, Technology of Time Tracking

What is the Best Way to Handle Time and Expense Corrections?

Posted by Brian Maxin on 1/13/16 9:00 AM

Let's face it: your employees don't like tracking their time. There are many reasons for this, such as having to enter time in too many systems.

Because of this, data entry error and correction is an all-too-common problem I hear every day. In a perfect world, you would like your time and expense tracking solution to help you catch any end-user data entry errors and issues on the front end. If your current solution does not offer these features, or if an error slips through the cracks, there are a few best practices you can follow for making those dreaded time and expense corrections.

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Topics: Insider, Time Tracking Tips

Support Tip of the Month: Using Memorized Sheets to Load Recurring Schedules Quickly

Posted by Meredith Zachritz on 1/5/16 1:18 PM

Do you have recurring meetings that happen every week? Do you have patterns in the type of work you do that are logged to the same project on a recurring schedule? Is your timesheet uniform from week to week other than exceptions time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, memorized sheets may be a good tool to use to speed up completion of your timesheets.

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Topics: Insider, Time Tracking Tips, Support Tip of the Month

2015 Journyx Support Tip Roundup: 11 Tips for Using Journyx

Posted by Kari Chase Rippetoe on 12/30/15 9:00 AM

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We've come to the end of yet another year, and it's been a busy one for not only us here at Journyx, but our customers as well. You use Journyx to track your time, expenses, projects and resources to keep propelling your organization forward in the most efficient and profitable way possible, and sometimes you need some help making Journyx work in the best way possible for you.

That's why we give you a support tip every month via the customer newsletter – so you can get a better understanding of how to use different features of Journyx. Over the last year, we've published 11 tips – one per month – and you'll find all 11 of them listed below for easy year-end reference.

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Topics: Insider, Time Tracking Tips, Support Tip of the Month

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