Selecting a Best-in-Class Platform
By replacing Paychex with Paylocity, Veneer Chip Transport has transformed its payroll and reporting processes and is now working to enhance the employee experience.
Before committing to a new vendor, Jennifer felt it was essential to see their product in action—and only Paylocity stepped up to the plate. “Six vendors wouldn’t offer a demo. Paylocity came to us and showed me how the platform would simplify our payroll, including offering an unlimited number of pay codes. Other vendors were pushy, but Paylocity was genuinely helpful,” adds Jennifer.
Automated Payroll Ensures Accuracy and Compliance
Veneer Chip Transport uses Paylocity’s Payroll module to manage biweekly pay for employees. The solution enables Jennifer to maintain payroll accuracy, minimizes the need for manual interventions, and ensures full compliance with state and federal tax regulations. “Paylocity gives us a reliable way to pay people—that’s the most important thing,” says Jennifer. “It’s just me and one assistant managing payroll, so it’s vital we have a simple and fast system. Paylocity fits the bill perfectly.”
Enhanced Reporting Fuels Business Insights
To create reports for business teams and other stakeholders, Veneer Chip Transport uses Paylocity’s Insights & Recommendations module. For example, when the company’s insurance broker requests data on hours and benefits plans, Jennifer can pull a report with just a few clicks. “When I need data on employee locations, pay or whatever, I go straight to Paylocity. We have so much information in there, and usually I can get all the answers I need right there and then,” explains Jennifer.
Mobile Capabilities Give Employees Flexibility
Recently, Veneer Chip Transport has hired more younger drivers who are keen to manage their HR admin online rather than on paper or in person. Paylocity’s Employee Self-Service module and the Paylocity Mobile App give Jennifer all these capabilities and more. She notes: “We already have people managing their details via the app, and it’s a big goal for us to increase our usage.”
Hitting Cruise Control with Automatic HR
With Paylocity, Veneer Chip Transport has significantly improved the speed and efficiency of its payroll, realized big time-savings, and positioned HR as a driver for business growth.
Faster Payroll Improves Life for HR
Where payroll used to take well over a day, Veneer Chip Transport now completes the process much faster. There is no longer any need to painstakingly enter information before every payroll; instead, Paylocity saves all the details from the last time. “We can just set it and forget it. The ease of use is like night and day compared to every other payroll platform we have seen. I can’t say enough about how intuitive it is to manage payroll, which removes a whole lot of stress,” explains Jennifer.
Replacing Spreadsheets Reclaims Valuable Time
Being able to instantly pull reports from Paylocity is saving Jennifer huge amounts of time. She confirms: “Compared to when we manually worked through different folders and grabbed data from spreadsheets, I’d say we save around 15 hours every week.” That time enables Jennifer to focus on more valuable, strategic work, such as updating HR documents and building up an internal safety team. “We can now get things done that we never had time for in the past,” notes Jennifer.
Turning HR into an Engine for Growth
By saving time and gaining deeper operational insight, Jennifer is playing a key role in the expansion of the business. For example, when Veneer Chip Transport considered purchasing a company in Missoula, Montana, Jennifer pulled detailed reports on how many current employees were based in the region and could step in if drivers at the acquired business left. And following the acquisition of a company in Arlington, Jennifer had time to guide her new team through existing processes.
Jennifer concludes: “I have been able to spend quality time up there with the team, which has really helped to facilitate the acquisition process. This has been huge for me, saving me having to make trips on weekends, and huge for the company as we continue to grow.”