Payroll Systems

Gold - 
Frontier Software
Silver - Affinity Bronze - TechnologyOne
With stories of underpayment of employees breaking almost daily, getting payroll right and remaining compliant with a multitude of regulations has never been more challenging.

When asked how it felt to win Gold in this category and Bronze in the HRIS category, Nick Southcombe, Frontier’s CEO, replied: “Firstly, humble; it is a competitive marketplace with many of our competitors offering quality products and services. But most of all, I am pleased that the staff from all parts of the company will appreciate the wonderful public recognition of their hard work and dedication to Frontier Software.”

Southcombe believes what put his company over the line with judges was the fact that it is a local player. “We are Australian founded and owned with a great presence here. Our product is developed here in Australia but offers a global, integrated HR and payroll solution.”

One judge commented: “Frontier Software has an impressive commitment to reinvesting back into R&D to remain leading edge. They also have a commitment to engaging and listening to customer requirements. The flexibility built into the system and the ease of scalability is unique.”

Meanwhile, the judges noted Silver winner Affinity’s strong local expertise, which allows the company to offer valuable advice, and a high degree of security around compliance issues. Affinity’s client testimonials highlighted cost savings and data integrity as being key benefits of Affinity’s offerings.

Bronze winner TechnologyOne was lauded by judges for being able to manage rapid growth clients while maintaining a level of service that has resulted in a 99% client retention rate. Their system also focuses on the employee experience as much as payroll’s experience.