Data security is concerned with securing sensitive data. Data security is primarily focused on preventing unauthorized access to data, via breaches or leaks, regardless of who the unauthorized party is. To achieve this, Pinnacle is using tools and technology such as firewalls, user authentication, network limitations, and internal security practices to deter such access.
Privacy, however, is concerned with ensuring that the sensitive data an organization processes, stores, or transmits is ingested compliantly and with consent from the owner of that sensitive data. This means informing individuals upfront of which types of data will be collected, for what purpose, and with whom it will be shared. So, privacy is less about protecting data from malicious threats than it is about using it responsibly, and in accordance with the wishes of customers and users, to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
Too often, the terms security and privacy are used interchangeably, but you can see that they are in fact different—although sometimes difficult to distinguish between. Whereas security controls can be met without also satisfying privacy considerations. In other words, privacy limits access, whereas security is the process or application for limiting that access. Put yet another way, security protects data, and privacy protects identity.
Client features of Dnet
A very important feature we offer at our Client Portal is electronic onboarding. If you are interested in electronic onboarding, you can email us IT@pinnaclepeo.com and provide your information. Our team will follow up with you and schedule a demo followed by providing the required documentation to get you started.
A good feature about electronic onboarding is you can onboard your new hires directly via Dnet portal without having to go through all the paperwork which is manual. The employee will finish the paperwork electronically via our client portal and submit it for review. You as an owner can review and approve the documents submitted. We can provide login access to existing employees as well, which makes it easier for you and the employees to look at their paycheck stubs and any other personal information.
Custom reports from Pinnacle
If you are looking for any custom reports for PPP Loan or anything in general, please contact your payroll coordinator with specific details you need on the report. We will usually provide you these reports within 48 hours, depending on the complexity of the report. We also provide a PEO relationship letter if needed for your lender. Pinnacle also has reports that can help you load your payroll costs into QuickBooks. These require some programming to customize them for your company.
New features our team is working on
Pinnacle IT Department is working on Benefits open enrollment via our Dnet Portal. This allows the employees to enroll to the benefits offered to them electronically. Employees can complete, review, and submit the enrollment forms electronically via our Dnet portal. Our Team is currently testing this feature and we are hoping to release this feature soon to our clients. We will keep you posted on our further development as time progresses.
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