Case Study – Anglian Home Improvements
Anglian Windows were first established in 1966 when they opened their first factory unit in Norwich and subsequently opened their first high street showroom in Ipswich in 1969 – at the time it was a revolutionary concept to encourage the public to view the products personally and discuss their needs.
Their high quality, service-based approach has since reached all the corners of the UK, helping millions of satisfied customers to create their ideal home.
What they wanted
Anglian wanted a HR and Payroll system that was dynamic and flexible enough to adapt to both their current and future requirements, Safe HR met that requirement and provided an intuitive solution with a range of functionality which has delivered a multitude of benefits making it an essential business tool for the business.
Group Payroll Manager for Anglian Windows, Irene Stannard, commented that their, ‘old system had been creaking at the seams for some time, and it became an essential requirement that we changed in order to accommodate our company’s continued growth’.
The Safe effect
Safe HR completed a major deal to migrate Anglian Windows from their old system to Safe HR, a fully integrated payroll and human resources solution.
For Anglian Windows, Irene Stannard, added ‘Safe HR were able to demonstrate excellent functionality in terms of usability. The look and feel of Safe HR makes it extremely easy to use and is compatible with our IT strategies for the future. The reporting tool enables our users to create their own reports, making the payroll and HR departments totally self-sufficient. Safe HR has demonstrated that they have in depth knowledge of the payroll and HR business and have a thorough understanding of our environment. Their help and advice has been invaluable during our evaluation of systems’.
Training for the best investment
When asked if the training was comprehensive and easy to follow, Irene for Anglian Windows was able to say that their ‘training took place in-house at our request and 5 people were trained. The system is really good and doesn’t take much to learn and Safe HR left the training database with us so that we can train relevant staff as and when required’.
‘My payroll staff would say Safe HR is their baby, and if I asked them if they wanted to go back to the old system they would scream!’ Irene Stannard for Anglian Windows added. She continued with her praise for the Safe HR software solution, stating that ‘it is a state of the art system that delivers Anglian Windows numerous business benefits including saving an inordinate amount of time in areas such as pay run reversals. We now have a system that is dynamic and flexible enough to adapt to our company’s current and future growth requirements’.