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What Software do Business Owners Need?

As a business owner, the software you need depends on the nature of your business, its size, and its operational requirements. Here are some common software categories and some examples to get you started:  1. Accounting and Finance  2. Customer Relationship Management (CRM)  3...

How to Set Up Sage 50 Paystubs for Electronic Delivery

Looking forward to never printing (or re-printing) a paystub again?  This article applies to both Sage 50 Canada (formerly Simply Accounting) and Sage 50 US (formerly Peachtree accounting).  If your organization uses Sage 50 for payroll and you are currently printing paper paystubs...

Choosing Digital Timesheets for Sage 50 – What’s Right For You?

This article applies to both Sage 50 Canada (formerly Simply Accounting) and Sage 50 US (formerly Peachtree accounting).  If you’re a Sage 50 user whose organization currently tracks employee time via paper timesheets, you may have landed on this article in your search for a digital time...

6 Reasons to Stop Emailing Paystubs

A recent LinkedIn survey conducted by the InStaff team of 136 payroll professionals showed that approximately 10% of respondents distribute paystubs electronically by email. While emailing paystubs may offer certain advantages over physically printing paper pay statements (e.g., time savings), there...

5 Best Paystub Generator Tools 

If you’re an independent contractor, entrepreneur or small business employee, you may not have instant access to the paystubs and payroll documents you need for yourself or your employees. Fortunately, there is no shortage of convenient tools to help you generate an accurate paystub for your...

A (Lighterweight) Alternative to Sage HMRS

If your organization:  …You may already have had a chance to explore Sage HRMS or Sage HR.   Depending on your needs, Sage’s HRMS solutions can make a lot of sense. They are comprehensive HR suites that can help even large businesses overhaul their entire HR...

Time and Attendance vs. Time Tracking: What’s the Difference?

“Time and Attendance” and “Time Tracking” are terms that are often used interchangeably to describe systems that help employees and organizations track employee time at work. However, there are unique distinctions between these two types of time keeping that are important to understand if you are an...

Introducing Balance Tracking for InStaff Time-Off Requests

We’re very excited to announce the addition of balance tracking functionality to our Time-Off Requests module this month. This widely requested module enhancement provides employees with real-time visibility into their remaining time-off balances and automatically subtracts approved time-off from...

Moving to Digital Timesheets from Paper? 3 Factors to Consider 

With countless digital time tracking solutions on the market, choosing the correct one for your business can be a challenging task, particularly if your organization still relies on a paper-based timesheet process. If you are considering your first electronic time tracking solution, there are a few...

Using Time Tracking to Discover your Clockwork 4D’s Mix

“Every company engages in four elements of work. These are the Four Ds (4Ds)—Doing, Deciding, Delegating, and Designing.” Mike Michalowicz, Clockwork (page 86) As a co-founder and CTO of InStaff, I’ve been involved in every aspect of the company operations at one point or another. From programming...
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