Years ago, timekeeping and payroll processing used to be manually performed by Human Resources until the introduction of payroll software that made the task faster and more efficient. Tasks that typically require approval like overtime requests and travel allowances can be processed online making it convenient for both the worker and the HR Department.
Lush the cosmetics retailer is launching new software that will process the company payroll in the United Kingdom and Ireland with plans of implementing the software across all its international business operations.
SD Worx, a payroll and HR services provider will run the payroll operations for 4,500 Lush employees including 102 of the retail stores, manufacturing support and digital teams in UK and Ireland. The cloud-based software will also be used to process the payroll of 300 employees of Lush manufacturing team based in Germany.
SD Worx’ software HRevolution is constantly updated based on changing legislations so that Lush will remain complaint with all the regulations that cover HR functions. It is expected that the HR software will be fully operational in the UK and Ireland by August 2018.
SD Worx’ Accurat HCM is already being implemented in Germany. Protime time and attendance management software will also be put into effect in due course. Once the software is fully operational, manual computations will no longer be necessary because both HRevolution and Protime are completely automated.
Once the payroll software has been successfully implemented, Lush has the option to expand deployment to global markets that are currently reviewing the advantages of using the software. The decision to work with a third party is significant because the UK team of Lush is known for developing most of its systems and software in-house. Lush had to make a change because building and developing a system for a critical function like payroll processing is too complex and risky.
Implementing payroll software is very likely to benefit HR staff because they can focus on the more important aspects of their job. Increased productivity is one of the important benefits that can be gained particularly since the software can be seamlessly integrated with other existing systems.