SAAF Education Blog: How we improved a multi-academy trust's payroll management

How we improved a multi-academy trust's payroll management

The client


Transform Trust is a multi-academy trust that was formed in 2013. Based in Nottingham, it currently has fifteen academies and 826 employees.

The requirement

Warren Porter, Transform Trust’s management accountant said: “Our previous supplier was very local authority orientated with poor reporting formats and a lack of customer support. We needed a supplier that understood the academy sector, so we turned to SAAF.

“We chose to work with SAAF after hearing about their good reputation from existing education staff.”

The solution

After initial conversations with Transform Trust, we connected them to our payroll service to increase efficiencies for each academy when managing payroll.

We set up bespoke reports to make it easier for the academies to reconcile the pay to contracts each month. We took over responsibility for the administration of TP and LGPS, further reducing the pressures on office staff.

“SAAF provided us with consistency across our payroll procedures straight away.

“They also offered transparent customer service and I am confident that any queries will always be resolved quickly.” Warren commented.

The results

When speaking about the results achieved from our payroll service, Transform Trust identified time and money saved, along with superior reporting as the key benefits.

Warren said: “SAAF’s services have been a lot cheaper than ones we previously bought, and we’ve saved a huge amount of time through their enhanced suite of reports.

“It’s simpler to reconcile pay to contracts, and the Gross to Net reports we receive from SAAF are clear and easier to understand when compared to reports from previous providers.

“Overall, SAAF are a great partner to work with. Their staff are friendly and competent and they always resolve our queries in full with great telephone and email support.”

To find out more about our payroll service, contact us today.

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