We’re no stranger to a few nicknames. For the last 27 years, we’ve answered to many variations of the Payroll Data Services name. Whether “Payroll Data” or “PDS,” we’ve welcomed the familiar ring of them all. However, this time is a little different. As you may have heard, we’ve said goodbye to the PDS name and introduced a fresh, new company name — B2E Solutions.While getting used to a new name will take some time for everyone, trust us when we say there is a method to our madness. To shed some light on our decision, let’s take a look at the evolution of our company and the story behind what motivated us to take this exciting step.
Chapter 1: Where our Payroll Data story began
Our story began with an aspiring CPA, his overworked adding machine, and a handful of clients that were fed up with the inaccuracies and poor service they received from the national payroll providers out there. A true problem existed, and it seemed, a solution was nowhere to be found.
That was until 1993 when that same CPA, David Jensen, founded Payroll Data Services to provide these clients with the solution they were looking for. Clients needed accurate and reliable payroll, and his approach to address was simple: take the time to understand a client’s business and their needs, then give them the one-to-one service and an industry-leading technology to help them deliver.
Fast forward to today and that same approach is still central to everything we do — the extent of it is just more expansive. Over the years, what we offer our clients has grown and evolved significantly. Payroll is still a core offering in our full suite of solutions; that is not changing. But, as the needs of our clients have grown, so have our products and services. Today, our offering extends across the entire employee lifecycle with our people and our full-suite technology of Payroll, Time & Labor, Human Resources, and Talent Management solutions.
Looking at where we began and where we are today, it’s clear to see that the Payroll Data name no longer captures the full breadth of who we are and what we mean to our clients. So onward and upward we go to the next chapter in our story.
Chapter 2: The path to our new company name
Determining that we needed a new company name wasn’t a tough decision for us. We came to this conclusion awhile back. However, figuring out what our name should be wasn’t as clear. To aid in the process, we asked our clients and partners what they thought. We received tons of great suggestions (many of which we considered), but ultimately we resorted to some good old-fashioned soul searching.
During this self-discovery process, we thought long and hard about the value we provide to our clients. We realized there was something deeper at play than we originally considered. Our value is not just in the service and technology we provide. It’s in what that combination does for our clients — helping strengthen the connection that drives the trust between business and employee. Businesses need to connect with their employees to foster healthy, trusting, and engaged relationships. Our solutions, the people and the technology we provide, help them do just this. So now the question was: How can we capture this story in a new company name?
Chapter 3: Our new B2E Solutions name and how it tells our story
After careful consideration and a lot of brainstorming, we are proud to say we have a company name that captures both the extent and essence of our solutions. A spin on the classic B2B and B2C acronyms, our new B2E Solutions name speaks to the business-2-employee (or B2E) relationship that is so critical in today’s workplace. But more than that, it speaks to our role in helping businesses foster the trust that drives this relationship.
From Payroll to Time & Labor, Human Resources, and Talent Management, here are a few of the many ways our solutions help our clients strengthen this business-2-employee connection:
The B2E Payroll solution
Two weeks of hard work, paid after the fact. Employers have always had to fulfill the trust employees extend to them leading up to payday. Payroll can be riddled with errors — botched pay calculations, incorrect withholdings, processing errors, direct deposit delays, and more. Yet, despite all of these challenges, employees trust that their employers will not only pay them, but will pay them accurately and on time.
Our role in helping businesses deliver on this trust, starts with implementation. Our team of implementation specialists work directly with our clients to understand the nuances of their payroll calculations, configure our system to meet their unique needs, and then run parallel tests to ensure 100% accuracy. Come time to process payroll, our Payroll solution automates each step, minimizing errors, taking into account regulatory requirements, and easing administrative burden. Plus, if any questions arise, our in-house team of tax, compliance, and payroll professionals are there to help.
The B2E Time & Labor solution
Managing and keeping track of employee schedules, hours worked, time-off requests, overtime, and varying pay rates and departments is critical for payroll accuracy. Employees trust that their employers will capture and translate these details perfectly into their paychecks, but they also expect quick and easy communication and answers. A last-minute shift issue. An emergency PTO request. A scheduling preference. Sometimes employees need quick approvals and solutions that many systems and processes simply don’t facilitate.
Our Time & Labor solution makes it easy for businesses to track employee time accurately and route it directly into payroll for the perfect paycheck every time. Businesses can also leverage our solutions in ways that meet the needs of their unique workforce. A variety of employee friendly time-capture solutions, ranging from trusty on-site time clocks to desktop and mobile options, make it easy to support various work styles. Self-service access allows employees to log in from any device to request time off, view their schedules, manage their timesheets, and more. Then custom workflows and notifications make manager approvals and communication quick and easy, so employees aren’t left waiting and wondering.
The B2E Human Resources solution
Too often, manual processes and time-consuming administrative tasks associated with managing employee information, benefits, and paperwork keep businesses from focusing on initiatives that foster trust, improve employee engagement, and strengthen the relationships they have with their employees.
Our Human Resources solution automates core HR functions, eliminates redundant data entry, and makes painful administration tasks (cough: benefits enrollment) more convenient. With better tools and more time, HR teams can shift their focus from paperwork and processes to what matters most — their people. Plus, our system has loads of friendly communication features. One of our favorites: customizable greetings that trigger based on dates saved in an employee’s record, such as a birthday or work anniversary.
The B2E Talent Management solution
Businesses need to start the “connection process” before employees are even employees. If a candidate doesn’t trust an organization or feel a connection to or excitement about a new job opportunity, they won’t apply. If the applicant experience is clunky and unengaging, candidates are bound to drop off. And when they’re hired, employees need to feel welcomed and prepared. From onboarding to ongoing employee development, career-pathing, and so much more, employee retention hinges on the business-to-employee connection.
Our Talent Management solution provides clients with the tools they need to attract and engage top talent during critical recruitment, onboarding, and employee development stages. Our system connects with thousands of job boards, which means businesses can reach candidates in the places they prefer to search for jobs. During the application process, progress bars, pop-up notifications, and email communications keep applicants engaged and informed along the way. Smooth onboarding tools ensure businesses can make a good first impression, while performance management tools keep employees engaged, motivated, and looking forward. Because after all, a positive experience at each stage in the applicant, candidate, and employee journey plays a part in helping businesses strengthen the long-term relationships they have with their people.
Chapter 4: What the future holds for you and B2E Solutions
As a business, your employees and the people interested in working for your organization trust you with so much more than they even realize. A straightforward and assuring applicant process. An onboarding experience that positions them for success. The ongoing support they need to develop and advance as professionals. Reliable time and attendance tracking. An accurate paycheck. Clear employee benefits. The visibility and communication they need. Our people and our full-suite of Payroll, Time & Labor, Human Resources, and Talent Management solutions are here to help you strengthen the very trust that drives this business-2-employee connection.
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