The Bott Group is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of workshop equipment, in-vehicle equipment and workplace systems, employing around 1,300 people worldwide.
In the UK, Bott has two manufacturing locations: the UK headquarters in Bude, Cornwall and another at the Ashby de la Zouch site in Leicestershire. Both sites use WFM by Chronologic.
"Bott approached Chronologic for a new workforce management solution back in 2015, because the company was growing rapidly and required a more advanced and adaptable system than the one we had.
We wanted a system that could not only reduce admin intensive tasks, but more importantly, a solution that enabled us to be more agile when managing a large and growing number of employees.
I've known Chronologic for over 20 years. They really take the time to understand your business needs. It is as we say, a long-term relationship. When we were making the initial purchasing decision the system was demonstrated and every question that was asked was answered, not only by the software but by the extensive knowledge that the Chronologic team has regarding this application, and time and attendance in general.
Our employees use RFID machines proximity fobs to clock in and out. There are 9 terminals over the 2 manufacturing sites and we have staff clocking in from workshop production, where they work day and night shifts, warehouse distribution and office staff.
Chronologic continues to deliver an impeccable level of support and service, there are never any problems only solutions
Information Technology Manager
We've saved approximately 4 - 6 hours in admin a week by removing Excel-based overtime summary sheets. The system has given us the ability to keep a handle on a large number of employees, absences, target hours, sickness, banked hours and availability. Departmental information is now readily accessible for making key management decisions.
The system is an excellent T & A solution. Some of the key features the system offers us as a business include:
- Seeing employee availability by department empowers management teams and ensures they can arrange adequate cover during busy periods.
- The ability to customise script functionality proved invaluable in providing a solution for our banked hours calculations which include automatic calculation and carry over.
- Accurate payroll reporting allows us to import overtime directly into our payroll system.
"Working as an IT Manager, I have had to deal with many different software applications and associated support desks. I can quite happily say that none so far compare remotely to the level of support we received throughout the migration from the old time and attendance system to the installation of WFM. Chronologic continues to deliver an impeccable level of support and service, there are never any problems only solutions."
CASE STUDY | MANUFACTURING
Software: WFM by Chronologic
System install: 2015
Number of staff: 500+
Clocking method(s) used: RFID machines
Chronologic takes the time to understand your business needs.
Information Technology Manager