This was the case for Carolyn Lesyshen, the Payroll Supervisor at Servus Credit Union, when she first started using Avanti back in 2006. Immediately, she found the software easy to use, and helpful in her day-to-day role.
A few years later though, Servus Credit Union merged with two other large credit unions in Alberta, and their needs began to change.
Suddenly, their payroll had to serve three times as many employees, and they had offices spread out across the province. Each of the credit unions had been previously using a different payroll system, and some members of the team thought this might be a good opportunity to look at some new options.
So, Servus Credit Union went through a formal RFP process, where they narrowed down their choices to a shortlist of three payroll software partners.
Carolyn says she looked over all of the options, but was still the most impressed with Avanti. She loved the wide range of features that Avanti offered, as well as the fact that it could scale up with their growing organization.
At this point, Carolyn says, they made their decision.
In the end, Servus Credit Union decided to stick with Avanti for their growing payroll.
And it certainly did grow.
Over the last decade, Servus Credit Union has grown to over 2,200 employees, and Avanti has continued to improve the software to keep up with their needs.
For example, Carolyn says that Avanti has made its payroll reporting functionality much easier and faster over the years. Now, Carolyn says it’s so easy, she can even help other employees who aren’t in her department pull their own reports.
In fact, everything from year-end tax slip processing, to creating payroll test environments has been made more efficient by Avanti’s Canadian payroll software.
Carolyn says that over the years, it has become one of the most essential tools for their team.
Carolyn says Avanti’s software has made her 40% more efficient in her role, and given her a more positive outlook on processing payroll.
Even better, Carolyn says they are now starting to use Avanti’s Self-Service Portal, which will help her department become even more efficient moving forward.
Currently, Servus Credit Union uses paper timesheets to track certain types of employee hours. These are a hassle for Carolyn and her team, who have to spend up to five days every month collecting, reviewing, and verifying the information.
But Avanti’s Self-Service Portal is helping Carolyn replace those paper time sheets with web time sheets, which are done in real-time and on-demand.
Looking towards the future, Carolyn says she is excited to continue working with Avanti. Even after twelve years, she knows there is still a lot more they can get out of 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.”