During Ceridian's annual INSIGHTS conference in July, more than 60 customers took part in one-on-one sessions with Ceridian product experts to test Ceridian's Ad Hoc Enterprise Reporting by accessing the customer's own real-time data. This gave Ceridian the opportunity to observe firsthand how customers perceived the value of these time-saving enterprise reporting strategies. 

Enterprising Idea: Use data to get better information, faster

During Ceridian's annual INSIGHTS conference in July, more than 60 customers took part in one-on-one sessions with Ceridian product experts to test Ceridian's Ad Hoc Enterprise Reporting by accessing the customer's own real-time data. This gave Ceridian the opportunity to observe firsthand how customers perceived the value of these time-saving enterprise reporting strategies.

"In the current economy, companies are forced to do more with less. Ceridian's Ad Hoc Reporting gives employers the ability to deploy information to managers across an organization -- when they need it -- and allows them to make better business decisions. Many companies are carefully analyzing their payroll and human resources to drive programs and policies that can reduce their payroll expenditures." said Jan Cotroneo, product owner, Ceridian Enterprise Reporting.

What can faster data access do for your organization? 
As organizations face what appears to be a slow economic recovery, it's more important than ever for managers to have rapid access to information to make better business decisions. With Ad Hoc Enterprise reporting, managers can monitor their monthly payroll expenses to ensure they do not exceed budgets. They can also monitor department or division payrolls for excessive overtime or PTO usage. This gives managers an opportunity to adjust staffing quickly instead of waiting until it's too late to make changes. HR and payroll can also monitor and encourage pretax benefit participation to increase enrollment and reduce corporate taxes.

"Enterprise reporting allows businesses to create and distribute company-specific reports aligned to their needs," explained Cotroneo. "Decision makers can spend less time requesting and waiting for data and more time using data in day-to-day operations. Companies appreciate the business intelligence around the data."

Johnnie Thompson is a senior compensation analyst with California Casualty Management Company in San Mateo, California. He manages the company's compensation programs and HRIS systems, and reporting and using data elements is essential to his efforts to streamline the company's business processes. His company is a beta customer for Ceridian Enterprise Reporting-Ad Hoc Reporting.

During INSIGHTS, Thompson shared how Enterprise Reporting has saved him time. "With Ceridian Enterprise Reporting-Ad Hoc Reporting, I can get the results that I'm after with one tool," he said. "When the Ad Hoc Reporting tool became available within Ceridian's Enterprise Reporting solution, I was amazed that I was able to take the same things that I had been doing by exporting data from my Web-based HR Payroll (HPW) and manipulating it in Excel. Now, I can do it all within the Ad Hoc Reporting tool. I saved a lot of time, was more efficient and I was more secure with the integrity of the data since it was all coming straight from the source."

Other customer comments from INSIGHTS tout the value of using an enterprise reporting solution: 

  • "Enterprise Reporting will have the largest savings and time impacts on our organization. With the ability to distribute information electronically to all locations, we will eliminate hours upon hours of efforts spent to distribute physical reports of Payroll Registers that is being done on a pay-by-pay basis."
  • "Enterprise Reporting does give us that flexibility to be able to share our data with the other business units, whereas we don't have to give them access to the actual payroll database."
  • "We were able to sit down and create two reports that will immediately save us work. We receive requests from finance to retrieve information to identify spending for items paid through commissions as well as severance and balance YTD values for these reports. We have to review registers manually to make this type of information available."

Cotroneo added, "At INSIGHTS, it was powerful to see how quickly customers understood the value potential when looking at their own data. It became meaningful to them when they saw immediate process improvements."

Ceridian Enterprise Reporting can identify where programs and policies can be put in place to save your company money and positively impact the bottom line. Follow up with your Ceridian account executive to complete a personalized ROI analysis and see the value that Ceridian Enterprise Reporting-Ad Hoc Reporting can bring to your organization.