Introduction to SHARP Main Menu

Learning About the CBT

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SHARP 8.9 Overview


Learning About the CBT

SHARP Security

SHARP Access and Security

User ID and Password

Steps to Change Password

1. Navigate to My System Profile and click Change Password link

2. Type in yoru current password (the password you just logged in with) into the Current Password field. Then click the New Password field and type in your new password (will appear as *******). Retype the new password in the Confirm Password field.Click OK.

3. Click OK

SHARP 8.9 Overview

Benefits of SHARP

Effective Dates in SHARP

Action Types

View SHARP Pages

1. SHARP Log-in Screen

2. Homepage Menus and links. Once successfully signed into SHARP, the system will display the Home Page with links available to your User ID. Your security access determines which links are available.

At the top of the page you will see the Home, Worklist, Add to Favorites, and Sign out links.

Home takes you back to the Home Page, Worklist takes you to your Worklist page, Add to Favorites adds the current page to your "My Favorites" link in the Menu Group and Sign Out will take you out of SHARP. Note: It is very important that you Sign Out after each Session as opposed to just closing the browser window.

On the Menu bar, there is a Refresh button and a Minimize button.

3. Menu Groups and Navigation. Each group is divided into two sections - the menu pagelet on the left and the navigation page on the right.

On the menu pagelet, each group is distinguished by a leading arrow. A right arrow indicates that there is a submenu. A down arrow indicates the menu is fully expanded. Clicking the arrows will expand or collapse the menu. Submenus many also have more submenus beneath them and so on.

Clicking the Menu name will display the Navigation Page on the right. The Navigation Page provides task-driven folders with page links. This is an alternative to the menu pagelet.

4. Search Pages. When you click on a page link, a Search Page will display. At the top of the search there are 2 tabs, Find an Existing Value and Add a New Value. They are repeated as links at the bottom of the Search Page also.

Search fields are where criteria can be entered to filter your results. You can use search keys like "begins with", "contains", " between", etc. These are in the search keys drop down boxes.

A Basic Search narrows your search to just one or two field. If we clicked the Basic Search link on the page shown below, it would reduce my search criteria to one field only.

If you see the Save Search Criteria link (disc icon) you can save your search to use it again another time.

After you choose a search key, you will type in the information you will search for, click Search, and the results will display below or show "No values found".

The Add a New Value tab/link lets you add a new value to the table. For instance, if you click Add a New Value on the page shown above, you will be adding new Employee personal information.

Another type of Search are on reports pages, where you are required to enter a Run Control ID. If a value hasn't been added, then you will need to go to Add a New Value, add whatever ID you want to use, and then continue. If you search for this in the future you will see all the IDs you have added.

5. Data Display pages. A data display page allows the user to view data.

If there is more than one page in a section, you will see this by the tabs at the top. This page has 3 sections - Paycheck Earnings, Paycheck Taxes, and Paycheck Deductions. These are also at the bottom of the page as links.

Also notice the Earnings section (blue rule) below, it has a collapsable leading arrow. The Earnings section also has a Find option which will pull up a Search box, a View All which will make all rows visible vertically on the page, and a First-left arrow-right arrow-Last group which helps the user navigate to view multiple records.

6. Data Entry pages. A data entry page allows the user to update/add information to the system.

Many of SHARP's data entry pages have Required Fields, an asterick in front of the field shows that it is required to be completed.

Effective Date fields are also common on SHARP pages and require the format be MM/DD/YYYY. You can either type in the date or select it from the Calendar button that is to the right.

Add a Row/Delete a Row buttons usually are on the right side of the data entry area and are light blue boxes with a plus or a minus in them. If you wish to delete a row, you must have the row you want to delete displayed. In the page shown below, there are 2 levels of rows. The first level (dark blue rule) is titled Level and the second level (lighter shade of blue) and is titled Earnings Distribution. For each Level row, there can be many Earnings Distribution rows inside of it.

General Types of button and controls

Bottom of the Data Entry Page - tabs options are also displayed here as links.

  1. Save button - press this button to Save or Submit your transaction. You can avoid saving by navigating outside the page and pressing Cancel when it asks you if you are sure you want to leave.
  2. Return to Search button - this returns you to your search page.
  3. Previous in List button - takes you to the previous item listed on the Search page.
  4. Next in List button - takes you to the next item listed on the Search page.
  5. Update/Display button - Allows you to view current and future dated rows, change future dated rows, and add new effective dated rows as of current date or greater.
  6. Include History button - Allows you to view all rows, change future dated rows, and add new effective dated rows as of current date or greater.


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