Volume 7, Issue 7
The EmpACT Connection
Connecting people around the world to the latest news and events in staffing
e E m p A C T I n t r o d u c e s H i g h e r L e a r n i ng
eEmpACT Software recently announced the launch of their new eEmpACT University class
• New User Training Sessions offerings to all current customers. The variety of classes offered covers everything from
Oct. 3-7 Atlanta product-based front office and back office teaching to service-based customer sales
Oct. 3-7: Minneapolis education. eEmpACT University was created to help customers work more independently and
Oct. 10-14: Minneapolis leverage a greater understanding of the software. Allowing customers to experience in-depth
Oct. 17-21: Atlanta hands-on learning of certain features in eEmpACT cultivates a more thorough understanding
Nov. 7-11: Minneapolis of its extensive software functions and capabilities, which customers often don’t fully utilize.
Email Jen for more info at: “By providing our customers a classroom-style learning environment for a specific area of our
firstname.lastname@example.org software empowers users to run their staffing business more cost-effectively,” said eEmpACT
President and CEO Tim Giehll.
Fall 2005 Course Offerings
• eEmpACT Annual User eEmpACT University has a full portfolio of
Group Meeting: Oct. 19 Class Date Location course offerings scheduled throughout
Orlando, FL UltraDay Oct. 26 Atlanta, GA the fall. The first class, focusing on
Microsoft Query report writing, was held
• American Staffing Associa- eEmpACT as a Sales Tool Oct. 27 Atlanta, GA in September in Minneapolis and Atlanta
tion National Conference and proved very successful.
Advanced Express Day Oct. 28 Atlanta, GA
Oct. 19-22 Orlando, FL “Who would have thought queries would
UltraDay Nov. 16 Minneapolis, MN be exciting!?” said Query student Lauren
• National Assoc. of Horton from Discover Staffing. “It was
Computer Consultant eEmpACT as a Sales Tool Nov. 17 Minneapolis, MN
great to learn that once you know what
Businesses (NACCB): Advanced Express Day Nov. 18 Minneapolis, MN information you need and where it comes
Nov. 2-5 Los Angeles, CA from, that you can design almost any
report you can imagine! The classroom experience was very positive and I'd give our trainer,
Kathryn, a 10!” Additional one-day classes scheduled in October and November include
UltraDay, eEmpACT as a Sales Tool and Advanced Express Day. Discounts are available for
Inside this issue: multiple registrations. Contact Jennifer Palmer at 800-456-5660, ext. 254 or email
email@example.com. More information can also be found by visiting our website at:
CEO Remarks 2
Suppor t Tips and Reminders
Upgrade & Support Updates– Is your system up-to-date?
3 • Microsoft will end support for Windows NT 4 and SQL Server 7 as of December 31, 2005. If
you are using either of these products in conjunction with eEmpACT products, it is to your
Helping Out 3 advantage to upgrade to Windows 2000/2003 servers, Windows XP and SQL 2000 prior to
December 31, 2005.
Hurricane Response 3 • In addition to support changes for Windows 2000, NT 4.0 and SQL Server 7.0, eEmpACT
will no longer support the integration to Quickbooks for customers after December 31,
2005. Customers will not be able to get assistance through eEmpACT for Quickbooks
New Employees 4 software or the Quickbooks interface. eEmpACT highly recommends you transition from
Quickbooks to eEmpACT’s very own Express in order to fully utilize and benefit from eEm-
pACT’s integrated software and superior customer support.
Please see tips, page 2
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Tips, continued from page 1
Payroll Corner– Did you know? Express Tip: Check Re-issue Fee
New Jersey has announced that the You can now configure your Express system to allow for a eEmpACT will
taxable wage base for unemployment check re-issue fee. Simply create a reissue fee code in
eEmpACT Administration and then enable the re-issue
continue to provide
insurance and temporary disability
insurance will be $25,800 for 2006. fee key under "Manage System Keys." customer tips and
Visit the New Jersey Department of reminders on a
Labor and Workforce Development at Express Update 17-B6 is now available! You must be on monthly basis.
http://www.state.nj.us/labor/ea/ea2 eEmpACT Express version 12 to install the update. To
006.html for more details. Don't get complete details on how to set up the Automatic
forget to update your eEmpACT Updates, go to: www.eempactexpress.com
Express state tax settings as needed.
e E m p A C T S e t s t h e L e a r n i n g Cu r ve H i g h
“It is one thing to have
With many dilemma that leaves a addressing just one area of
technology- software developer like the software, so that a more the best tool buried
based eEmpACT is to decide how to thorough understanding can
industries, educate our customers to result and customers can somewhere in your
the rate of keep them current with our fully appreciate and utilize
developing latest and greatest improve- the capabilities of that software, but what good
and ments. It is one thing to certain feature. Often the
introducing have the best tool buried skills learned result in large is it to our customers if
Tim Giehll, CEO new somewhere in your software, cost-savings; customers no
they don’t know how
products but what good is it to our longer have to pay someone
and services into the market customers if they don’t know else to do the skill they now to best use it?”
is often done at a faster how to best use it? With the know and can perform them-
pace than most consumers introduction of eEmpACT selves. With benefits like -Tim Giehll, CEO
can keep up with. Looking at University classes, we are this, the University classes
the software industry, this combating this challenge. will prove to be a powerful
trend is especially true. The Each class is targeted at tool for our customers.
P r e f e r r e d Pa r t n e r G r ow t h – T r a n s F o r m A d d e d
Partnership continues to special needs people have TransForm. “We look forward
grow with addition of regarding printed products. to what the future holds in our
TransForm Group Headquartered in Atlanta, partnership with eEmpACT and
GA, TransForm has been in their family of clients!”
eEmpACT’s second operation since 1985, TransForm Group is known for
Preferred Partner recently serving over 4,500 its excellent customer service
joined the team as a value- customers nationally. They and provides customers with
added, trusted partner for specifically can provide these three guarantees:
eEmpACT customers. eEmpACT customers with 1. We will reduce your cost for
As an eEmpACT Preferred products such as payroll printing, forms and cartridges.
Partner, TransForm Group checks, invoices, tax forms, 2. We will provide excellent
provides business forms and timesheets and more. customer service
commercial printing, tailored “TransForm Group is excited
to meet the specific needs 3. If we ever fall short in any
to be teamed up with area we will not stop our
of the staffing industry. eEmpACT as a Preferred
TransForm deals with correction procedure until you The team from TransForm Group
Partner; we enjoy serving are 100% satisfied. stand in front of their headquarters
nearly 500 staffing-related the eEmpACT clients and located in Atlanta, GA.
companies all across the For more information about
building loyal, long lasting TransForm Group, please visit
country; they are relationships as we provide
experienced and know what our Preferred Partner page at: Page 2
a full line of print services http://www.eempact.com/pp_
forms customers need for and related products,” said
specific software and what transform_technology.html
Gary Smith, President of
Volume 7, Issue 7
1 5 Ye a r s a n d G o i n g S t r o n g
eEmpACT celebrates 15th needed innovative software Muller said. “Looking back I “There's a feeling here of
anniversary and looks solutions. They were not realize it's about people. Our
alone in their struggles to success has always come as more than just producing
forward to future growth meet the unique challenges a result of the hard work,
With a solid 15 years under of their indus- dedication and a software package; it's a
its belt and many more to tries, and the attitude of our staff.
come, eEmpACT’s experience product born There's a feeling here feeling of ‘how can we
in the staffing software of this frustra- of more than just
tion has built producing a software make our customers
industry has earned itself the
respect as an industry up a well-known reputation. package; it's a feeling of ‘how successful?’ and in turn
leader. Earning this status Founded by Manpower can we make our customers
has been a continual work in franchise owners in 1990, successful?’ and in turn make us successful.”
progress, as technology has these recruiting experts make us successful.”
heavily influenced a booming formed eEmpACT Software. Looking to the future, -Jeff Muller,
staffing market and Today the customer base of ongoing product and service
eEmpACT has grown to over improvements will continue eEmpACT Product
eEmpACT has seamlessly
responded and answered to 1,000 who can now enjoy a to be facilitated by regular
completely integrated front meetings with eEmpACT Developer & founder.
the changes along the way.
Professionals just like our and back office system. users and a formal online
customers were once faced Product Developer Jeff process for submitting
with frustrating staffing Muller is a founding product enhancement
problems. Staffing eEmpACT employee and has requests. eEmpACT looks
companies, consulting firms witnessed first-hand the forward to whatever changes
and corporate recruiters changes over the years. the next 15 years bring!
“What an amazing 15 years!”
Helping Out Response to Hurricane Destruction
eEmpACT Donates to American Personnel & “eEmpACT walked us
Charity Auction Temps Affected through the problems and
helped us resolve a very “eEmpACT walked us
DVD player raises money First Hurricane Katrina; then serious issue. We were able
for Boys & Girls Town Hurricane Rita. It is hard for to pay our employees on
through the problems
In August, Account Manager many of us to imagine the time while utilizing the and helped us resolve a
Mike Wolbrink attended instantaneous effects of software for the first time.”
MAPPS (Mid America Assoc. such powerful storms. For very serious issue.
American Personnel & American Personnel is
of Personnel & Staffing We were able to pay our
Temps in Beaumont, TX, currently operating its
Services) in Missouri. While
at the conference, items were Hurricane Rita left the local Beaumont office out of employees on time
donated and auctioned off to staffing business scrambling Houston until power and
services are restored, which while utilizing the software
help raise money for the Boys to their ParkWest Staffing
& Girl Town. eEmpACT location in Houston to could be another month. for the first time.”
donated a portable DVD maintain and continue Although there was some
exterior damage to the build- -Steven Hines,
player for this event and the services for its clients. A new
winner was Jerry Hellebusch, eEmpACT customer, ing, the office will be ok. American Personnel &
cpc, owner of Morgan Hunter American Personnel had yet “This has been a very Temps.
Companies in Overland Park, to run payroll for the first difficult time for all of us;
KS. “The Board of directors of time on the new software. many of our employees in
MAPSS would again like to the Beaumont Port Arthur
Together with eEmpACT,
express our thanks for the area have been displaced
Network Partners (who is
portable DVD player which and greatly affected by
eEmpACT provided for our Hurricane Rita,” said Hines.
American Personnel) was
charity auction,” said MAPPS “Thanks to eEmpACT and
Treasurer Alice Pollock. “This
able to take the conversion
data and transfer it to NPI we were able to assist
item received a lot of bidding many of our employees with
and we are happy that we eEmpACT. “We were able to
run five payrolls last week,” much needed cash through Page 3
were able to raise money to a timely payroll.”
give to charity.” said Steven Hines of
eEmpACT Software, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN Atlanta, GA Grounded with over 15 years of experience in the staffing indus-
2051 Killebrew Drive 1355 Terrell Mill Road try, the team at eEmpACT has developed a solid understanding of
Suite 520 Building 1482, Suite 150 the needs of recruiters, consultants and staffing professionals.
Bloomington, MN 55425 Marietta, GA 30067
Founded by staffing firm owners in 1990, these recruiting experts
formed eEmpACT Software, currently the industry’s largest
Phone: 800-456-5660 staffing software company. The software was specifically
designed to empower recruiters in making it easier for people to
find the right jobs and companies to find the right people!
A complete front and back office solution, eEmpACT offers
comprehensive support. It is the crucial interaction with our
respected customers that ensure the software we develop is
precisely targeted to fit your needs.
Integrated with Microsoft technology, eEmpACT provides a
The Staffing and complete order-placement and resume search system along with
powerful accounting and business management technology and
Recruiting Software can be used in a variety of networking environments.
Visit us on the web:
We l c o m e A b o a r d N ew E m p l oy e e s !
Rochelle Melissa This fall The American Staffing
joined the joined the Maureen Association Annual
Minneapolis Atlanta joined the Conference is quickly
eEmpACT eEmpACT Customer
approaching! If you are
team in July team in Support
as a Recep- July as a team at planning to make the trek
tionist for Territory the Min- to Orlando, be sure to stop
Rochelle Reis Corporate Manager neapolis by and visit us– Booth 207!
Melissa Sauceda Maureen Olson
Services. in the location.
She previously was Sales Department. She Beginning in September, she If you are still thinking
employed in the accounting previously worked at Capital will work as a Support about attending the Annual
office at Sam’s Club for the Business Solutions for a Specialist. Before coming to User Group meeting,
past five years. Rochelle year and a half. Melissa is eEmpACT Maureen worked contact Jennifer Palmer
grew up near Northfield, MN from Louisville, Kentucky for Kontron Mobile Comput-
and graduated from Dakota and attended Ball State ing for six years, until the (800-456-5660, ext. 254)
County Technical College University where she earned company moved to as soon as possible to
with a degree in General a bachelor’s degree in California. She is originally reserve your spot today!
Auto Care. She is also a Political Science and History. from South Dakota and also
Also, you don’t want to
Certified Nursing Assistant. She has lived in Atlanta for lived in Iowa, before settling
Rochelle has lived in the over five years and in her in the Twin Cities suburb of miss the eEmpACT Cocktail
Twin Cities her entire life spare time she enjoys Minnetonka where she has Reception being held on
and in her spare time enjoys cooking and reading. lived for the past 38 years. Friday, Oct. 21 from 5:30–
scrap-booking, sports, Maureen enjoys doing crafts 7:30 p.m. at Marriott’s
movies, music and reading. in her spare time.
Solaris Restaurant. See you
soon in sunny Orlando!