Letting go of that paper trail

Automating, outsourcing payroll part of trend toward mobile pay
By Shelley Ng
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/11/2011

There was a time when businesses of every size employed bookkeepers to pay employees accurately and on time and to calculate withholdings and deductions correctly. It was a labour-intensive process where human error was a constant concern.

As the digital revolution took hold and increasingly sophisticated software became available, companies began electronically managing payroll — either completely in-house or by outsourcing part or all of the process.

Ten years ago, web-enabled payroll solutions again transformed the way businesses operated, streamlining all aspects of payroll and saving time and money while reducing paperwork and mistakes.