causing problems across departments
of previous HR systems
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, there’s a large convention centre with multiple unions, varying wage allocations, and complex scheduling requirements.
It takes more than just a great team to keep track of all these different elements, it also takes some great systems and processes.
Unfortunately, according to Warren Sawatzky, HR Director, these systems and processes were in need of a major update.
Not only was their team using separate programs for their payroll processing and employee time tracking, they were also having to manually keep track of additional information like vacations and sick leave on separate spreadsheets.
The process made life more difficult for everyone on the team. From the Controller to their Payroll Administrator, and all the way to IT.
Their people management challenges were multi-departmental.
The team researched many different HRIS systems. None of them impressed them as much as Avanti, the HRIS made for Canadian organizations.
Avanti combines their Canadian payroll administration and employee time tracking into one system.
Avanti is the single source of truth for their people management data. Even better, according to Matthew Wedlake, the Controller, it had a completely configurable platform with advanced reporting features to give them more data and control than they ever had previously.
Now, the team runs a payroll report whenever they needed to. They can even make changes, adjustments, and edits to the system on the fly.
For this Superhero Team, the most important result has been streamlining their outdated systems and processes using Avanti.
With Avanti, all of their payroll, HR, and scheduling data is in one place.
They no longer need to keep track of additional employee information on spreadsheets. And whereas before it could take up to four days to process the company payroll, Carol Emms, Payroll & HR Administrator, says they can now complete it twice as fast.
Every member of the team says Avanti has helped them in their roles.
They’re all looking forward to seeing what other efficiencies they can discover using the software.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
“Effectively, we now have one person managing the weekly payroll of over 700 employees. We would not have been able to do that without Avanti. We would’ve had to hire an additional eight to ten data entry people, so that’s saving us at least $250,000 in annual salaries.”
CPM, PAYROLL SUPERVISOR
Servus Credit Union
“I’ve used a lot of Canadian Payroll systems. By far, Avanti has the best features and the most flexibility.”
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Sawridge Group of Companies
“With Avanti, we've saved approximately $25K in fees and $60K in payroll dollars, annually.”
MANAGER, FINANCE & ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS
Glacier Media Group
“Because Avanti is so efficient at processing payroll, our payroll administrators don’t have to do a whole bunch of data entry anymore. They’re actually able to run the payroll and do some analysis… instead of just running to get it out the door.”
Convention Centre, Winnipeg
“It takes much less time now in Avanti than it did in the previous system. I’m not having to enter the data twice anymore or double-check the reports that are coming in from the managers. It cuts the time it takes to do our payroll by half.”
Pfaff Automotive Partners
“We were looking at massive growth, and we knew we needed something that would carry us there. With Avanti’s functionality, no matter how large we grow, the system can sustain it.”
“Avanti has proven to be a cost-effective, labour-reducing, and time-saving solution for everyone from the accounting team to individual property managers and employees.”
Manager, Payroll & Benefits
Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts
“I’ve used a lot of Canadian Payroll systems. By far, Avanti has the best features and the most flexibility. The fact that they upgrade the system based on recommendations from their clients…it’s incredible Other Payroll software companies just don’t do that.”