3rd Quarter Newsletter 2015

3rd Quarter NewsLetter -CheckMark Inc

A Word from Our CEO:

July 2015

Dear Customers,
Wow, how quickly time goes by! We are over halfway through 2015 and there is a lot happening at CheckMark. We are diligently working on enhancements of our flagship products, Payroll, MultiLedger, and 1099 for 2016.  We are also working on the development of a new 1095 reporting software application, which is due for release later this year.  This new application will help you with all your reporting needs with the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA).  We will provide you with more information on this soon.

As always, we are watching what new legislation and changes are being proposed so we can incorporate them as soon as they are passed.

You may be hearing a lot about software in the “Cloud”.  We have been researching this for some time and have decided that the cloud technologies have finally become mature and secure for our use. CheckMark is partnering with Microsoft to build a version of our software applications in this environment. The cloud environment will allow the applications to be securely used from desktops and laptops, as well as mobile devices like iPads and Tablets from any location where an internet connection is available.

We will of course, continue to enhance and provide our current desktop applications. In fact, we are exploring ideas on how we can incorporate and leverage the cloud technologies for the desktop applications. Watch for some new features being offered soon.

We will continue to do what we do best – developing state-of-the-art software products and services that provide value to our small & midsize business customers across the US and Canada.

Thank you and best regards,

Mohammed Ghani
President and CEO


Now is a good time to switch accounting software
If you are not using MultiLedger yet, mid-year is an easy time to switch accounting packages. MultiLedger can handle your small business bookkeeping, invoicing, payables, track inventory, job cost, monitor cash flow, get up-to-the-minute reports, and much more in one sleek package. Check out our free demo and see for yourself!

Payroll Support Tip

New sick pay law implemented by California – 07/01/2015
The new Sick Pay law establishes a minimum requirement, but an employer can provide sick leave through its own plan or establish different plans for different categories of workers. However, each plan must satisfy the accrual, carryover and use requirements of the law or put the full amount of leave into your leave bank at the beginning of each year in accordance with the PTO policy.

How to Close Your MultiLedger Year & Make a Backup

July 1 is the start of the close year for most users. If you have 30 months open it may be time to close the year. When you close the year it will close the first 12 months and open 12 more. The instructions on closing your year can be found in the Help menu of the program, in the MultiLedger Manual; Chapter 10 “Closing the Year”.

Please make backups before closing your year. You should be doing this as often as you are willing to re-enter your information, at least weekly, if not daily. Go to the file menu of the program to “Backup Company”. We do not support any other backups other than our own. Even if you have your own system backing up your hard drive you need to use our backup system. The other backup systems do not always work correctly and we often see people lose years of information because they are not using our backup function in the program. It is best to save your backups off of your computer’s hard drive in case the computer crashes. We recommend saving to a server or a flash drive.


HR Support Center is a great resource for many of your HR needs. Access to this website allows you to look up recent and old laws regarding HR processes for both Federal and State. You also have access to HR templates for employee handbooks and other HR correspondences. This is a great solution to help you understand and manage your HR compliance and employee relations questions. The HR On-demand option allows you to directly ask HR-pros for help in looking over documentation or specific questions on how to deal with certain situations.


Swipeclock is a great way to automate the time keeping aspect of your business and help streamline your payroll process. You can minimize human error, eliminate paper, have employees clock-in via time clocks, web or even mobile phones. Swipeclock offers real time reporting, scheduling, time accruals, and many other features. You can easily import the hours from Swipeclock into CheckMark Payroll. This program is easy to set up and use. All you need to do is plug in and sign on, there’s no programming needed.

For more details or to order this or any of our other products and services, please give us a call at 1-800-444-9922 / 1-970-225-0522.