I rely heavily on ADP DataCloud to generate all the reports I need and standardize them to successfully complete the process every week and every month to meet specific deadlines when things need to happen.
Payroll and compensation manager
Smurfit Kappa Group
- Needed to find a way to standardize practices within the payroll department
- Wanted to operate more efficiently with the help of reliable reporting for more informed decisions
How ADP helped
- The capabilities of ADP DataCloud generate standardized reports, helping streamline processes and responsibilities while providing reliable data that allows leadership to make decisions which help them remain competitive in their markets.
Overcoming challenges with ADP Workforce Now® and ADP DataCloud
When I joined the company three years ago, we needed to find a way to standardize practices within the payroll department, specifically how we could operate more efficiently with the help of reliable reporting and how that data could allow us to make more informed decisions. We use the ADP Workforce Now platform as our payroll solution and it’s been great. We process payroll for our hourly employees weekly and bi-weekly for our salaried employees, so we’re processing every week. But previously — from a reporting perspective — the platform was not being utilized to its fullest and with the pay frequency we have, it’s easier to make mistakes on updates or changes if you don’t have reliable reports to help manage the payroll process. But with ADP DataCloud, there are literally hundreds of standardized, real-time reports available which has helped our payroll team avoid mistakes each cycle since implementing reporting as part of the process. And we offer our teams these reports prior to and after payroll — from local HR all the way up to the controllers — so they can audit each item to help ensure that we’re following through with what we’re being told to change.
ADP DataCloud makes my job easier
I am a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) with 18 years of experience. I am an admitted payroll and software enthusiast. In my role, I manage the payroll financials and oversee the payroll processing in the department as well. I am the connection point between three very segmented departments — payroll, finance and HR — having reporting responsibilities to all three areas. To say I am in reporting is a bit of an understatement — I live in reporting. I handle the month-end reporting, general ledger reporting and post everything in SAP®.
As a result, I rely heavily on ADP DataCloud to generate all the reports I need and standardize them to successfully complete the process every week and every month to meet specific deadlines when things need to happen. As a result, being able to build out those reports simply and quickly, having them appear on a standardized timeline and being able to rerun them consistently provides me complete peace of mind. It also provides me the opportunity to follow through with my processes and responsibilities very efficiently, making the best use of my time.
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