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Building Enterprise Access
for North Carolina's Core Operation Needs

BEACON is a statewide collaborative effort designed to transform the way the State does business by modernizing and standardizing key business processes in human resources, payroll, budget management, taxation, data storage and accounting. With the implementation of SAP's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution, the goal of BEACON is to build a foundation for management flexibility, increased efficiency and improved access to information.

With the implementation of the OSC BEACON HR/Payroll project state employees now have unprecedented access to their human resources, benefits and payroll information on file with the State.

To better familiarize themselves with the new system, employees are encouraged to take the BEACON Overview course, the two ESS courses -- one course provides an ESS overview and the other focuses on time entry -- and the MSS course, which provides information on how managers can approve employee time and vacation requests.

For BEACON assistance, BEST (BEACON Enterprise Support Team) Shared Services Center agents are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer BEACON-related human resources, payroll and benefits questions.

For OSC BEACON support, call
919-707-0707 or 866-NCBEST4U
(866-622-3784) or e-mail: