Payroll upgrade goes swimmingly

Swimwear manufacturer makes much-needed change to automated system, sees improvements in costs, efficiencies
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/13/2009

It was definitely time for Christina America to upgrade its Datatrac payroll system. Not only had the Montreal-based swimwear manufacturer been advised the workforce management software would no longer be supported as of September 2009, but the system wasn’t really working anyway.

The system started causing problems as far back as 2005 and when its physical location was moved in 2006, it hardly worked at all, so everything was done manually, says Dianne Girouard, HR director at Christina America.

“The old system we had was so archaic, basically it just did (the) very minimal of what we needed,” she says. “There was a lot of stuff done that was manual on different reports that other people had to do, so we were trying to find also a report writer that could give us all sorts of things.”