Payroll requires a team of people that aren’t afraid to work hard and fast. There are always interruptions, and mistakes occasionally happen. Even with a powerful ERP system like Microsoft Dynamics GP, what’s in the box just isn’t enough, making some tasks just plain time-consuming. Let’s face it, the pace of business isn’t slowing down. Watch this video,
Tip #1: Automate Paper-Based Processes
Most offices are phasing out paper as much as possible, but there are still a few stragglers. Employee direct deposit statements, W-2s and 1095-Cs are usually printed, stuffed into envelopes, then sent through the mail. Consider how much paper you can save, not to mention labor hours, by automating these paper-based processes?
Tip #2: Enhance Your Existing Business System
Microsoft Dynamics GP Payroll offers many time-saving automations; however, there are certain features that need some enhancements. One of the biggies is making payroll corrections. It happens - an employee’s time is entered incorrectly, vacation time was recorded wrong or time was assigned to the wrong department. As it stands, there are about 17 steps to make these types of payroll corrections in Dynamics GP. Who has time for that?
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Tip #3: Reduce Tedious Interruptions
When an employee has a question about their paycheck, withholding choices, or vacation time, who do they call? Payroll. Then, your payroll team has to drop everything to find the information and answer the employee’s question. One particularly tricky question is how certain changes may affect an employee’s paycheck. With Microsoft Dynamics GP, the payroll representative has to make changes to the employee’s master record, print or show how the paycheck might change, then go back to carefully return the record back to its original settings. This is a risky process, but there’s a better way.
Tip #4: Take Advantage of Available Time-Saving Technology
Right out-of-the-box Microsoft Dynamics GP offers powerful features and functionality for your payroll team. However, not all your processes neatly fit those features. You may find it necessary to step out of the box and deploy time-saving technology to simplify certain payroll processes.