Time Clock Labor Imports to Abra Payroll





What can I accomplish with this program?

See the Feature Sheet.

With a BASpay Labor Import Program for Payroll, you can:

  • Efficiently and consistently accept and prepare payroll data batches for transfer into payroll
  • Convert, report, and prepare detail and summary batches for transfer to payroll
  • Automatically create new payroll charges for "units x rate" earnings, amounts, tips, and deductions
  • Apply client-specific logic using data in the PR/HR system to follow company policies to determine earnings, shifts, bonuses, tips, incentives, etc.
  • Prepare batches from multiple locations for transfer with awareness of and codes reflecting their origin
  • Export new and changed personnel data from the PR/HR system for import by the data collection system
  • Un-post batches that were incorrectly transferred into the PR system
How does it work?

See our System Diagram.

This is a menu-driven program that provides the operator with good control of setup and tasks to import batches of labor activity or deductions consistently and efficiently. Our interfaces are designed to use the best data your data collection can export consistently. Our interfaces interact with Abra Suite directly and intelligently to validate all in-coming codes and to look up any necessary personnel data, pay rates, and PR/HR rules to apply your company policies. Assuming no exceptions, normal work flow would be: Import, Report, Send charges to Payroll. If exceptions are found in the newly-imported data, the labor activity batch can be put through the process again after making the necessary corrections. Setup includes control of batch defaults for assembly, various configurations, and processing options. Reports include Exceptions, Details, Summary, and Posting Detail. Reports are available to screen, printer, browse, or Excel. You can use our included code cross-referencing to automatically handle codes that are not matched in both systems. Optional client-specific logic is frequently included in the preparation of batches. To minimize re-keying, two-way interfacing is available to prepare and export personnel data for the data collection system.

Are there optional capabilities?

Yes. See the Feature Sheet.

Transfer Abra Suite Payroll data to general ledger and/or job/project costing software via intelligent preparation of batches from payroll history, full audit reporting, and in the specific outputs you require.

  • Export data on personnel changes and new-hires to your data collection system.
  • Determine premium pay for FLSA overtime, specialized overtime, shifts, paid-time-off, incentives to client specification.
  • Calculate pay rates for minimum wage make-up, job and project, minimum declared tips, incentives, bonus, etc., all to client spec.
What happens if I change my data collection or requirements?

We support many systems. See the Feature Sheet.

This happens quite often, in our experience. You would coordinate with us, consider the new situation, and update your capabilities. It’s highly likely that you can continue to prepare and audit your batches as before, simply by importing an updated or different labor file. BASpay labor interfaces are designed to be maintained and adapted efficiently to meet evolving client needs. Some clients import multiple formats because they have multiple facilities, with different needs and kinds of data collection systems.

What is the process to get this program, pre-configured for my situation?

We review each order and coordinate with the client representative(s) to be sure what we provide meets the client’s needs before we pre-registered and configure the program for the situation. Our “Needs Analysis” and methods are designed to make this proces as smooth as possible.