Human Resources Case Studies
Read about the latest completed projects from past customers of Tensor and how our access control, time and attendance systems work.
Albion Design and Fabrication install Tensor
Albion Design & Fabrication design and manufacture display/queuing systems using barriers and audiovisual support methods at their Sandy site in Bedfordshire. Managing Director, Richard Osborne and Financial Controller, Peter Brown, first thought about installing a new Time & Attendance system during November 2003. Their main aims and objectives were a more flexible working ethic for their employees, better HR management and from a Health and Safety point of view a Fire Roll Call system. They also wanted to improve the existing procedure of Job Costing.
Initial Citylink take delivery of a Tensor system
Initial Citylink wanted an automatic computerised time and attendance system to replace a manual system for their 120 strong workforce at their depot in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. In charge of sourcing a new system was IT Manager, Andy Harris. He wanted an electronic system that could store a complete record of an employee’s clockings and had a good analysis and report generator. It was a requirement that the new system would work over an existing Ethernet network.
ROMTECH install Tensor
ROMTECH Ltd are based in Cannock, from where they offer a complete range of specialist services to the construction industry that include piling, tunnelling and Geotechnical Services. ROMTECH had a manual clock card system where they manually calculated employee timekeeping data and entered this into a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet was then manually entered into the payroll system. Kevin Parker, Group IT Manger, decided to investigate the possibility of automating this process. "We looked at several companies each offering similar packages.
Maier use Tensor
Payroll Manager Tracey Door and Mark Ray were in charge of finding a new Time & Attendance system when the UK part of the Spanish company Maier started up in Burntwood near Walsall. After investigating what was available in the market they elected on Tensor and a WinTA and WinPM system was installed in December 2000. This was further upgraded to a WinTA Enterprise and Personnel Enterprise system in November 2002. The installation comprises a T2561 clocking station with 4 additional Smart Card scanners which provide access control within the building via electronic door locks.
Bright future for Tensor with British Optical
British Optical Ltd has an enviable reputation for being World leaders for the supply of Optics for Entertainment Lighting, rod moulding, Reflectors and Projection Optics. Their main operation is based at Aldridge, Walsall. British Optical’s Accountant, Alan Clark, was in charge of getting a new Time & Attendance system to replace their old Blick swipe card system. They wanted to replace the Blick system because of the high maintenance cost, but had to wait until the long (5 year) contract with Blick had expired before they could replace it.
Tensor sales mushroom
Snowcap Mushrooms Ltd produces quality mushrooms for supermarkets and shops throughout the UK. They employ over 250 people between four sites at Yaxley, Great Bowden and Woodhurst. In 2003, Snowcap were looking for a new Time & Attendance system to replace their existing Blick system which they were not happy with. Unfortunately, they were tied into a 10 year contract, but when they got a chance to get out of it, they did.
Rustler packs Tensor
Rustler Produce Limited are packers of onions, leeks and similar vegetables. Their growers, mainly based in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, are Farm Assured and some are members of LEAF and the FWAG Biodiversity Scheme. Based in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, Rustler has one of the most advanced storage complexes within the UK, capable of holding 9,000 tonnes of box storage and 2,800 tonnes of controlled atmosphere storage. The factory includes computer controlled grading and packing and represents a £1.4 million investment.
Mondi, March take the Tensor package
Mondi Packaging is one of Europe’s largest integrated packaging manufacturers. They make a full range of corrugated and paper products including point of purchase displays. When the management of the Mondi factory in March, Cambridgeshire wanted to replace their existing manual clock card system with a computerised one, they reviewed the various systems available. In particular, they wanted a system that was also an Access Control system capable of handling Fire Roll Call reporting.
Aspray motor with Tensor
Aspray Transport has long established itself as a leader within the carrier industry for the next day distribution of locks and hardware, nuts, bolts, engineering, fastener products and related industries. In 1998, Managing Director Patrick Laight and IT Manager Marcus Newport were in search of an integrated Time & Attendance, Personnel and Security system for their eleven sites throughout the UK, employing over 500 people.