Are you currently struggling with a payroll system that’s siloed from your HR database? If so, you’re not alone. Many organizations find themselves using different kinds of software (or even vendors) that do not play nice together. The result is more time spent scheduling, tracking and reporting time manually, resulting in higher labor costs and a higher probability of error.

That’s why more companies are making the move to keep their critical functions in one database. When it comes to employee scheduling and payroll, using a single system is particularly important, especially in businesses with fluctuating schedules, like the restaurant industry. If you’re a small- to mid-sized company, here are four key advantages to handling your employees scheduling and payroll through one system.

  1. It Makes Workforce Management Easier

Scheduling software allows you to quickly build shifts for your employees without dealing with outdated time sheets and spreadsheets. Advanced solutions like Accu Data’s also offer real-time visibility of each employee’s availability against other projects and time-off requests, helping you fill potential staffing holes. In all, it empowers you to minimize conflicts and overtime and other HR and payroll issues before they can affect your bottom line.

  1. It Puts You in Control of Your Payroll Processing

Payroll is a crucial function of every company, but can be time-consuming and unreliable when employee records aren’t together in one synchronized package. Under one system, your payroll is processed efficiently, accurately and easily, with straightforward forms to set up company information, employees and associated payroll functions. And with pre-process reports, all items can be completed before payrolls are submitted for processing.

  1. It Delivers a Better Work Life for Your Employees

With employee scheduling and payroll together in one platform, your staff doesn’t have to rely as much on management. Employees will have their personal and financial information available to them through a self-service portal. They can also stay connected, make requests, seek help and collaborate more easily. This newfound autonomy also benefits HR teams, removing the administrative burden from their payroll responsibilities.

  1. It Can Expand and Scale With Your Needs

Using a Human Capital Management (HCM) and payroll solution like Accu Data’s offers another great benefit: You won’t outgrow it. It’s designed to scale with your company as you expand or consolidate. This allows you to keep your existing partnership with your current solution, saving you the time, money and stress of finding a new vendor or software as your business evolves.

Interested in bringing employee scheduling and payroll together under one system? Accu Data offers 30+ years of experience as a leading provider of HCM services. Contact us today for a free payroll consultation and to learn about our other capabilities, including Time & Attendance, Applicant Tracking, Benefits Administration, Learning Management Systems and ACA Compliance.