Business Technology Solutions Has Joined Net@Work, A Top Worldwide Sage Software Business Partner

We remain committed to you and working together to achieve your goals. Rest assured that all the voices and faces you've come to know and trust will still be here to respond to your needs.

The BTS team may continue to be reached at the existing BTS main phone number 919-781-2900. As well, we can all be reached via our existing email addresses.

This is a big win for our valued clients. With our combined teams we can now offer you expanded services and support, providing a true advisor for all your IT initiatives.

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Considering Options

Seems as if everyone is considering their next step in this challenging economy .......

Summer 2008 / Sage Abra HRMS

As summer begins we have finally received rains and many water restrictions have been lifted. Hopefully the conservation behaviors the draught forced on us will become long-term patterns. As we discussed in our last newsletter we need to change both our short-term and long-term behavior preparing today for the “next time.”

Our economy has not yet begun to bounce back in a similar manner, but we are beginning to see signs of turning the corner on this cycle. The time is now to prepare for and change to meet the coming business cycle. Serious issues remain related to scarce resources and have to be accounted for in managing organizations. Human capital being of primary importance! Ensuring you can attract and retain the right people for your organization is more critical then ever.

This quarter our newsletter again is focused on providing you with information on how to succeed in a continually challenging economic environment. We have included links to a couple of articles related to competition and tough times. In addition, we truly believe people are the most valuable resource (whether you are referring to employees or customers). Therefore, we have again included information intended to provide insight on keeping people satisfied and retaining them.

The next six months will likely bring some of the most significant change we have experienced in our lifetimes. We truly do live in very interesting times.

Lissa Johnsen

In the News:  
Sage Abra HRMS Helps Simplify Benefits Enrollment Online
Jessica Simmons, Sage Software vice president and general manager for Sage Abra HRMS, describes good alternatives to outsourcing the entire benefits administration process, like using the Sage Abra Benefits Enrollment solution. She also includes comments from several Sage Abra HRMS clients and business partners in her contributed article which isn't available online, but is published in the April issue of the American Payroll Association's PAYTECH magazine.

Paralea Boose Attains Key Certifications in Sage Abra HRMS
Paralea Boose a Senior Consultant at Business Technology Solutions has attained Implementation Certification for Sage Abra Workforce Connections – Employee Self Service, Benefits Enrollment, and eRecruiter. More small and medium sized organizations are taking advantage of the value offered by these powerful applications creating a demand for consultants with such proven skills.

Lissa Johnsen President / CEO of Business Technology Solutions states, “Paralea continues to provide exceptional service and is continually obtaining the key knowledge to support our client needs. Because this is a rapidly expanding area of human resources we look forward to the opportunities to help our clients.”

For more information on how organizations are benefiting from the capabilities found in these systems click here. Be sure to download the whitepaper “10 Myths About Employee Self Services – Exposed!”

Paycards: Reduce Costs and Increase Emplyee Satisfaction!

Many employers recognize the growing benefits that come from offering their employees payroll paycards, including convenience, security, cost savings and a higher employee retention rate. In fact, the payroll paycard can be offered as an alternative to paper paychecks, translating into cost savings for your business. The primary advantage of paycards is the immediate elimination of costs associated with producing paper paychecks, which can equate to more than $1 per employee, per pay period.

Employer Benefits
- Cost-effective - reduce the costs of issuing paper paychecks
- Eliminate lost/stolen check fees
- Secure – minimize check fraud
- Smart – provide an additional voluntary employee benefit 
Employee Benefits
- Safe and secure - immediate availability of money on payday
- Easy to use – “unbanked” employees do not need a banking relationship
- Flexible – families can receive multiple cards for use
Sage Payroll PayCard works the same way as a direct deposit transaction, and requires no additional systems, software or hardware. Your company can incorporate Sage Payroll PayCard into your existing process regardless of the payroll software or service you currently use. If your company offers direct deposit, you can also offer Sage Payroll PayCard. It’s that easy!
To learn more click here for the feature sheet or contact Janet today.  

Preparing You To Compete and Thrive in Today's Economy

Playing to Win 
By Robert Kiyosak

To succeed in business, your power players must be social, stable and smart, but most of all, they must win.     

To read more click here.

In Tough Times, Focus On Fairness
A Q&A with the one minute entrepreneur. 

Twenty-six years after publication of The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard has written The One Minute Entrepreneur. Blanchard, co-founder of an eponymous, 300-employee consulting firm in Escondido, California, spoke with editor Mike Hofman about leadership and fair pay.
To read more click here.

Team in Training 
Experts reveal that education is the key to employee retention.
by Karen J. Bannan 

An employee may come to work for you because of the salary or the possibilities associated with working at a smaller firm--the sense of ownership it offers, for example. But they stay put only if they feel like they are being professionally nurtured.
To read more click here.

From the Users Group Meeting  

Business Technology Solutions held a Sage MAS 90 & 200 and Sage Abra HRMS Users Group Meeting on June 2 in Raleigh.

Thank you to all of our clients who attended the Users Group Meeting. By all accounts it was a tremendous success starting with our kick-off presentation by Sage Software's Bill Hammer. If you did not make it you really missed a great event - here is some what was reveled in our survey completed by attendees:

Best sessions -
What’s new in MAS 4.3
How to extend your functionality – MAS & Abra
Gaining More Insights with Reporting & Inquiry
Comments -
Good Seminar!
BTS Employees very knowledgeable
Enjoyed training
Great to meet everyone and network

We hope to see all of you next time!

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