EDS reports on major development for BP Canada

HR and payroll system leverages PeopleSoft, WebLogic in bespoke outsourced system.

EDS has just issued a report based on the successful deployment of an HR and payroll system for BP Canada Energy Company. BP Canada’s operations span eight Canadian provinces and territories and the company is the country’s largest natural-gas supplier. Following an evaluation of various in-house and outsourcing options, BP Canada decided to engage EDS to develop a new bespoke payroll-processing and HR information system.


The new implementation displaces a legacy mainframe-based system with a client/server environment running PeopleSoft. Other components of the system include WebLogic, People-Tools for employee ‘self-service’ reporting and Oracle’s VisionCraft for creating checks. An e-commerce solution from the Toronto Dominion Bank was also deployed. The system is operated by a team of BP employees, HR consultants and EDS staff.


Stuart Blair, HR Consultant with BP Canada said, ‘We wanted to reduce costs by outsourcing the payroll function and still maintain quality service. We also needed a partner with a broad service-delivery capability—capable of providing the right experience at the right cost.’ According to EDS, BP Canada has reduced payroll administration costs by over 50% during the first five years of the contract, without any increase in staff.

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