After a 14-year period using the Accsys DOS-based Nugen payroll software,
management at MalaMala, situated between the Sabi Sand Wildtuin and the
Kruger Park, has converted the establishment's infrastructure to the Accsys
Peopleware solution.

Payroll at the company has been the jurisdiction and responsibility of Jack
Day, who – at age 98 – has reluctantly relinquished responsibility for the
management of the Nugen System.
As the accountant of MalaMala, Ken Norden, who has now taken over Day's
duties regarding the payroll system, says the Nugen system initially handled
only those employees that were traditionally viewed as salary earners while
the manual wage systems at various locations throughout the country
adequately handled requirements of the wage earners.
The introduction of new trade and management laws governing the hospitality
industry signaled the need for a change in payroll management at MalaMala.
"It was decided that the most appropriate action was to switch the complete
payroll function to my portfolio and integrate a new solution that could
effectively handle a more substantial workload and was comprehensive in
terms of the market requirement and labour legislation. Accsys Peopleware
was selected as the software platform of choice," says Norden.
The solution has a number of features that are designed to help build
business. These include screenshots that present an overview of leave
management, integrated HR, payroll and time & attendance information, as
well as a complete suite of HR products such as employment equity,
performance appraisals, job profiling and succession planning.
According to Norden the software met with all key HR and payroll
requirements and he describes the transition to Accsys Peopleware as "smooth
and hassle-free".
"The complete payroll function for the Group is now processed in Durban. My
Accsys consultant, Melanie Bernstein, assisted me with the first month's
run, but thereafter I managed the system alone – with input from Melanie on
those issues that I had not encountered before. In all I have about six
hours on-the-job training and consider myself well equipped to stand alone,"
adds Norden.
The solution is built on an OLAP-compatible relational database which means
that extraction of data, statistics, graphs and much more can be easily
"The scalability of the design allows us to implement Peopleware for any
environment. We are proud to remain the service provider for MalaMala in
their pursuit of payroll and HR management excellence. Accsys is committed
to its core function as a complete resource, services and support partner,"
says Teryl Schroenn, CEO at Accsys.