Desert Mountain Realizes Six Figure Savings with APS Payroll's Solution for Payroll Processing, Human Resources and Time and Attendance

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Desert Mountain Realizes Six Figure Savings by Implementing APS Payroll's Cloud-based Payroll Processing, Human Resources and Time and Attendnace Solution.

"Using a conservative number, we are projecting that this change will save our company more than $125,000 a year in direct costs,” - Keli Greenberg, Executive Director of Human Resources for Desert Mountain.

APS Payroll (APS) is pleased to announce the addition of Desert Mountain Club, Inc. (Desert Mountain) to its national client group. Desert Mountain launched APS’s cloud-based payroll processing, human resources, and time & attendance solution last quarter with the goals of improving system efficiencies, access, usability and accuracy while significantly reducing costs.

“Using a conservative number, we are projecting that this change will save our company more than $125,000 a year in direct costs,” said Keli Greenberg, Executive Director of Human Resources for Desert Mountain. “And being able to access the information wherever you are, whenever you need it, is invaluable. It greatly enhances productivity and improves the quality of life for those using and relying on the system.”

As a private club with approximately 650 employees, Desert Mountain’s payroll system is multi-layered with a large number of pay codes, different classifications and a variety of employee groups. Prior to the conversion, the company utilized an older, in-house payroll system which required regular upgrades as well as the employment of a payroll expert dedicated to system management.

“In considering an update, it was critical for us to identify a company which could handle the intricacies of our detailed payroll structure and provide a solution robust enough to provide the high performance we demand without being overly complicated,” noted Greenberg. “Many of the payroll companies we looked at had more of a ‘department store’ approach to customer service instead of the highly responsive ‘boutique’ level of personalized service and relationship building culture we experienced with APS.”

Greenberg noted that the reporting function was another key area of concern in Desert Mountain’s selection process. “Reporting is a critical business management tool for us, and it must be easy to use, intuitive, customizable and accurate,” explained Greenberg. “The APS system is so user-friendly that virtually anyone could master the basics in less than 30 minutes. APS also has its own software and an in-house development team which enables them to be very responsive to requests for changes; you can pull the reports you need with confidence, and the reports can be dumped into a PDF or Microsoft Excel file as needed for presentation and tracking.”

Of note, APS ranked among the top national providers in CPA Practice Advisor’s 2011 National Professional Payroll Program Review. APS was reviewed in the Outsourced Systems and Programs Class, receiving a 4.75 score in the Reporting & Monitoring and Integration/Import & Export categories, the highest score received by any provider in a review category.

In reference to Desert Mountain’s decision to implement APS’s cloud-based SaaS Solution, APS President Aaron Johnson said, “At a time when all businesses are being charged to do more with less, we’re pleased to have the opportunity to help Desert Mountain reduce costs and gain critical efficiencies as it continues on a path of growth and distinction.”.

Desert Mountain is recognized as one of the world’s finest private golf communities. Located in the elevated foothills of North Scottsdale, Arizona, the luxury community spans more than 8,000 acres of lush high Sonoran Desert. The Desert Mountain Club features six Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, six clubhouses, and a spectacular tennis, swim, fitness and spa facility.

APS Payroll is a national workforce management and payroll tax compliance provider committed to delivering value through flexible cloud technology and individualized support. APS’s cloud-based SaaS solution provides payroll, HRIS, time keeping and employee self-service in a single platform which can adapt to meet changing customer needs. More information about APS Payroll products and services may be viewed at http://www.apspayroll.com.

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