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How To Enable and Configure the ComputerEase Integration from Your Raken Account

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Written by James Watt
Updated over a week ago

Process payroll faster with the Raken + ComputerEase integration. Save time and eliminate errors caused by manual data entry by simply exporting time card data from Raken into a pre-formatted CSV file and uploading it into your ComputerEase account.


  1. Check to make sure that your Payroll data in Raken matches ComputerEase. This step is critical for successful Time Card import in ComputerEase. For faster verification, you can leverage the Employee Master report and Job Cost Category Totals reports in ComputerEase QTools.

  2. The most important fields to check are:

    1. Worker EID and Classification - details

    2. Cost Codes - details

      1. Note - the cost code field in Raken must be in the format: "[Job].[Phase].[Category]", for example, "100.A.50"

    3. Job ID - details

  3. Once the payroll data items are configured in Raken, start entering Time Cards as normal.

  4. Create a new import layout in ComputerEase called "Raken".

    1. To do so, click on "Payroll System" > "Enter Labor Distribution by Job" > "OK" > "Cancel" > "File" > Import from a File" > Question mark button in the "Use Layout" field > "New".

    2. In the Labor Distribution Import Layout window, enter "Raken" in the Description field and then check the "Comma Delimited" option as well as the box to skip the first row.

    3. Next, add a Value to each Field in ascending order, e.g., "emp - col #1", "type - col#2", etc.

    4. Lastly, click "Save" and then close out of all other windows


  1. Log in to your Raken account on the Raken Website.

  2. Click on 'Company' at the top of the screen and then the 'Integrations' tab.

  3. Click on the tile for ComputerEase to open the integration settings.

  4. Click the orange '+ Enable' button in the top right.

  5. Your ComputerEase integration is enabled and your Payroll CSV reports will now match the ComputerEase format for easy importing.

Time Import:

  1. When you are ready to import time into ComputerEase log in to your Raken account on the Raken Website.

  2. Click on your profile in the top right corner and select 'Timesheets' from the menu.

  3. Select the pay period for which you would like to export Time Cards.

  4. Click the Download button (gray box with the downward-pointing arrow in the top right) and select 'COMPUTEREASE' from the bottom of the list.

  5. Once the file has downloaded, open ComputerEase and log in.

  6. Click 'File' in the top left and then select 'Import' from the menu.

  7. In the import window, choose 'All Files' in the bottom right and then locate the Payroll CSV that you just downloaded.

  8. Select the file and click on 'Open' in the bottom right.

  9. In the dialogue that pops up, click 'Ok' to proceed.

  10. In the next step you will be able to preview the import or import it directly by clicking 'Import', at which point your time cards will be entered in the Labor Distribution by Job window for processing.


Raken: Please verify that you have either the Professional or Performance plan. If you need to upgrade your Raken account, feel free to contact us!

ComputerEase: You must have an active ComputerEase account to be able to import the CSV files after enabling the integration. If you need assistance with your ComputerEase account please contact ComputerEase Support.

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