Are inefficient payroll processes keeping you up at night? In our opinion, (almost) nothing’s scarier than not going digital—well, with the exception of killer clowns.
Production payroll isn’t exactly Child’s Play, but it can be made easier and more efficient with modern payroll solutions. Let’s talk about inefficient production payroll processes and how the right digital solutions can save you time and money, improve your daily operations, and raise your spirit as a whole.
The Scary Truth About Outdated Production Payroll Processes
Paper-based, manual production payroll processes are inefficient, outdated, and prone to error. A few of the horrors associated with outdated payroll production include:
- Manual tasks that impede meaningful work
- Inaccurate and delayed payment of workers
- Poor crew member onboarding experience
- Crew paperwork errors and inconsistencies
- Unmet labor and compliance requirements
- And many more frighteningly bad side effects
Consequences such as these will not only make you Scream but also have the potential to delay the start of your entire production. Sound all too familiar? If you’re constantly scrambling to get things done and it’s starting to feel like a Nightmare on Payroll Street, your current payroll system may be dying for a refresh.
Slash Paperwork and Inefficiencies with a Digital Process
Don’t let outdated processes drive you batty. Exorcize manual and paper-based processes with the following digital production payroll solutions:
MyCast&Crew is a centralized hub for managing all personal, production, and payroll-related materials in one secure location. Crew members’ personal and tax information is easily stored, maintained, and accessed. They can sign up for direct deposit and retrieve paystubs anytime, anywhere, at their own convenience.
Storing all information in one digital location is a killer benefit for both production accountants and crew members. It saves both sides time; crew members no longer have to call the production accountant to track down their information, and production accountants no longer need to receive calls and do the (grave)digging to get it. Plus, important documents follow crew members from production to production, eliminating the need to reenter information.
Start+ is a paperless solution that streamlines the entire crew member onboarding process, ensuring that proper contracts are obtained, signed, and securely stored for all parties prior to anyone being hired. This allows hiring managers to process start documents and crew deals with ease, digitizing the entire onboarding process so it’s paperless, customizable, and convenient for all parties.
With Start+, you can forget about missing paperwork and ghastly data entry errors. In fact, you’ll never get ghosted by your onboarding paperwork again!
Hours+ is a digital timekeeping solution that digitally organizes timecards from various sources on a weekly basis. Autocoding helps to reduce turnaround times while tracking filters ensure that all crew members are always paid in a timely fashion.
With a digital timekeeping solution in place, production accountants and department heads can eliminate production payroll scaries that require manual work, such as paper timesheet approvals. We promise it’s not witchcraft—just magically beneficial for productions!
No Tricks, Just Treats with Cast & Crew Digital Payroll Solutions
Scared that inefficient, paper-based payroll processes will come back to haunt you and your production crew? Take a stab at completely reimagining your production accounting process with smart, integrated solutions from Cast & Crew.
But don’t just take our word for it. Using Start+ and Hours+, one of our customers recently ensured accurate payment across numerous productions. It also efficiently managed onboarding and timecards across multiple locations. Read our case study to learn how Cast & Crew digital production payroll solutions have saved several reality television shows from being buried alive in paperwork.