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5 Benefits of Integrating Payroll Systems with Other HR or Finance Systems

Lauren DeBisschop
Mar 28, 2023

Modern-day payroll, HR, and finance systems incorporate crucial data integrations in their everyday processes. These connections enable businesses to join their systems and enhance major processes and tasks at all levels.  

An integration simply refers to the synchronization of one system with another. It increases the integrity of the data, keeping it consistent between systems. In addition, the process reduces the need for manual intervention or oversight.

The Basics of Payroll Integrations

Payroll integrations provide a convenient way to enhance payroll processes and increase the overall efficiency of your operations. With data smoothly passing between payroll, HR, and/or finance, your business reduces the risk of manual errors, improves compliance, increases accuracy, and more.  

Integrating payroll with your other business management systems may seem daunting, but the result will significantly benefit your overall operations. An integrated payroll system allows you to monitor and access the essential information needed to manage your workforce and operate your business effectively.

Three key integrations could significantly benefit your organization:

  • Accounting – ensure your GL and financial accounts match what is being drawn from payroll.
  • Human resources – easily store employee documents and monitor changes related to payroll.
  • Time and Attendance – automatically populate time worked and other relevant data before processing payroll.

These integrations, amongst others, provide various benefits for organizations of all sizes.

Unlock the Potential of Your Payroll System

Managing payroll can be challenging and time-intensive for any business. Fortunately, organizations can leverage payroll integrations to optimize operations and experience many additional benefits in the process:

  1. Improved Accuracy

Payroll integrations allow for automatic data transfer between systems, reducing the need for manual work and the risk of human error. Increased payroll accuracy ensures employees are paid correctly and on time. In addition, improved accuracy saves valuable time and resources.  

  1. Increased Efficiency

Automation provides for the efficient entry of data into multiple systems. By automating various payroll tasks, data flows effortlessly between payroll, HR, and even finance systems. In turn, freeing up administrators to focus on more strategic initiatives.

  1. Improved Compliance

Compliance is challenging for any organization. However, those that automatically update their payroll systems with the latest regulations find it much easier to comply with tax and labor laws. Integrations between payroll and finance ensure processes meet legal obligations and reduce the risk of costly penalties and fines.

  1. Better Decision Making

The data from payroll, HR, and finance provide valuable insights. As the data is passed between systems, there is more opportunity to analyze the information and inform business decisions. For example, businesses can use data from payroll systems to analyze employee salaries, benefits costs, and other compensation-related information.  

  1. Enhanced Employee Experience

Employees want to stay updated with their pay and benefits information. Integrations between payroll, HR, and finance provide ample opportunity for employees to access their information without needing to make a request to their manager. Overall, this improves the employee experience and reduces the workload of HR and finance teams.

How Greenshades Can Help

The Greenshades mission is to offer Payroll, HR, and Tax solutions that enhance businesses’ utilization of their chosen technology stack, leading to maximum success. To achieve this, the all-in-one cloud platform is designed to work with any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Easy to use and configurable to the specific needs of your business, the Greenshades solution offers ample opportunity to strengthen your operations. Easily connect your data via our integrations partners or use our public API to integrate with your existing ERP, accounting, HR, and timekeeping system for a seamless flow of information.

Greenshades currently offers these direct integrations.

  1. Microsoft GP
  1. Microsoft BC
  1. Bullhorn  
  1. Sage Intacct
  1. Legacy Microsoft (GP Payroll, NAV, AX, AppSource, and SL)  
  1. Avionte

The Greenshades payroll platform is capable of connecting to virtually any ERP system. We take the time to get to know your business processes and determine if there is a solution that fits your needs. To learn more about these integrations and how Greenshades will work with your ERP of choice, request a demo today!

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