SAPinsider held its first Optimizing Payroll in SAP seminar this week in Philadelphia, completing the first of three such seminars to be held. Focusing on the technical, strategic, and business aspects of payroll optimization, the seminar featured presentations from seasoned payroll experts Yu Chen of Deloitte, Jennifer Adams of AspireHR, and Mike Timm of Integrated Consulting Group (all pictured above with seminar producer Charlotte Christy).
Divided into 10 information sessions and one rapid-fire Q&A panel, the seminar offered in-depth guidance on a wide range of payroll-related topics. Topics covered included ways to gain control of payroll costs and resources; ensuring compliance; easing FI/CO integration; global payroll processes; integrating time management with payroll; managing claims, garnishments, and accruals; accurate and timely processing of year-end payroll; and the streamlining of annual maintenance, including how to best manage HRSPs and CLCs.
Blogging on Integrated Consulting Group’s site, Timm said the BSI 10.0 upgrade was an issue that garnered significant interest at the seminar. “BSI 10.0 was a much discussed topic as many users have struggled to get it installed and with reciprocity calculations. From the companies with attendees at the seminar, only one had gone live and two will go live within the next couple of weeks.” More reflections on the seminar from Integrated Consulting Group are available here.
The seminar also provided ample opportunity for interaction between speakers and attendees and facilitated the continuous exchange of tips, experiences, and ideas. Attendees made the most of the intimate format, as payroll is a complicated topic, with repercussions in nearly every area of an organization. Knowledge about how to optimize payroll processes, management, and solutions is therefore of great value to a wide variety of businesses. The seminar also earned attendees 21 recertification credit hours from the American Payroll Association (APA).
If you didn’t make it to Philadelphia, you still haven’t missed your chance to attend! The seminar will also be held again next month in Chicago from November 17-19, and in Las Vegas from December 8-10. Stay up to date by following @SAPinsider and @MikeTimmSAP on Twitter and use the hash tag #payrollseminar.