Sage Accpac has also replaced the outsourced payroll service. “Our vendor restricted the way we could pay employees,” explains Sanguinetti. “If we needed to generate a check manually, it had to be done with GL entries, which was very inconvenient. Also, they held onto taxes for many days after payday. Adding the savings in interest, service fees and rental on time clocks, we’re seeing real cost savings by doing payroll in-house.”
She also appreciates the automatic links between Sage Accpac’s general ledger and payroll modules, making it easy to track spending down to the sub-department level.
Nienkamper uses the Accpac HR module for maintaining employee addresses, benefits information, birthdays, anniversaries, WSIB injury reporting , and employment equity tracking. It will soon deploy it for managing performance tracking and training records.
Positive Impact of Impac
The bottom-line benefits speak for themselves. “Our new system allowed us to increase production without adding staff companywide, and we support 185 employees with just two people in HR,“ Sanguinetti says.
The key to such a smooth system has been Nienkämper’s consultant. “Impac Solutions is incredibly amicable, and easy to work with. They do whatever we want to get the job done. When we ran two business systems in parallel for the first month, Impac was here by our side, helping any employee who needed extra attention or training,” says Sanguinetti.
“Impac understands the importance of our deadlines,” she continues. “I’m always astounded that they travel across the city, no matter what the weather, to help us. Once I needed new tax tables entered right away, and they worked over the weekend to get it done. In short, Impac is the most accommodating VAR I’ve ever worked with. They’ve never let us down.”