Member News: South Canterbury DHB Moves Payroll to NZ Cloud with AMS

South Canterbury DHB Moves Payroll to NZ Cloud with AMS

South Canterbury District Health Board (DHB) has moved its payroll into the cloud with AMS Pulse.  While a long-time user of AMS payroll and core HR software, SCDHB is an industry leader in making the move to the cloud.  According to SCDHB Project Lead, Stacey Porteous the benefit of shifting to AMS Pulse is already being felt:

“The immediate benefit has been the reduced load on our IT Team,” Stacey explains. “We have also identified a number of costs savings, making it an even more cost-effective option moving forward.”

South Canterbury is the first of a number of AMS DHB customers who will shift to the AMS Pulse cloud environment this year. According to AMS CEO Joseph Yip it is a significant milestone for the 40 plus year old kiwi software company that already hosts a number of Government agency payrolls in the cloud.

AMS continues to innovate after 40 years

“AMS software currently pays over 50% of workers in DHBs.  We are constantly looking at ways to innovate and make a more effective solution.” he explains.  “AMS Pulse lets us create a secure, New Zealand hosted, cloud environments for DHBs.

“It also enables us to share functionality across the Health Sector including the management of industry wide regulatory requirements such as Multi Employer Collective Agreements and Remediation and Rectification.”

Co-design approach to health functionality

AMS is continuing to build on its health-centric functionality.  AMS runs a number of co-design forums to develop new functionality.  The aim is to create a more standardised approach to health workforce management and enable other DHBs to benefit from improvements being made.

SCDHB is based in Timaru and employs over 900 people including full time, part time and contract employees.  AMS is based in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore and has been providing software solutions to New Zealand health care, government, corporate and insurance organisations since 1974.

More information on AMS for the Health Sector can be found here.



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Liam McLeavey

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