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Leading Logistics Company Improves Efficiency and Reduces Environmental Impact with COA Solutions’ Electronic Payslips


GAC Logistics (UK) Ltd, a leading logistics services provider and part of the global GAC Group, has significantly improved business efficiency and is reducing its environmental impact as a result of implementing COA Solutions’ Electronic Payslip system. This system, which went live in June 2008, is tightly integrated into the company’s COA Solutions OpenPeople payroll solution and has initially been made available to 120 employees across six sites.

Annalie Briers, HR and Payroll Manager of GAC Logistics (UK), says, “It used to take us half a day each month to process employee payslips as we had to print them out, tear off the perforation strip, put them in envelopes and then place them in the internal post.”

Briers continues, “Implementing COA Solutions’ Electronic Payslips system has eliminated these time consuming manual processes and the payslips can now be run remotely. This saves us six working days a year and significantly cuts costs associated with paper, printing and postage whilst also reducing our environmental impact.”

With COA Solutions’ Electronic Payslips module, GAC Logistics employees receive their payslips via email as a pdf, which is password protected for security reasons. They can then save this to a directory and view for future use.

Briers comments, “The new system is incredibly easy to use and has enabled us to make payslips available online at least two days before staff are paid so that they no longer have to worry about their payslips going missing or being delayed in the post. This has also helped to reduce the number of queries regarding staff pay and has ensured that any errors are corrected before the payroll is closed.”

Briers adds, “With Electronic Payslips, we can enjoy huge time and efficiency savings. It took just three weeks from placing the order to installing the new system and we will receive a return on our investment within just 12 months.”

About COA Solutions

COA Solutions (formerly CedarOpenAccounts) is the UK’s leading supplier of integrated business management and information systems to public, private and not-for-profit organisations in the service sector. COA Solutions prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their business needs.

COA Solutions’ award-winning Smart Business Suite combines core financial management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions. These solutions extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, HR and payroll departments across the organisation and enable managers in the business to monitor, analyse and continually improve corporate performance.

COA Solutions has more than 500 experienced and professional staff supporting and servicing over 4,000 clients across the UK service sector including Companies House, Newcastle City Council, WHSmith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

About GAC Logistics(UK)

GAC managers and staff emphasise human dignity as a core value in their operating philosophy. They value long-term relationships with business partners, customers and suppliers and seek win-win solutions to the challenges of modern business. GAC’s 8,000 people are found in more than 300 offices worldwide and speak more than 100 languages. Headquartered in Dubai, the Group is local in action and global in attitude.

GAC Logistics serves the worldwide needs of manufacturers, distributors and retailers with particular emphasis on the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), textiles, pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, electronics, entertainment and oil & gas sectors. It delivers a complete range of supply chain and logistics solutions, including air and sea freight, warehousing and distribution, road transportation, project logistics, ship spares logistics, international moving and courier services. GAC Logistics, GAC Shipping and GAC Marine combine their expertise to provide a world-leading ship spares delivery service offered through GAC Marine Logistics.

For further information, contact:

Liz Ebbrell, COA Solutions
+44 (0)1625 856505 or 07917 634 705

Ben Carey, COA Solutions
+44 (0)1625 856505

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