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Wests Ashfield Leagues Club powers up payroll

“Since rolling out the Sage MicrOpay solution the payroll team has reduced the time it takes to deliver payroll by two whole days.”

Regan Stathers, IT Manager, Wests Ashfield Leagues Club

  • Customer: Wests Ashfield Leagues Club
  • Size: 200+ employees
  • System: Sage MicrOpay


Wests Ashfield Leagues Club powers up payroll

Wests Ashfield Leagues Club is one of the largest registered clubs in Sydney, employing more than 200 staff across areas such as gaming, dining and functions. The club’s payroll team is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely payment of salaries to each member of staff and assisting with data processing for HR functions.

Faced with a payroll system that was wasting the valuable time of payroll and IT staff, the club began to seek a new solution in early 2006. At a basic level the club wanted to implement a system that could perform both calculations and payment processing simultaneously. However, the new system also needed to be easier to use for the non-technical payroll staff, easier to integrate with the new technology the IT team were keen to introduce, and offer greater reporting capabilities. 

After reviewing payroll solutions from several vendors, the club chose to deploy Sage MicrOpay, a HR and payroll management software.

The Sage MicrOpay payroll system immediately fixed the basic problems the club encountered with the older software, such as inaccurate calculations of wage payments and the need to run two versions of the software to complete basic payroll processes.

The payroll team found Sage MicrOpay much easier to use than their previous tools and attributed this to the payroll software’s  familiar Windows environment and user experience. This meant the payroll staff required far less support from IT in the day to day use of the system, reducing support calls.

The Sage MicrOpay system has also enabled the team to deliver better reports to management. The previous system struggled to store accurate historical reports on wage payments and their matching rosters. 
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