ELF Productivity Ltd, is a privately owned, UK based software and technology house. It authors possibly one of the most dynamic time and attendance software suites in the world – namely, Ceequel®. Ceequel® is a modular solution comprising of time & attendance, HR, e-manager, employee self-service, access control, shop floor data capture and mobile apps.
ELF Productivity authors and supplies direct to end users, a suite of software Ceequel®. It simplifies processes, eradicates inefficiencies and saves time and money within businesses. Ceequel is designed, authored and supported in-house.
ELF Productivity’s Ceequel Software Suite, provides data which enables companies to embark on a journey of continuous improvement – from the clocking-to-pay process through to understanding (at granular level) what is happening on the shop floor. We capture and process data in line with the DMAIC principal of define, measure, analyse, improve and control. This enables companies to implement change strategies and drive their business forward.
We practise what we preach and utilise the same methodologies internally at ELF Productivity in all areas, especially within the development/coding of Ceequel®
Society and technology Technology is all about data, how it is captured and how it is employed in every area and walk of life. The ability to convert raw data in to meaningful information has never been more apparent and it has to be available 24x7x365. Society as a whole has become so demanding of technology that even a dead battery or lack of internet connectivity on a smart phone can put people in to ‘panic-mode’.
Companies are now adopting the same psychological pressures. In the past, you could pigeon-hole companies in to two distinct categories, those who saw technology as a driver or those who saw technology as a supporter of their business. This is changing. We are seeing more and more companies investing in technology to ensure their success and businesses are falling in to the same category of needing their data 24×7 at the touch of a button.
Customer base ELF is pleased to say that we are not pinned to any one vertical market. Ceequel® is so dynamic it can be configured (almost infinitely) to suit any business. Because of this we’re fortunate to have customers ranging from small single site engineering companies through to multi-faceted blue-chip companies requiring a holistic solution with localised autonomy.
Many of our customers find us, and more often than not, we will be invited in to discuss replacing an
existing system which is no longer fit for purpose. We are also very proud to say that the majority of our new business is from referrals and word-ofmouth.
Achieving outstanding levels of client satisfaction At one of our most recent installations at a company called Clays, a market leader in book production and self-publishing specialist, they had core requirements for time and attendance, access control and HR. In addition, they recognised some specific requirements which would require custom development, as the authors of the software we were able to provide this additional functionality, much to the delight of the customer.
Speaking of the collaboration, Gavin Chillingworth, HR manager at Clays Ltd, said: “This is the first time in many years that payroll errors are down to less than 0.5% – and those miscalculations were down to human error. By taking HR responsibilities such as holiday approval online, the new systems have freed up valuable man hours that can be spent elsewhere. We’re dedicated to streamlining our operations and even complex requirements such as ‘step-ups’ in pay have been automated by ELF’s Ceequel software. To say that we are delighted is an understatement. The cost-savings and improvements in our efficiency are significant.”
Technology in a niche industry ELF Productivity is a technology company in a niche industry. We are not a sales organisation which pressurises people in to buying from us nor do we over-sell our products. We spend our time listening to and understanding our customers. We then work with them to ensure their continual success. Most importantly our customers continue dealing with ELF for many years because of the dedication to service we provide.
There is a lot of smoke in the time & attendance industry, the introduction of SaaS based offerings has meant that there are many basic T&A products out there which will do an OK job – however when it comes to dealing with complex business rules and/or companies requiring granular data from their Shop Floor – ELF Productivity will continue to be a torch carrier. The future is looking really interesting for us and we are currently in the middle of the next major step (in fact it’s more of a leap) in ELF Productivity’s future. At this moment in time, all we will say is watch this space!
Company: ELF Productivity Ltd
Name: Paul O’Brien
Web Address: www.timeandattendance.co.uk
Address: Ceequel House, 2 Smithy Court, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 6PS
Telephone: 01257 256000