Westcorp Decreased Payroll Processing Costs by 45% With Avanti

Streamlined workflows & mission-critical reports in seconds

45%

Decrease in cost per employee per pay period

~20,800

Sheets of paper saved annually

<1 minute

To create mission-critical reports

Westcorp is a full-service property management company that strives to positively impact every life they touch. They’ve been building meaningful communities and delivering outstanding spaces and tenant experiences for over 35 years.

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.

Jonathan Lee
275 Employees
Corporate Controller

Challenges

Frustrating payroll system & inadequate support

For years, Westcorp relied on an outsourced payroll provider for their payroll needs.

But their software had two systems—one for time tracking and one for payroll—which didn’t talk to each other.

It also lacked the reporting capabilities managers needed to make strategic decisions.

Super User Tela Martin and her team were left performing many manual calculations because the two systems added extra steps, even to simple processes like vacation requests and payroll.

Worst of all, they weren’t receiving the support they needed.

We had to manipulate a lot of data before it went from one system to the other. That meant doing calculations by hand. The systems felt antiquated and they didn’t move us toward the paperless environment we wanted.

Solution

Simplified payroll, reporting & HR capabilities

Avanti is the time-saving and configurable solution Westcorp had been searching for. With it, they’ve streamlined everything from daily time tracking to payroll.

Now, workflows like vacation requests are approved almost instantly, they’ve eliminated much of their paper waste, and employees are able to instantly check the status of pending exception requests.

Tela and her team love the GL import function which gives them more flexibility to capture variations across all of their different owner groups and properties.

They also love that Avanti’s user-friendly dashboard makes it easy to quickly grab any insights they need almost instantly.

Most of our needs boiled down to more efficient workflows and quality of life improvements. Avanti has almost everything we need built-in, and the platform is so configurable that we could easily add the rest.

Results

Streamlined workflows & mission-critical reports in seconds

With Avanti, Westcorp has one unified system that gives everyone more freedom and flexibility.

The platform has had a huge impact saving time, eliminating redundancies, and helping Westcorp go paperless.

Results since switching to Avanti include:

  • A 45% per employee decrease to the cost of payroll processing.
  • Streamlined workflows & approval processes, resulting in hours saved.
  • Approximately 20,800 pieces of paper saved annually by switching to electronic pay statements.
  • Mission-critical reports created in seconds.

Jonathan Lee, Westcorp’s Corporate Controller, says 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.

Switching to Avanti means more peace of mind. Avanti understands cloud-based security for payroll. And, when we did the initial proposal, we realized that the cost per employee per pay period was almost half of what it used to be.

45%

Decrease in cost per employee per pay period

~20,800

Sheets of paper saved annually

<1 minute

To create mission-critical reports

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