Although the market witnesses availability of several payroll software solutions, organisations across the globe continue to face challenges that remain unresolved. One of these challenges lies in the struggle that businesses have to deal with while implementing their locally-used payroll software for global implementations. A major part of this problem is also associated with the compliance aspect, which, on a global level, becomes a hurdle when a company looks forward to implementing software in different countries. “Customers often struggle with the fact that they cannot combine the strength of local payroll with the global view on the HR side,” elaborates Hans Janse, managing director at GlobePayroll, a company that has efficiently eliminated this problem with its platform. The company brings a product that allows businesses to manage their HR processes globally in an efficient manner. GlobePayroll’s cloud-based platform facilitates a tightly integrated process that enables clients to roll out their HR functionalities while also managing their data securely. This way, the company allows businesses to focus on both HR and payroll in one system. This proves to be a massive advantage for GlobePayroll’s clients, who get access to a tightly integrated, all-in-one platform rather than just a payroll solution.
The ability to apply the configuration possibilities of HR and payroll to create local compliance has enabled GlobePayroll to successfully assist clients in France, Luxembourg, and other countries over the years. The solution’s strong integration framework also allows businesses to connect just the core HR piece with existing payrolls in a country. Even if a customer uses a third-party payroll, the company can ensure smooth integration so that the payroll data flows back into the HR system.
Apart from the strong technological capabilities of GlobePayroll, its acquisition by SD Worx—a leading European payroll and HR services provider—has brought immense benefits to the company in terms of the way it can support the clients. “With the acquisition by SD Worx, we now try to bring our functionality on a much broader level, using, for example, the core HR for multiple payrolls that already exist with them,” adds Janse.
We operate like a payroll monitor that gives you insight into where you are in the process of running your payroll
Since the company manages internal payroll for customers, it’s able to provide them with detailed insight into the payroll administration where the payroll operations are managed as per a country’s norms. “Therefore, we operate like a payroll monitor that gives you insight into where you are in the process of running your payroll,” explains Janse.
The company offers a complete solution to each of its clients, which can be directly implemented as it already comes with an integration layer and features that help fulfil all the payroll and HR related needs of businesses. However, if a client has any specificities to be considered while implementing the platform, the team at GlobePayroll takes that into consideration. The company also runs workshops in association with its clients to develop an understanding of specific elements related to their processes and needs. This is followed by the training sessions conducted to make the customer acquainted with the tool. Through elaborate workshops and training sessions with the clients over the years, GlobePayroll has been able to gather vast knowledge about the guidelines and compliance policies followed across different countries. “Developing local knowledge always remains complex, but we do that together with the customer. And then, we implement the tool for the customer, who can then operate the whole system themselves,” explains Cyril Gendron, co-founder and chief product officer at GlobePayroll. This cloud-based solution, especially in the wake of COVID-19, proves to be an asset for organisations as they did not need to worry about moving their data to the cloud to continue their operations when the pandemic hit. Further, elaborating on the company’s focus on offering a SaaS-based solution, Janse adds, “The outsourcing of HR will increase going forward, and that's why we continue to do cloud.” Another key area that the GlobePayroll team seeks to emphasise in the future is broadening its knowledge base and operational model to deliver the best possible support to its clientele.