By JB Donaldson, Vice President, Card Strategic Solutions, Xerox & Kathy Santhouse, Vice President of Global Payroll Services, Xerox
The 33rd Annual American Payroll Association (APA) Congress event is right around the corner! We’re eager to join our talented colleagues and industry experts from around the world in Las Vegas from May 5-9 to explore the latest in payroll innovations for businesses and government agencies.
For payroll professionals, this is the go-to event of the year where we catch up on all the leading trends, educational resources and products dominating the payroll arena. This year’s conference is touted The Payroll Games – likened to the concept behind the hit book and movie series, The Hunger Games – where a heavy focus will be placed on payroll training, survival and victory for all attendees.
In this high-tech, always-on world, we’re always searching for the latest and greatest innovations to survive and thrive well into the future. Nowhere is this truer than in the payroll industry. Why pay employees with a paper check when we live in a world where nearly everything is electronic or online? Swift advances in technology are reinventing the way we think about, and process, payroll.
One substantial theme we’re seeing across the board is convenience. Businesses and government agencies want practical solutions that will make processes easier and more convenient. Some of the conveniences include:
- Access to funds with electronic cards: With payroll cards, employees have access to funds immediately on payday – eliminating both the direct costs of checks, like fees, and indirect costs, like travel time to a check-cashing location. Plus, employers incur financial benefits of eliminating the cost of printing and mailing checks, as well as delivering funds more securely and effectively than paper check issuance.
- Easily remitting support payments: Electronic delivery solutions can help agencies streamline the process of remitting employee withheld support payments to State disbursement units across the country.
- Supporting payroll functions for clients: Accurate and timely payment to employees is important – especially as companies grow in size and scale, and as they expand into different countries with varied compliance requirements. HR outsourcing solutions deliver services that help reduce payroll transaction times and increase the speed and ability to deliver.
We’re excited to explore this theme and many more at this year’s APA Congress. If you’re attending, be sure to stop by Xerox booth #554 to say hi! We’ll be showcasing our latest payroll innovations for businesses and government agencies, including ExpertPay, the Go Program and Global Managed Payroll Services.
Join the conversation around the conference by following @XeroxGovService and using the hashtag #paycon.