SDP Payroll Leadership Team

We understand the needs of your business and the needs of your employees.

Meet Southland Data Processing

Since 1986 we have helped businesses like yours streamline accounting and payroll, manage human resources, control cost, and stay current with technology, laws and regulations.
Our customers choose us because we put people first. We don’t believe in voicemail during business hours. That means any time you call between 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday, you will talk to a real live person, who will help you immediately.
We focus on long-term relationships. Our goal is to help your business increase profitability and succeed. Together, we’ll work to engage, identify, and execute solutions to achieve your business objectives.
We invest in our team to be the experts you hired us to be. By maintaining internal policies and procedures, training, and continually investing in our staff’s education to provide you with the expertise you need, we do the work so you don’t have to.
We believe in accountability. This is accomplished by the direct accessibility of our dedicated client advocates, an annual independent SOC 1/SASE 18 Type II audit, and empowering you with the tools to have visibility to tax payments made on your behalf.

Our History

Most of us grew up hearing stories of fairy tales that end with happily ever after. Similar to fairy tales, our story starts a long time ago when SDP was just a dream that was built from the heart of a wonderful couple, Peter and Elizabeth Carroll. The Carroll’s entrepreneurial spirit fueled the fire to build an organization that grew based on trust and relationships. SDP has grown mostly by word of mouth and the “tell a friend” motto. In 2008, a board of directors became an active part of SDP’s organization. The Board consist of active members of the community who also run their own businesses. The SDP board provides insight and guidance to the management team. From our founders and the board of director’s servant leadership model, we strive to build on the relationships we have built over the years and create new ones. The solutions we provide become the thread that connects our people to the people and the organizations we partner with.
SDP is about more than just delivering the solutions with technology or the paycheck. We hope you will experience the heart of SDP, which is our people. Like most fairy tales, we want our relationship to be “…and they lived happily ever after.”

Our Vision

To serve our partners with unrivaled performance inspiring those we serve to be of service to others, creating a positive impact.

Company Milestones

  • SDP established since 1986
  • SDP processes over 1.37 billion dollars in transactions each year
  • SDP handles tax filings in all 50 states from our CA office
  • SDP associates answer the phone, no voice mail during business hours
  • SDP is SOC 1/SSAE 18 Type II Certified
  • SDP donates to charities through our SDP Give Back™ Program

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“The system is very user-friendly. Most importantly, the support team that SDP has is amazing. They are very helpful and timely with all inquiries and questions we have. It is always a pleasure to speak with the team, and they are all very professional in handling inquiries and requests. I think SDP is the best thing that has happened to us in regards to Payroll Services and needs.”

–  Jeanette Tanap

Empowering Hope House to serve their clients

Hope House residential services exist to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs by providing a therapeutic living environment emphasizing learning and encouraging individual development, growth and socialization. In a world where being different used to mean isolation from society, we advocate for our residents to have a life full of personal, meaningful choices.

Since 1994 Southland Data Processing has been providing Hope House with solutions to help manage payroll and human resource compliance. “With a mission to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs we don’t have time to worry about payroll and tax filings being processed properly. With SDP, I never had a reason to worry. In our industry its crucial to be able to develop special reports and SDP can give us whatever we need.”

Recently we implemented a timekeeping and scheduling program from SDP that allowed us to improve budgeting and monitoring of payroll and has been a vast improvement in the flow of information.

One of the best parts of working with SDP is their exceptional customer service, they are responsive to all our needs and they are always determined to get the job done right.