CASE STUDY: PAYROLL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION
The client provides Employee Benefits Consulting, Human Resource Services, Benefits Administration, Payroll, Property and Casualty and other services for client companies, enabling them to focus on their core businesses. The Challenge The client had payroll as part of their vast array of services, but wanted to provide clients with a single system of entry to manage and process payroll data. “We needed to make a truly payroll integrated product from two separate systems with different programming, different databases and different technologies,” said the company’s Director of IT. “It was critical to have the solution developed for us in a timely manner in order to maximize the benefits for our valued clients.” The new solution would have to integrate a recently acquired Nationally recognized payroll application — ExecuPay — with the client’s already already-established Web-based human resources and based a benefits system, AccessHR. The solution needed to share data between the two databases of each product as well as provide web based screens to expose all the payroll functionality to the web-based users. All of this needed to be accomplished behind behind-the-scenes, without any loss of existing thout information or any complications for legacy users of the legacy HR benefits system, during or after integration. “Our biggest challenge was that we specialize in HR benefits administration and consulting, not in software development,” the Director of IT said. “We chose Arris because the company had pment,” insurance industry experience with some of their other clients clients.” The Solution Arris identified the detailed requirements for the payroll functionality by analyzing the ExecuPay client application and then reverse engineering it to seamlessly integrate a single environment t reverse-engineering that would give the client the desired single point of access. Arris arrived at the solution after their...
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