The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is an arm of the Federal Government of Nigeria that ensures regulations, guidelines and compliance in the oil and gas Industry. With a workforce of over 1500 staff spread across the Headquarters and 24 Field and Zonal Offices, DPR serves an industry that is estimated at over $4billion in annual revenues and accounts for over 70% of the national Gross Domestic Product. Therefore, keeping the employees motivated in terms of their benefits and compensation management is key,
DPR previously depended on Legacy Payroll System which was prone to various errors ranging from latency in the batch execution (over 24 hours), manual collation of monthly inputs from the Zonal Offices across the country (minimum of 7days), manual delivery of pay slips (up to 2weeks for regional employees), inaccurate loan reconciliation leading to employee dissatisfaction and inability to post payroll to the General ledger. Hence, DPR wanted a holistic solution that would address the challenges and enhance its employee benefits and compensation Management process.
As strategic Microsoft Dynamics Partner, Wragby Business Solutions brought to bear our competencies as a co-sell ready ISV for both Payroll and Leave Management in the region. Our experience from the business and technical dimensions was instrumental to win the customer to consider our Payroll and Leave Management Solution on Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Using the Microsoft Sure Step methodology we were able to accurately analyze the Business needs, design, build and deploy the solution.
This solution has helped to reduce the payroll run time significantly from over 24 hours to less than 30 minutes, eliminated the need for manual collation of monthly inputs from the Zonal Offices, provided employees access to their Payslips from the Employee Self-Service Portal and enabled an automated loan requests, validation and reconciliation process.