The reason why Europe’s best amusement park, Fårup Sommerland, chose Intect payroll system
In this article, Morten Gade, CFO in Fårup Sommerland elaborates on why he chose Intect as Fårup Sommerland's new payroll system.
Facts about Fårup Sommerland
- Establishment: 1975
- Employees: approx. 450 (during high season)
- Location: Blokhus (DK)
- Industry: Amusement Park
Flexibility in dynamic setup
Last year, when Fårup Sommerland decided to replace their payroll system they were looking for a solution with abilities to handle the company’s various types of employment as well as its dynamic organizational structure.
“In Fårup Sommerland, we are a seasonal company with high season during the summer months. Therefore, we experience a great difference between how many employees we do payroll for in the summer and how many we do payroll for the rest of the year. On top of that, we have both craftsmen, permanent and seasonal employees in Fårup. For this reason, it was important for us to find a solution that we were sure could handle our setup and our different types of employment.” – Morten Gade, CFO in Fårup Sommerland.
Flexibility thus became a decisive factor in Fårup Sommerland’s final choice of payroll system – a factor that the system-setup of Intect was able to meet.
“We fell for the user-friendliness”
Beside the fact that Intect meets the desired technical and system-related functionalities, the solution’s user-friendly setup contributes to an efficient and functional payroll process for Fårup Sommerland.
“In Fårup, we fell for the user-friendliness of Intect. It is always somewhat complicated to change system, because it includes having to learn several new things, but we had a really good feeling that Intect was a user-friendly system, and it has fully lived up to that.” – Morten Gade, CFO in Fårup Sommerland.
Pia Juel Hansen, who is an accountant in Fårup Sommerland and is working with Intect daily, adds:
“Intect is a very easy and user-friendly system to work in. The setup makes it easy to manage payroll for many employees with different collective and local agreements. In Fårup, we benefit from using a great amount of the reporting options to follow up on our payroll costs during the year, and if we make changes in our payroll data it is easily seen on each employee’s payslip. Furthermore, the totals of the individual payroll batches are organized in a way that creates an overview when reconciliating before the payroll is approved. – Pia Juel Hansen, accountant in Fårup Sommerland.
From the first day, it was important for Intect to establish a constructive way of communicating with Fårup Sommerland where both parties could challenge each other professionally. According to Head of Sales in Intect, Lasse Hedegaard, this was the recipe on the successful collaboration they have today.
“In Intect, it is important that we as a provider always keep a curious and realistic mindset in our communication with our customers, but most importantly we must be able to challenge them in their professional approach to payroll.If we do not challenge our customers, neither of us will improve – and that is the goal. Our communication with Fårup has been good from the beginning which has made it easy for us to develop the ideal solution to meet their needs.” – Lasse Hedegaard, Head of Sales in Intect
Intect’s app creates value among Fårup’s employees
Intect’s employee app has received a lot of positive feedback from Fårup’s employees, who appreciate the accessibility as well as the understandable setup of the payslips that the app provides.
“In the management group, we have received a lot of positive feedback from our employees regarding Intect’s app. Before they got their payslips via e-mail, but now they have an app, where they quickly and easily can access a well-organized and understandable payslip.” – Morten Gade, CFO in Fårup Sommerland.
Intect’s app is an important tool for optimizing the payroll administration of Fårup Sommerland. The app supports a general transparency in the payroll process – and more importantly it supports the employee satisfaction, which has a direct influence on the unique guest service that the park is known for.
“It is important that the payroll process is working impeccably so our employees are happy and satisfied, and the app contributes to that. In Fårup, we are well-known for our unique guest service and the atmosphere we create for our visitors. The good service requires happy and satisfied employees, and this is – among other things – related to a correct and reliable payroll administration. This way, Intect supports the job satisfaction and guest service that runs our company.” – Morten Gade, CFO in Fårup Sommerland.