Rising to the challenges of growth
From small beginnings 20 years ago, Greenlea now employs around 425 staff.
With growth comes challenges and they identified the wage payment process as a key business risk, both in terms of coping with the existing business at the time, and the inability to handle further growth.
Half of the payroll process was spreadsheet based, using Excel to record and summarise time and production data for feeding into the pay system.
While this did work, it was prone to errors and inefficient in terms of double handling data. The old pay system also required data to be purged annually for the system speed to remain acceptable. This created issues when required to provide historic data, for example to IRD, with documents having to be retrieved from archives.
A confident decision
Greenlea looked at many options from up-scaling their existing solution through to a cloud-only based solution.
They chose PayGlobal Exolvo through Fusion5, as the solution was most able to deal with their needs without significant modification.
This capability was demonstrated by staff who had a good knowledge of meat industry payroll requirements. Fusion5 had previously worked with a number of other meat processors and were confident that any modifications required for the package to fully fit Greenlea’s needs were understood and achievable. The key was a robust platform, with the support of a company who could understand specific requirements.