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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 Chronologic has regarding this application, and time and attendance in general.

Information Technology Manager

We know it’s crucial for manufacturing companies to ensure that the right resources are in the right place at the right time.

Our workforce management system supports a wide range of manufacturing customers, helping them save money and increase efficiency through accurate tracking and management of employee attendance.

Time and attendance is at the core of a good workforce management solution. Precise attendance tracking enables businesses to see in real-time where resources are and where they need to be. It means that accurate payroll, sickness and absence reports can be produced for individual employees, departments and company wide. Our solutions keep businesses on top of job related costs too.

Our workforce management software can manage complex shift patterns and pay rates, for example, days, nights, double days, continentals and four days on, four days off. Our software makes it easy to provide accurate data for payroll and ensure fair pay for hours actually worked by employees – saving money on the wage bill.

On-site safety is also important, in the event of a fire or other emergency immediate roll call information can be sent directly to safety teams to make sure everyone is accounted for.


The Bott Group is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of workshop equipment, in-vehicle equipment and workplace systems. With a turnover of €120 million, Bott employs around 850 people worldwide [2015].

In the UK, Bott has 2 manufacturing locations. The Chronologic Workforce Management System is installed at the UK headquarters in Bude, Cornwall and at the Ashby de la Zouch site in Leicestershire. Bude manufactures made to order workplace storage. The Ashby de la Zouch site specialises in vehicle conversions such as van racking and the bespoke fit out of vehicles predominantly for service engineer fleets.

Bott approached Chronologic for a new workforce management solution because the company was growing rapidly and required a more advanced and adaptable system than the one they had.

The solution

Bott currently has 458 employees using proximity fobs to clock. There are 8 terminals over the 2 manufacturing sites. Staff clocking in include workshop production, (both day and night shifts), warehouse distribution and office staff. Bells are sounded using an ACU unit.

The business wanted a system that could not only reduce admin intensive tasks, but more importantly, a solution which enabled them to be more agile when managing a large and growing number of employees.

The benefits

Mark Loudwill is Information Technology Manager and says, the benefits of the new system are easy to see. “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.”

We asked Mark what he particularly liked about the Chronologic Workforce Management System, he responded, “Where do I start? The system is an excellent T & A solution.”

Mark highlights some of the key features the system offers Bott as a business.

  • “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.”


The ease of use and the support provided by Chronologic has been instrumental in the efficiency with which the system has been deployed and continues to be used. We just add sites to the existing system as and when they are acquired.

Kevin Donnelly

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