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Bundle-Track Features: Pay Policy Modeling
Pre-Built Pay Conditions
Ability to build new Pay Conditions  
Global Pay Rates
Employee-Specific Pay Rates
Base Rates
Employee-Specific Base Rates
Rolling Historic Averages
Hourly Pay
Piecework Pay
Split Incentives  
Training Curves  
Group Based (Modular) Pay  
Pay Rate Maximums and Minimums  
Automatic Comparison against Home Rate  
Automatic Update of Home Job Rate  
Shift Premiums
Overtime Premiums
Multiple Pay Groups  

Pay Conditions
Every Event is assigned a Pay Condition, both to indicate how the represented time was spent and to specify the pay rules that are to be applied to those hours. Bundle-Track ships with the following Pay Conditions pre-defined:

  • Incentive Pay: Calculate production earnings as Units scanned * Operation's Time-Standard * Operation's Base Rate. Makeup weekly to Pay Rate "GUARANTEED" (incentive minimum). Adjustments in Earned Time are converted to money by multiplying against the Condition's base rate.
  • Pay Average Rate: Pay the Employee-specific Pay Rate "EMPAVE" (employee average).
  • Pay Home Rate: Pay the Employee-specific Pay Rate "HOMRAT" (home rate).

Whereas Desktop Edition does not allow you to modify this set of Pay Conditions, Network Edition allows you to rename and modify these as you wish, as well as to create an unlimited library of your own Pay Conditions. Each Pay Condition may represent an Employee Absence, idle time (Machine Down time), time on a specific Job (or on any of class of Jobs that have the same pay rules), or any other kind of scenario that makes sense for you.

Pay Rates
Bundle-Track lets you define a library of Pay Rates that may be referenced by Pay Conditions and other system areas.

  • a Global Pay Rate has the same fixed value no matter where it is used.
  • an Employee-Specific Pay Rate delivers an Employee-specific value defined under the Employee record. You can even make Bundle-Track update the rate automatically as a rolling average.

Operation Base Rates
Bundle-Track lets you build a library of Operation Base Rates which you may assign to Operations to enable Bundle-Track to convert Production Standards back and forth between earned Time and earned Money. It even lets you assign employee-specific overrides to Base Rates.

Rolling Historic Averages
You can let Bundle-Track automatically update any given Employee-Specific Pay Rate with rolling historic averages calculated for each Employee at the end of each period close or on demand.

Hourly Pay
Bundle-Track lets you build Pay Conditions that return Hourly Pay rates. You assign to the Condition an hourly Pay Rate (which may be Global or Employee-Specific), and Bundle-Track multiplies that rate against the time assigned to any Event that uses that Pay Condition.

Piecework Pay
Bundle-Track lets you build Pay Conditions that return Piecework Pay. Bundle-Track simply multiplies the Production Standard rate associated with each scanned Ticket's represented Operation against the scanned production quantity, and sums the results.

Split Incentives (Network Edition only)
Bundle-Track lets you build Pay Conditions with split incentives - part hourly and part incentive. You assign to the Condition an hourly Pay Rate (which may be Global or Employee-Specific), and specify an hourly rate factor and a piecework factor. Bundle-Track calculates both the Hourly Pay and the Piecework Pay, multiplies those rates against the factors you assigned, and sums the results.

Training Curves (Network Edition only)
With Network Edition, you can implement multi-tiered split incentive rules in which split factors vary according to worker experience on a given job. You definine a Pay Condition for each job, and assign split factors to various 'hours of experience' thresholds. Network Edition automatically tracks each worker's experience on each Pay Condition and selects the split factors appropriate for the worker's experience.

Group Based (Modular) Pay (Network Edition only)
Network Edition allows you to scan production against entire Teams or entire Departments and to figure the performance of the group into the individual members' pay calculations.

Pay Rate Maximums and Minimums (Network Edition only)
Network Edition lets you define an upper or lower rate limit on any Pay Condition.

Automatic Comparison against Home Rate (Network Edition only)
Network Edition lets you attach a final stipulation to any Pay Condition's pay rule: Pay the Home Rate if Greater. Desktop Edition does not offer this.

Automatic Home Job Rate Update (Network Edition only)
Network Edition allows you to designate one Pay Rate as the Employee-specific Home Job Rate, and offers an option let Bundle-Track automatically infer and update each Employee-specific Home Job Rate at each period close, based on the current rate assigned to the Employee's Home Job.

Shift Premiums
Bundle-Track lets you set Shift premiums as flat rates or as percentages of pay. It lets you decide whether the Shift premium should be added in before or after Overtime Pay is calculated. And it lets you decide whether to pay Shift premiums for Shifts worked, or to always pay the worker's usual Shift premium no matter when the work occurs.

Overtime Premiums
Bundle-Track automatically calculates Overtime hours, based on Event hours, and lets you define various Overtime rules. Daily or weekly overtime, or both. Sunday double-time or not. It lets you control whether, in the eyes of the Overtime calculator, any time logged under a given Pay Condition counts as worked hours or not (Paid Holidays usually do, and Unexcused Absences usually don't).

Multiple Pay Groups (Network Edition only)
Network Edition lets you divide your workforce into multiple Pay Groups which may be processed separately. This is critically important if you have overlapping Shift schedules that frustrate any attempt to establish a common pay period cutoff time that does not intersect with a scheduled Shift; having multiple Pay Groups lets you establish multiple cutoffs. It is also useful if you want to be able to process a large workforce in smaller groups, perhaps so that each of several pay clerks can operate independently.

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