Apps Run The World

SanMar Digital Transformation Initiatives

Apps Run The World

About the Customer

SanMar’s success and growth can be attributed to one thing - outstanding employees who provide superior services and products to our customers. We promote a culture that recognizes the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Recognizing that happy and relaxed employees make better ambassadors for SanMar, we encourage initiative and participation by creating a casual environment that taps full employee potential.

Scope and Challenges

On April 27, 2016, SanMar Implements an Integrated HCM Solution to Support Future Growth.

Seattle-based SanMar Corporation, the nation's largest supplier of wholesale clothing for the logoed apparel industry, has expanded over the past four decades to encompass eight national distribution centers with more than 4,000 employees.

In the course of that growth, its leadership team saw that they'd outgrown their human resources (HR), payroll and compliance systems, prompting them to look for more advanced systems.

The Company started the search for a new solution because the current in-house payroll system wasn't going to meet company needs based on the pace of our growth.

SanMar HR systems were almost all paper-based and payroll system had minimal HR functionality. It wasn't equipped or designed to share information and it pushed a lot of paper into the payroll group, which stretched the limits of the organization's ability to process it.

For example, Form W-2 processing was an extreme challenge and only getting worse, and the cycle time to process payroll was becoming harder due to the number of employees SanMar were supporting.

Outcome and Implications

SanMar had been using an in-house system since 1998 and needed a solution that employed advanced technology. As they implemented the ADP solution, they discovered functionality that dramatically changed the company's approach to HR and payroll.

SanMar Corporation with ADP Vantage HCM can :

  • - Unifies disparate systems for human resources and payroll
  • - Automates manual compliance processes
  • - Improves reporting capabilities with new holistic view into HR data


"ADP not only stepped up to meet an accelerated deadline for the project, but the solutions they implemented were also easy to use and understand, and fit our vision of the future. Admittedly, our project team members were experiencing a certain amount of project fatigue before ADP joined us, but ADP exceeded our expectations to support us throughout the rest of the project. Today, ADP's solutions have significantly improved payroll efficiency, enhanced visibility into our HR and benefits data, and simplified our ability to meet our tax and compliance requirements," said Marty Rask, chief operating officer for SanMar.

"Providing this level of value is a fundamental reason why ADP drives innovation into its solutions. And we're committed to meeting the challenges of growing businesses like SanMar. We're delighted that SanMar recognizes the value that ADP's people and solutions can deliver to its employees, and proud that ADP can contribute to its business efficiency and success, "  said Dave Imbrogno, ADP President of National Account Services.

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