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ComVida Employee Management System 4.2.1.9

February 2017

ComVida is very pleased to announce that EMS 4.2.1.9 is ready for release. This update focused on key issues and requests reported by our users.

Text Messaging **New**

The Call Employee tool in both HR and Scheduling has a new option to send a text message to an employee’s cell phone. By doing so within the framework of Staff Scheduling or HR, a call record is logged which will assist management should verification become necessary.

The texting functionality in EMS 4.2.1.9 has been developed using Twilio® technology and does require a text message account. For more information on set up and implementation please contact the Helpdesk@comvida.com.

Enterprise Settings

The License Key Warning message will only be displayed on the license expiration date. (#1910)

Human Resources

Current Value Only pages will save changes when editing an employee’s Current Value Page and will subsequently open the current employee as selected in the open Scheduling Module. (#1982)

Scheduling

Shifts with zero hours will Generate and Freeze without error. (#1952)

The Shift’s Type block will save when edited in Chrome and Firefox. (#1972)

A new Company setting can be used to hide Shift Assignment Notes when an employee has security access of View only.

Please contact the Helpdesk@comvida.com for the set-up instructions. (#1974)

The Stat Not Worked (PHP) tool when applying the Alberta ‘Day of the Week’ rule will include the most recent day worked, even when this day is in the week prior to the stat holiday. (#1976)

Current Value Only pages will save changes when editing an employee’s Current Value Page and will subsequently open the current employee as selected in the open Scheduling Module. (#1982)

The response time of the Availability Report has been substantially improved. (#1983)

Payroll

T4 and T4A slips will indicate that the slip is Amended below the T4/T4A Date. (#1943)

The ROE Export will apply a negative period’s earnings into a prior period when the employee has a reversal of hours in the reporting period. (#1975)

New Warning messages have been implemented to ensure that proper consideration is given to the consequences of changing the Item code of an existing Employee Amount. (#1993)

When unsure of the changes required to modify Employee Amounts, please contact the Helpdesk@comvida.com for assistance.

Extracts

The GL Extract Tool has been updated to sort the CSV export file in ascending GL Account order. (#1914)

CSSEA code updates have been applied for compliance in the current year reporting cycle. (#1981)

In the MPP Extract tool, service event rows will be exported according to the pension file specifications, using Method 1 rather than Method 3 to calculate the Pension Service. (#1990)

The MPP Extract tool will identify union codes when the union code is lower case. (#1992)

The GL Extract Tool has the ability to export data to project allocations for sites using Simply Accounting projects. Please contact the Helpdesk@comvida.com for more information on the set-up and implementation. (#1997)

The GL Extract Tool has been updated to allow up to 100 characters when using the Class column of the Bridge table. (#2000)