Challenges with the existing HR and Payroll Systems
Mesa Associates Inc has more than 30 years of experience as a full-service engineering, procurement and construction management firm and was seeking an HR and Payroll Solution to support its 450+ employees. As Mesa began to expand, the company pieced together an ERP system from numerous in-house, custom-built systems that included an HR solution and Payroll solution.
Among Mesa’s home-grown payroll solutions was a time-keeping system they chose to call ‘the intranet’ – which had been built out, piece by piece, to resemble a pseudo ERP system. However, there were multiple HR and payroll solutions, databases, and silos of data across the company – unrelated systems that limited visibility about ongoing projects.
This situation resulted in several inefficient business processes and negatively impacted the company’s characteristically high degree of service excellence and integrity. Mesa’s project managers didn’t have an ERP system that included an HR and Payroll Solution so they couldn’t provide stakeholders with real-time information on the projects, resources, and employees.