Newydd Housing Association empowers staff with new HR solution from Access
Newydd Housing Association, who provide affordable homes in mid and South Wales, are introducing new HR software from Access Group. Access already has 13 customers in the housing association sector including; Yorkshire Coast Homes, Queens Cross Housing Association, and Hanover Housing Association.
Newydd’s existing HR software, which is made up of a bespoke in-house solution and excel spreadsheets, was no longer fit for purpose. “It didn’t offer us the flexibility appropriate for our new business requirements and required a lot of paper-based processes to support its functionality. It also meant that we needed additional software to meet other needs, such as flexible hours and payroll,” said Olwen Thomas, HR Manager at Newydd Housing Association.
Following a tender process with six software providers Newydd thought that the Access application stood out for a number of reasons. “We’ll be able to fully customise the software to allow it to grow and adapt to our business needs. As we have complex training and appraisal requirements we needed a system that could cope with our needs, Access was one of few software providers that met this. As well as being competitive on price, the software is based on a Microsoft platform which is user-friendly and intuitive allowing HR staff to focus on other aspects of their role,” continued Olwen.
Implementation of the project began in August, with an expected go live date of April 2014, and Olwen and the team are already looking forward to the benefits of the new SelectHR software, “This HR system will empower our staff and managers to have information they need at their finger tips at any time and any place. Through the self-service function we will have the ability to automate services, freeing up the HR admin time on aspects such as sickness and annual leave which will now become automated and managed by staff themselves. Access will also allow us to report on data and generate information that can allow managers to make business decisions quickly,” concluded Olwen.
More information on Access Group can be found on its website along with further details on its full software portfolio: http://www.theaccessgroup.com.
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.