To ensure smooth HR management for municipalities and their staff, AKDB wanted to make it easier to adapt applications.
In recent years, local authorities have come under growing pressure to offer digital services to citizens, and streamline back-office processes to free up time and resources for core services.
Erna Kraus-Schreieck, Head of the HR Solutions at AKDB, begins: “Many of our customers want to digitize and automate processes that are still predominately paper-based. In HR, customers are keen to introduce electronic personnel files to reduce administration costs. We provide them with the required software solutions and know-how.”
“Essential for all HR departments is a smooth-running payroll system, which we offer as a complete solution, processing salary payments for 420,000 people every month. But with constantly changing salaries, tax rates, national insurance tariffs, and pension contributions, we regularly need to make adjustments and updates to the software.”
To ensure it could implement changes rapidly as and when required, AKDB wanted to modernize its payroll processing.
Erna Kraus-Schreieck comments: “We rely heavily on COBOL for the business logic, running on mainframes. To respond faster to customer requests and streamline our development workflows, we wanted to move the payroll processing to a more modern platform, and take advantage of the latest development tools and programming languages.”