Edison, NJ (September 19, 2006) – CheckPoint HR, LLC, an innovator and leading Administrative Service Organization (ASO) that offers small- to mid-size organizations a single source for human resources, payroll and benefits solutions, today announced a significant customer win with Twin Oaks Incorporated, a major warehouse distribution company focused on providing large customers such as Wakefern Food Corporation with both non-perishable and perishable foods. Leveraging CheckPoint HR’s Web-Based Human Resource Management System (HRMS), Twin Oaks is optimizing its payroll, and other human resource processes more efficiently.
With three locations in Dayton and Keasbey, New Jersey as well as Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, Twin Oaks Incorporated devotes 2.6 million square feet of warehouse space to serve its customers that include leading supermarket chains such as Wakefern.
Founded in 1993, the company now has over 900 employees. Twin Oaks is one of the first successful third party warehouse operators in the North East. Frank R Miraglia, President of Twin Oaks Incorporated is proud of the company’s accomplishments. He has been quoted as saying “the company would not be successful had it not been for such dedicated and caring employees.”
Twin Oaks Incorporated selected CheckPoint HR to streamline its HR operations, especially within payroll and accounting. According to Mattie Swanson, Administrative Manager for Twin Oaks, CheckPoint HR’s Human Resources Management System was precisely the solution she was seeking due to its easy access, cost effectiveness, and tracking capabilities. “We were impressed that we could check HR and payroll information anytime, anywhere, especially for our accounting department. Plus, with all the information in electronic format, we reduced the HR paper trail.”
Prior to CheckPoint HR, Twin Oaks Incorporated utilized a large payroll vendor but Swanson felt the company was too big and losing its focus on the fine details. “Our previous provider paid no attention to detail and lost sight of our specific needs,” added Swanson. “In addition, continuing with them was becoming cost prohibitive – on the flip side CheckPoint HR was highly affordable and more customer-centric.”
Twin Oaks Incorporated went live July 1, 2006 and its first payroll was a total success. “We had to operate under a two week window to make the transition from our previous vendor to CheckPoint HR. Even operating within compressed timeframe, the CheckPoint HR implementation team maintained total professionalism and a positive attitude under the time pressures,” commented Swanson. “Since our accounting department needs to track all taxes within each quarter, we had to transition from 2Q to 3Q seamlessly to avoid any issues.”
Swanson and her team of six HR professionals have enhanced their time management after deploying CheckPoint HR. “Having the capability to view and adjust payroll before sending it has been key. What typically could take one day to manually review and fix has been reduced to a five minute turnaround time,” she added. Swanson also uses the solution to ensure that the Twin Oaks locations are sending payroll in on time.
The CheckPoint HR solution has also enabled Swanson to integrate her operations managers into the payroll process to access information. “Now, we can review areas within the company where we can save money. We used to handle that process manually and now we can achieve that in a collaborative environment. The reporting capability within the CheckPoint system is phenomenal and an invaluable aid in this effort,” said Swanson.
In the near future, Swanson plans to utilize the benefits functionality within the CheckPoint HR Human Resources Management System as well post an electronic version of the company’s policies and procedures manual on the portal. “We also plan on optimizing the CheckPoint HR self-service capabilities to empower our employees to access their HR information,” she added.
“This customer win is testament to the flexibility of our HRMS system and its ability to serve the industry-specific needs of segments such as the distribution of perishable and non-perishable foods,” said Steve A. Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO, CheckPoint HR. “Beyond this sector, our HR platform helps any organization’s HR department with staffers in multiple locations operate virtually using our portal environment.”