Looking ahead

From cloud-based computing to social media apps, technology is changing payroll
By James Plett
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 10/06/2015

To get beyond the most basic of employee expectations (such as electronic funds transfer (EFT) payments and emailed paystubs) and instead meet and match future employee expectations by moving payroll forward and imagining not how payroll needs to be, at a bare minimum, but what it should be.

More cloud-based

The future of payroll is definitely cloud-based. There is no longer any need for payroll to require in-house, desktop-based software. The payroll department should not be required to use a specific operating system and a specific (likely outdated) browser or utility, and it should not be required to download and install security certificates. It is possible to deposit a paycheque on a smartphone, but for some reason today’s industry standard seems to think the digital equivalent of Fort Knox is required to pay staff.