Certification Letter from the desk of John Michelson - Local 460
Business Manager Local 460, Bakersfield, CA
"UnionLINKS has proven to be a top notch enterprise wide
solution for our daily operations. It's fast, easy, accurate and feature packed
to cover all the operational needs of a Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. I
personally have verified that at the closing of 1998 Union Links performed
flawlessly in keeping accurate numbers. I've ran old and new accounting
systems for 4 months and at the closing of each month, I have been impressed
with UnionLINKS performance. It's a tremendous asset for communicating
with the International, as well as other Unions by using Internet technology.
I believe UnionLINKS is key to taking our Unions into the next
Testimonial Letter from the desk of Teri Bolerjack - Local 460
Office Manager Local 460, Bakersfield, CA
"UnionLINKS is fool
proof! We don't have the mistakes that we had on the old system. We save
several hours a day using UnionLINKS! I've
been doing the books for Local 460 for 20 years, and you can take my
word that this is the most important time saving tool to the bookkeeper
in your office. Here are some examples:
OWL - Out of Work Lists:
It's simplified! We no longer have to manually
enter the members and travel card status on every list they are
certified for. With UnionLINKS the certifications and
travel card status are listed in the bio records, which are updated to
OWL with the push of a button. We can then create out-of-work
lists sorting by book number, class, trade and certifications. Any
changes made to the members bio records are changed on every list!
OWL-Dispatch: UL provides
unlimited agreement tables to enter the hourly wage rates, fringe
benefits and deductions by agreement, classification, and level of
apprenticeship, with the capability to change the amounts or add
supplemental wages, benefits or deductions at the time the individual
work orders are issued!
Reports: UL gives us
the option to create our own reports queried by any field in the
biographical records. We no longer have to run a separate
complicated query program. This is the easiest Report Writer
I've ever seen!
Dues Payments: UL
verifies the months paid as you enter the payment. If an error is
made you can fix it before printing the receipt! You can also take
combined cash and check payments, which are tracked accordingly on the
bank deposit report. You can even add your own comments to the
receipts, which helps bring attention to shortages or delinquencies
Cash Sheets: If your
exception records indicate any changes you want to make before sending
in the cash sheet, you have that capability without altering the members
actual payment records. Think of the time the bookkeeper and the
U.A. will save without having to correspond on differences!
The Daily Transaction Report calculates the total distribution of all
payments, including the number of months paid per class and trade,
distributing the split of dues you set up in your own customizable dues
structure tables. Like most all Reports in UnionLINKS, this
report can be run for any period of time, daily, monthly, etc.
Imagine with the push of a button you have your figures to balance your
monthly cash sheet before sending it off to the U.A.