With APS, Global Supply Chain Solutions lowered costs, maximized efficiency,
and increased productivity.

The Arc Caddo-Bossier

About Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS):

Global Supply Chain Solutions (GSCS) delivers managed materials solutions to improve flexibility, speed to market, and profitability through greater control of supply chains. The company offers a complete suite of materials management solutions to support organizations at each stage of their product lifecycle – early production, fast growth, and high volume production.

Industry:
Manufacturing and Machinery

APS Solutions Used:
Payroll | Core HR | Time & Attendance | APS Hire | Benefits Administration

Challenges

  • Controlling payroll and benefits administration costs.
  • Lack of flexibility and functionality.
  • Streamlining accounting and payroll processes.
  • Visibility into key data and metrics.

It’s nice to work with a payroll company that works hard to accommodate the specific needs of its clients instead of expecting them to fit into one generic mold. The transition to APS was so seamless that our employees didn’t even know we made a change until we introduced them to the new employee self service site.

Danielle Shih

Accounting Manager

Requirements

When the organization decided it was time to make a change, Horne said that the following criteria guided The Arc’s selection of a new payroll company:

  • More customized features to meet reporting needs.
  • Cost effecitve technology with flexibility to scale with growth.
  • Easy-to-use and accessible platform to save time.
  • Solution that is customizable to specific business needs.
  • Reporting tools that support strong management intelligence.

Results

Accommodation of specific payroll needs.

GSCS selected APS as its new provider and ran its first payroll in January of 2012.

“APS was able to customize features to meet our requirements. For example, GSCS wanted multiple classifications for vacation accruals and APS was able to come up with a solution. The APS system also allows us to include reimbursements, which has saved us valuable time. It’s nice to work with a payroll company that works hard to accommodate the specific needs of its clients instead of expecting them to fit into one generic mold.”

Intuitive and user-friendly reporting and dasbhoards.

Shih described APS OnLine as very intuitive and user-friendly.

“The reporting suite is comprehensive and if I need to run a special report, I just contact my APS representative. The APS team is very helpful and responsive.”

Empowered and engaged employees.

The APS employee self-service site, eSELFSERVE.COM, has also been a favorite feature with employees, according to Shih.

“Our employees can access their own payroll information from anywhere. They have really enjoyed this convenience. The transition to APS was so seamless that our employees didn’t even know we made a change until we introduced them to the new employee self-service site.”

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