California Meal and Rest Breaks in UKG Pro WFM
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by Adam Jacobson
1w ago
In California if a person doesn’t take a break after five hours, they receive extra pay. Unless they attest that it was their choice to skip the meal. A similar rule applies for rest breaks. UKG has standard functionality to handle this but it’s not straightforward. Our client had an added challenge. Some of their employees use a different system to enter time and attestations. that data needed to be interfaced. I thought about writing up the entire process in detail. But it’s just too much for a blog post. Here are some key lessons learned: There are many ways to create the pay code edit for ..read more
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UKG Pro and UKG Pro WFM Posts
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by Adam Jacobson
2M ago
Here’s a list of all our UKG Pro related posts. Let us know if you have questions or other topics you’d like to see covered. UKG Data Integration UKG Pro UKG Pro Rest API Example in Postman and PowerShell UKG Pro – Reports as a Service vs Rest API UKG Reports as A Service in Postman UKG Pro – Assigning Platform Configuration Field Values to Business Rules UKG Pro – Importing Simple Business Rule Values UKG Pro WFM Kronos – UKG Dimensions API Postman Example Kronos Workforce Central to UKG Dimensions: Does SQL Still Matter? Data Warehouse – Power BI/Other Tools UKG Pro Using Power BI ..read more
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Power BI and UKG Pro
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by Adam Jacobson
2M ago
You’re here because you want to use Power BI with UKG Pro Data. You’re not the only one. Here’s a solution that might interest you. The solution comes with all the code you need to run reports in UKG People Analytics and have the data show up in Power BI. The Power BI model has measure based on payroll amounts and hours. We’ll be adding head count statistics shortly. All the basics are included – like Job and org Level information. So, let’s point out a few key things for business users and technical folks: For business users: This works on a fiscal year, not a calendar year. You can do analy ..read more
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Connecting UKG Pro Employee Job History to your Data Warehouse
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by Adam Jacobson
8M ago
Our last post discussed payroll history challenges and your data warehouse. Today, you’ll learn about challenges with Employee Job History You know that it’s not enough to know what your job counts and job titles are today. You need to know what they were last month, last quarter, and last year. This data presents several key challenges: Changes made after the effective date. UKG Pro allows you to back date your effective date changes. For example, Jill was promoted on July 1st, but Jack forgot to enter the promotion until August 1st. This creates two issues. First, your headcount has changed ..read more
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Connecting UKG Pro to your Data Warehouse – Payroll Detail.
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by Adam Jacobson
8M ago
You want your UKG Pro data in your Data Warehouse. We’ve touched on why we -recommend reports as a service purpose here. You should remember that you’ll never pull all your UKG data in to your data warehouse. It’s too large and too much of it serves a narrow audience for benefits, HR and other compliance purposes. So, what should you put in your data warehouse? The two key starting points are Payroll Detail with all allocations. And Employee Job History – so you can who was in what job at what time. Building the key reports isn’t hard. But that’s only the beginning. You’ll have challenges wi ..read more
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UKG Pro – Reports as a Service vs Rest API
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by Adam Jacobson
10M ago
Why We Use Reports as a Service over Rest APIs with UKG Pro You need to decide how to get your data from UKG Pro. We recommend Reports as a Service (RAAS) even as we also support Rest APIs. Here’s the data. It provides the most data We’ve found all the data we need in People Analytics. While the API list is long, it’s not FULLY comprehensive. For example, the Employee Pay Statement shows everything the employee sees on their check. It doesn’t show Org Level Job allocations. If you do a lot of payroll analysis, this doesn’t work. If you’re like all my customers, you have at least SOME people t ..read more
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UKG Reports as A Service in Postman
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by Adam Jacobson
10M ago
You want to understand how to run People Analytics Reports as A service (RAAS). If you just want the sample Postman code, you can request that here. Please note that the last step of the process requires a few lines of PowerShell outside of Postman. For your reference, here’s the UKG documentation. If you’re new to UKG APIs, you might start with our RestAPI example. It’s simpler and relies on some of the same setup. Let’s dive in step by step. Gather the values you need: Environment Variables in Postman We have created six environment variables in an environment called UKG RAAS. You’ll need to ..read more
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Data for People Analytics: Clean, In Context, and In demand
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by Adam Jacobson
10M ago
If you work with HR data, you want it be useful for the business. And so, if you’re like me, you keep up on the latest in People analytics. Here’s a worthwhile article from SHRM reassuring you that lots of folks aren’t where they want to be in People Analytics. We’re nuts and bolts data consultants. So, we keep up with the latest but focus on the basics. To be successful in People analytics, your data must be: Clean The article lists several excellent best practices for people analytics. First on the list: Examining the quality of your data. If you gave your company an HONEST grade on data cl ..read more
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Choosing A UKG Consultant
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by Adam Jacobson
10M ago
There are many UKG Pro/UltiPro/Kronos/Dimensions consultants out there. And if you’re searching for help, all the websites may have started to merge together. Everyone has years of experience, focuses on their client and delivers great results. Why would you choose us? Focus We focus on Data Integration and Analytics. We understand the UKG applications. You can’t work with the data if you don’t understand the application. But you come to us because you have data issues. You need to send your data to a different system. You need to import data into the system. You want to use your data with a ..read more
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Kronos Workforce Central to UKG Dimensions: Does SQL Still Matter?
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by Adam Jacobson
10M ago
You’ve supported Kronos Workforce Central for years with your SQL skills. Now, your company is moving to Dimensions. Are your skills still important? They are, but they are not enough. Let’s take a moment to share the pain. This challenge is not unique to this migration. SQL has been the Swiss army knife for application support for decades. Before SQL, we had other tools that allowed direct database access. (Anyone remember wrkqry on the AS400?) But that’s not where we are today. While we’re pretty sure that databases still exist, they’re often hidden far away from user technical resources. Di ..read more
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