Special Solutions

The VIP Payroll Special Solutions department creates specialised solutions or reports for clients using (mostly) VIP Payroll data via ODBC connection.

Solutions are based on specific requests from clients and examples are:

  • Graphic presentation of data such as graphs for the management of absenteeism
  • Staff movement
  • Budgeting and costing reports
  • Automation of payroll office procedures such as the generation of input sheets for various departments or branches as well as the subsequent consolidation and import of the input data into the VIP Payroll system
  • Business Intelligence Manager (BIM): User can either write their own reports or VIP’s Special Solutions department can customize reports according to the client’s specific needs.

Why use Special Solutions?

Do you have any special requirements that your VIP software systems currently don’t cater for?

The Special Solutions department has been specifically created to address these requirements. By consulting with you we find solutions that can be implemented using the data housed in the VIP software. These solutions are customised to your specific needs and each is unique with no two solutions being exactly the same.

Examples of solutions we’ve previously created:

  • Automation of payroll office procedures such as the generation of input sheets for various departments or branches as well as the subsequent consolidation and import of the input data into the VIP Payroll system
  • Customised leave provision and leave trend reporting
  • Budgeting and costing reports
  • Various interfaces
  • Customised HR reporting on head counts, staff movements, skills and equity
  • Generic reports like the UI19, Stats SA, and 12 month financial info etc.

How does it happen?

Data from the VIP software is extracted using ODBC (Open Data Base Connectivity). ODBC allows one to extract information from the VIP software to other applications, e.g. MS Excel. Once the data has been extracted it is manipulated using Visual Basic programming to convert this into the required solution. The output could be in the form of graphical reporting, import files, automated emailing of reports and many more. The powerful manipulation of data that takes place allows us to either provide these to you for operational purposes or to be packaged as management reports.

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