Tuesday, May 1, 2007

NOW Solutions Users Conference 2007

May 29 - June 1, 2007

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA

General - Session Descriptions

Gather with your human resources, payroll, and IT colleagues to hear topics of general appeal.

>> Welcome Aboard to emPath®

A session designed to introduce new users and first time conference delegates to emPath® and to provided first-timers with the basic tools you will need to get the most out of the conference.

>> NOW, Charting the Course - Welcome Session

An update on NOW Solutions -- our success, our growth, our plans, and our future. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and give the NOW Solutions Senior Management team your feedback. This session will provide a product direction update on emPath®, as well as a glimpse into NOW Solutions' future development plans. You'll also participate in a brief demonstration of the newest features and enhancements of emPath®.

>> New Treasures of emPath® 6.4- New Development Features

Discover the newest treasures unlocked in emPath® 6.4! This session will provide a product direction update on emPath®, as well as a glimpse into Now Solutions' future development plans. You'll also participate in a brief demonstration of the newest features and enhancements of emPath®.

>> emPath® Employee & Manager Self Service Overview

This power session is intended for current or potential users of the employee and manager self-service functionality in emPath® and will provide you with an overview of the current capabilities and features. Attendees will be encouraged to share their emPath® experiences and in-house practices with other users.

>> Implementing/ Cost Savings with Employee Self Service

There's no better way to learn than by learning from others. See how Grand River Hospital has used emPath® 's Employee Self Service to realize significant cost savings.

>> Charting New Waters - Now Solutions Hosting Solution

Trying to reduce IT costs or capital costs? Then you should try the Hosting Solution. This session will demonstrate NOW Solutions' newest possibility and highlight how we can act as your Information Systems department.

>> Navigate Through File Imports

Navigate through File Imports and see how the file importing capabilities of emPath® can assist you in meeting your data entry needs. The Generic Data Import Tool can be used to import spreadsheets to either add new data or update existing information. Just imagine the potential -- and this session will reveal just how to reach it!

>> Data Privacy & Security

The legislative maze fails business and consumer needs. What are USA and Canadian laws? What are best practices, the impact of Sarbanes Oxley or the Patriot Act? What about identity theft?

Note: This session presents unofficial answers that are not a substitute for proper legal advice.

>> How to use Notification is emPath®

This session will cover the technical and application setup of notifications. The session will include demonstrations of setting up notifications and discuss a variety of ways this feature may be used.

>> emPath® Field Level Security

emPath®'s latest security feature, Field Level Security, is a powerful, system-wide input and output filter that can help fit emPath® into your business, not the other way around. This session will provide an overview of what field level security is and how you can use it. What it can do for you is up to your imagination!

>> emPath® Workflow

This session will demonstrate the value and benefits of workflow. You will be provided with an overview of how emPath® workflows are set up. You will also learn more about the workflow routines that come with the product and how you can customize them for your workplace. The ability to create new workflows will be demonstrated and explained.

>> Exploring emPath® Database Tables

This session will map out everything you should know about the important tables in emPath®, including what they contain, how to maximize their usage for reporting, and additional information on the reporting and archiving of your information.

>> emPath® Security Suite

Now Solution's Security Software suite includes StatePointPlus; a management tool that gives IT managers and system administrators complete control of operations, compliance, configuration, and security on desktops and servers. StatePointPlus facilitates the establishment, mass deployment and on-going adherence to compliance strategies (i.e. SOX, HIPAA, ISO).

Now Solution's ImmuneApp, is the first truly proactive security product designed to protect personal computers and servers from both known and unknown viruses as well as unauthorized programs (ex. malicious mobile codes.)

>> Future Business Meeting - Closing Lunch

This will be the official close to our User Conference. This is the opportunity to get together as a group for one last time to say goodbye to all the friends we've made. It's also a time to refocus, give direction to our many special interest groups, and start planning for the next conference. The user community serves a vital role at NOW Solutions. Attend this session and let your voice be heard. The future course of NOW is in your hands.

>>Crystal Reports for Advanced Users

This session is designed for emPath® users that can create a simple to moderately complex report using Crystal Reports. Topics covered will include advanced formulas that can enhance your reports, reporting using parameters and complex search (selection expert) statements, linking and joining, and participants will see how to create and incorporate "sub-reports" into a main report. Fixed length (flat file) output design will be covered, which is often a requirement for third party vendor data files, as well as some advanced features, such as conditional letters/forms, multi-column reports, etc.

>> Training Administration Power Session

This power session is intended for current or potential users of the training administration functionality in emPath®. This informative session will provide you with an overview of the capabilities and features of this powerful module.

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