The Year in APA’s
PAYTecH and ePayXpress (EPX)
Hundreds of business magazines publish articles that implement and promote paycard programs, how to cut
examine what makes a company successful. PAYTECH is the costs and beef up the bottom line, and took an in-depth look
business magazine for the people who keep those successful at outsourcing and offshoring in today’s business climate. In
companies going by delivering accurate, on-time payrolls addition, PAYTECH updated readers on Sarbanes-Oxley com-
while staying in compliance with ever-changing laws and pliance, brought them complete coverage of APA’s annual
regulations. Congress, National Payroll Week, and Capital Summit, and
The Membership Publications staff continually strives introduced them to the 2005 Payroll Man and Woman of the
to improve APA’s flagship membership magazine. Improve- Year, 2005 Prism Award winners, 2005 Chapter of the Year
ments and upgrades achieved over the past year include winners, and APA’s new President, Vickie B. Majors, CPP.
new section headers that make it easier to identify the The membership publications department also devel-
various PAYTECH department columns, shorter columns oped a 16-page sample version of PAYTECH magazine, which
and features, more sidebars and graphics, fresher designs is distributed to prospective members. This innovative move
and layouts, and a “Coming Next Issue” teaser in the table of saves money, trees, and increases APA’s membership.
contents to generate interest in the next edition. Also, the Also this year, PAYTECH’s membership in BPA World-
reader service card for PAYTECH has been expanded to a full wide is being completed. BPA membership will verify PAY-
page and improved by making it bigger, easier to find, and TECH’S circulation, giving the magazine added credibility
easier to use. among advertisers and earning the right to display the BPA
The PAYTECH staff has already begun gathering story logo each issue of PAYTECH. This comprehensive circulation
and design ideas to implement in a future redesign effort. review has great potential to boost PAYTECH’s ad revenue.
The goal is to make PAYTECH as fun to read as it is informa- In the future, PAYTECH will continue to respond to
tive. member needs by improving its content.
PAYTECH has continued to focus on topics of interest PAYTECH’s blend of comprehensive payroll news,
and concern to APA members. During the past year, APA in-depth features, and original graphics is designed to
staff and PAYTECH’s talented Board of Contributing Writers present readers with an engaging publication that will not
offered members a wealth of valuable information on sub- only be read once, but saved and used as a career develop-
jects ranging from disaster recovery planning to how to keep ment reference. Always changing to meet the needs of APA
the office healthy with wellness-program initiatives. members, PAYTECH remains the premier publication of the
PAYTECH also offered advice from experts on how to payroll profession.
Each month, APA members get the latest news and
information in the payroll profession delivered straight to their
e-mail inboxes in ePayXpress (EPX). Just a few mouse clicks put
them in touch with current legislative and regulatory news,
information on vendors and new technology, details about
upcoming APA payroll training courses, and much more.
In 2005, EPX underwent a major graphic makeover,
making it easier to navigate and even more pleasing to the
eye. Always a work in progress, the Membership Publications
Department constantly strives to keep EPX as up-to-date and
user-friendly as possible.
For 2006, the Membership Publications staff continued to
enhance EPX. Fresh new articles included topics as diverse as
benefits administration outsourcing, earned income tax collec-
tion in Pennsylvania, paycard use and regulation, fun resume
“outtakes,” and SOX compliance links. EPX readers continued
to find great news about local chapters, payroll classes, new
APA members, and payroll events in the regular EPX columns.
APA members look forward to receiving the monthly EPX
online magazine and the wealth of useful information and
valuable tools it offers for their professional development.
Members not currently receiving EPX by e-mail should use
self-service to update their membership information at www.
payroll.org—just log on, then click “Edit My Profile” to ensure
we have your current e-mail address to begin receiving
APA Today, the official daily newspaper
of the annual Congress, is produced onsite
to keep members up to date on all the most
important details of the largest payroll
gathering of the year. Every morning during
APA’s Annual Congress, participants start
the day by catching up on the day’s news,
enjoying lots of photos, reading about upcoming workshop sessions, and reading
interviews with special guest speakers.
APA’s 23rd Annual Congress APA Today garnered first place recognition for
outstanding quality from the International Association for Exhibition Manage-
ment’s “Art of Show 2005” competition.
Members who didn’t get a chance to attend this year’s Congress can still see
each full-color newspaper, featuring dozens of large photo galleries, by visiting
APA’s Congress Web site. Go to www.americanpayroll.org/congress.html to down-
load the 2006 editions of APA Today.
In addition to APA Today, the Membership Publications department produces
many other publications and documents in support of Congress. One of these, the
2005 Congress Sponsorship and Exhibitor Brochure, was a top three finalist in the
Press Club of Dallas’ Katie Awards.
The Year in APA’s
The APA extends its gratitude to these members who took time out of their busy schedules to contribute articles to the
association’s publications throughout 2005-2006. Thanks to their willingness to share their knowledge and expertise,
APA’s membership publications are industry leaders.
Marcia Aamodt Curt Finch Deborah Matthews, AAP Fenil Shah
Peter Ackerson Carole Ford Deneen McCormick, CPP Snehal Shah
Martin Armstrong, CPP Howard Freedman, CPP Billy Meyerkorth, CPP Beth Shanton, CPP
Fred A. Basehore, CPP Ravi Ganesan Kevin C. Miller Jill Sherman
Laura Bray Craig Garritano Dee Nelson, CPP Mark Smith
Art Brooks Sherry Goetze, Ph.D. Gary Nesbitt, AAP Roger A. Smith, CPP
Maureen F. Brown, CPP Brent Gow, CPP Liza Paparella, CPP Fiona Soltes
Amy Bryant, CPP Gwendolyn K. Hannah Michael Pappas, CPP June Taubman
Lisa Calhoun Keith Hill Brad Patterson, CPP Bill Thomas
David A. Caplan, CPA, MBA Glen R. Hilton, CPP Philip M. Perry Tom Tillman
Irene Chapman, CPP Raeann Hofkin, CPP William Pietri Larry White, CPP
David Cramer Christian C. Hoyt, CPP Lisa Poole, CPP Rosemary D. White
Darryl Cunningham Len Jacobs Les Quinn, CPP Sarona-Lee Wilde, CPP, PM
Nora Daly, CPP Amy Jankowski, CPP Bob Riester
Dennis Danilewicz, CPP Stephen Joyce Clay Ritchey
Justin Digman Stephen Lashley Steven M. Rotheim Note: Contributing writers listed
Robert Farina Joel F. Levy, Esq. Sheryl Sculley, CPP are from July 2005 to June 2006
Casey Fiesler Lynne Marty Greg Secord PAYTECH and EPX.
The American Payroll Association extends its thanks to all of the advertisers that have supported our membership
publications throughout 2005-2006. It is through their generous support that we have been able to bring readers our
publications on a regular basis.
Accountemps and Robert EBS On Line Legiant TimeLink
Half Finance & Accounting echelon3 Technologies, Inc. LTtax, Inc. Ultimate Software
Accuity Solutions Ecount MasterCard International Unitime Systems, Inc.
Accu-Time Systems, Inc. FSV Payment Systems, Inc. Paychex, Inc. Workbrain, Inc
ADP, Inc. Galaxy Technologies, Inc. Payroll Associates, Inc. WorkForce Software, Inc.
Amano Cincinnati, Inc. GE Corporate Payment PerfectSoftware Wow!™ Card Services
Barnett Associates, Inc. Services Qqest Software Systems
Bottomline Technologies ® Genpass Card Solutions, LP Recognition Systems, Inc.
BSI-Business Software, Inc. Human Resource Executive Sage Software Note: Advertisers listed are from
CalAmp iEmployee Skylight Financial July 2005 to June 2006 PAYTECH
CIC Plus InfoTronics, Inc. Stromberg and EPX.
Comdata Corporation Intuit QuickBooks Synel Industries, Ltd.
CTR Payroll Company ITCS Attendance Solutions TaxTalkToday.TV
CyberShift, Inc. JAT Software Telliris
Discover Financial Services Kaba Benzing America Time America, Inc.
DPSI - Distributed Payroll KeyBank TimeCentre
Solutions, Inc Kronos Incorporated TimeIPS