Monthly Archives: June 2013

Making a Flexible, Alternative, or Compressed Schedule “Work”

Flextime, compressed work schedules, telecommuting, and working from home have always been championed by workers, and scrutinized by management.  But after Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer took only two weeks maternity leave, then abolished working from home for Yahoo! employees, it seems work/life balance practices are being probed even more, despite the uprising of technologies and systems that make flexible and alternative work situations easier than ever to employ.

So how does an employee or manager successfully implement an alternative work schedule or flexible hours so both employee and employer benefit?  First, an approach must be defined, then the benefits and disadvantages weighed, and finally, a policy must be implemented. Read more >

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BMS “Engineers” Growth in 2013 with 500th Customer (and growing)

Last week we featured The Lake Panorama Association of Panora, Iowa as our small town story feature on our blog.  Lake Panorama holds a special place in the hearts of the owners and staff of Black Mountain Software, and here’s why: Serving over 1,700 property owners along 30 miles of shoreline, the association needed an efficient way to bill, track and report utility bills for property owners. They selected Black Mountain Software to deliver the technology, making Iowa’s Lake Panorama Association our 500th customer and the 24th state we service!

Black Mountain Software sales associate, Teresa Van Buren said the systems administrator for the Lake Panorama Association, Royce Shaffer, contacted Black Mountain Software in March of 2012 via the company’s website quote request form. Read more >

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