BenefitMall Partners with Avero to Improve Restaurant Payroll Automation

Leading Payroll Provider Integrates with Point of Sale Systems to Save Restaurant Owners Time and Money

DALLAS, TX – April 29, 2014 -  BenefitMall®, the leading provider of employee benefit, human resources, and payroll products and services, today announced a partnership with Avero®, the leader in restaurant software that streamlines payroll processes and drives profits.

BenefitMall's new Restaurant Payroll solution will leverage Avero's Payroll Link to streamline payroll processes that once consumed hours into quick-click tasks that are finished in mere minutes.

"Restaurants use point of sale (POS) systems to place orders, collect payment, and track employee hours as well as performance. Transferring information from the POS to payroll systems is tedious and time consuming. A customized automation system costs tens of thousands of dollars, and even then the end solutions are often cumbersome. Avero's Payroll Link works with the majority of POS systems and this solution will make payroll processing with BenefitMall fast, efficient and accurate," said Steve Cohen, BenefitMall Sr. Vice President of Sales.

"The solution that Avero and BenefitMall have developed solves a critical pain point in weekly payroll operations," says Joanne Taylor, CFO of B&B Hospitality Group, the world-renowned restaurant group found on traditional Italian principles and led by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Bastianich. "Because we manage payroll for 25 restaurants across 7 cities, this automated solution has saved us over 60 hours a week in payroll processing time. Plus the integration has helped us improve accountability and transparency across the company and reduce potentially costly errors."

"In the past, we obtained our payroll information through remote access to the POS in every store. The data had to be reformatted every week and was not compatible with Excel," says Maeve Murphy, Payroll Manager of The Meatball Shop, a fast casual restaurant specializing in meatballs with 5 locations in New York City. "The Avero Payroll Link to BenefitMall cuts down the time we spend on payroll by ½ because data for all of our stores is located in one place and is easily accessible at any time in the cloud.

Plus the user interface is very easy to read and the system is flexible enough to meet the needs of a growing business."

In addition to Avero's Payroll Link, BenefitMall's Restaurant Payroll solution also includes specialized reporting focused on tip allocation, FICA tip credit, labor distribution and healthcare reform.  As a combined solution, this industry leading package saves restaurant business both time and money.

About BenefitMall
Headquartered in Dallas, BenefitMall works with a network of 20,000 Brokers and CPAs to deliver payroll services and employee benefits to more than 200,000 small and medium-sized businesses. By combining payroll and benefits, BenefitMall empowers Trusted Advisors to develop the best employee programs while maintaining compliance with government regulations and Health Care Reform.

BenefitMall is the largest national General Agency. In 2012, the company merged with the second largest privately held payroll company, CompuPay, through equity financing led by Austin Ventures. The merger created an integrated company that is "all together, better." BenefitMall operates HealthCareExchange.com, the leading online community for information regarding the Patient Portability and Protection Act. More information is available at www.benefitmall.com.

About Avero, LLC
Avero, restaurant software that drives profits, is the leading provider of insights and solutions to the hospitality industry integrating seamlessly with more than 50 labor and restaurant POS systems. The company processes more than $14 billion in annual F&B transactions and has over 20,000 users in 46 countries, including many of the most renowned restaurants, casinos, and hotels in the world. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Dallas, Las Vegas and Singapore, the company is led by former hospitality professionals, including CFOs, chefs, owners, sommeliers, and operators. Learn more at www.averoinc.com.