Plowing ahead with payroll, HRIS

Rocky Mountain Equipment uses payroll outsourcer to support aggressive growth plans
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/13/2014

Going from $220 million in revenue with about 200 employees to nearly $1 billion and close to 1,000 employees since going public on the TSX, Rocky Mountain Equipment has seen big changes over the past seven years.

The Calgary-based agricultural equipment company has an ambitious growth strategy, with plans to reach $1.5 billion in revenue and 1,500 employees by 2016, according to Jon Beatty, director of corporate services at Rocky Mountain Equipment.

But just 18 months ago, it was still using a manual, “green screen” payroll system from PFW, enterprise resource planning software specific for deal networks and groups. That was until ADP came along and bought the system.