Intacct Adds HR Compliance

Intacct Corp., an ASP offering accounting and related business services, Thursday (Nov 30) introduced a virtual human resources compliance specialist to its growing suite of HR services.

In the latest in a series of strategic partnerships, Intacct said it is partnering with HRPath Inc. to give Intacct customers access to an employee compliance system that addresses issues ranging from recruitment, interviewing, hiring and performance evaluations to separations and even pets-in-the-office policies.

Intacct customers can access the HRPath services seamlessly from within the Intacct system. Behind the scenes, information is shared between HRPath and Intacct through the Extensible Markup Language (XML), the standard for web-based sharing of business data. This service will be available by the end of the year.

Users can manage and document a wide variety of compliance functions. For example, to help managers through the hiring process the service provides a checklist of nine steps — each accompanied by advice — that steer companies clear of federal and state legal prohibitions. Similar information leads managers through employee recruitment, pre-screening, interviewing and all types of employee separations including termination, employee resignation and reduction in force.

Customers who need to produce employee handbooks will be able to save thousands of dollars by using the service to create a customized handbook, instead of hiring outside consultants or legal counsel.

The partnership with HRPath, as well as alliances with providers of payroll and 401(k) services, will allow Intacct to offer a comprehensive suite of HR functions fully integrated into a web-based accounting service. This complete suite of human resource offerings will be available by the end of the year. Other services include online auditing; time, billing and expense reporting; and bill presentment and payroll.

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