eNETEmployer Help Menu Click here to navigate back to the Home menu of the Help Assistant. Click here to view an indexed listing of the help program. Click here to view a series of basic and complex program tasks. Click here to view a list of useful Payroll and HR websites and resource tools. Click here to access a search function to find words and terms in eNETEmployer help. Click here to view detailed descriptions of the various icons, buttons, and controls in eNETEmployer.

Tab, Menu and Button Controls

The top of each eNETEmployer screen contains tabs, menus and buttons that allow you to navigate through various screens and perform required functions. Use this help page to learn more about the various controls that you will see throughout the program.


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The tabs at the top of each screen provide access to each section of the program. Selecting a tab will exit the current screen and display the new section so you can begin working with its features. Note: Each time you use a tab to change to a new section, eNETEmployer recalls the last screen you were viewing within the tab and automatically displays it for you.


Menu Bar

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The menus at the top of each screen provide access to program screens on a task-oriented basis. For example, the Payroll Processing menu command contains options that allow you to work with the specific task of calculating your payroll. Similarly, if you wanted to change a specific employee's earning or deductions, you would access those options via the Employee menu command.

Employer Tab   employer tab

The menu commands under this tab allow you to work with employer-related tasks at a global (company) level. Some of the options defined here will be applied to all company payrolls, while other options are of an administrative nature.

Payroll Tab   payroll tab

The menu commands under this tab allow you allow you to work with tasks that apply to the active payroll. Changes defined here will typically affect all employees. You can also use the options in this tab to calculate your payroll and to perform year-end functions.

Messages Tab   messages tab

The menu commands under this tab allow you allow you to work with the Messaging feature, an internal mail system that allows you to communicate with other members who are logged in to eNETEmployer. Note: The number that appears on the this side of the tab indicates how many unread messages exist in your Inbox folder.

Logout Tab   messages tab

This tab allows you to exit eNETEmployer by logging out of the program completely. It differs slightly from the other tabs in that it does not contain any further submenu commands. When this tab is selected, you are presented with a prompt to verify that you are certain that you wish to exit the program. Choose the Logout button to proceed or click on a different tab to continue working with the program.


Button Bar

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Each screen contains a series of command buttons in the button bar at the top of the table. Each button allows you to perform a specific function within the context of the current screen. For example, if you are on the Setup Employee screen, choosing the New button will add an employee, whereas choosing the New button on other screens will add a different type of item altogether. Similarly, if you choose the Import button on the Earnings screen, you can load a pre-defined set of earnings from a spreadsheet or .CSV file. However, if you switched to the Bank Accounts screen, the Import button would require a different data format that is specific to the bank accounts feature and would only load that specific file type.

Varying Button Options - Although many of these buttons appear on each screen, some buttons are displayed on certain screens only. These buttons may be unique to a given screen under the following circumstances:

  • Context-Specific - Some buttons appear on a given screen based on their context and will not appear anywhere else in the program. For example, if you are on the Employer tab's Setup Users screen, you can create multiple user accounts in one step by choosing the Generate Employee User Accounts button. This button will not appear anywhere else in the program. Similarly, if you are in the Calculations page, a Calculate button will appear on this page's button bar only.
  • Account Privileges - If you are an employee with limited program privileges (e.g. your user account is only setup to view pay statements and personal information only), then certain buttons will not be displayed.

Button Definitions

Use this list to view an alphabetical listing of all common and specialized buttons. Many of the specialized buttons are context sensitive and will appear on a specific screen only (and will be indicated as such in its help description).

If you do not designate a file via the Choose File button, the import process will not be carried out. Note: The imported file must adhere to the exact format required for the table, otherwise it cannot be used for import.

Export a File for Proper Formatting - If you plan to use the Import feature on any screen, the recommended procedure is to first Export the current page to a spreadsheet file. This will provide you with a template that contains the exact format and column headers required for the subsequent import procedure. You can use any spreadsheet program that reads and writes comma or semi-colon delimited files (.csv).

Before you import the file back into the eNETEmployer, you must ensure that the file headers (the first row) and the IDs (the first column) remain exactly the same as when you exported the file. The only exception to this rule is that if you are adding a completely new row (in which case the IDs would not yet be defined in the eNETEmployer database). For each new row, you must enter -1 in its ID column. When the import process occurs, the program will substitute the -1 for a unique program ID.

Also, you are only permitted to change values that are editable by you in the table when you are using the eNETEmployer program. If you change any of the columns for the program's read-only cells, (e.g. the items that you cannot edit in the table) the changes will be ignored by the import process. Further, YTD Imports will include "Adjustments" only - any "Adjusted Amount" values will be excluded to avoid conflicts during the import process.