Case Study - APN

Paying dividends on both sides of the ditch

Background

Affinity’s trans-Tasman payroll service

APN chose Affinity to provide payroll services for their New Zealand-based business units. Building on that success, it was later extended to include their Australian businesses. Today, the Affinity system seamlessly manages payroll for around 4,500 trans-Tasman employees.

Highlights

Reduced payroll delivery costs. APN has reduced their required internal payroll function by more than 60%.
Ideal for shared services. APN runs over 120 separate payrolls and can easily add new business units.
Visibility of labour costs. Extracting Affinity payroll data allows APN to analyse weekly costs.
Online staff queries. Affinity Self Service lets staff access their own information, eliminating time-consuming manual queries.

Seamless interface with existing systems. Affinity’s payroll integrates with existing financial systems and supports superannuation funds and ACC.
A secure cloud-based solution. APN has peace of mind when it comes to business continuity.

Our HRIS system has been extended beyond pure payroll into supporting processes that are specific to each country.

Mark Smith, GM Finance, APN Sydney

Affinity is very focused on automation, and removing manual and paper-based tasks which is exactly the challenge we’re trying to meet.

Mark Smith, GM Finance, APN Sydney

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