Glacier Media Group
Glacier Media provides daily news, market analysis, business intelligence, and advertising services for clients and audiences across the globe.
Avanti helped Glacier Media streamline processes and automate tasks for multiple benefit plans, union rates, and more.
Simplified payroll & benefits administration
Over the years, Glacier Media has grown significantly through the acquisition of other businesses. This led to a complex tangle of payroll and benefits plans. Every new acquisition came with its own set of payroll issues—from multiple unions to no union at all. And when it came to employee benefits, they were forced to manage several carriers and plans. Needless to say, all of these operational differences made it a nightmare for Glacier’s Payroll team.
Reduce manual tasks
With different operational structures and benefits at play, Glacier Media was having to manually enter employee data into their system via Excel, which opened up the door for a lot of human error. They needed tools to reduce organizational labour and keep payroll running smoothly.
Glacier Media wanted better access to its data. With more complexities in the organization, it was crucial to find the right data to inform strategic decisions.
A streamlined payroll system & HCM partner
Working closely with an Avanti Implementation Specialist, Glacier Media received the guidance and configuration support they needed to easily manage their employee database and run payroll much more efficiently. Taking the differences in their operating entities into account, Avanti helped automate calculations for their multiple benefit plans, different union rates, and other structural variations.
As a result, Glacier Media has saved over $150,000 a year on payroll administration. By switching to Avanti, they received a 100% return on their investment in year one.
Automated data entry
Using Avanti, the bulk of the data entry the payroll team used to have to do is automated. Now, instead of wasting time manually entering data, their team spends time analyzing Glacier Media’s different operating entities.
In Avanti, Glacier Media’s reporting is much easier and faster. With the time the Glacier Media team saved in manual entry, they were able to easily find the data they needed to put out an RFP to consolidate their 20+ benefit plans. Using this data, the team managed to consolidate Glacier Media’s benefit plans for a combined savings of at least 20% for both the employees and the employer.