If you need support with urgent tech issues, account set-up, transitioning on or off-network, or your Simplicity email account, please reach out to our Operations team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Microsoft onboarding/V- account setup, please review the Microsoft Tech Page for direction.
If you are unsure who to contact for Technical Support, please review our Tech Chart for direction.
Beeline is Microsoft’s VMS tool. If the client puts the project through Beeline, you are required to enter hours into a timesheet each Friday by 5 pm. You will log into Beeline, enter your actual hours worked for the week, and hit save (not submit). Then, on the last working day of the month, you will submit your entire completed timesheet.
Do not enter hours for holidays or time off. The time you enter in Beeline is separate from how you are paid as an employee of Simplicity. As an employee of Simplicity, you are salaried/exempt (not hourly) and paid as outlined on your Simplicity SOW. This includes paid holidays and PTO upon reaching eligibility. Deliverables should be met weekly at the scope outlined on your Simplicity SOW. If the scope of work changes and you begin working more or fewer hours consistently, notify Simplicity.
Monthly Timesheet Submission Process
Untethered Program at Microsoft
Simplicity Consulting offers an option for consultants to work “untethered” without a Microsoft v-dash account during the six-month break from access. The Microsoft Global Procurement Team has stated that “if the work does not require access to the Microsoft Corporate Network (CorpNet) or buildings, the vendor employee is not precluded from working in support of the supplier engagement at Microsoft.” Instead of using a v-dash, you will be set up with a Simplicity Consulting O365 account including @simplicityci.com email address. Simplicity Consulting is federated with Microsoft, so you can still communicate via Microsoft Teams and SharePoint sites when access is approved by the client.
Please note: we have now adjusted our imaging process with Microsoft’s network to be done completely remote via ISOutsource. Consultants no longer need to go into Techlink to image their computers. All imaging support will be coordinated internally with our Simplicity Operations team and our IT team, ISOutsource. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to email@example.com.
Reference the Untethered Toolkit for an overview of Simplicity Consulting’s Untethered Program for Microsoft. The toolkit outlines questions to ask when evaluating if a project can go untethered, how to go untethered, and how to go back on the Microsoft network after completing the six-month break from access.
MSFT Fiscal Year Kickoff
Recording: FY23 Kickoff Call for MSFT Consultants
Presentation Deck: Microsoft FY23 Kickoff Call for Simplicity Consultants
If on project at Microsoft with credentials and using the Microsoft image, Microsoft TechLink can support with software issues.
Some examples include: network connectivity, account, alias, software. For hardware support with your Simplicity Consulting loaner laptop, please contact ISOutsource.
In Person: at the TechLink locations