ActivHR Consulting Ltd
Dundee University Students' Association

Written by Janet Peggie, HR Manager, DUSA

As an organisation we had been contacted by activHR Consulting, as we were using an HR product that’s support was to be increasingly limited. activHR Consulting were able to offer us an HR software solution that would allow us to continue with our integrated approach whilst giving us a more flexible HR package and maintain our Vizual CaptureIT system and links to Sage Payroll.

This was a daunting task for us as we had relied on our previous HR system for years and we needed to ensure that all of the information would be transferred to the new system, but activHR Consulting advised us on the preparation we needed to undertake in advance of the installation and worked with us to carry out the project on dates that suited our business, ensuring that all the information that was contained in our old HR system would be migrated across to the new system, People Inc. The project plan reassured us that it could all be achieved in the proposed timescales, as agreed.

The project was delivered as planned, and the highly experienced consultants at activHR Consulting worked with our external IT providers for the network and other business software to achieve the deadlines we’d hoped for. The time they allocated for training and development allowed for problem-solving along the way and at the end we were left with a system that we were able to use with confidence. It has more than filled the gap left by our previous HR software solution and we did adjust from our cuddly old software that we were so comfortable with. After the installation, activHR Consulting were able to continue with telephone and remote support to build our knowledge and confidence with the new integrated HR software system. 

The new system is fully integrated with the previous Time and Attendance and Payroll systems, allowing us to continue with the resource savings we had previously enjoyed, and within our limited budget as a very cost conscious charity.