Explore the payroll outsourcing experience of American Office, one of the most financially successful, stable contract office furniture dealers in the U.S.
Avoiding Payroll Outsourcing Costs
Avoiding Payroll Outsourcing Costs
Sage Abra has helped American Office streamline several difficult payroll tasks, such as year-end W-2 preparation. “Using Abra Payroll, we’ve significantly reduced the time it takes to process W-2s, and at the same time, increased accuracy. Plus, we’ve gained better product support and flexibility,” says Michael Kuntz, CFO at American Office.

“Abra Payroll’s integration with Abra Attendance has also allowed us to show updated vacation, personal leave, and sick time accruals on employee paychecks.” Additionally, by keeping payroll in-house, American Office saves the time and budget that would otherwise be spent managing an outsourcing relationship. “I’ve always preferred handling payroll internally – it allows the corporation to have a more flexible cash management program,” says Kuntz. Sage Abra HRMS also enables American Office to save on payroll processing – by consolidating ACH files.

Gaining Control
The complete integration of Sage Abra HRMS provides accurate historical records to American Office. The company frequently relies on the software’s audit trail feature. “It’s very useful to see changes and data entering – especially in payroll. Formerly only one person had access to payroll data. With Sage Abra HRMS, we can assign access rights so that certain staff can review information at any time, while also effectively securing sensitive payroll information,” adds Kuntz.

With Sage Abra HRMS, American Office has improved productivity, gained control over valuable employee data, and avoided costly service bureau fees. Surran concludes, “The HRMS is so rich in functionality that we continue to find ways it’ll enable us to further improve productivity and reduce costs. We’re excited about our future, and look forward to grow with Sage Abra HRMS.”

“We’ve gained the power to automatically track and prepare reports on standard government requirements and issues specific to our organization. For example, I prepare a regular census report on the number of employees at each location, and track important certifications for our truck drivers and property issued to employees. Using Sage Abra HRMS, we have a better level of control over all employee-related information, and spend a lot less time trying to maintain it.” —Barbara Surran Director of HR American Office.

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