The payroll software and broader functions such as time & attendance and leave management have increasingly become commoditised with a large number of software solutions aimed at reducing the operational impact of this function. However, not all payroll solutions are created equal.
While the payroll solution is fairly prescriptive, with many of its functions being dictated by strict laws and procedures governing the way deductions are made, tax and National Insurance contributions are deducted and reports submitted to Government, the way the software is designed and the availability of features to handle time and attendance data etc. has a major impact on the effectiveness and productivity of the payroll function.
While simplistic solutions are available for a few hundred Euros, these often do not provide the wide range of additional features that companies need or may grow into. Specific examples, out of many, are the issue of effective time and attendance processing and that of managing the leave approvals process. In addition, many payroll systems, even the more established ones, consume significant people resources to run them because of their complexity of design.
Shireburn Software has been a leader in the business payroll software/HR field for many years offering the Shireburn Payroll/HR System (SPS) either as a stand-alone solution or integrated to its financial solution as a part of the Shireburn Business Suite. Used in a very wide range of organisations from industrial sites such as Baxter and Methode, to most of Malta’s leading hotels such as the Westin, Hilton, Meridien, construction companies such as Attard Brothers, Panta Lesco Group and Polidano Group as well as smaller retail and service companies. Of particular interest is that the same solution is working effectively in some of Malta’s largest businesses but also in the smallest businesses.
Interestingly, much of Shireburn’s implementations occur in businesses that already have a payroll and are upgrading to Shireburn’s SPS. Most do this because they see the benefits of the flexibility of the Shireburn solution and the low touch-costs involved in operating the payroll with reduced processing time being a major factor.
In addition the implementation of the Shireburn WebLeave module, which allows employees to check their leave status and apply for leave from any web browser based computer, routing their request through the company’s approvals chain with a full audit trail, has proven to be a major productivity tool which also offers great flexibility and convenience to employees as well as the managers whose approval is necessary. The applications and approvals are all integrated automatically to the payroll for processing.
If you are still processing your payroll on a spreadsheet or if you are already using an alternative software solution but would like to reduce the processing time of your payroll function, check out Shireburn’s Payroll Software at www.shireburn.com/sps, speak to one of our users and come and see a demonstration to discuss your requirements.