How Pequity Helps a Multi-Billion Dollar Company Eliminate Costly Compensation Cycle Errors

Errors in compensation cycles can lead to a cascade of negative effects, affecting employee satisfaction, trust, retention, productivity, reputation, legal compliance, and financial stability. Establishing accurate and transparent compensation processes is crucial for maintaining a positive work environment and fostering a culture of trust and fairness within the organization.

Similar to others, this corporation once navigated compensation cycles using spreadsheets, leading to five or more bonus errors per cycle. Pequity, a forefront provider of groundbreaking compensation planning solutions, introduced their revolutionary Compensation Planning Product to tackle these challenges. This case study delves into how Pequity eliminated bonus errors and discrepancies for a global corporation dealing with diverse workforce requirements.


Client Background

A tech giant headquartered in Japan, boasting a multi-billion-dollar valuation, operates across various industries with a workforce exceeding 15,000 globally. Faced with intense competition for skilled professionals and the imperative to streamline compensation planning, their Total Rewards team sought a comprehensive solution adaptable to the complexities of its diverse workforce.



  • Manual Processes: Cumbersome, time-consuming manual processes for compensation planning leading to errors and inefficiencies. Spreadsheets had hit their breaking point.
  • Diverse Workforce: Managing compensation for a diverse workforce spanning various roles, geographies, and industries.
  • Market Competitiveness: Ensuring that compensation packages remain competitive to attract and retain top talent.



Pequity introduced a best-in-class Compensation Planning Product tailored to their unique requirements:

  • ✔️ Key Features: Compensation Planning, Ranges Management & Sharing, Employee & Spend Analytics, Employee Compensation Portals, Compensation Expert Services
  • ✔️ Data-driven Decision Making: Leveraging advanced analytics to provide real-time market insights, enabling the team to make informed decisions about compensation adjustments and remain competitive.
  • ✔️ Flexibility and Customization: A highly customizable platform that allowed the Compensation Team to create tailored compensation logic based on individual roles, performance metrics, and market benchmarks.
  • ✔️ Automation and Efficiency: Streamlined the compensation planning process through automation, reducing manual errors and saving valuable HR resources.
  • ✔️ Scenario Modeling: Advanced scenario modeling capabilities allowed them to simulate different compensation scenarios, ensuring strategic alignment with organizational goals.


"I have to tell you…we've had ZERO bonus errors the last two cycles since we started using Pequity. It’s so awesome, there used to be at least like 5 corrections every time that were a huge pain!"



Pequity worked closely to seamlessly integrate the Compensation Planning Product into their existing HR infrastructure. The implementation process included:

  • Needs Assessment: Conducted a thorough analysis of compensation challenges, ensuring the product was customized to meet their specific requirements.
  • Training and Support: Provided comprehensive training to HR teams and Planners on using the new platform and ongoing support to address any challenges during the transition.
  • Integration with Existing Systems:  Ensured seamless integration with Ceridian and other existing HR systems, minimizing disruption to daily operations.



  • 🕓 Time Savings: The automation of compensation planning processes resulted in a reduction of over 100 hours in time spent on manual tasks, allowing HR teams to focus on strategic initiatives.
  • 🎯 Improved Accuracy: The elimination of manual errors and the use of real-time data improved the accuracy of compensation decisions.
  • 🙌 Enhanced Employee Satisfaction: The ability to offer competitive and fair compensation packages increased employee satisfaction and retention.
  • 📊 Strategic Decision-Making: Access to robust analytics empowered leadership with data-driven insights for strategic decision-making in talent acquisition and retention.



Pequity's Compensation Planning Product revolutionized their approach to compensation management, effectively addressing the challenges posed by a diverse workforce and streamlining planning processes. Beyond operational efficiency gains and eradicating bonus errors, it contributed to the attraction, retention, and motivation of top talent in a highly competitive market. This partnership underscores the transformative impact of innovative compensation planning solutions on organizations striving for excellence in human resource management.


Kaitlyn Knopp

Kaitlyn is a renowned compensation expert, with experience as an analyst and leader of compensation teams in the tech industry with companies including Google, Cruise, and Instacart. Her passion for equitable compensation and efficient systems led her to create and launch Pequity, built on the principles of fair pay and opportunity for all.


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