Q1 2021 Quarterly Town Hall Recap

Posted by Catherine Chelena on April 12, 2021

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These town halls are part of our commitment to our users to ensure they have the latest information about their solutions, can get tips and tricks from the experts and can get updates about what’s happening with Deltek + ComputerEase. This is also an opportunity for you to get your questions answered by submitting your questions ahead of time. 

The Deltek + Computer Ease team, including John Meibers, Michael Heinsdorf, Barb Laws, Julie Pearson, and Maribel Scarnecchia, guided viewers through the remaining 2021 enhancement release dates, what users can expect in the upcoming enhancement release, and how to utilize new upgraded functionality and features available to ComputerEase customer to further improve business processes. 

When and What to Expect in the Q1 Enhancement Release 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts, there have been numerous and continuous updates to current accounting and tax legislation, specifically regarding the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). Deltek + ComputerEase has been monitoring it closely and delayed our Q1 enhancement release in order to include updates to fully support the updated legislation, John Meibers assured viewers. You can expect the first 2021 enhancement release to be in full effect mid- to late-April.  

When deployed, users can expect to see multiple impactful updates to continue to increase efficiencies in your business usage. Sr. product director Barb Laws went into detail on the new ability to schedule reports to run with an automated email notification option. This new enhancement allows users to schedule reports ahead of time to run at any recurrence of your choice. An additional enhancement allows users to set up email notifications for approval alerts. You can now customize email alerts to be sent to intended recipients even if they’re not logged into the ComputerEase system for invoicing approvals. Whether you’re working in an office or on-site, you’ll receive real-time notice of when you’re required to approve invoices—furthering efficiencies across your workforce. 

Additional enhancements include more detailed options added to the AP Invoice Selection, Payroll module, and Qtool. These new details enable users to quickly view what each vendor within each project is costing as a subset of the overall cost, providing clearer understanding of ongoing project budget allocation.  

New Integrations 

Michael Heinsdorf reintroduced Deltek’s Partner Marketplace, which brings together a diverse group of best-in-class global partners that provide complementary solutions to extend the power of Deltek products. New and notable features include integration updates to further improve ComputerEase users’ experience in WorkMax, as well as new products like EverythingBenefits and Nvoicepay to provide construction industry-specific value to ComputerEase clients. Learn more about these products and all of the partners and features on Deltek’s Partner Marketplace

To improve the Deltek + ComputerEase client experience, Julie Pearson shared customers now have full access to the Deltek Customer Support Center as of March 29! This integration gives you access to on-demand, knowledge-based articles and the ability to easily open and view existing tickets for support. She provides a live demonstration of the process. Check out the full recorded webinar for more information. 

Upcoming Trainings and Events 

We heard your feedback, and will continue to use the same format as 2020 to provide deeper insights into user-requested topics. We've wrapped up three trainings already in 2021 and are available on Deltek Customer Corner. Maribel Scarnecchia went into detail of upcoming trainings that users can participate in to gain better understanding of the software. Lastly, consider joining Meet the Expert Live Q&A Sessions to provide additional support for Deltek + ComputerEase customers as a direct source for your questions in lieu of logging a support call or requesting a one-on-one training. Be sure to register for and view all past recorded trainings and events on Deltek + ComputerEase’s Customer Corner to stay up-to-date on enhancements and best practices. 

For full information on the recent town hall, be sure to watch the recorded version to see how together we can make ComputerEase more valuable for your business.

 

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