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Shortcuts to Payroll Reporting with SpinifexIT Solutions on SAP Store 
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to Payroll Reporting.
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SAP’s spotlight blog featuring SpinifexIT’s flagship reporting solution for SAP Payroll, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and Employee Central Payroll.

Unlock the shortcuts
to Payroll Reporting.
Discover Easy Reporter.

SAP’s spotlight blog featuring SpinifexIT’s flagship reporting solution for SAP Payroll, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and Employee Central Payroll.

Shortcuts to Payroll Reporting with SpinifexIT Solutions on SAP Store
By Rajiv Nema, SAP Digital Commerce
Undoubtedly one of the most refreshing aspects of working with our partners on SAP Store is the sheer simplicity they often bring to everyday business tasks. For example, take Easy Reporter by SpinifexIT, a solution for HR and payroll departments. Easy Reporter works with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and SAP ERP Human Capital Management (HCM) to bring together payroll data for reporting. As a result, a task that could take days is done in minutes. 
Darren

“Payroll data typically resides in multiple systems, and the SAP software is sophisticated and multifaceted. Our solution merges all that data and calculates it for reporting. It’s designed for end users, who need only the Easy Reporter interface to create their reports; no IT skills required.”  

Founder and Chief Solution Architect for SpinifexIT

Easy Reporter comes with prewritten report templates that can be used “off the shelf” or as a baseline template. Business users can generate their own formats without coding and make changes on the fly to best suit their needs. “For companies with a lot of complex payroll variables – those that are unionized, for example, or rely heavily on contract labor – this can streamline processes and help them realize efficiencies,” he remarked. In these cases, extensive variabilities in work categories, payment rates, tax implications, and so on significantly complicate reporting. And the target customers? “Any enterprise that uses SAP software for payroll and HR processes.”    

Get Easy Reporter and explore the rest of SpinifexIT’s solutions for SAP and SAP SuccessFactors
Get Easy Reporter and explore the rest of SpinifexIT’s solutions for SAP and SAP SuccessFactors
From Records to Reports: A Single Streamlined Solution

A typical customer of SpinifexIT starts with around 30 reports that they identify to help them run their business. But, as their business evolves and more reporting needs become apparent, customers often scale and build hundreds of reports within 12 months, helping them deliver value and information across their enterprise. It truly streamlines their ability to access and distribute data. 

Based in Melbourne, SpinifexIT has hundreds of customers throughout Australia, North America, Europe, and APAC. The company began back in 2003 when Darren and his colleague Darren Pithie – the two Darrens – recognized that their consulting clients were all building pretty much the same reports. “They were working in silos and creating overhead for IT, who had to maintain the software and handle change requests,” he remembered. “We knew we could deliver a product for everyone, covering the basic requirements and adding more functionality. Several of our customers were glad to work with us to create and evolve the product. After six or seven years of working nights and weekends, we decided to go on our own.”

They came up with a name using “Spinifex”, a hardy desert grass, “because we’re really tough.”

Since then, the company has grown to 100+ employees based primarily in Melbourne and the Philippines, with sales and consulting offices in the U.S. and Europe.

Products have expanded to include Easy Migration for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll, which helps customers migrate to the cloud, and Easy Go Live for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central Payroll to simplify implementation. In addition, employees can use Easy Help Desk for SAP ERP HCM for troubleshooting and addressing inquiries quickly. Other options from SpinifexIT available on SAP Store include add-ons for document distribution, data anonymization, and region-specific functionality.

“Customers usually start with Easy Reporter because reporting is the most time-consuming process,” Darren noted, “and then add other relevant options as needed.” 

SpinifexIT was along for the ride when SAP acquired SuccessFactors about 10 years ago. The team gradually incorporated SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central into the reporting engine, transitioning to the cloud while retaining and improving the integration with SAP Payroll Processing
on-premise.

Collaboration with the Ecosystem: A Calculated Strategy

One key growth strategy for SpinifexIT, Darren told me, has been collaborating with SAP’s ecosystem of partners. Having been part of that ecosystem for most of their careers, working with related companies in a technical capacity with SAP payroll software, that’s come naturally – and has been entirely intentional. “SAP’s partners frequently take on the presales role, managing implementations, and helping customers in an advisory capacity in many different regions. Often, other partners reach out to us to join forces on the customer’s behalf.” As for SAP Store, he said, “Our visibility has increased significantly, which has accelerated the number of opportunities we get from customers globally, and it continues to build momentum.”

Why not check out some of the great partner solutions on SAP Store, starting with Easy Reporter?

SpinifexIT team building 2022
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Finally. After over two years of working from home, SpinifexIT’s Manila team got together for a face-to-face team-building session on June 3, 2022, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay City, Philippines.

This event, led by SpinifexIT’s Manila Office Manager Janine Calaunan, started with a short program and welcome speeches from Global Solutions Architect and Manila head Gregory Tutt and Sr. Human Resources Manager Nico Gasendo

Newly hired team members from 2020 and onwards were then introduced, after which the team bonded over dinner and drinks and a scenic view of the Manila Bay sunset. 

Despite the pandemic, SpinifexIT has hired 66 new talents in Manila, its entire team now counting at 142 across the globe. 

Global Solutions Architect and Manila head Gregory Tutt
Guess how many takes you need for a big group like this 😀

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Payroll Heroes 2022
Payroll Heroes 2022 1008 740 SpinifexIT

Heroes don’t always come in capes. Payroll experts — our own workplace heroes — work behind the scenes to make sure payroll day arrives without a hitch. They work tirelessly to ensure the company’s financial stability and that the team gets what they work hard for.

Come meet our Payroll Heroes this year.

Cyndee Greenwood

STAR ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

    

1. What do you love about what you do? 

I love working at The Star’s People and Performance department! I love working in a supportive and collaborative team environment, where I can use my experience in human resources and IT to manage business applications and provide strong business/data analysis and reporting capabilities. I really enjoy working with stakeholders to deliver strategic initiatives through a consultative approach to streamline processes.

2. As a payroll specialist, what are your proudest achievements?

I commenced working at The Star about 14 months ago (without a payroll background). In a short amount of time, I have been able to both understand and contribute value within the payroll team and on the SAP implementation project by managing the reporting stream.

3. In what ways have SpinifexIT solutions help you run a perfect payroll?

The role SpinifexIT played with our implementation of SAP was around understanding our complex payroll and finance processes across a large organization.

We had a workshop session with representatives present to agree to a solution that will ensure consistency and accuracy in reporting, as well as simplify some of our complex reporting needs.

We worked closely with Randy, Tony and Kim to deliver a high quality solution for our reporting needs. Thank you for making this a wonderful experience!

Heidie Mientjes

SODEXO

1. What do you love about what you do? 

I love the idea that payroll is an essential service. None of us work for free, so I feel that a job in payroll aligns with my ethical values in trying to be the service that no one notices by getting things right.

2. As a payroll specialist, what are your proudest achievements?

There have been a few of moments that I’m proud of. Overall, the amount of knowledge that I have gained in payroll has helped me move into different roles, so my payroll career has never been boring, and I have met some amazing people!

I have been able to assist in reasonably smooth transitions from legacy payroll systems to SAP, and in doing so, improving payroll processes for both sites and employees.

I have also been part of a remuneration project in my previous role and felt good about ensuring that people have been paid correctly and satisfied that the company I worked for was trying to do things right.

I also am happy that my payroll experience has given me the ability to read and understand awards and EA’s which has helped me help my family and friends, as well as my “customers.”

3. In what ways have SpinifexIT solutions help you run a perfect payroll?

When I first started in payroll, Easy Help Desk was a great tool to help me learn and understand all the facets that made up an employee record. It was great to have all the employee’s master data and pay information in one transaction. For someone who had little experience in payroll when I started, EHD was an invaluable tool.

Now using Easy Reporter is wonderful because I have the ability to only use one transaction to gather information, where previously I had to use many transactions to get the information I need, and it wasn’t necessarily in a format that I wanted.

Explore our solutions that help our #PayrollHeroes deliver great work!

Easy Reporter

Build, schedule, and send HR and payroll reports on-time.

Easy Documents

Produce custom employee documents, statements, and letters using your latest HR & payroll information.

Easy Help Desk

Confidently and quickly address HR and payroll inquiries.

Easy PCC

Take advantage of additional configuration checks and proactive reconciliation features to run perfect payrolls.

Easy Balance

Validate data and eliminate errors in your US and Canadian SAP payroll and tax reconciliation.

Easy STP

Ensure your payroll is error-free and ATO-compliant — minus all the trouble.

Why going paperless is good for your HR and payroll teams
Why going paperless is good for your HR and payroll teams 1008 740 SpinifexIT

Shifting to a paperless setup isn’t easy especially if your team has been used to printing, signing, and storing documents in file folders. There are many reasons, however, why digitizing your processes and going paperless will prove beneficial in the long run – especially for your HR and payroll teams.

1. Level up your efficiency

Document generation and preparing HR and payroll related paperwork is a key part of business, but manually creating, sending, and managing employee and payroll documents take up time. From creating templates to making sure these documents are error-free and sent on-time to the right person, your HR and payroll teams spend hours on this administrative process alone instead of dealing with other equally crucial tasks.

By digitizing your processes and going paperless, you won’t have to constantly create documents from scratch and run the risk of sending the incorrect information or exposing your sensitive payroll data to unintended recipients, which proves to be costly in many ways.

Document generation tools such as Strato have automated workflow features, customizable templates, and file management tools that can help boost a team’s efficiency and productivity.

Investing in a document generation solution also means getting to use other features such as pre-scheduling the sending of documents and receiving automated notifications, routing, with the ability to approve and affix digital signatures, having the ability to include multiple translations (for global teams), and more.

Strato extends the capabilities of your SAP SuccessFactors workflow automations.

2. Ensure compliance and security

Signing important and sensitive documents on paper could lead to a lot of problems — such as accidental data exposure, which could result in breach of confidentiality. Opting for a fully digitized automated process, for instance, means only the intended recipients, such as employees and their managers, are allowed to view and sign the document.

Automation features such as those by Strato offer increased security by following SAP SuccessFactors triggers based on SAP SuccessFactors data fields. This minimizes exposure risks by keeping it within the system and requiring little to zero manual intervention.

3. Contribute to the environment. No, really.

Going green used to be just a buzzword or a PR stunt to make a company look good. These days, consumers and businesses take climate change and sustainability issues seriously — and they’ll want to partner up with an organization that cares about the same thing.

Going paperless and digital is a good step for your organization to reduce their carbon footprint, save on resources, and show that you’re in it for the long haul.

In 2021, in particular, SpinifexIT’s Strato solution for SAP SuccessFactors saved a total of 2 millions sheets from being printed on. Think about how much your organization alone can make a difference.

4. Make substantial savings on cost and other resources

In one of our customer success stories, a mining company saved thousands in significant annual operating costs when it implemented Strato to manage and automate their recruitment documents.

Of course, the return of investment takes time, and going paperless and digital may require some initial funding; however, the impact in terms of efficiency and operational upkeep means you’ll save money and resources in other areas too.

Most importantly, your team gets to manage employee documents more efficiently, stay compliant, and spend time and resources on other crucial aspects of the business – which is time and money well spent.

Happy Earth Day, human!


If you’re considering going paperless and exploring our document generation solution, Strato,
send us a quick message. Our team can sit down with you and show you a demo of how Strato can help your team reduce go paperless and reduce your carbon footprint.

Women in Tech
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Women are no strangers in tech.

The industry is run by passionate, smart, and skilled women who get the job done and do it well – and we’re lucky to have a lot of them here at SpinifexIT.

This Women’s Month, we’d like to highlight a few of the cool techies here at SpinifexIT. Get to know them, their stories, their challenges, and what it means to be a woman in tech today.

Ilona
Web Developer



What made you want to be a developer and be part of the tech industry?
I wanted to be a developer because it’s something new and very non-traditional. I feel inspired when I know that what I create can help a lot of people make their life easier.

What were the internal and external challenges you faced while learning to code or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
I experienced being treated unfairly at my previous workplace, but I overcame this situation by thinking positively.

What would be your advice to young girls interested in learning how to code or join the tech industry?
It is very challenging work, but always think that it will push you to be a better version of yourself, bug after bug.

Tiff
Quality Manager



What made you want to be a part of the tech industry? Tell us your story.
As a fresh graduate, I was told that most jobs in the tech industry pays well, and I didn’t want to be left behind! With my almost non-existent Mandarin skills and zero background in SAP HR, I started out as an SAP Data Management Analyst for China and Hong Kong accounts.

As I navigated through the SAP world, I became more interested in the product itself and how it helped companies, especially with how it transforms HR and payroll departments.

In addition, technology is ever-evolving. This gave me a chance to be part of several projects with different hats and roles to play, such as Service Delivery, Change Management, and Support Management.

Now in SpinifexIT, I have the opportunity to learn more from the testing and QA perspective. There’s endless possibilities and learning in the tech industry. The culture around it also suits me – I like being surrounded by passionate people all geared towards change and transformation, which makes the experience exciting and worthwhile.

What were the internal and external challenges you faced as a manager or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
One of the skills that I feel I need to constantly develop is communication, more so in this work from home setup. I’m proud to see my teammates performing and still being efficient while working from home. I have a small team but everyone is unique, with different working styles and personalities. So I’m figuring out different ways in bridging the distance with effective and timely communication.

We also have a very structured release schedule, and I wanted to improve on motivating the team in all situations. Hopefully, I will be, or am able to show the bigger picture, highlight and present the importance of the tasks to the team, and inspire motivation. It is a work in progress, and I stay optimistic and have the confidence that all things will work out.

Thankfully, I have not felt discriminated against in the companies I’ve joined, as I’ve had amazing ELTs and SLTs who treat us as co-equals. I see it in my new work family as well, where everyone is empowered to accomplish great things.

What would be your advice to women who want to take on leadership roles?
Go for it! By any chance, if there are still some inconsiderations, there is always hope for change. Stay humble, be driven by passion, remain professional at all costs, and enjoy the ride.

Ava
Full Stack Developer



What made you want to be a developer and be part of the tech industry? Tell us your story.
Ever since college, I loved solving logic problems and turning my algorithm solutions into running programs. I felt I was good at it, so I pursued being a software developer after graduating.

Even though college was quite a blur (I don’t know how I passed my Java subject!), I appreciated programming more as a young professional. I relearned what was taught in college, took training left and right to improve my craft.

After being assigned to various industries, I gained experiences and learned from the people I’ve worked with.

Looking back on those years, I know there were ups and downs and love-and-hate feelings with my job. However, I always come back to the realization that I find fulfillment in what I do.

What were the internal and external challenges you faced while learning to code or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
I think my biggest struggle as a developer is finding the balance on how much we should accommodate a client’s requests and efficiently explaining to them why things won’t be possible (given the timelines) or why things are better off another way.

It’s a challenge to build a good rapport with them and make them see you as a competent developer rather than just someone who they rely on making a program or system for them.

Knowing the product technically and functionally, including the client’s business processes, helped me gain respect and trust from the people I work with. It’s also a skill to be explain technical processes – while making it understandable – to clients or colleagues.

As an introvert, I usually get “sidelined” in the team while the more outspoken guys get their way. Many times I would struggle to be more assertive and confident during discussions and brainstorming sessions for my ideas to be considered. It took confidence and the needed knowledge on the topics to be heard and be able to keep up with my colleagues.

What would be your advice to young girls interested in learning how to code or join the tech industry?
It’s fun to be in the IT industry, and it’s cool to be a woman who does well here. 🙂 You should never get discouraged or intimidated by people saying that “It’s a man’s world.”

It’s already 2022 and women are slaying it in whatever field they choose. 😉 It may sometimes be challenging, but as long as you’re passionate about what you do, it will always be worth it.”

Jill
Business Analyst



What made you want to be a developer and be part of the tech industry? Tell us what inspired you.
Before I got into the industry, I thought people there seemed so cool and brilliant. I still think we still are. 🙂
On a serious note, I wanted a career that would make people’s lives easier, and clearly that’s what technology does.

What were the internal and external challenges you faced while learning to code or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
You need to keep up with the fast- paced and changing trends, so what I do is I find a way to hone my skills, whether the company will provide me with the platform and opportunities or not. I enroll in different trainings outside and inside the organization, take tasks as challenges and see them as an opportunity to get better at what I do.

What would be your advice to young girls interested in learning how to code or join the tech industry?
If you are in the process of building your career, it’s crucial that you work with people who will nourish, inspire, and mentor you.

Ask the important questions. Asking will build your knowledge and contribute to your learning process and development.

Don’t be afraid to speak up. Deliver it in a professional way with accurate data to back up your ideas or suggestions or if you’re pushing back.

Landz
ABAP Developer



What made you want to be a part of the tech industry? Tell us your story.
In my college years, when I shifted to another course, which is Computer Applications, I really enjoyed it and since then, my jobs have been related to it.


What were the internal and external challenges you faced as a manager or being part of a male-dominated industry? How did you overcome them?
When I was a student, I already realized how few women there were in the field, and I got used to it, so it didn’t really bother me. Though the tech industry is male-dominated, my peers/people I worked with do not make me feel discriminated. In fact, I appreciate being able to learn from them or anyone, since I get to see their point of view and how they work.

What would be your advice to young girls and women who want to be part of the tech industry to advance their career and become leaders?
If there is an opportunity, grab it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions because we don’t know everything. Seek help to get through the transition and enjoy the process.

More International Women’s Month reads

A Women’s Day Message
from Your CFO

SpinifexIT CFO Christina Mulcair’s no-nonsense advice to women who want to step up in their careers.

Staying Passionate
During the Pandemic

How team members, Janz and LA, stay on top of their professional and personal pursuits amidst the pandemic.

SpinifexIT supports Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is an organization that seeks to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what programmers look like and do.

SpinifexIT, in partnership with One Tree Planted, plants 200 trees in Australia
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In 2021, SpinifexIT’s Strato solution suite for SAP SuccessFactors document automation and generation saved a total of 2 million sheets of paper from being used and printed on.

Two million sheets is equivalent to 200 trees being saved from being put to use to print offer letters, contracts, and many other HR and payroll documents.

To thank our customers for choosing Strato, and to further offset our carbon footprint, we’ve partnered up with One Tree Planted to save the Australian forests from further deforestation and to help restore its habitats vital for Australia’s diverse wildlife.

Tree planting initiatives like these will not only protect the Australian wildlife today, but would also reduce the risk of catastrophic impact from wildfires and other climate change related disasters in the future. This Valentine’s Day, we have donated 200 trees to the organization to match the number of trees saved by our Customers through the use of Strato.

Strato Solution Architect Gregory Tutt shares, “Aside from the many benefits of digitizing HR and Payroll documents, we also looked into Strato’s potential environmental impact. We have had customers who regularly have to print pay slips, offer letters, and contracts all the time, and when there are some things that require changing or updating, these have to be reprinted and sometimes mailed over once again. By automating the document generation process and removing the manual steps around it that may lead to potential errors, and by making pertinent employee documents easily available for electronic signing, sending, and safekeeping, we incrementally make a positive impact not only to our customers’ productivity metrics and cost savings. We also make our world – our only home – more livable not just for us, but also for the diverse species that inhabit it with us today and in the future.”

Learn more about Strato

Hit the button above to request a quick meeting or a discovery call to learn more about what Strato can do for your organization. Meanwhile, take a look at our recent Customer Success Story. With Strato, our featured customer was able to improve their shared services team’s efficiency with Strato by up to 90%, and saved a total of 1.5 million dollars in terms of labor costs, system costs, and more as of today.

Strato: Automating key processes and driving business efficiency
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A mining company saved hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in cost by streamlining its recruitment process with Strato. Find out how.

Strato is the featured solution in this SpinifexIT Customer Success Story. We’ll talk in particular about how a global mining company overcame their recruitment and shared services challenges and save resources by using the solution.

The Challenge

A mining company with thousands of employees globally has a high recruitment volume. Normally, they produce 30,000 job offer letters yearly. On top of that, they have a database of 250 offer letter templates, all manually created by a shared services staff. This setup would often lead to entering incorrect data or using the wrong template, which would lead to more mistakes or issues down the line.

The Solution: Strato

In 2019, the company implemented Strato, a cloud-based solution that automates SAP SuccessFactors document generation and management processes. It helps HR and payroll teams streamline the process of creating, routing, sending and storing employee documents.

The Result

Since using the solution, the company has made significant savings, maximized their efforts and resources, improved employee satisfaction, and even made a significant environmental impact.

Watch the full story here:

The Numbers with Strato

$500K AUD

first-year savings
in annual operating costs

$1.5M AUD

year-to-date
cost savings

90%

improvement
in process efficiency

Explore how SpinifexIT helped this company transform its recruitment process.

Here’s what Strato can do for your company.

To thank its customers this Valentine’s Day, SpinifexIT plants 200 trees in partnership with One Tree Planted to match the number of trees saved from being turned into paper in 2021.

Read more about this initiative and our Corporate Social Responsibility here.

SpinifexIT Names Brendon Andrews-Warmuth VP for Product Enablement and Delivery (EMEA)
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View the full press release at EIN Presswire.

Frankfurt, Germany – SpinifexIT Deutschland GmbH announced today the appointment of Brendon Andrews-Warmuth as Vice President for Product Enablement and Delivery, EMEA.

Brendon will oversee the company’s product enablement and solution delivery in EMEA and MEE and his appointment is a key milestone in SpinifexIT’s continued growth strategy across both regions.

Brendon Andrews-Warmuth joined SpinifexIT in 2016. His extensive strategic expertise with SAP Payroll and HR, SAP SuccessFactors, the SpinifexIT solutions, and technology market skills enabled Brendon to provide immediate value to SpinifexIT’s expanding customer base in Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia Pacific region. 

In 2018, Brendon transferred to SpinifexIT Deutschland GmbH as a Regional Solution Architect where he was integral to the expansion of SpinifexIT’s customer and partner engagement ecosystem, as well as its local consulting and delivery practice. 

Brendon will report to Mathew Katakis, SpinifexIT Chief Operating Officer and will oversee the expansion of the SpinifexIT solutions in the EMEA region. In this role, Brendon will be responsible for leading solution enablement for our customers and partners and ensuring alignment with SAP’s HXM strategy and global SaaS best practices.

Mathew Katakis says, “SpinifexIT has always been a customer-first company and strategic partner of SAP. This strategic decision is in line with our mission to be the leading global provider of software solutions for SAP Payroll, HR and SAP SuccessFactors customers. Brendon’s extensive solution architecture and consulting background as well as his customer engagement skills will help SpinifexIT strengthen its value proposition in the market and further expand its foothold in the EMEA and MEE regions.“

Brendon’s extensive solution architecture and consulting background as well as his customer engagement skills will help SpinifexIT strengthen its value proposition in the market and further expand its foothold in the EMEA and MEE regions.

Mathew Katakis


About SpinifexIT

SpinifexIT believes that with the right technology and the right partner, you can accomplish your SAP SuccessFactors HXM and Payroll goals with confidence.

Whether you are just beginning your cloud HXM journey or you have already moved to the cloud, SpinifexIT’s innovative solutions will help guide you by driving Payroll and HR operational efficiency and automation, improving payroll processes, improving operational and transactional reporting, increasing data accuracy and anonymization, minimizing compliance risks, and supporting both migrations and new SAP SuccessFactors implementation projects.

SpinifexIT’s world class solutions are leveraged by many Fortune 500 companies worldwide and run on SAP’s on-premise, hybrid, and cloud platforms. The solutions include Easy Migration, Easy Go Live, Easy Reporter, Easy Clone and Strato Documents. SpinifexIT is an SAP silver partner and its solutions are available at the SAP Store.

Brendon Andrews-Warmuth

Brendon Andrews-Warmuth

VP for Product Enablement and Delivery, EMEA

Payroll Heroes 2021
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This 2021 International Payroll Day, we’re putting the limelight on our Payroll Heroes!

Payroll heroes are experts who work hard at making sure payday arrives without any problems. These specialists are the workplace’s unsung champions. Working behind the scenes, they ensure error-free payrolls to ensure the team can focus on what it does best.

Payroll Hero

Sara Rivera

BASF Corp.

1. What do you love about what you do?

As a payroll professional it’s amazing to know that
payroll is doing their part and keeping our colleagues happy so that they can focus on the work
they need to do. Getting people paid is my passion and leading a strong team.

2. What are your proudest achievements as a payroll specialist?

Leading a team during COVID. Working together towards a smooth transition as we all worked from home and not once compromising the excellent services we provide to our colleagues.

 

3. In what ways have SpinifexIT solutions help you run perfect payrolls?

SpinifexIT has been the tool for all our payroll needs. From running OT reports, to audit reporting of our payroll runs which allows us to process our payrolls timely and accurately.

    

Payroll Hero

Judi Fabrizi

Swagelok Manufacturing

1. What do you love about what you do? 

With such trying times we live in, having the opportunity to help both our current employees and previous employees understand the impacts to them on their payroll and ensure they have the documentation requested on a timely basis.

2. As a payroll specialist, what are your proudest achievements?

Within our organization, to review our entire process flow for opportunities to optimize and improve our process to mitigate any risks of our payroll not exceeding our organization and employees expectations. This required six months of evaluation and testing to achieve our goal.

3. In what ways have SpinifexIT solutions help you run a perfect payroll?

Running a SpinifexIT report in seconds over the extended time in our payroll system allows us to respond to requests both within our organization and third party requests. With a small staff within our Department, time is money and the faster the better!

Explore the solutions that have helped our #PayrollHeroes consistently deliver great work.

Easy Reporter

Build, schedule and send HR & Payroll reports on-time.

Easy Documents 2020 logo

Easy Documents

Produce custom employee documents, statements, and letters using your latest HR & Payroll information.

Easy Help Desk 2020 logo

Easy Help Desk

Empower your team to confidently and quickly address HR and payroll inquiries.

Easy Documents 2020 banner

PCC

Take advantage of additional configuration checks and proactive reconciliation features to run perfect payrolls.

Easy Balance 2020 logo

Easy Balance

Validate data and eliminate errors in your US and Canadian SAP payroll and tax reconciliation.

Easy STP 2020 logo

Easy STP

Ensure your payroll is error-free and ATO-compliant — minus all the trouble.

Celebrating Women’s Month every day
Celebrating Women’s Month every day 1008 740 SpinifexIT

Women’s Month is never just a monthly celebration at SpinifexIT.

Every day, we celebrate women by providing opportunities for them to excel in their professional and personal pursuits.

In this Women’s Month feature, we put the spotlight on two of our hardworking Manila-based team members, Janine Calaunan-Santos and L.A. Menard. Here, they talk about how they cope with working from home during the pandemic while still having time for their passions.

Janine Calaunan-Santos

Even before the pandemic, my setup at home hasn’t changed. I’m a hands-on mom taking care of her son and the household, managing the office and making sure projects and tasks are submitted on time, and running during my free time.

Even though I’m mostly working at home now, it has become more difficult to be able to keep up with all my responsibilities. That’s why I always keep this in mind: “Anything – even a job that seemed to be unreachable can be attained if you have discipline, motivation and time management”.  

I make sure to be consistent. With running, I never turn that alarm off and go back to bed. I keep my running schedule, as this helps me get through my day.

I list all my “to-dos” at home and at work, even the simplest ones, and then prioritize. Maybe it’s not for everyone, but for me, making a list and ticking small boxes work well and keep me from missing a deadline.

I add a small window of “spare time” to stop, step back and view the entire picture at home and at work. This way, I am able to do my daily tasks and see if anything is missing. This lets me create additional activities, find what is still needed, and make room for improvement.

L.A. Menard

As a working-mother and a provider, I definitely have challenges every day managing and juggling work, motherhood, the household and personal passions such as fitness. 

That said, I’m grateful to have the flexibility to work from home and also have all the tools I need to be able to get my job efficiently. Of course, there are still inevitable distractions that impact my workflow and focus.

With discipline, support from family and friends, and knowing what to prioritize however, I’m able to organize and complete my tasks without being burned out. I get to be productive and also have quality time with my son and myself, which I’m very thankful for.

Read the special message for Women’s Month written by SpinifexIT’s CFO Christina’s Mulcair here.

Janine Calaunan-Santos

Office Manager

SpinifexIT

L.A. Menard

Lead Documentation Writer

SpinifexIT