CASE STUDY

Pfaff Automotive Partners

How Avanti helped Pfaff keep payroll accurate & efficient even as they quadrupled in size

Finding a flexible & scalable Canadian payroll management system for a growing auto dealer group
Athina Tzakas

“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.”

Athina Tzakas

PAYROLL MANAGER
1400 Employees
Challenge

18

Standardized

pay processes for 18 locations across 3 provinces

Solution

Result

Scaled

with rapid business growth (from 350 to 1,400 employees)

THE challEnge:

Finding a flexible & scalable payroll management system

Pfaff has grown exponentially over the past three years. So, predicting the need for a more robust payroll management system, they rolled out Avanti when they had around 350 employees. Today, they have over 1,400 employees in locations all across Canada.

To accommodate their massive growth, Compensation and Benefits Manager Athina Tzakas began looking into solutions. She needed a platform that would be scalable, flexible, and consolidate every location’s personnel on one unified system.

“It used to take me four days just to log into each location’s payroll software system and process each one individually.”

THE sOLUTION:

A consolidated & streamlined payroll process

Avanti proved to be more than capable of handling Pfaff’s growth. The platform effortlessly scaled with their growth and standardized the payroll system across all of their locations, removing the need to manually log in to each one and process them individually.

The platform also proved flexible. It helped Athina’s team to remain agile and meet deadlines no matter how much their company grew.

Pfaff’s team uses almost every feature of Avanti’s platform, including:

  • Canadian Payroll to streamline the payroll process and ensure accuracy and efficiency, even across 18 different locations.
  • Workflows for automating notifications including anniversary reminders and outstanding performance reviews.
  • Report designer to create quick, easy, and up-to-date reports without having to export data to a different subsystem

“It’s easy to use, it’s Windows-based, and it’s flexible—and for anyone who does payroll, flexibility is huge.”

THE result:

A scalable payroll system, less time spent compiling reports & more flexibility

Today, all 18 of Pfaff’s locations have standardized processes in place, and Athina is confident that no matter how much they grow in the future, Avanti is robust enough to scale with them.

Tasks that used to take hours now take minutes. Company-wide workflows are now faster and more efficient. And Avanti makes payroll, which is often stressful and demanding, much more streamlined—which is a huge relief for Athina and her team.

Pfaff is now rolling out Avanti’s Time and Attendance feature which helps both Managers and Operations ensure that they’re paying for the time worked as opposed to time onsite.

“All managers can log in and approve simultaneously. That saves time, minimizes frustration, and allows them to focus on their roles and managing their teams rather than doing cumbersome administration.”

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