What are people saying about 'Profit from Payroll'
Tracy Angwin continues to prove that she is one of the smartest thinkers in the Australian business world. Her take on thinking and doing differently is hugely refreshing. My advice? Listen to what Tracy Angwin has to say and your business will benefit enormously.
Australian’s #1 Small Business Author
In this book Tracy defines the key issues that underpin best practice pay office performance.
A balanced mix of strong people skills, good process and great technology are the ingredients payroll officers require to be at the top of the payroll performance ladder. Sounds simple but the simplest ideas come from profound insights gained from knowledge and experience.
Anyone with an interest in how organisations can manage their biggest cost more effectively and efficiently will want to read this book.
Managing Director, Payroll Metrics
This book contains everything you need to know about maximising the value of your payroll operation while minimising the cost and risk. Tracy Angwin is Australia's #1 authority in payroll and 'Profit from Payroll' delivers practical, no nonsense and specific guidance in less than 200 pages.
Tracy has a vision - to help organisations around Australia realise and unleash the power of the data housed within their payroll departments, and to encourage payroll specialists to recognise the potential they have to deliver great value to their businesses. It is a vision worth pursuing, and one that Tracy embraces with passion and enthusiasm, backed by credibility and experience.
Tracy succinctly identifies how to transform a traditionally reactive cost centre into a critical supplier of business information and an asset to the bottom line.
As a true champion for the payroll industry, Tracy has landed on a real hot topic in business today, revenue generation from back office. In this book, Tracy goes further than most in terms of innovative thinking with a refreshing view of how to turn traditional non-sales functions into profit centres. Not only is this book a great read and full of practical actions, Tracy takes us past the historical no-go boundaries of thinking. This book will help you realign your business functions and challenge your thinking about the value that your payroll function can deliver.
CEO, Base 5 High Performance
I tend to think the term “thought leader” is too freely bestowed upon individuals these days. It annoys me, because for those that truly deserve the tag, it no longer carries the same gravitas. The thing is, I can think of no more an appropriate description of Tracy than a genuine Thought Leader in the Payroll Industry. Too often Payroll is lumped as another administrative function, or an extension upon HR management. Tracy continues to be the one clear voice trying to make all aware of what she has long known – Payroll is a core business function, that requires as much strategic thinking around people, processes and technology as any other. Tracy stands above all others, as THE genuine Thought Leader, driving this conversation across all levels of business and government in Australia.
General Manager, Attaché Software
In previous years, profiting from a back office operation such as payroll, was a concept that no one would have given any credibility. Drawing on her more than two decades of experience in the field, Tracy Angwin proposes just that. And, more to the point, Tracy shows us how the payroll function can indeed be profitable.
In a world drowning in hyperbole, here is a book that is straight forward and easy to understand focussing on the three pillars of a successful and profitable payroll operation-people, technology and processes.
For anyone who works in, manages or needs a professional payroll operation, Profit from Payroll - how to transform a business cost into an operational asset', is a must read.
General Manager, Frontier Software
This book is inarguably a must read for those who think payroll should be seen and not heard. It goes a long way towards promoting the importance of payroll and Tracy’s commitment to this end is evident in every page. It is an essential addition to any business with a focus on profiting from their payroll. Tracy is the payroll aficionado.
Manager HR Systems & Payroll, Campbell Arnott’s
This thoughtful analysis of the impact problems with payroll delivery cause to business is encouraging. It is encouraging that someone with Tracy’s gravitas is raising awareness about these issues. It is encouraging that as a result, we might have the same attention focussed on payroll compliance that we do with the rest of business accounting. Businesses certainly wouldn’t pay their suppliers incorrectly! Human resources has transformed itself into a true profession, adding value to business – thanks to Tracy, payroll is now well on track to do the same.
Managing Director, Workplace Law
Once again Tracy has flipped conventional wisdom on its head and delivered an innovative approach to payroll solutions. This valuable book presents an intelligent new paradigm in thinking and provides leaders with a practical approach on how to make payroll a strategic partner within their organisation.
Managing Director, Silverdrop - HR and Payroll Services
Tracy shares her considerable Payroll experience and insight in a clear and concise way. Profit from Payroll explains how Payroll Departments and Payroll Teams can add real business value. Further Tracy draws on her broader business and entrepreneurial skills to guide Payroll beyond a simple operational function to the status of crucial business partner in any business.
National Business Development Manager, ClickSuper
Brilliant book outlining how the payroll function has shifted from being perceived as a tedious task to one of the most important functions in a business. It showcases payroll as being one of the biggest outgoings and emphasises the greater appreciation there currently is towards the dedication, technical expertise and customer relationship skills held by payroll professionals. Rightfully, technology is mentioned and considered an indispensable part of the payroll process, giving an insight into firms’ workforce and allowing management to have greater visibility and make informed decisions.
Chief Executive Officer, activpayroll
With a sound methodology, yet not prescriptive, this book outlines the blueprint for businesses that want payroll to play a tangible role in increasing their profitability.
President: HR Line of Business, SAP - Successfactors
After reading Tracy’s second book on payroll I was filled with pride, excitement, gratitude and almost a sense of relief! I’ve spent 30 years in payroll and I have seen many changes within the payroll industry but nothing compares to the positive impact that Tracy and APA have had, and will continue to have, on a profession that has gone unrecognised for far too long. It can be quite isolating, frustrating and disheartening to be in a role within an organisation that has an outdated view on payroll. I am so pleased to see that times are changing thanks to Tracy’s relentless quest to improve the quality and value of the payroll function. We are coming out from behind that tiny pay office window and we are more professional, more qualified, more customer focused, more efficient and yes, we can add value to the bottom line!
Experience payroll professional