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Spinnaker Support Announces Q Series Integrator Service

DenverNov. 6, 2012Spinnaker Support, which provides third-party support for SAP and JD Edwards to help companies maximize their ERP software investments, now offers the Q Series Integrator for all JD Edwards (JDE) World Payroll Customers in North America. The Q Series Integrator will give JDE World Payroll users on version A7.3 through A9.2 a solution to integrate vital payroll tax functions in the Vertex Payroll Tax Q Series (PTQ) without necessitating an upgrade to World A9.3.

Vertex announced that the retirement of its Payroll Tax L Series (PTL) product will occur in December 2013, affecting JDE World US and Canadian Payroll users on version A7.3 through A9.2 currently utilizing PTL as their tax calculation and reporting solution. Until today, the cumulative effect of the Vertex and Oracle decisions was that all World Payroll users (A7.3, A8.1, A9.1, and A9.2) must upgrade to A9.3 in order to be provided with the necessary integration to PTQ. With the Q Series Integrator from Spinnaker Support, those global clients now have a choice.

“When Spinnaker Support first became aware of the Vertex and Oracle announcements regarding the migration to Q Series, we knew the world user community needed a better option,” said Matt Stava, Managing Principal of Spinnaker Support. “Because payroll is such a critical function within all organizations, we put our resources to work on creating a solution to extend the life of the older JDE World versions for these customers.”

The Q Series Integrator delivers real-time integration between the defined World version and the Vertex PTQ product. Implementation of the solution includes all development, testing and consulting services, and takes an average of four weeks. Spinnaker Support has customers currently in Beta, with an expectation of over 100 implementations in 2013. Initial feedback from those beta users underlines that the Q Series Integrator works flawlessly, has minimal impact and is a more cost-effective alternative to an upgrade, migration or outsourced payroll services.

“We understand that not all JDE World Payroll users will want to go through a costly and time-consuming upgrade to A9.3 by December of 2013,” continued Stava. “We estimate the Q Series Integrator will save a customer tens of thousands of dollars that can be redeployed to other IT projects.”

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