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Zalaris and SpinifexIT enter a partnership
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Zalaris UK & Ireland, a leading SAP implementation and support partner, have today announced a partnership with SpinifexIT, a software solutions provider for SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors.

This partnership aims to provide a quick and easy way to help businesses transition from their on-premise SAP software to SAP Employee Central Payroll (ECP).

Adding SpinifexIT’s Easy Migration solution to their bill of material, Zalaris will be able to accelerate the migration process to SAP ECP through allowing customers to lift and shift their existing Payroll configuration into a new system with ease.

With intuitive integration, SpinifexIT’s Easy Migration solution offers individualised solutions and automated processes to offer customers time and cost savings.

“I am really proud to be working with SpinifexIT and their Easy Migration solution which makes that daunting step to SAP cloud payroll quicker, safer and easier. I look forward to further supporting our amazing customers to make that transition to SAP EC Payroll so that they can maximise their technological investment with the SAP product. We have a long standing relationship with SpinifexIT and this further compliments our long term investment for the benefit of our customers” – Will Jackson, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Zalaris.

“Zalaris has positioned our SAP and SuccessFactors Payroll Reporting and Document Generation solutions effectively across the UK and several parts of EMEA. We look forward to working with Zalaris to position Easy Migration as a best-in-class, must-have solution for companies moving to ECP now, and in the future.” – Frank Schiek, EMEA Vice President.

Original article: https://zalaris.com/news/news-article/?releaseIdentifier=B19C887E7A0F2C38

About Zalaris

Zalaris is an SAP Gold Partner and a leading SAP implementation and support partner with over 20 years of experience. Based in 12 countries throughout Europe and the UK, Zalaris goes beyond the constraints of borders to enable customers to maximise the value of their human capital through excellence in HR systems and processes. Utilising a case driven approach, and with a community of HCM and HXM experts, the Zalaris specialised tailored offerings can be scaled to suit all client requirements.

For enquiries on Zalaris or SpinifexIT offerings, and how we can improve and advance business efficiencies, contact Zalaris UK: [email protected].

About SpinfexIT

SpinifexIT is an SAP silver partner and a leader in building SAP-certified business process improvement software that helps companies optimise their HR and payroll processes. With headquarters in Australia, it holds offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the Philippines.

Webinar: Optimieren und beschleunigen Sie die Migration zu SAP Employee Central Payroll
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Optimieren Sie Ihre Migration zu Employee Central Payroll (ECP). Informieren Sie sich in unserem Webinar über unsere Lösung Easy Migration!

Das Webinar findet statt am 16 July 2020, 12:30-1:30pm CET.

Das Webinar hat folgenden Fokus:

Klären von Migrationsthemen, auf die Sie bei der Implementierung der Employee Central Payroll stoßen können

Die besten ECP-Migrationspraktiken

Sie werden auch mehr über Easy Migration erfahren, die Lösung von SpinifexIT, die Ihre Migrationszeit von 3-6 Monaten auf nur 1 Woche reduziert!

Unsere Experten geben Ihnen einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Features, damit Sie Zeit sparen und einen risikofreien Migrationsprozess durchführen können.

SpinifexIT – Sprecher


Frank Schiek
Vice President – EMEA


Henning Bachmayer
Direktor Business Development


Brendon Andrews-Warmuth
Solution Architect

Webinar: Optimieren und beschleunigen Sie die Migration zu SAP Employee Central Payroll

16 July 2020
12:30-1:30pm CET

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iXerv Announces Strategic Partnership Alliance with SpinifexIT
iXerv Announces Strategic Partnership Alliance with SpinifexIT
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The partnership between iXerv and SpinifexIT will combine the industry-leading SAP SuccessFactors implementation and support expertise of both organizations in North America, South America and the Caribbean.

iXerv Americas, a leading provider of consulting and strategic solutions for SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management (HXM) solutions, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with SpinifexIT Solutions, a provider of smart software solutions for SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, SpinifexIT develops HR and Payroll solutions that optimize and accelerate core HXM processes and improve the overall SAP SuccessFactors user experience.

iXerv will be adding SpinifexIT’s Easy Migration solution as a pivotal part of its CloudConversion program, which is designed to provide an in-depth review of the scope, landscape, process, and integration required for a successful Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll implementation or migration.

Easy Migration accelerates and de-risks the Employee Central Payroll implementation process by allowing its users to easily lift & shift the organization’s existing Payroll configuration to a new system, copy Payroll and Employee data into a test system, and run validation reports to check Payroll accuracy before going live on Employee Central Payroll.

“Our partnership with iXerv through the years has shown that the demand for cloud-compatible solutions will continue to exponentially grow as more organizations look into moving their HR and Payroll to SAP SuccessFactors. We are excited to see how Easy Migration can support iXerv customers who are taking the next crucial step in their Digital HR transformation journey.

Darren Pithie

CEO and Co-Founder

“iXerv has already been working with Spinifex for a number of years now and have a number of customers live using SAP SuccessFactors and SpinifexIT solutions in North and South America.

Combined with iXerv’s unique Upgrade2Success approach and solutions for migrating customers from SAP’s on-premise HCM and Payroll solutions to SAP SuccessFactors, this partnership enables both iXerv and SpinifexIT to further provide outstanding rapid migration capabilities to support true digital HR transformation across the Americas.”


iXerv Americas

“This partnership with iXerv enables us to help more organizations outside of North America to meet their transformation goals. Having our solutions for SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors available for iXerv customers in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean will enable more organizations to have access to the right tools to supercharge their move to the cloud.”

CEO for SpinifexIT

Original article: https://www.prweb.com/releases/ixerv_announces_strategic_partnership_alliance_with_spinifexit/prweb17188149.htm

About iXerv

iXerv is a certified SAP gold partner and has received the “Recognized Expertise in SAP SuccessFactors® Employee Central and Payroll Solutions” and “Recognized Expertise in SAP SuccessFactors® Talent Solutions” designations for its track record of customer success in both Employee Central and Employee Central Payroll, as well as in SAP SuccessFactors talent management solutions. A strong core HRIS is a critical part of every successful cloud HXM landscape and iXerv invests its focus on Employee Central. iXerv’s global team of HXM experts ensure the proper implementation, integration, optimization and support of the SAP SuccessFactors suite of solutions. iXerv’s own range of software solutions extend the value of SAP SuccessFactors for customers.

To learn more about iXerv’s expertise in SAP SuccessFactors solutions, discuss customer references or schedule a discussion about your organization’s cloud HCM and payroll plans, please contact [email protected].

About SpinfexIT

SpinifexIT, an SAP silver partner, is a leader in producing SAP-certified business process improvement software that helps companies optimize their HR and payroll processes. This includes solutions for on-demand HR and Payroll reporting and reconciliation, Document Generation, Payroll Processing and Employee Help Desk applications. SpinifexIT is a global company with headquarters in Australia, and offices in Germany, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, and The Philippines.

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Global HR specialist and consulting company, HR Path, has entered into a global partnership with SpinifexIT, a leading SAP HCM solution provider, to leverage our Path2Success program and their Easy Migration solution.

HR Path is a global human resources leader with a proven history in cloud-based software for human capital management (HCM). HR Path has partnered with leading HR Solutions providers, such as SAP SuccessFactors, Workday, Workforce Solutions and Oracle HCM.

Path2Success is HR Path’s SAP HCM on-premise to a modern cloud-based Talent Management Suite package offering. This package optimizes, globalizes, and localizes the HR function’s business processes and needs for guidance on HR best practices.

HR Path’s Path2Success leverages SpinifexIT’s latest solution, Easy Migration, which was developed to accelerate and de-risk the move to Employee Central Payroll (ECP). Easy Migration optimizes the payroll migration process by automating the movement of payroll configurations and employee data from a legacy system to ECP. Easy Migration also comes with built-in intelligent reporting capabilities that validate payroll migration and ensure payroll accuracy.

With this partnership, Path2Success expands their modular offer for a rapid and mastered deployment with several accelerators including configuration and documentation. Easy Migration will optimize this process with their capabilities and automations to make it even better.

“We choose to partner with SpinifexIT because we realize that their solution ensures compliance across key HR and payroll business processes while reducing implementation time, cost and effort.

Cyril Courtin

Co-Chief Executive Officer
HR Path Group

“This new engagement provides an integrated and easy solution that allows us to expand our offerings within Path2Success which, not only accelerates the full configuration and migration processes to the cloud from on-premise but, also remove the risk in a safe manner.”

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CEO and US Partner
HR Path

“HR Path is a leading global HR implementation partner with a long track record of providing technical and industry expertise to the Human Capital Management and Payroll markets. Having Easy Migration as part of their Path2Success toolset is another step forward to delivering excellence in the SuccessFactors implementation arena. We are looking forward to providing efficiency and superior migration outcomes to HR Path’s customer base.”

Darren Pithie

CEO and Co-Founder

“HR Path has a strong presence around the world, with a strong focus on the EMEA region. As we see the trend of organizations moving to the cloud, we see Easy Migration being an integral part of HR Path’s Path2Success program for organizations who want to lower the risk and cost associated with transitioning to Employee Central Payroll.”

Frank Schiek

Regional VP for EMEA SpinifexIT

About HR Path

HR Path, an expert and a vital player in Human Resources, helps companies for whom human capital is essential in their digital transformation. Advise, Implement & Run are the three business lines of HR Path, which contribute to the corporate HR performance. Founded in Paris (France) in 2001, its 1000 talents support more than 1300 clients in 18 countries. To this date, its turnover is $125 million.

About SpinfexIT

SpinifexIT, an SAP silver partner, is a leader in producing SAP-certified business process improvement software that helps companies optimize their HR and payroll processes. This includes solutions for on-demand HR and Payroll reporting and reconciliation, Document Generation, Payroll Processing and Employee Help Desk applications. SpinifexIT is a global company with headquarters in Australia, and offices in Germany, The United Kingdom, The United States of America, and The Philippines.

Original press release published on HR Path.

Accelerate your Employee Central Payroll migration
Webinar: Accelerate your Employee Central Payroll migration
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Save hours spent on your migration to Employee Central Payroll (ECP). Find out how in our upcoming webinar featuring our latest solution, Easy Migration!

The webinar is happening this 17 June 2020 at 2-3pm EST.

The session aims to give you insight on:

• The most common challenges that arise during your Employee Central Payroll implementation

• The best practices while migrating to ECP

You’ll also be introduced to to Easy Migration, SpinifexIT’s latest solution that reduces your migration time from 3-6 months to just 1 week!

Our experts Paige Elkins and Becky Pifer will give you a rundown of its features designed to save you time and help you attain a risk-free migration process.

SpinifexIT speakers

Paige Elkins
Paige Elkins

Trainer/Solution Consultant

Becky Pifer
Becky Pifer


Webinar: Accelerate your Employee Central Payroll migration

17 June 2020
2-3pm EST (USA)

Unable to join? You may still register to get a copy of the session, or wait for further announcements for new webinar schedules.

Take your Employee Central Payroll system to the next level (Part 2)
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In this blog, we’ll step back to consider some of the challenges during implementation, both for existing on-premise customers deciding to migrate to Employee Central Payroll (ECP) and for new Customers planning to implement ECP.  

This blog will focus on the Payroll Migration, but of course, you still need to implement Employee Central.

If you already have Employee Central implemented and connected to your on-premise solution, then the migration process could be much simpler as you may be able to just focus on the ECP side and know that the Employee Central configuration and setup is already there.

Moving from On-Premise? Implement, Reimplement or Migrate your Payroll

Many companies who are looking to move to Employee Central Payroll will be existing SAP On-Premise customers. If you fall into this category, you need to consider how much of your existing Payroll configuration and setup you would want to move to the Employee Central Payroll Solution.

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Migrate your System

The intent of the migration is to move your configuration, and historical employee data (including payroll history) to the new Employee Central Payroll solution with the aim that it will run with minimal changes. This means less re-configuration, less testing and that you can continue to use your new system to report historical data.

Reimplement your Payroll

In some cases, customers may have areas that they have felt have always been a challenge. For example: There may be an old configuration you wish to remove, or you want to reconfigure some payroll rules to operate differently. 

This is often a perfect time to do this as you have a project team and can incorporate this work into the existing project. It is also lower risk as you are only changing some areas of the configuration.

Save yourself and your company hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars!

The best course of action is to begin planning now, so you can review all the options available to you. Part of this is learning the prerequisites you’ll need to support your project more efficiently.

Aside from the migration of the payroll configuration, there are many other areas to also consider. 

Some of these include:

– Will I migrate my prior history for the employees? For example: Do you move your payroll results, employee history, finance postings, year to date results into the new system?
– How do I best perform Parallel runs?
– Do I migrate my existing ABAP reports and other functionality into the new system?
– For any reports being migrated, how will I modify and maintain these into the future?
– Can all of my reports (Either custom reports or standard SAP reports) be executed from Employee Central, or by the Managers themselves?
– How will I cater for my Adhoc Requests that come up. Often we see customers go from 20-30 go live reports to hundreds in a period of 12 months. If you have adhoc requests, you want to know how you will cater for these?
– Will all your custom reports and manual reports be able to fit into the Payroll Control Center process?
– If I need additional Payroll Control Center checks, how can I add these?


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Darren Souter

SpinifexIT Founder & Global Architect

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If you need help assessing these questions further, feel free to talk to us, or even comment down below. We can schedule a quick discussion or even refer you to some of our customers who have used our solutions for their own implementations.

Ready to move to Employee Central Payroll?

The Easy Migration solution will help you de-risk and accelerate your migration to ECP with an integrated toolset that allows full configuration and data migration copies from On-Premise to ECP, reports to validate full payroll results, runs repeated payroll tests, and identifies data and configuration inconsistencies between source and target systems for corrections. 

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Easy Migration

Our Easy Migration solution helps you complete your ECP migration process 90% faster than traditional implementation times. It can help you:

  • Identify and migrate your current payroll configuration to Employee Central Payroll.
  • Copy current employee data and results into the new system, and
  • Run reconciliation reports fast using built-in reports, powered by our SAP-Certified reporting solution

Our Easy Migration solution is also 100% integrated with other SpinifexIT solutions so it is an easy step to transition to our other products if you have the need.

What if I have already implemented ECP or plan to remain on-premise for the moment?

If you have already moved to Employee Central Payroll, or are happy to just stay with your on-premise solution for the moment, this doesn’t mean that you cannot look to areas to improve.

About 90% or more of the customers who we speak to, already have Employee Central Payroll or SAP Payroll installed and running, and are looking to improve some of their day to day manual processes.

In this case, the SpinifexIT solutions can just be installed into your existing system.  The way that most customers then start to use the solutions is as follows:

  • Train on how to use the solutions – This is about 3-5 days training upfront
  • Identify the time-consuming processes that your team is doing, and then replace these with any of our 120 pre-delivered reports. You can also build custom reports to support your HR and Payroll information requirements. This immediately removes a lot of manual steps and starts to free up your team. Here is the YouTube case study.
  • New, ad hoc requests can be delivered through Easy Reporter. Reports can be scheduled and emailed out directly to the required person so it completely removes the need for manual processing.
  • If your payroll has Year End processes for Australia, USA or Canada, start to use our predefined Year End solutions.
  • From here, you can continue to replace your existing manual processes with the automated Easy Reporter steps.

Over a quick period, you will be able to automate the extraction, generation and sending of your reports. Instead of spending a lot of time and effort manually building the perfect set of reports, your team can then focus on delivering a high quality service to your customers.

In Summary

Employee Central Payroll is a powerful solution, but like most software solutions, will have areas that can be further streamlined. Whether this is during the implementation, streamlining payroll processes, report building or reconciliation steps, there are always many ways to further take advantage of your ECP solution.

If you decide to walk the SpinifexIT path, you will find that we are not just a software solution that is dropped into your system and rarely used. 

Our team of expert consultants will work directly with your team right through the implementation and into go live to ensure you use the best practice methods from the start and build long lasting processes, based on the best practices we have seen at hundreds of other customers.

The reporting and Payroll Control Center solution (discussed in Part 1) is just part of the SpinifexIT solution set, but if you are moving to Employee Central Payroll, this is a key building block for your journey. 

Along the way, you may have a need for our other solutions, and the good thing is that most of our solutions leverage off of Easy Reporter, so you are starting with the best of breed solution.

SpinifexIT solutions can be installed in a matter of hours into your system, but if you are using any of our partner’s hosted Employee Central Payroll or SAP Payroll Solutions, then our solutions are already available in their environments. Make sure to ask them about us!

Once again, here’s your simplified implementation checklist, so you can talk about your plans with your implementation partner. As always, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] for any questions.

On a side note, we hope you’re doing well, and that you and your loved ones are healthy, safe and well despite what the world is going through. We’re all in this together, and SpinifexIT will always be here to support you if you need help with our solutions. 

Stay connected!

Our North American team recently held a User Group Meeting for all SpinifexIT customers. Stay tuned for announcements, so you may join these online activities in the future!

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Take your Employee Central Payroll system to the next level
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In this blog, we’ll provide insights on options you can take to save time and thousands of dollars in your payroll business. This includes our findings whilst speaking with our own customers when streamlining their Payroll process. 

It is always a challenge for a customer new to SAP Payroll to know some of the challenges they will encounter along the journey, so I am trying to highlight some of the areas that I know will come up during implementation and post go-live.

For 20 years, I’ve been working in and around the SAP payroll solution and have been building software that can streamline its processes from end to end.

Whilst overall, I would think that most customers would benefit from additional solutions to streamline the existing processes, I will provide a balanced viewpoint without necessarily talking about just software solutions.


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Darren Souter

SpinifexIT Founder & Global Architect

The SAP Customer’s Standard Journey

Now, let’s talk about the journey of a standard SAP customer.

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SAP Customer Journey

Reporting takes backstage during the implementation process, but turns out to be a major requirement as time goes on. So, does this mean needing additional reporting solutions?

Let’s explore the standard reporting solutions and find out if it is enough to work with these. 

Standard Employee Central Payroll Reports

Employee Central Payroll will come standard with many reports such as Superannuation Reports, Wagetype Reporter and Various Other pre-defined reports. 

These are all useful reports, but they are generally hardcoded and cannot easily be altered.

Adhoc Query is a generic reporting tool that SAP provides, however this only reports specific data such as infotypes and does not combine this with Payroll or other Transactional Results. 

This is often the starting place for reporting and we would recommend you understand the reports that are delivered out of the box.

People Analytics

This is a new Employee Central Reporting solution that sits on top of SAP Analytics Cloud. This is for reporting SuccessFactors data and replaces a number of the existing SuccessFactors reporting solutions. 

At this time, this solution does not include Payroll Reporting.

People Analytics is a new solution and as of today, it is too early to indicate the overall value proposition.

Workforce Analytics or People Analytics – Advanced Edition

Workforce Analytics (Now known as People Analytics Advanced Edition) is a useful Management Analytic Solution, but is often more higher business level reporting.  

Whilst this delivers a subset of Payroll Reports, these are often not the day to day reports the payroll team will require, but focused more on Management type reporting. 

This solution is not generally used for day-to-day Payroll Reporting.

SAP Analytics Cloud

This solution allows you to build your own dashboards and user stories using data from various systems with powerful visualisation tools.  

It would be possible to build your payroll reporting, but you need to consider how to get the data into this solution, and then how to cater for things like security, regular updates etc. 

This requires reports to be purpose built and then updated with data.  Much like many Business Warehouse solutions, and Workforce Analytics, this is more of a management analytics solution.

ABAP Custom Reports

Within the Employee Central Payroll Solution, the Internal IT Team can build their own reports. These however require a specific skill set and often end up with fairly purpose built reports.  

This is not a cost effective approach for most reporting needs.

Excel Reports

Most customers resort to using Excel or some other tool to extract data from Employee Central Payroll. You can include multiple data sources and merge them together to produce the reports you need.  

This is a very manual process and often results in many complex spreadsheets that require an expert to maintain.

So many reports, so little time

Equipping your payroll team with the right tools and expertise upfront saves you a lot of time and many thousands, in some cases, millions of dollars.

Here’s where SpinifexIT can help you. 

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Our customers have found that SpinifexIT is not just “nice to have”, but a mandatory solution for their day to day work. Our accelerator is powered by our SAP-certified Easy Reporter solution, our Payroll Control Center (PCC) Accelerator add-on, and a couple of localized solutions for Australian (Easy STP) and North American (Easy Balance) payroll reconciliation, and more!

PCC Accelerator

Implement your PCC without any additional code creation

Run reconciliation reports using Easy Reporter’s pre-delivered content and your custom content

Easy Reporter

Easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface so you can make your own report versions

Building reports from scratch takes minutes, not days!

Automate and pre-schedule report generation and distribution

Localized Reports

Take advantage of bundled solutions for reconciling your Australian STP process or your North American year-end Payroll activities

  • Purpose build Payroll Day to Day and Compliance Reports that can be run out of the box
  • Adhoc report capabilities to build the reports you need in minutes
  • Distribution Capabilities that can be used for sending reports out to managers, departments or even external interfaces such as Deduction Vendors
  • Full Integration into the Payroll Control Center solution as well as Employee or Manager
  • Self Service Capabilities for any report you want to make available
  • Additional Functionality delivered out of the box that can be used to streamline implementation of Employee Central Payroll and even Testing the Regular upgrades.

In part 2 of this blog, we’ll be featuring customer case studies where SpinifexIT solutions have been implemented and how clients have considered it a success. We’re also including a checklist you can refer to whilst planning your implementation.

Let’s continue the conversation!

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How to get the most out of Employee Central?
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During the last few months of 2018, we have had the opportunity to check in and reconnect with some of our customers to see how they are using our solutions and where else can we add value.
One of the questions often raised while discussing the possibility of moving to Employee Central Payroll (ECP) was, “Do we still need add-on solutions when we have Employee Central Payroll?”


As a solutions provider and having over a decade in the development and implementation business within the SAP HCM area, we believe that the answer is yes, and I’d be happy to explain in my blog why this is so.

Developing flexible software solutions for SAP

The Employee Central Payroll solution, whilst being a new cloud-based deployment option, has the same underlying architecture as the core SAP Payroll solution. The key difference between On-Premise and ECP is that the Employee Data is maintained via Employee Central. 

The ECP solution though, has been designed with better options for integration with SuccessFactors Employee Central. This helps to accelerate and improve the implementation of Payroll.

SpinifexIT’s SAP-certified solutions can add further value and help companies maximise their existing investments by providing easy-to-use solutions that can also be deployed into the Employee Central Environment.

SpinifexIT has been providing software add-on solutions to SAP On-Premise for over 15 years. With thousands of deployments of our software products, SpinifexIT is the team to look to before spending time and effort in many of the common processes around Payroll. Our solutions can run in both on-premise, cloud and hybrid setups, giving our customers a huge advantage.

What is it like to move to Employee Central?

Moving to Employee Central can be a complex process. It involves the full data migration process (check out Brendon’s blog to learn more about this), integrating to SAP and potentially changing your existing Payroll solution and configuration, rebuilding your reports and interfaces, adding your custom functionalities, acing your parallel runs, and finally, setting up your BAU processes which includes Employee communication and support. All these with a usually thin and inflexible timeframe. I go through this in detail here.

Using Employee Central Payroll

Employee Central Payroll has many common processes you see within most payroll solutions. These run normally around a weekly, fortnightly or monthly process. Like many payrolls, this revolves around data input for the payroll, validation of data and pre-checks, running payroll and verification of results, and then often creation of reports and interfaces. On top of these items are often additional items such as queries from employees on their pay, adhoc reports and requests for information, and even throughout the year, various adhoc reconciliation activities such as Year-End, or even just Month-end processes.

SAP have recently introduced the Payroll Control Center solution, which puts a lot of control around many of these processes.

The HCM environment is quite a complex environment and as many of these processes are dependent upon the specific customers requirements- many of these need to be setup specifically for the customer which may involve manual processes such as Excel Spreadsheets or the development of custom reports.

So how can SpinifexIT solutions help?


SpinifexIT’s easy-to-use solutions can help companies who have implemented Employee Central Payroll to…

  • Streamline the creation, automation and distribution of their Reports and interfaces without the need for a technical guru. It’s straight forward, point-and-click, drag-and-drop features not only allows you to easily recreate your existing reports, but also build new ones in no time.
  • Vastly reduce the implementation time of your Payroll Control Center and use additional functionality which includes drilling down into payroll results, linking of reports into the Payroll Control Center and allowing the user to setup their own exception rules with no technical knowledge
  • Securely copy and scramble Employee Payroll data to make Payroll testing activities more efficient
  • Reconcile per-pay and year-end payroll information in compliance with local legislation
  • Easily address pay-related questions and issues and troubleshoot on the fly
  • Create and distribute full employee lifecycle documents which include Total Compensation / Rewards statements, Salary Breakdowns, Overpayment Details, Benefit Letters, and more

But do we really need all of these?


Many SAP customers go without any additional software in their system and they can still run their payroll department with the base solutions that SAP provides. It will work just fine.

However, for companies who want to get the most out of Employee Central Payroll without investing additional time, cost and effort, our solutions can help you in terms of maximising what you currently have while optimising your existing processes.

Aside from these time, effort and cost savings, our solutions can also help companies keep their data and results more accurate and improve their employee services and communication.

The above gives some high level areas that might be able to be streamlined in your SAP Payroll Environment. These are relevant for ECP and also for On-Premise customers though. If you would like more details about some of these areas, you can read more in the following blogs:

If you have any questions in this area, feel free to reach out to me by replying to this post, or send our team an e-mail at [email protected].

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Moving from SAP On-premise Payroll to Employee Central Payroll? | [Moved to October]
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Date: Will be rescheduled sometime in October

Time: 10:00 AM EST (GMT-4)

Host: Paige Elkins

Make your move to the Employee Central Payroll faster, better & easier!

Find out some of the considerations you and your team should think about when moving from SAP On-Premise Payroll to Employee Central Payroll.

In this session, Paige Elkins shares how SpinifexIT customers made their migration to the cloud faster, better, and easier by optimising their Payroll Control Center (PCC) implementation process and addressing their post go-live reporting requirements.

Find out more about SpinifexIT solutions.

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Webinar – What’s included in our 2018.R2? Here’s a quick overview.
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Date: July 19, 2018

Time: 1 PM, EST

Host: Paige Elkins

Medium: Go To Webinar

2018.R2 goes live on July 23, 2018. We’re excited to show you our latest updates and enhancements and we’ve prepared this short webinar to give you a preview. Paige Elkins gives you a quick summary of what’s included in our 2nd release for 2018.

Following her overview, she will teach you how to access the new enhancements and features in your SpinifexIT solution once you upgrade to the latest version. The session runs for 30 minutes. 

Register here to attend.