Telespazio Vega is one of the leading names in the European Space sector, working with Space agencies, satellite operators and manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 1978, the group employs over 400 highly qualified staff in the Space domain, working globally, from their companies in the UK, Germany, France and Spain. They provide expert consulting, technology development and engineering services and have achieved a first-class reputation for both innovation and pragmatism.
On 1 January 2011, ownership of VEGA Space transferred within the Finmeccanica group to Telespazio. Telespazio Vega UK Ltd is a subsidiary of Telespazio (a Finmeccanica / Thales company).
Telespazio Vega UK was using separate systems to manage HR, Payroll, Recruitment and Time and Attendance and had identified a need to reduce their application set and the manual processes associated with this lack of integration. The company’s UK-based HR team were increasingly finding the Human Resources module associated with their finance system inadequate for managing the needs of a company with global infrastructure as it offered no Self Service functionality. Payroll was being managed in-house but the processing and printing of payslips was outsourced locally in the UK, Germany, France and Spain. It was the end of this outsourcing contract in the UK that eventually drove the decision to review the market for an HR and Payroll solution that better met the company’s needs.
As Telespazio Vega UK had in-house payroll expertise available already they were able to evaluate the benefits of both in-house and outsourced payroll arrangements. The project team also ensured that they kept a keen eye on their overall objectives when reviewing the options available to them: that is to reduce their application set, to introduce Self Service, to reduce manual processes and to move to e-payslips.
Carval was able to offer a solution that addressed both the short-term need to secure a cost-effective payroll solution for the company’s 200 UK employees and sub-contractors and broader business objectives, along with a phased approach to implementation. Telespazio Vega UK selected Uniwage Payroll Software from the Carval HR Unity range and with the availability of e-payslips, P60s and P11ds found that processing payroll in-house using existing staff expertise offered cost benefits over outsourcing. However there is the option to access Carval’s payroll services in the future if the need arises.
Going forward Telespazio Vega UK has the option to implement additional modules from the uniquely integrated HR Unity range, including HR software, Time and Attendance and Employee Self Service, at a time to suit them.
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