Resource planning provides organisations with the ability to understand, influence and interrogate their payroll costs. For many of our customers, payroll forms a significant proportion of their overall cost. Small changes can have a significant impact on profitability and the ability to understand and model these changes is important.

Resource planning, otherwise known as headcount and payroll planning can be driven through strategic assumptions combined with detailed local assumptions at employee or role level.

Simpson Associates’ services include the development of bespoke payroll applications integrated with source payroll software enabling both the forecasting of expected costs and the reporting of actuals. The planning application can be built to the appropriate level of granularity (detail) for your organisation. The solution can incorporate the complexities of split cost centre allocations, maternity leave, temporary staff, vacancies, redundancies, headcount statistics, pensions, national insurance thresholds and role changes.