Servus Credit Union amalgamates with success

Payroll system survives merger; attention now turns to web time attendance – and more
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/09/2013

Five years ago, Servus Credit Union went through a major transformation when it doubled in size by merging with two other credit unions: Community Savings and Common Wealth. That also meant more locations across Alberta, at 100, and major alterations to the payroll system. And more changes are in the works for 2014.

Back in 2008, Servus had been using Avanti software for two years but the two other credit unions were on different payroll systems, so it decided to do a request for proposals from other vendors. In the end, Avanti was still the best fit as it suited the new organization’s needs and could grow with the credit union, according to Carolyn Lesyshen, payroll supervisor at Servus in Edmonton.