Sage Software Ships Enhanced Sage Abra HRMS for Mid-Sized U.S. and Canadian Organizations
“Sage Abra HRMS version 8.1 includes HR, attendance and training modules to comprehensively meet the HR management, information tracking, reporting, and legislative compliance needs of North American organizations,” said Karl Grass, vice president and general manager for Sage Abra HRMS and Sage Payroll Services at Sage Software. “Upon installation of version 8.1, customers can choose the configuration appropriate for their organization, including U.S., Canada, or both.”
Features in Sage Abra HRMS version 8.1 include enhanced job description information, more flexibility in defining employee seniority for attendance purposes, additional options for tracking vacation time, and step rates for such organizations as municipalities, universities, and union-based industries. Sage Abra HRMS version 8.1 also features tight integration with Sage Payroll Services for U.S. companies, and offers an optional link to ADP Canadian payroll services.
"Sage Abra HRMS version 8.1 gracefully handles the Canada/U.S. features," said Allan Johnson, manager of infrastructure and technology at Children's Aid Society of Algoma (Ontario), a Sage Abra HRMS customer for more than six years, with 170 employees and four locations in Northern Ontario. "We especially like the enhanced employee features, such as seniority attendance tracking and new vacation tracking choices.”
For Canadian organizations, Sage Abra HRMS now tracks PIPEDA (Personal Information Privacy and Documents Act) consent information. New reports designed to meet the needs of U.S. and Canadian installations cover employee beneficiaries and dependents, benefits, skills, and education. Sage Abra HRMS version 8.1 also includes key Canadian compliance capabilities for EE (Employment Equity) and OSH (Occupational Safety and Health), while continuing to help U.S. organizations comply with EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) requirements.
In addition to the HR, attendance and training modules, version 8.1 also includes a new version of Abra Workforce Connections, the workforce-facing self-service system for Sage Abra HRMS. Consisting of Sage Abra ESS (employee self-service) and Sage Abra Benefits Enrollment modules, plus the new Sage Abra eRecruiter module, Abra Workforce Connections provides customers with Web-based workflow automation capabilities.