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HR Leader - Getting more from your payroll through outsourcing

23 / 5 / 2011



Getting more from your payroll through outsourcing

Moving payroll operations online can offer considerable benefits to all types of organisations. For national food ingredient supplier Langdon Ingredients, the switch to an online outsourced payroll service was driven by increasing frustrations with its own in-house payroll system.

"We had an in-house system, but it wasn't working well for us," says Amanda Brennan, corporate services manager for the 154-year-old company, which has around 70 employees and operates across five states.

Eventually, Langdon settled on Aussiepay's ePayroll package, which offers a web-based interface for payroll management and incorporates additional functions such as leave applications and management and automatic calculation of payroll tax in accordance with varying state laws.

Service was also a critical factor in making the selection. "We were impressed with the friendliness of the staff," Brennan says, as well as the company's willingness to travel to Langdon's head office in Melbourne.

Rolling out the system, which took place three months into the 2005-2006 financial year, was extremely straightforward, Brennan says. Key staff data and information was exported to a spreadsheet, and then re-keyed and checked by ePayroll staff before the system went live.

Having an internet-based system has proved a major boom for several reasons, Brennan says. "You hardly needed any training to use it," she says. "The ease of use is great for anyone who's ever used a computer at all."

Staff can directly access current and past pay slips, and can track leave plans for themselves and other employees in their division. "Staff can check their own leave rather than contacting the payroll department," Brennan says. The system has been well received by staff, she says, and provides for much quicker response times.

Administration staff can also easily log onto the service from any location, providing more work flexibility and reducing the total time taken for fortnightly processing. Printing costs and administration are also reduced. "The payslips are all emails - you don't need to walk round the office distributing them," Brennan says. The system also handled end-of-year-functions particularly well, Brennan says, with relevant documentation sent to all employees automatically.

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Reference: www.humanresourcemagazine.com.au

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