ActivHR Consulting Ltd
Gates upgrade to People Inc.


Gates Power Transmission Ltd, a division of the Gates Corporation and located in Dumfries, have chosen HR system People Inc to replace their existing HR software.

Formerly known as The Gates Rubber Company, the Gates Corporation has grown into one of the world's largest manufacturers of industrial and automotive belts and hoses, plus a host of related products.

Their existing HR software was first released into the market place in 1996 and has now been withdrawn from the market place as alternative products provide more functional capability. The function of the outgoing HR software product was to enable HR staff to record information in the database associated with all employees at the Dumfries and St Neots sites. Fears of incompatibility between this system and newer and emerging Microsoft technologies was a factor in their decision to adopt People Inc.

Rather more positively, however, there was a growing need to have greater standard functionality that would provide recruitment, performance management and training administration capabilities. These elements of HR administration weren't being addressed within their incumbent system and instead they needed to adopt a series of spreadsheets to give them the record keeping and reporting capability required.

The People Inc system only has one other module that is charged for separately and this is provided to organisations who wish to adopt an integrated approach to HR, Time & Attendance and Access Control, where the People Inc HR system provides the base for employee details, job information and work patterns.

Nick Pye, MD of activHR commented, "we're delighted to be working on this project with Gates. Our standard migration toolset enables us to quickly migrate all existing data from their old system, import the data they have on multiple spreadsheets, and therefore the new system becomes operational within a matter of a few days and without any downtime being experienced."

We continue to expand our People Inc client base across a variety of sectors, from motor parts distribution specialist Dingbro, contact centre Stellar, charitable organisations such as Royal Blind, and within a recreation and fitness environment at Vauxhall Recreation Club. We continue to grow and maintain our status as the number one HR Software reseller offering a diverse choice of HR systems to organisations throughout the UK.

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