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Case Study: Modernising the payroll of Belgian Defence and Integrated Police Forces

About Belgian Defence

  • Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium
  • Industry: Public sector
  • Employees: 85,000

The need for modernisation

Both the Belgian Defence and Integrated Police Forces have complex payroll needs. Combined they have 85,000 employees. These employees work in different roles, on variable shift patterns and have multiple employment statuses. This is therefore a major administrative task in anyone’s book.

Increased legislation and the specific requirements mean a modern payroll system was required. The payroll system needs to be able to cope with legislation and specific requirements both today and in the future.

The payroll project

The new payroll system was built on the SAP Payroll platform. This enabled the system to evolve and grow with the organisation. They partnered with Alight Solution to ensure the project’s success.

The payroll project involved a specific team from Alight to scope the requirements and build a system based on the Belgian Defence and Integrated Police Forces’ unique needs.

Alight solutions built, maintains and runs payroll and post-payroll services for 85,000 employees.

Trust

Implementing a new payroll system requires a large amount of trust from the client. Alight’s vast experience of payroll and in particular SAP, gave the Belgian Defence and Police Forces all the reassurance they needed, when it came to transitioning their payroll.

In the video below they explain why:

Results

The ambitious project will deliver cost efficiencies from day one. As a result, payroll processing costs will be reduced and the system will be more efficient. Consequently, HR and payroll teams can focus on more strategic tasks rather than high-risk, resource-heavy administrative processes.

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