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Avon & Wessex Motor Factors Ltd
You can now set up a fully working Time and Attendance system where the data can be accessed from anywhere in the world within five minutes of arriving on site. Whether you have one location or many, uAttend provides an easy-to-implement, easy-to-use solution.
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Avon and Wessex is a long-established family business based in Midsomer Norton, Somerset. Open to trade and retail customers the 25-strong team specialises in camping, caravan and automotive products.
The company uses the uAttend system to streamline its payroll preparation, having replaced its previous manual system which proved, according to Managing Director Kevin Chard, “time consuming and unreliable.” Nineteen staff now clock in using the system
“Managing staff hours has, until now, been a huge challenge.” Kevin explains. “With part-time and flexible staff, illness, absence and swops, even the best-prepared working rota is quickly outdated in our business and trying to manage staff hours was hugely frustrating. We wanted to be methodical and thorough but it was near impossible to find a manual system to help us keep on top of changes to hours and ensure everyone was paid correctly.
“If we could have designed a system, uAttend would be it! It is perfect for our team. We have fingerprint recognition which is easy to use with no need for a PIN or card. Our employees from 17 to 70 are blown away by the technology but from the start the system was so simple to set-up and manage.”
Kevin says that the uAttend system has already more than paid for itself. Staff clock in and out on time, saving valuable minutes each day and Kevin and his fellow directors don’t have to be on site to see what’s going in – they can simply log in and take a look to see who’s in from any internet browser. With immediate access to how many hours each employee has worked, which rate each employee is owed and reports at manager’s fingertips, Kevin says he would never go back.
“uAttend is saving us time and money as we now don’t pay for time that hasn’t been worked and can access reports instantly. We also have the satisfaction that the job is being done properly.”
Avon and Wessex didn’t even know that uAttend existed and believed that effective time and management systems were exclusive to large organisations with large budgets, before seeking advice from uAttend. “When uAttend suggested fingerprint recognition we assumed it would be expensive, but it wasn’t.” Kevin says. “The company is a pleasure to deal with – far from being a faceless organisation there is always someone to offer friendly support. uAttend allows you to send a message when help is needed – and we have always had a near instant response.
“uAttend has transformed the organisation of our busy team. There are no grey areas and our team works the hours we pay them for with uAttend managing our staff hours. My only question now is why hasn’t everyone got uAttend? It’s a must!”
Alastair Slade, director of uAttend UK says: “Avon and Wessex has shown how a business can improve the efficiency of preparing for payroll easily and cost-effectively. They were able to install the system within minutes and it has removed all the stress of trying to keep track and report back on employees’ time. uAttend demonstrates how we are changing the way we do time and attendance.”
See more here to see how easy the system is to implement.