How to get the most out of vendor relationships

Measure how vendors help payroll, communicate assessment of their overall performance
By Perry Longinotti
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 04/01/2011

The last thing on a payroll professional’s mind each day as she faces a full inbox, desktop stacked with papers and a tireless cavalcade of new projects is vendor management. But investing a little time managing the partners can save time and turmoil down the road.


The first step is to measure how the vendors can help the payroll department. Assess whether any of them help the department stand out in the organization by providing insights or efficiencies that make the organization more successful.