Carval Computing, a specialist supplier of fully integrated Human Resources, Payroll and Time and Attendance software has been selected by high profile jewellery designer and retailer Thomas Sabo. Thomas Sabo, which has over 40 retail shops in the UK and Ireland and is a wholesaler to many other retailers, is using Carval’s HR Unity for payroll and HR software. The Carval solution replaced a manual HR system and a payroll bureau service.
After a thorough evaluation of the market, Carval was selected for its ease of use and flexibility. Alessandra Bernardinelli explained; ““We wanted a system that could manage our requirements both now and in the future. As thomas sabo continues to grow we needed a solution that could handle large numbers of employees, that has the flexibility to adapt to our changing needs, and provides additional functionality in the future. Carval met all of these requirements.”
Alessandra and a colleague between them run the payroll software for office and retail staff, and an HR administrator manages personnel records for all staff in both UK and Ireland. The Carval payroll software enables different staff groups to be set up on the system, so that records are kept current even if they are not being paid through the system. The integrated nature of the solution means that data is entered once only, saving significant time for both payroll and HR departments, while reducing potential errors. The Carval Self-Service facility enables staff and managers to check their personal details, holiday entitlements and balances and request holiday/leave. Managers are able to view details of staff in their departments and can authorise holiday at the click of a button.
In the future the company plans to implement Carval’s Time and Attendance software. The Time and Attendance system will replace manual timesheets, hours will be collected automatically as staff clock in and out, (via EPOS terminals for store based staff) and will be fed directly into the payroll software, saving time and reducing the risk of errors. The system automatically logs hours worked and costs at branch, regional and head office level and the Deployment Planner optional plug-in will assist store managers in forecasting staff requirements and budgeting.
Alessandra Bernardinelli added; “Carval HR Unity has enabled the HR and Payroll department at thomas sabo uk and Ireland to manage the continuing growth of employee numbers at the company without taking on extra headcount within the department. The system keeps all information in one place, so there are no anomalies between HR and Payroll data. HR Unity is intuitive and easy to use, saving us considerable time and enables us to manage all staff related elements of the business efficiently.”
John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval Computing said; “Deploying a fully integrated system where there is just one employee record used by all departments, saves organisations like thomas sabo charms uk a huge amount of time. Not only is rekeying of data avoided, and so too the risk of errors, but the workflows and resulting automation streamlines more mundane tasks meaning that HR and payroll/finance staff can focus on more strategic work, enabling them to better support the business.”