Project Description

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Terrex Seismic is Australia’s number one onshore seismic services provider to the resources sector.

Business Challenge

Terrex was rapidly expanding its business and some of its internal processes which worked fine when the company was smaller were now taking far too long to complete and were causing significant inefficiencies.

The process of gathering time-keeping information from employee teams that were geographically dispersed, processing this, then uploading everything into the payroll system had grown into a particularly time-consuming process.

How Access Analytic Helped

Firstly, we worked with the client to amend their existing template that Team Leaders were using to record employee hours worked in various categories so that it produced standardised outputs.

Secondly, we designed an Administration system that the Payroll Officer could use to easily import and consolidate the data for checking, then create the journals required for uploading into the
company’s payroll system.

The end result was a well-documented, easy-to-use, time-capture system with standardised inputs and outputs that dramatically improved the efficiency of the payroll process.

Business Benefits

  • The time taken to process payrolls was reduced by 75%, thereby freeing up the Payroll Officer’s time to attend to other tasks. This also meant that Terrex Seismic did not need to employ additional staff to handle the workload.
  • Because the interface used by the employees remained largely the same, employees were able to continue using the screens they were familiar with, thereby saving a significant amount of time.
  • The investment in getting the systems right can be leveraged over a number of years by appropriately trained staff, thereby providing further cost savings.
“We’re absolutely rapt with the results Access Analytic has achieved for us in this project and are delighted with our investment”
– Matthew Wright, CFO