As the system is very configurable and changes made in one area can affect many others, limit the number of users who have access to the highest levels to avoid accidental consequences within the environment.
The client is accountable for UAT testing their own Time & Attendance configuration updates in their QA environment. Testing should include end-to-end validation, documenting results, and obtaining any client internal approvals as applicable prior to implementing any updates in Production. Prior to making changes, take screenshots of the settings so that if the change needs to be undone, you have a reference.
The client assumes complete responsibility for managing, correcting, or backing out any Time & Attendance updates they have made resulting in unexpected or negative impacts to Production.
Be aware that when any components are updated via other components, the update applies anywhere that same component is used. For example, if one is editing a specific Pay Rule Set and modifies one of the Accumulators within the Pay Rule Set, it will also update any other Pay Rule Set using the same Accumulator.
If multiple departments are utilizing the system, it can be more manageable to create distinct configurations (including individualized Shift Classifications, Accumulators, etc.) for each department as opposed to a “shared” set of these configurations. Use a prefix for the department when naming objects (example: “Dept A Base Shift” and “Dept B Base Shift” classifications).
When making a new Shift Classification, you need to add this new classification to all the Accumulators that included the parent Shift Classification. There are sometimes multiple ways of accomplishing the same results. This is true when it comes to the use of Accumulator Filters and Shift Classifications for identifying the hours that should be considered for a pay code. However, it is generally recommended that you create a Shift Classification when you only want the hours to be processed for one output pay code and use Accumulator Filters when you may want those same hours to be processed by multiple Accumulators (such as in the case of a shift premium).
Post Accumulators can be very powerful in helping adjust hours after the initial allocations are made.