Rare pragmatic response
How refreshing that someone costed both sides of the equation, worked out what was cheaper, worked out it came with free PR, and took it. I've been caught up in idiotic infrastructure systems with massive security black holes and staggering running costs just so we could deliver payslips electronically instead of on paper. I costed it, it was a saving of nearly 70% to revert to the paper system (more when you consider that people would then print their own payslips on company printers anyway), but it wasn't considered a viable option.
People are funny, if you employ an engineer to optimise a problem why not listen?