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A Concrete Solution

Barrett Paving replaces manual check-writing and accounting processes, saving time, materials and money.

Barrett Paving replaces manual check-writing and accounting processes, saving time, materials and money.
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CUSTOMER: Barrett Paving Materials
HEADQUARTERS: Roseland, N.J.
BUSINESS: Paving construction and retail paving materials
HARDWARE: An IBM System i 525
SOFTWARE: Computer Guidance Corporation’s Construction Management System accounting package and inFORM Decisions’ iCheck, Positive Pay400 and ACH ePayments
CHALLENGE: Finding a more streamlined and accurate way to create paychecks, invoices and other accounting documents
SOLUTION: Replacing manual check- and document-writing processes with inFORM products

If a company misses a payday, there’s likely to be an employee revolt, with the working masses pounding on management doors. And why not? They’ve done their bit to support the company, toiling away in cubicles or sweating it out on the manufacturing floor. They have plans for their paychecks—covering mortgages and car payments, everyday bills or perhaps a long weekend at the beach.

And vendors are likely to tell late-paying customers that they can take their business elsewhere. They have their own costs to cover, including their own employees and downstream vendors. Delayed or missing payments can spell disaster for companies in many ways.

One company that’s never made delayed-payday excuses is Barrett Paving Materials Inc. Rather than rely on hand-written checks or even long-in-the-tooth products that simply print checks, it’s moved to the latest and greatest from inFORM Decisions, including iChecks, Positive Pay400 and ACH (Automated Clearing House) ePayment. “We’ve been using different iterations of the inFORM products for years, and we’ve never missed a deposit,” says Jack Schweberger, IT manager with Barrett.

Which means the company has never missed a payday.

Jim Utsler, IBM Systems Magazine senior writer, has been covering the technology field for more than a decade. Jim can be reached at jjutsler@provide.net.



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