The ECRS Payroll Deduct IP (Integration Plugin) is a modular component engineered specifically for secure data interchange between Catapult’s® house charge system and third-party payroll applications. Through bi-directional data exchange, Payroll Deduct IP simplifies and streamlines the process of deducting employee house charge balances from their paychecks, thereby saving countless hours by automating tedious manual processes. By leveraging the power of XSLT data translation technology, Payroll Deduct IP provides a core integration module for Catapult that drastically reduces the time and complexity typically associated with third-party payroll integration. Furthermore, the product’s flexibility and extensibility allows store operators to keep their payroll schedule in tact while supporting business process nuances specific to individual merchants.
Simple Steps for Getting Started
Those interested in integrating Catapult to a third-party payroll application can take the following proactive steps to begin collecting the information needed for such an integration.
1. Gather Integration Documents – These will be the data layout documents that define all the data elements that your payroll system needs to 1) receive from Catapult and 2) send back to Catapult. These documents need to include not just the data elements and their definitions, but also any special instructions that explain how certain data needs to be handled (such as padding fields or handling negatives a certain way).
2. Decide on Data Transfer Method – Determine how you want to exchange data between Catapult and your payroll system. This is typically done by either having a shared (mapped) folder on your network that each system drops data into and pulls data out of, or by FTP transfer.
3. Determine Your Data Transfer Schedule – We need to know the schedules for both exporting data from, and importing data into, Catapult.
4. Specify Any Special Needs – If applicable, ECRS® needs to know any special instructions that you may have for either exporting or importing data between Catapult and your AR system. For example, do you want to pay off all balances in Catapult for the values being sent in that export?