Cloud-Based Employee Payroll Management System

A leading Canadian payroll provider leverages Berkeley’s Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) Platform to build a disruptive challenger banking solution for their flagship Human Capital Management (HCM) application.

Payroll Provider App
Berkeley features that were used:
Physical Card Issuing
Real-Time Payments
EFT Transfers


Berkeley partnered with a leading Canadian human capital management (HCM) software company. Their primary cloud HCM platform, provides workforce management, payroll, talent management, and human resources capabilities - all within a single platform.

The payroll provider was in search of the best Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider to aid them in expanding their digital wallet product capabilities - as part of their promise to “Make Work Life Better” for their customers. To do so, they looked to enable instant wage payouts as well as other necessary money movement features.

Additionally, they looked to reduce the time it took an employee to complete their registration process into their proprietary payroll system with their employer.

After building a real-time payments solution with Berkeley, digital wallet users were able to easily request and receive instant wage payouts. From this partnership, the payroll provider was able to launch a fully-featured digital banking solution with branded cards in record time, at a fraction of the cost of building a proprietary solution.

The Challenge

Request a payment advance on earned wages, through their digital wallet application.
Receive requested payroll funds in real-time, onto a fully-branded physical card through the Mastercard network.
Easily spend funds using the digital wallet.
Access to special banking features such as ATM withdrawals and electronic fund transfers.

The Solution

Branded Debit Cards

The payroll provider partnered with Berkeley to offer fully-branded physical cards. These cards run through the Mastercard Network, and function as any regular debit or credit card. They look beautiful, work around the world at any Point-of-Sale or ATM, and support Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and Apple Pay mobile wallet integration.

24/7/365 Bilingual Cardholder Support

Berkeley provides 24/7/365 cardholder support for their customers via web, IVR, and live-agent channels; ensuring happy cardholders at any time, anyplace.

Real-Time Payments

Robust money movement functionality for features such as payroll deposits, real-time card funding, and ATM money withdrawals. All of these capabilities work identically to how a regular banking application operates, but are executed instantly, and are easily accessible to the cardholder on their application.

Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT)

Berkeley’s Open API has enabled the payroll company to provide their cardholders with EFT transfer capabilities, directly through their application. This allows cardholders to move money from one account to another electronically.

The Result

Berkeley built out the payroll provider’s Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS)  platform to enable their customers to move money through a digital wallet application without requiring a third-party integration. With Berkeley by their side, the company was able to easily offer their customers payroll deposits direct to a user’s fully-branded physical card. Full money movement functionality was also added, enabling cards to be used like any debit or credit card through the Mastercard network.

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