Last week I had the opportunity to meet with some of the team who have developed a brand new Flex application “ViewMyPayCheck”, built on the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP) and now available as a beta product at WorkPlace.
We’re always excited when new applications go live on IPP, but what makes ViewMyPayCheck particularly interesting is the fact that it is an Intuit Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product built by the internal Intuit Payroll product group using the same platform as external IPP partners are using today. More on this in a second…First, a bit more about ViewMyPayCheck…
ViewMyPayCheck enables small businesses to provide their employees the same easy and protected access to their payroll information that employees at large companies enjoy. Employees log in to the application (entering their WorkPlace credentials) and can view and print their paystubs and, in the future, other payroll-related information.
The team began development on the ViewMyPayCheck project in October after winning an Intuit “IdeaJam”, a regular internal competition that encourages “whitespace” project time for internal teams to collaborate on innovative ideas for potential products. Once the team had the go-ahead to go from idea to productization, they began rapid development on IPP, allowing the team to develop and deploy the SaaS solution in less than three month, without them having to do themselves the custom work normally associated with authentication/authorization system integration, permission model development and hosting & billing infrastructure that scales – all the stuff that comes for “free” on IPP.
The interesting thing for external IPP developers to take note of here is since WorkPlace now hosts this ViewMyPayCheck product (built by Intuit), the small businesses and their employees who use ViewMyPayCheck will find it easy to find, try and buy other WorkPlace solutions that can help solve other business problems – solutions developed by not only by Intuit but also external IPP developers. This is the small business ecosystem at work!
Here’s the video interview I did with the ViewMyPayCheck: the team members are Lalit Shahani, Deepa Viswanathan, Michael Dehlwes and David Leary (who unfortunately couldn’t join us for the interview itself).