City & County Healthcare Group sign £1million SaaS contract with PeoplePlanner
- Deal comes four months after PeoplePlanner join Access Group
- 500+ staff across 70 offices will use PeoplePlanner for rostering, invoicing and timesheets
Colchester, UK –1st October 2013 - City & County Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest and fastest growing national providers of personal care and support services, has signed a long-term, six year and four month contract with SaaS care management software providers PeoplePlanner. The six figure deal comes just four months after PeoplePlanner were acquired by Access Group (Access) and will see the partnership continue through until the end of the decade.
Jason Fabien, Business Process Manager at City & County Healthcare, said, “We’ve been using PeoplePlanner for three years now and have been very impressed with the functionality and ability to adapt. It’s browser-based so we can deploy it quickly without the need for local hardware in the branches, particularly important for us as we continue to rapidly expand through organic and acquisitional growth. Working with UK developers means that we can take an agile approach towards creating new features and consequently we’ve formed a strong relationship with the team.”
Jason and the team at City and Council Healthcare are well aware of the benefits that the software brings; “Every piece of information is in real-time so we get a clear picture of where we’re at, it’s fully-integrated rather than going through a 3rd party provider like a lot of the competitors, and we know our staff love using it. Last year we did an IT survey across all IT users and three quarters said it was a user-friendly system. Nearly half said it had produced a positive impact on their working day after migrating from other systems, the remainder being longer-term PeoplePlanner users where the system was already fully utilised.”
City & County Healthcare will also be using the tablet and mobile apps that PeoplePlanner offer in addition to the core rostering, invoicing and payroll data.
“We’ve been using the product for over three years, and it’s consistently being developed, and the functionality has rapidly increased in that time. Signing this new contract offers us long term stability and allows us to run our operational business better whilst being a platform for further innovations to grow from. The acquisition of PeoplePlanner into the Access Group enhances the solution in the long-term as their other systems become integrated in to the system. There is a natural synergy between our two organisations in our approach to acquiring good businesses which are then strengthened through the benefits of a larger parent company” concluded Mark Harrison, Group Finance Director.
Ian McMullon, Managing Director of Access - PeoplePlanner, added, “City and County Healthcare investing in PeoplePlanner shows their faith in the product, and that their confidence in PeoplePlanner continues now it’s part of Access.”
To find out more about PeoplePlanner and its SaaS solutions visit http://www.peopleplanner.biz/. For more information on Access Group and its full software portfolio visit: http://www.theaccessgroup.com.
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About City and County Healthcare Group:
City and County Healthcare Group is one of the leading domiciliary care providers in the UK. The company is dedicated to providing quality in-home support to a broad range of service users, including the elderly as well as adults and children with complex physical, mental and learning care needs. The Group’s 70 regional branches work with both local authorities and private pay individuals to deliver over 7 million hours of care worker support each year.
About Access Group:
Access Group is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.
Accreditations and memberships:
- Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
- Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs
- The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013
- Enabler of the Year finalist at the National Business Awards 2012
- Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2012
- ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2012
- Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
- Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)
- Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)
- Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’
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Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.
Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.
Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.
In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.