Adding to its existing 300 strong customer community, Carval signed over 35 new contracts this year, providing fully integrated Payroll, Time and Attendance and HR softwareand services to a broad range of businesses in the private and public sector and not-for-profit organisations. The firm’s outsourced services continue to go from strength to strength with a significant increase in new customers choosing to use its range of Payroll bureau, hosted and managed services. Provided on a ‘pick & mix’ basis, outsourced or hosted services can be tailored to meet the exact requirements of the customer.
During the year Newcastle Theatre Royal selected Carval’s HR Unity for in-house payroll processing and HR functionality to enable the iconic theatre company to comply with new pensions and auto-enrolment legislation for its 150 strong workforce. Other new contracts this year have included Energy from Waste processing plant specialist – MVV. Two sectors that have been particularly strong for Carval are Housing and Education. In the housing sector Sentinel Housing, Staffordshire Housing Association and Cross Keys Homes selected solutions from Carval and, in the education sector, Mossbourne Community Academy, Kings College London Students Union and Leigh Academies now have fully integrated HR and Payroll software from the company.
John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval Computing said; “Demand for truly integrated HR software seems to be growing, and our platform based approach is really resonating with the market. Virtually all our new customers took an integrated package, and a surprisingly high proportion are looking for Time and Attendance type features to help manage staff hours and productivity. This continues the trend that we have seen building during the last three years for closer management of staff time, and also the uptake in the use of biometrics. 2013 has been a record year for us, and we expect the growth to continue.”
In addition to sales growth and industry recognition, Carval continued to invest in its people this year, taking steps to proactively manage its organisational development to ensure adequate support for employees during a period of rapid growth. The company also created a new performance management scheme to recognise outstanding achievements from employees.
Carval, which has offices in Plymouth and Milton Keynes, re-structured some aspects of its operation and took on new larger offices with better facilities for its employees, including an on-site gym and canteen. As a result, Carval has been re-accredited by Investors in People, who stated: “You are an example to us all at a time when all too often it is the negative headlines that take precedence.”
“As well as continuing to invest in customer support, technology and our people, our focus going forward will also take us further into the education market,” adds Ovington. “As schools and colleges like Mossbourne Community Academy take control of their own budgets, we are seeing a significant upsurge in the demand for HR and payroll solutions in this sector.”
In the coming months Carval will be exhibiting at:
· The Academies Show, Excel, London, 30 April http://www.academiesshow.co.uk
· CIPD HR Software Show, Olympia, London, 19 & 20 June, http://www.cipd.co.uk/
Founded in 1986, Carval is a leading provider of Human Resource Management and Payroll software and services.
The company’s HR Unity range of flexible and easy-to-use solutions is the only truly integrated HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance and Self-Service software available in the UK. The company also provides a range of outsourced services including Payroll bureau, hosted and managed services.
Designed to provide a future proof solution, Carval’s HR software harnesses the latest proven technology platforms, resulting in flexible and modern solutions based on industry best practice that are guaranteed compliant with current legislation.
Carval’s solutions are suitable for organisations from two up to 10,000 employees. High profile clients include: Addison Lee, Colne Housing, UK Coal, Day Lewis plc, Mossbourne Community Academy, National Housing Federation, St Andrews Links Trust, The Royal Mint, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
For more information please visit:www.carval.co.uk
Tel: 01908 787700
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