Online Payroll – One Year Later
June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
By Karen Schmikl, Legislation and Liquid Product Manager at Softline VIP, part of the Sage Group plc.
When Softline VIP launched its first online payroll system, Liquid, we never dreamed the uptake of the product would be so astonishing. One year later, we have 900 clients that have signed up to Liquid, servicing around 8 200 employees. Liquid is experiencing tremendous growth for a young system and serves as a good example of the increasing shift in the industry towards an online mindset.
At the heart of Liquid’s design, was the development of an online payroll system that is user friendly. We wanted to make sure that the user did not need a trainer or a consultant, negating the need for human intervention to a large extent. The fact that a score of clients signed up – online – without even contacting Softline VIP, speaks volumes for the product.
I believe that online offerings will be playing an increasingly larger role in all markets across the board. The cloud is however far from replacing desktop applications and greatly compliments any desktop offering at present. The demand is certainly there with clients increasingly showing interest in the use of desktop solutions in the cloud. A solution that provides more accessibility and something that is not bound to a desk that can be used from anywhere, fits the description of what the market wants. New technology, such as the launch of HTML5 will further enhance this thinking by making online offerings platform friendly, further mobilising the market to use any device, anywhere.
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