2019 Recap & “20/20” Vision

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Happy New Year from all of us at SDP, and here’s to another great year! As we head into 2020, we want to make sure that your business is set up for success by recapping 2019 and sharing our “20/20 Vision” for the new year.

Last year was full of new additions to SDP’s suite of solutions and enhancements to SDP Connect. We upgraded to Amazon Web Servers (AWS), and added lots of new services including built-in onboarding, employee training, and applicant tracking.

And we’re excited for even more to come in 2020!

SDP’s 2019 Recap

It’s been a minute since 2019, but we wanted to reminisce over some of the amazing things we accomplished together last year.

SDP Connect Enhancements

2019 was full of exciting upgrades in our payroll platform SDP Connect. Starting with the company directory and new user login screen, we then focused on adding event-based, hire-based, and federal withholding workflows, new widgets, and manager time off approvals.

Later in the year, we added a new web clock login page, file upload ability for our Onboarding module, and new file organization. Then, we shifted to focus on compliance with harassment prevention training and ACA status edits within SDP Connect.

Finally, we finished off the year with new employee information workflows, a federal W-4 exemption workflow, and the ability to categorize and organize your company’s Quicklinks for even more customization.

Expanded HR Support

Outside of our software enhancements, SDP also expanded our HR service offerings in 2019. In addition to our existing HR Support, HR On Demand, and HR Complete service tiers, this year also saw the addition of HR On Demand Plus.

This tier provides an elevated consulting service with in-house resources to help you maximize your HR processes. With HR On Demand Plus, SDP acts as your own outsourced HR department.

From enhanced HR help desk support to new hire onboarding and customized job descriptions, we help you manage your greatest asset: your employees.

HR Service Tiers

Webinars & Training

Lastly, we conducted a record number of webinar and seminar trainings. And with the roll-out of our new On Demand Training Hub, you now have access to all of our past trainings, available to view 24/7/365.

Here are our top 5 favorites from 2019:

  1. Classifying Independent Contractors – An absolute must for any business with independent contractors, especially in light of California’s new AB 5!
  2. Optimizing SDP Connect for Compliance – All the insider tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of our payroll platform.
  3. Savvy Savings Strategies for Businesses – Unique money-saving strategies you can start incorporating into your business strategy for free today!
  4. Intro: The HR Support Center – If you’re an SDP client, then you have access to our HR Support Center. In this training, we show you how to use it!
  5. Health Benefits Your Employees Actually Want – How to design a health benefits package for your needs and budget, and save premium dollars in the process.

Our “20/20 Vision”

You provided us so much valuable feedback in 2019: system improvements, product requests, etc. Looking back at the year has given us a “20/20 vision” for 2020. This year, you can look forward to:

More Workflows & Alerts

Enhanced and improved workflow and notification module so you can configure dates, events, and other important conditions for your organization.

Analytic Reporting Dashboards

Improved reporting functionality to help you harness your data to extract meaningful insights to help you efficiently run your business.

Easy-To-Configure General Ledger Setup

An easier way for you to streamline your accounting process by allowing you to map your payroll transactions to your general ledger accounts for faster financial reporting.

Pay Grid Improvements

Design improvements to the payroll processing grid to make entering payroll faster and easier than ever.

More integrations!

Our open API allows us to create custom connections to automate the flow of data between our system and your other vendors so you can connect 401(k), benefit administration, and any other systems you need all in one place.

Our clients are already taking advantage of custom integrations for:

And we’re excited to unveil even more integration opportunities over the coming year. To set up a connection, let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling (866) 946-2032.

What do you think?

We’re always looking to grow and improve, and we can only do that through your feedback–good or bad! If you haven’t shared your love (or suggestions) with us lately, let us know what you think with our quick one-minute survey.

We hope you’re just as excited for 2020 as we are. So many great things are in the works, and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Once again, thank you so much for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to another great year together, and many more to come!

– Your SDP Family

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