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SunGard K-12 Education Releases Web Form Productivity Pack for BusinessPLUS

By Abi Mandelbaum
October 16th, 2014

SunGard K-12 Education, a leading K-12 administrative software and technology services company, is releasing a new collection of six web forms for its BusinessPLUS financial and human resources management software. The BusinessPLUS Web Form Productivity Pack is designed to help boost efficiency of a school district’s business operations and support employees with managing travel, expenses, and vacation time.

According to Joel Hames, SunGard K-12 Education’s director of product management, this add-on package of new forms provides often-requested functionality to school district employees. “Faced with increasing demands and decreasing resources, district employees are looking for tools that can improve their efficiency,” says Hames. “These new BusinessPLUS forms—which have been frequently requested by our customers—streamline business operations and approval processes. With these new tools at their fingertips, school district employees can more easily manage their work and personal needs, which can help improve employee satisfaction.”

The collection of new forms consists of the following:

• Budget Transfer Request Web Form. Allows district administrators to request a budget transfer and electronically route the request for approval.
• Travel Reimbursement Request Web Form. Permits employees to request reimbursement for travel expenses.
• Direct Reimbursement Request Web Form. Enables employees to request reimbursement for services, classroom purchases, and miscellaneous expenses.
• Travel Advance Request Web Form. Permits employees to request a travel advance.
• Personal Time Off Request Web Form. Allows employees to request time off and keep abreast of their leave balance.
• New Vendor Request Web Form. Enables employees to request the addition of a new vendor.
By allowing attachments, each of these new forms enables employees to easily submit scans of essential backup documentation, such as receipts, signed supervisor approval, a vendor W-9, etc.

About BusinessPLUS
Part of SunGard K-12 Education’s PLUS 360 suite, BusinessPLUS can be tailored to a school district’s unique needs and processes. Accounting, procurement, human resources, and payroll functions are easily managed through customizable workflows and notifications. A dashboard provides insights into budgetary performance, employee statistics, substantial purchases, and much more. BusinessPLUS also offers web-based self-service options for employees, vendors, and job applicants helping districts operate more efficiently and do more with less.

About SunGard K-12 Education
SunGard K-12 Education offers software solutions designed to help teachers, administrators, and parents support student achievement. The PLUS 360 products are a single integrated suite of administrative software for the management of student information, assessment and curriculum, special education, and financial and human resources. The suite—which provides district staff with anytime, anywhere access to important district information—can be deployed to work together to help meet educational goals and requirements or implemented as stand-alone systems. For more information, visit SunGard K-12 Education at sungardk12.com.

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies, with annual revenue of about $2.8 billion. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education, and the public sector. SunGard serves approximately 16,000 customers in more than 100 countries and has more than 13,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com.

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo, BusinessPLUS, and PLUS 360 are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.