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Sparkrock 365 Deep Dive Webinar Series

Episode Title Recording Link
Introducing Sparkrock 365: The only cloud-native solution built for nonprofits View here
Hiring, Terminations & HR Requests View here
Payroll Calculations & Processing View here
Attendance Management, Requests & Accruals View here
Seniority & Experience Tracking View here
Sparkrock 365 Deep Dive: General Ledger View here 

eLearning Series

Name Description

Exporting and Importing Budget

Presenter: Abu Bham

Covers a central understanding of:
  • An explanation of the budget feature in Sparkrock 2016 
  • A demonstration of exporting and importing budget in Sparkrock 2016 
  • Understanding the shift away from a manual budget entry

NOTEParticipants who will benefit from this topic are people in your finance department.

Best Practices for Payroll Posting Covers a central understanding of how to:
  • Avoid payroll posting errors
  • Use best practices for checking Payroll Journal Entries
  • Combine batches
  • Create an employer benefit batch for employees on leave

NOTEParticipants who will benefit from this topic are Payroll personnel. HR personnel may be interested in this topic.

Setting Up and Processing EFT Payments Covers a central understanding of:
  • The EFT set up in Sparkrock 2016 
  • How to create an EFT payment
  • Learn tips and tricks to avoid some common errors

Note: Participants who will benefit from this topic are accounting staff and or people who work with payments.

Training and Registration Tips and Tricks Covers a central understanding of:
  • Creating a training event and broadcasting it
  • Viewing Training and Registration in the
    Employee Center 
  • Linking completed training to employee qualifications

Note: Participants who will benefit from this topic are employees and supervisors who use or are interested in Sparkrock's Training and Registration functionality.

Purchase Order Receiving and Invoicing Covers a central understanding of:
  • Receiving in Employee Center and understanding the
    Employee Center receipt process
  • Receiving and undoing receipts in Sparkrock 2016
  • Learning about the various ways PO lines can get pulled into a Purchase Invoice

Note: Participants who will benefit from this topic are Procurement and Accounts Payable Associates.

Employee and Supervisor Actions for Scheduling Covers a central understanding of:
  • Creating a new shift and shift changes
  • Shift trading and splitting a shift

Note: Participants who will benefit from this topic are Employees and Supervisors who use the Sparkrock Scheduling Feature.

Corporate Credit Card Setup and Processing Covers a central understanding of:
  • Setting up your Sparkrock Solution to facilitate processing corporate credit card transactions
  • Understanding how cardholders will see these expenses in the 
    Employee Center
  • Learning how cardholders will submit their claims

Note: Participants who will benefit from this topic are Finance or Accounting managers responsible for setup, and Payable Associates and cardholders responsible for completing expenses for processing AP.

Records of Employment Covers a central understanding of:
  • The columns on the ROE page and any new fields
  • What areas can be edited or completed
  • How to run a single or multiple ROE files
  • Understanding the EI AUDIT Payroll Control on the Pay Ledger Entry table
  • Where to check if data is not correct on the export file

Note: Must have knowledge of how to complete a Record of Employment manually.

Recurring General Journals Are you manually keying in the same journal each month? Sparkrock 2016 provides a solution to overcome this.

Recurring General Journals covers a central understanding of:
  • What recurring journals are about and how they can be used in your accounting activities
  • Different recurring methods and how they can be used
  • A step by step review of the process for creating recurring journals 
Employee Center Setup - Part 2 Covers a central understanding of:
  • Employee Center Configuration required for: Purchase requisitions, Online receiving, and Financial Analysis
Note: Intended for Employee Center Administrators who are responsible for the setup in Sparkrock 2016. 
Managing Annual Tax Changes for Payroll Covers a central understanding of:
  • An overview of the Sparkrock Tax Guide
  • The different Payroll Controls that are affected by the rate changes
  • How to update Brackets that affect taxes
  • How to test the new tax rate 
T4 Setup, Processing, and YTD Adjustments Covers a basic understanding of:
  • Key setup requirements, including Employer Reporting Authority and Tax Form Class
  • Navigating and understanding the T4 reporting panel
  • Completing T4 YTD adjustments
  • Accessing tax forms on the Employee Center

Note: Intended for Payroll Administrators or the person(s) responsible for T4 Setup and Processing in Sparkrock 2016.

Employee Center Setup - Part 1 Covers a central understanding of:
  • Employee Center setup including Groups and Pages, Setup & Master Companies, Profiles, Users, Dimensions, and Approval Thresholds

    Note: Intended for  Employee Center Administrators who are responsible for the Employee Center setup in Sparkrock 2016.
End of Year Entitlements Covers a central understanding of:
  • Processing Yearly Entitlements
  • Working in the Entitlement Worksheet
  • Posting the Entitlements
NAV Tips and Tricks and User Interface Covers a central understanding of:
  • Customizing pages, ribbons, fact boxes, columns, and the navigation pane
  • Searching by using the quick filter and column filters
  • Filtering by criteria and symbols, and saving filters
9.08 Release Overview An overview of the features we'll be covering include:
  • Finance procurement
  • Depreciation of pooled assets
  • Overtime
Working with Payroll Control Schedules Covers a central understanding of:
  • How to create user-defined reports in Sparkrock 2016 that deal directly with Posted Payroll Ledger Entries
  • How to create payroll reports based on posted pay ledger entries for a date range
  • Where to find online information for Payroll Control Schedules
  • This is Designed for Payroll Administrators who have access to sensitive payroll information
Reviewing FA Depreciation Books and Tips Covers an in-depth understanding of:
  • Reviewing and navigating the FA Card
  • Understanding the FA Depreciation Book
  • Using your solution more efficiently and effectively with helpful tips and tricks
Account Schedules Covers a central understanding of:
  • Intermediate Skill Level
  • Building  and extending  upon understanding Account Schedules
  • How to prepare financial reports
  • How to incorporate dimensions by using Analysis View
Configuration Worksheet

Covers a basic understanding of: 

  • Configuration package and worksheet
  • How to create documents through the worksheet
HR Requests

Covers a basic understanding of:

  • Increasing efficiency by streamlining HR request processes as part of the HR tasks.
  • Getting productive by automating data for Payroll and Dimensions.
  • Increasing accountability amongst your staff using traceable data.
  • Making better decisions by gaining context from historical HR data.
Standard Codes for Purchase and Sales Invoices Covers a central understanding of: 
  • How to create codes
  • When and how to use saved codes
  • Situations where standard codes are useful
Managing Object Deployment Covers a central understanding of:
  • How to find, backup, import and test objects
  • Understanding why you are being asked to load an Object
  • Which database to update and the importance of Backups
  • The right time to promote the Object to Production
Accounting Year-End Process Review Covers a central understanding of:
  • Review of Accounting Period & create and close a new accounting period 
  • Demonstrate Close Income Statement batch job
  • Understand the year-end close functionality in Sparkrock 2016
Using the Customer Success Center Covers a central understanding of:
  • The structure of the site.
  • The various search techniques available for specific commands. 
  • How to locate and reorganize the type of content that most interests you.
Exporting and Importing Budget Covers a central understanding of:
  • An explanation of the budget feature in Sparkrock 2016 
  • A demonstration of exporting and importing budget in Sparkrock 2016 
  • Understanding the shift away from a manual budget entry
Managing the Bank Reconciliation Process in NAV Covers a central understanding of:
  • An overview of the bank rec. process
  • Available Options for the automation of the process
  • Handling abnormal situations commonly faced, during the reconciliation process

Product Tours and Webinars Series

Name Description
Ontario K12 - Uniform Code of Accounts Strategies Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:
  • What are Dimensions
  • Lessons learned when moving from a segmented to Dimensional GL
  • How to set up, test, and train for this
Increasing Efficiency with Sparkrock Expense Claims Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:
  • Reducing transaction and processing costs with automation
  • Automatic population of transaction data into expense claims and how it flows through to A/P and your G/L
  • Configuring your organization's policies directly in the solution 
  • Faster reimbursement for employees
  • Eliminating paper-based processes through online and credit card processing 
Workforce Management Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:
  • Comprehensive, intelligent online shift scheduling and bidding
  • Effective applicant and employee management
  • Robust time, attendance and payroll tools
  • Convenient employee self-service anywhere and on any device

K12 Product Showcase Series:
Payroll and Benefit Integrations

Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:

  • How you can save time and reduce the risk of errors in payroll with Payroll Validations that ensure your calculations are accurate.
  • How truly integrated Payroll and Finance will eliminate inaccuracies and frustration for HR, Payroll, and Finance users
  • Producing and distributing Pay Stubs and T4s the way your staff want to receive them
  • Managing complex issues such as Salary Deferral (Earned Leave)
K12 Product Showcase Series: HR Reporting and Attendance Management

Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:

  • Absence Management for Ontario K12 school boards
  • Gain Insight into your workforce with Sparkrock K12 Reporting and Power BI Dashboards
  • Ministry Reporting Packages that save you time
Finance Management Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:
  • Comprehensive financial operation fundamentals (GL, Budgeting, etc)
  • Easy-to-use configurable role center
  • Robust real-time reporting and dashboards
  • Convenient Employee and Manager self-service
K12 Product Showcase Series: Tangible Capital Assets

Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:

  • Sparkrock's Asset Management solution that is fully integrated with core functionalities including areas such as Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger for purchase, maintenance, and depreciation of assets
  • Understanding how a solution can help you manage both pooled assets and non-pooled assets and comply with the ministry requirements for these areas
  • racking assets against operating budgets and contra account for funder reporting
Donor Management Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:
  • Comprehensive donor and volunteer management
  • Effective donor communication
  • Robust donation tracking, payments processing, and portal access
  • Customizable reporting and analytics
Case Management  Demonstrates and highlights key features such as:
  • Transparent program and staff management
  • Seamless client intake and information tracking
  • Efficient program enrollment workflow processes
  • Robust case management and activity tracking dashboards
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