The Institute for Advanced Study Customer Success Story 


Prestigious, historic research organization saves up to 60 hours across payroll processing and open enrollment operations


Many of the core daily business operations at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), like training, payroll, and benefits administration, were still being done manually. The level of risk this posed to both the network and security of IAS made it clear they needed to modernize their entire approach to running the organization using a more integrated, accessible, and secure systems.

Read this 3-page case study and learn how IAS leveraged SyncHR technology to seamlessly integrate their HR operations for simplicity and efficiency. 


  • Improving efficiency in benefits, payroll, and other people operations
  • Enhancing data security, accuracy, and currency
  • Increasing visibility and transparency into core HR operations
  • Enabling greater employee self-service


  • The Institute for Advanced Study is using SyncHR along with NetSuite to automate essential benefits, payroll, and time-off accrual functions.

Read this 3-page case study and learn more about how IAS leveraged SyncHR technology to leverage HR data processes for better efficiency, insights, and decision making. 


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John Cuellar

John Cuellar

John is responsible for SyncHR’s product, engineering, and system operations teams. He is focused on streamlining the business processes related to HCM and finance by distributing SyncHR to all members of the workforce and by using patented security and workflow to control these developments. John is also responsible for delivering SyncHR as a cloud based application with “extreme ratio” financial metrics.

He has a background in engineering, workplace applications, and business administration, bringing over 25 years of experience deploying strategic HCM applications. Prior to co-founding SyncHR, John was the CEO of Harbor Technologies, since acquired by Mellon Financial Corporation. Previous to Harbor Technology Group, he spent an internship with the Swiss Bank Corporation in their derivatives pricing and trading group and also worked as a senior manager for the US Navy. John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

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