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Auckland Uni fit for payday filing after PeopleSoft upgrade

Auckland Uni fit for payday filing after PeopleSoft upgrade

University opts for Rimini Street's support over that of its original software supplier

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Oracle and SAP support specialist Rimini Street has completed delivery of a payday filing upgrade to the University of Auckland's PeopleSoft HR system.

The two organisations worked together to develop a new module for its enterprise software allowing the University to report employee payments every payday rather than monthly.

All businesses in New Zealand must payday file starting 1 April 2019.

The University runs PeopleSoft 9.2 with Rimini Street managing maintenance and support for the platform. It also relies on Rimini Street to support and implement complex tax and regulatory change requirements. 

The upgrade also includes a change to the amendments reporting process. Under the old system, amendments to the old Employer Schedule (IR348) had to be made using a manual, paper-based system. Rimini Street and the University developed a module which digitised this process.

Using Rimini Street's expertise to develop a solution meant the university did not have to undertake an expensive upgrade to its systems, said Julia Middleton-Easte, associate director HR Services at University of Auckland.

Recently, Rimini Street has worked with customers in Australia and directly with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to develop and update for SAP and Oracle systems which met the country’s “Single Touch Payroll” reporting requirements.

“The shift to payday filing will streamline the payroll reporting process in New Zealand, but only if New Zealand’s businesses have the right systems in place to report efficiently, while meeting regulatory requirements and securing the data,” said Sean Jones, senior account executive for New Zealand, Rimini Street.

Rimini Street, which launched a new subsidiary in New Zealand in November 2018, said it already supported nearly 50 clients with operations in New Zealand, including local brands James Pascoe, Spark, 2degrees Mobile and Refining New Zealand, along with The University of Auckland.

“Government organisations across the world are digitising processes to create operational efficiencies, and New Zealand’s shift towards payday filing as a mandatory requirement is one of many similar changes taking place both here and abroad,” said Andrew Powell, general manager Asia Pacific, Rimini Street.

“Businesses will have to evolve their systems regularly to meet such changes, but they no longer have to wait for their original software providers to do so."


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