Carval Computing has announced that Cottage Delight, provider of speciality foods to independent food retailers, has selected Carval’s HR Unity Payroll solution, Uniwage and Time and Attendance software, Unitend, to manage working hours and Payroll for over 200 staff. Cottage Delight provides over 700 speciality foods, either made by the company or sourced from artisan producers across the UK and Europe, to garden centres, farm shops, delicatessens, traditional grocers, selected department stores, as well as fine food festivals and markets. Since implementing Carval’s solution, Cottage Delight has seen significant time savings in Payroll, with the time taken to administer the weekly and monthly payroll reduced from five days to just 10 hours a month.
Carval Computing provides HR Unity, its fully integrated suite of HR, Payroll, Time and Attendance and Self-Service software, to Staffordshire Housing Group. As an existing user of Unistaff, Carval’s HR software, the Housing Group is extended its investment with Carval significantly. Staffordshire Housing replaced its current payroll system with Carval’s Uniwage, and plans to roll out Self-Service via a Mobile App to its 300 staff, across eight sites. In addition, the new integrated solution will enable easier management of the Group’s range of flexible working options for staff and auto enrolment. Helen Martin, People Manager (Projects) at Staffordshire Housing Group commented; “We have a complex payroll requirement, with many different types of employment contracts to manage, including staff with dual roles. Some of our staff work flexitime, with others on different types of flexible working, and we also have an extensive range of shift patterns. The Carval solution is one of the few that can easily manage this level of complexity within one complete, fully integrated package.”
Britain’s leading free-from bakery brand,Genius Foods Ltd has selected Carval's HR Unity solution to manage HR and Payroll functions for 550 employees across the company’s four locations. HR Unity has reduced time spent on administration by automating manual tasks; improved the quality and accuracy of data; increased efficiency in processing payroll enabling the company to extend the deadline window by a week; and improved business visibility providing management with an accurate view of costs versus productivity.
“We wanted a solution that would grow with our business and had a well-defined features roadmap, giving us the confidence that this solution would continue to evolve and remain leading edge,” explained Stewart Ross, Business Systems Manager at Genius Foods Ltd. “Carval ticked all the boxes, it offered the best functionality and value added services for the price point. Also its project deployment approach was a better cultural fit for Genius Foods multisite manufacturing business.”
With an aggressive timeline of three months in place, implementation work commenced swiftly. Prior to launch, extensive training was delivered to managers, HR and Payroll personnel, in addition to user workshops being held across the company. The process accelerated user adoption at a pace that even surprised the implementation team.
“The feedback we received from the user workshops was overwhelmingly positive. In fact the users were so keen for more functionality that we changed the scope of the project mid way through the implementation and accelerated the launch of the HR self-service module. The system is so intuitive to use that we didn’t experience any reluctance from staff, in fact it was the exact opposite!” commented Stewart.
Genius is using several of the HR Unity modules, including HR Management, Payroll processing which is handled remotely by Carval, Time and Attendance and Mobile Apps. All the modules are fully integrated and seamlessly blended, which ensures that data once entered is immediately available throughout the system. Full case study available for download >>
Bostik UK Ltd has invested in Carval's HR software to manage administration for 415 staff across its three sites in Stafford, Leicester and Dalton. Bostik UK Ltd is using HR Unity to manage all employee data, including benefits, training and holiday entitlement for all of its staff, with plans to integrate absence management. The adhesive specialist company is currently rolling out Carval’s HR Unity online employee self-service feature, helping to meet its environmental targets to reduce paper use and benefitting employees by providing them with full control of their personal data. Since first implementing Carval’s software, Bostik UK Ltd has seen efficiency benefits from time saved in HR reporting and management, and expects a return on investment within three years. Bostik UK Ltd selected HR Unity for its single, central HR database and comprehensive yet easy to use reporting functionality, which its previous system was unable to match. Following the implementation of the employee self-service feature, the company plans to deploy Carval’s integrated Time and Attendance solution. Read on for the full case study.
Oakbank Secondary School, in Keighley, West Yorkshire invested in Carval's HR Unity fully integrated Human Resource Management and Payroll software. They reduced duplication of data entry saving administration time in the process. Full case study available for download.
Independent construction supplier streamlines HR processes, including absence management, training and compliance for over 420 staff in 17 sites across the UK.
Historic Scottish golf course and retail business manages seasonal demands for staff with integrated Time and Attendance, Payroll and HR software from Carval.
Hospitality and Leisure HR Software Case Study. Successful country club chooses the Carval integrated HR and Payroll System for functionality and ease of use.
Carval Computing, a specialist supplier of fully integrated Human Resources software, has announced that The Yorkshire Dales National Park has recently extended its use of HR Unity to include the Time and Attendance (T&A) and HR modules.
The Yorkshire Dales Park Authority has been using Carval’s Payroll since 2012, and is now using the system for HR administration for around 130 permanent staff, plus its governing committee of 22 Members and seasonal employees.
Consortium uses Carval to manage complex payroll for 2000 teachers and support staff across 33 schools and academies
Ofsted ranked ‘exceptional’ Academy School in Hackney invests in new integrated HR software and Payroll solution to meet expansion plans.
Carval Computing has been selected by Mossbourne Community Academy to provide Payroll and HR software. As well as providing in-house Payroll processing and HR functionality, Carval’s HR Unity will enable Mossbourne Community Academy to comply with new pensions and auto-enrolment legislation. Initially, for its 260 employees, the Academy plans to use the system to accommodate additional staff numbers, as new schools are set up under its ambitious expansion plans.
AAF International, a leading manufacturer and marketer of commercial air filtration products, has successfully deployed Carval Computing’s complete HR Unity portfolio of integrated Payroll, HR, Self-Service and Time and Attendance software solutions. AAF is using the software to streamline its HR administration and payroll software processes and support the company’s People Centred Management (PCM) methodology. The company has seen significant time and financial benefits.
MVV, a specialist in Energy from Waste processing plants, has selected HR software from Carval Computing. Carval’s HR Unity will cover staff at both UK sites at Devonport Dockyard, in Plymouth, Devon and Ridham Dock, near Sittingbourne in Kent. Carval is also supplying Employee Self-Service capabilities. The new HR software will streamline operations, replacing a manual paper-based system, saving time and providing a better service to employees and the business.
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Carval Computing has been selected by the Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust to provide Payroll and HR software. As well as providing in-house payroll processing and HR functionality, Carval’s HR Unity system will enable the iconic Theatre Royal to comply with new pensions and auto-enrolment legislation for its 150 strong workforce.
Carval Computing, has been selected by Sentinel Housing to supply its fully integrated staff management solution HR Unity. The new system will include HR and Payroll software, Time and Attendance and, Employee and Management Self-Service facilities, and will cover all 200 staff that work for the Association. HR Unity is being implemented as part of Sentinel’s strategic drive to support staff and managers with more automated systems, enabling them to take on more responsibility and ownership as they provide better services to the community. HR Unity was selected for its full integration, ease of use, and ability to deal with flexible working, overtime and time off in lieu (TOIL) in a way in that met Sentinel’s specific requirements.
Carval Computing has been selected by the National Housing Federation (Federation) to supply fully integrated Payroll, Time and Attendance and HR software. The Carval system, HR Unity, went live recently and is now handling two payrolls that cover all 135 staff at the Federation, as well as providing a flexi-time system and a full range of HR features. Additionally, staff are able to check their personnel records and outstanding leave balances using the Self-Service facility provided by the system. HR Unity replaces the organisation’s old payroll software that did not meet the requirements of RTI (Real Time Information).
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Innovative jeweller and retailer manages continued growth with fully integrated staff management solutions.
Venture is a non-profit making social enterprise whose core activity is to provide housing to those in most need in Liverpool. They have fewer than 100 employees.
Telespazio Vega is a dynamic and experienced consulting, technology and engineering services business headquartered in Luton, UK. It works with Space agencies, satellite operators and manufacturers worldwide and employs over 400 highly qualified staff.
Salts Healthcare manufacturer and supply stoma care and orthotic products. With offices in the UK, Ireland and Europe, Salts Healthcare provides an international service for a global marketplace. They have approximately 500 employees.
Prostate Cancer UK (formerly The Prostate Cancer Charity) fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. They have approximately 150 employees.
Orbital Marketing provides communication, logistics and promotional solutions, with particular experience in the travel and education sectors. The Orbital group employs 600 people across nine companies and divisions.
National Auto Parts specialises in clutch and brake components for cars and light commercial vehicles and has just over 100 employees, including both site-based staff and a team of delivery drivers.
MCL Group is a dynamic Japanese-owned group of companies whose core activities span warehousing, logistics and Automotive I.T. Services. They operate from 9 locations within the UK with 500 full-time employees and an additional 500 temporary workers.
Liebherr Sunderland Works is a manufacturing plant for all types of maritime cranes and cargo handling equipment. The facility has almost 300 employees.
The Liebherr Group produces earthmovers, material handlers, mining and quarrying machinery. The group’s British headquarters is at Stratton Business Park in Biggleswade and employs 320 employees across the UK.
The Just Retirement Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of retirement products and services. The company employs approximately 700 employees.
IDG UK is part of IDG the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. The company has just under 200 employees.
Higher Nature supplies natural vitamins and a wide range of nutritional supplements, both through health stores and direct to the consumer through a thriving internet business. They have approaching 100 employees.
Enesco Limited produces and distributes innovative and humorous gifts, home décor, gardenwares and collectables via carefully selected retailers throughout the UK and the rest of the world. The company employs approximately 250 people in the UK.
Diverse Abilities Plus is an independent, not for profit organisation that helps meet the needs of local people of all ages with physical and learning difficulties. They have approximately 1,000 employees.
COMAC Capital LLP is based in London and is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The firm comprises of an experienced team of slightly fewer than 100 investment professionals.
China Fleet Country Club is one of the west country’s leading golf and leisure resorts. Being open from 7am to midnight, 7 days a week 364 days a year, necessitates a large and varied staff compliment across 30 different cost centres.
Carval’s integrated solution for Human Resource Management, Payroll and Time and Attendance Management provides the flexibility needed for a leading global diary supplier with complex shift patterns and drastically reduced operating costs.
Celotex is the UK's leading manufacturer of high performance PIR insulation boards, which are manufactured at its plant and HQ in Suffolk which employs approximately 150 people.
CastAlum is an internationally acclaimed aluminium diecaster, located in Mid Wales. The company has 150 employees.
As winner of the UK Housing Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Housing for Wales Cardiff Community Housing Association is known for delivering high standards. An essential element of their success relies on the people they employ and the way they are managed. Against a backdrop of challenge they decided that they needed to specify a new system that would meet both current and future needs.
BSG Property Services Ltd is a property maintenance service working in the Social Housing sector. The BSG Property Services group, which has headquarters near Sandy, Bedfordshire has approximately 250 employees across group companies.
Barrett Steel is the largest independent steel stockholder in the UK. It comprises 47 companies operating from 25 locations across the UK and is divided into four divisions: General Steels; Engineering Steels; Tubes; and International with 900 employees.
Aquarius Action Projects is a charity offering a free confidential service to anyone with or affected by someone else's alcohol, drugs or gambling problems. The organisation currently employs approximately 250 people across 6 sites throughout the Midlands area with HR and Payroll functions based at their Birmingham Head Office.
Americana International Limited, home of fashion brands Bench, Hooch and Million Dollar, operates from a Manchester head office but has a presence in over 30 countries. The company employs close to 500 people in the UK.
“Carval have demonstrated a very clear understanding of CCHA’s needs and we have worked well together putting bespoke solutions in place. There were a great number of tangible benefits with the new HR system. Overall, it was a huge step forward to be able to base decisions upon reports that previously we were unable to create. In addition, the ability of our staff to utilise the self-service functionality has saved a great deal of administration time internally and has been well received by the staff themselves. Most importantly though, we did not need to compromise in any way on our core values; in fact the Self Service side of the system helped to reinforce them.”
“We have definitely achieved the objectives of centralising the time records and managing holidays, sickness and lateness with the Carval system. There are so many beneficial functions in the Carval Systems that have enabled British Biocell to manage personnel much more effectively.”
“Carval’s package suited our needs perfectly. I have been very impressed with the friendly and quick back up service.”
“I can honestly say that I am delighted with Carval.”
“The support I have received has been excellent.”
“It was a fairly straight forward decision. We have such a diverse requirement of cross department allocation there was very little choice of products that offered the flexibility coupled with ease of use that Uniwage doe. The main benefits that came as a result of the implementation were cost and time savings coupled with having total control of a system and the management information it produces.”
“I've always been impressed with how fast Carval respond. Any problems we have can usually be solved with one phone call.”
“The introduction and use of the system has meant a reduction in staff employed in payroll and given the facility to produce much more meaningful management information. Using more of the system’s capacity means that we now only need one part time employee to do the payroll, whereas we used to have a staff of eight, and I have the time to deal with management/union functions."
“I can thoroughly recommend this supplier, no problem is too big for them to solve in a quick and professional manner.”
“I think that Carval delivers a completely integrated Human Resource solution at a reasonable price. With their fantastic back-up service I’d say they provide the best tailored solution at the best price….I’d definitely recommend Carval…”
“We have been associated with Carval Computing Ltd for five years and have found them to be an excellent provider of Payroll Software. Their software covers a comprehensive spectrum of services but can be tailored to be specific and relevant to the needs of any business. For us, a Media and Film company, we have found this flexibility invaluable. They continually improve and upgrade their software which ensures we have access to advanced services at all time. Carval helpdesk are a pleasure to deal with, from the initial contact to the final solution their staff are helpful, quick to respond and knowledgeable in every aspect of the software. Their professionalism is very reassuring. Carval is definitely a company you can depend on.”
“The implementation process and transfer of data from our previous software providers was administered by Carval in a professional manner and achieved within the agreed timescales. We have continued to develop the system and tailor the software to our particular needs. Carval has handled each project with great innovation… The customer support team are friendly and provide a good level of service. Each query is handled in a timely manner with good communication. Finally we find that the system is good value for money and we would recommend it to others working in Payroll & HR.”
“Carval fully lived up to their promises, delivered on time to tight deadlines and with the agreed functionality. The flexibility and can do attitude of their team went beyond our expectations. Their helpdesk is very knowledgeable and prompt in providing solutions. It is a great reassurance that we will always have the latest version of their software, we don’t need to worry about large version changes and it keeps the support process efficient. I would and have recommended Carval. Their software does exactly what they say it does. Most importantly they are a great team who are pleasure to work with.”
“We are one of Carval Computing’s longest standing customers … they always seem to be ahead of what is required to comply with changes in legislation or HMRC requirements. It is a great comfort to know that my HR and Payroll software can be relied upon to correctly process all that is required from both an HR and payroll management position. As a company we follow the business excellence model as much as possible, this includes a focus on continuous improvement and I strongly feel the continuous development ethos at Carval fits in with this perfectly. I cannot recommend Carval Computing any more strongly. They certainly ripple through our business!”
The 5 Key Benefits Companies Experience When Integrating their HR and Payroll Functions: The focus of HR and Payroll departments has changed over recent years driving a need to deliver efficiency and great service. Technology is key in effecting this change, especially the use of integrated HR and Payroll Software. This article looks at the benefits integration can bring.
Computing has been installing Time and Attendance software and systems since 1986. In our experience the real world driver is a desire to maximise productivity and minimise costs.
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