"I really like the functionality of JPI."

Richard Teeter
AirTran Airways


JAT Payroll Interface - Enhancement to Lawson Human Resource Product Suite
For Lawson clients utilizing an outsourced payroll solution, the JAT Payroll Interface (JPI) offers a comprehensive, reliable and tri-directional integration linking Lawson Human Resources to several of the most popular payroll service bureaus on the market today, including ADP, Paychex and Ceridian.

JPI is designed to transfer employee information and payroll time transactions from Lawson Human Resources to the resident payroll vendor's software application in a simplified process. With this procedure, users are relieved of having to manually enter the same information in both systems. Additionally, after the service bureau payroll is run and the pay data is imported, it is available for Payroll reporting, and accessible to the Lawson Portal and employee self service.

Key benefits of JPI:
  • Cuts payroll processing costs by eliminating redundant data entry
  • Improves data integrity by reducing keying errors
  • Enhances Lawson reporting capabilities with the addition of payroll data
  • Extends Lawson Self Service Suite by making employee pay data available
  • Allows HR to remain independent from payroll outsourcing decisions

  • JPI provides for the extraction and translation of changes made to an employee's record for the specific payroll vendor's data structures. The integration supports data elements common to both systems for new hires, employee updates (i.e., terminations, leaves, address changes, etc.), time/earnings transactions and one-time deductions. Upon execution, JPI creates an export file, in the required vendor format, to update the corresponding records in the third-party payroll application. The process includes a transfer activity and exceptions report for audit purposes.

    Capabilities are also available to transfer your data processed by the external payroll system back into the Lawson Human Resources system. This supports the consolidation and validation of employee data; expanding inquiry and reporting capabilities, while broadening the personal information accessible to employees through the Lawson employee self service module.

    JPI also allows you to create all of your payroll transactional data within the Lawson application. This means you can create time records, payroll adjustments and deductions (including one-time) on Lawson, and load those transactions to your payroll vendor for processing. This truly makes Lawson the single point of entry for all data.


    The purpose of JPI is to provide a dependable integration between key business systems. Of course, JAT will be there to insure your success by providing you with installation support, software documentation and comprehensive consulting services.


    "JPI is much better than the system we had previously. It allows me to have more control if I need to change a deduction code, etc. And since only the changes are transferred to ADP as opposed to all of the data, there is less information to audit. I really like the functionality of the product."
    Richard Teeter,
    Payroll Manager
    AirTran Airways


    For more information, please call 800-580-2595 ext. 462 or click here to request information.