Payroll technology just keeps getting better

Canadian HR Reporter talked to Tony Berardine, general manager of Best Software, about advances in payroll technology.
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/18/2002

The good news is that new technology allows payroll professionals to add ever more complex tasks (in a more cost-effective manner) to processes. The better news is that new technology is becoming affordable to companies of all sizes.

More and more smaller and mid-sized companies have access to powerful tools and processes that were once only affordable for large corporations. Just as the Internet has leveled the playing field in research and e-business, so have today’s new software designs and languages empowered uses of ERP and HRIS payroll systems.

Take, for example, the basic task of printing pay stubs and stuffing them into envelopes. Hewlett-Packard has teamed up with Moore, the business form manufacturer, to create a seamless process where stubs are laser printed and sealed in an envelope in one run. Security is improved because the stubs are immediately sealed from prying eyes — always a payroll department worry.