In my last blog post, I defined Multi-Country Payroll Outsourcing (MCPO) and explored its benefits for SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central customers. iXerv has been at the forefront of MCPO since the introduction of the SAP-certified iXerv/Celergo Payroll Connector and I wanted to share some of the things we have learned along with way. So if you are looking at Employee Central but aren’t sure what to do with your payroll, here are a few questions that might help you decide whether MCPO is right for your payroll landscape.
Do you have smaller (< 1,000 employees) payrolls in different countries?
If you recall from my last blog, MCPO is typically defined as a solution for payrolls of around 1,000 employees or under (give or take). Even if these smaller payrolls reside in one of the 41 countries (as of Q1 2017) currently covered by Employee Central Payroll, their size usually dictates that they are too small to justify the cost or effort involved in an Employee Central Payroll rollout. For example, your 5,000 person payroll in Brazil might be a great candidate for Employee Central Payroll, but your 500 person payroll in Mexico might not justify the cost. MCPO addresses this by providing a full-service, end-to-end third party payroll solution for the smaller countries that integrates with your Employee Central system just like your larger payrolls.
The following map shows you how MCPO, when combined with Employee Central Payroll availability, offers payroll coverage for Employee Central customers in over 140 countries. Click on the image to view it more closely.
Is figuring out how to integrate payroll data with SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central holding up your decision to move to EC?
I have encountered many companies that desperately want to move to Employee Central, but don’t want to lose integration with their global payrolls. As I covered previously, integration with Employee Central is one of the primary benefits to using MCPO for many customers. With the iXerv Payroll Solutions MCPO offering, you only have one integration across all of your MCPO countries. This greatly simplifies things if you thought you had to split your smaller payrolls across multiple payroll vendors or were thinking of tackling the payroll integration yourself. An MCPO model ensures that payroll integration will not be an impediment to moving to Employee Central.