12 October 2020
With over 20 years’ experience within the car care trade, Autobrite
Direct have become one of the UK’s leading specialists within the car valeting
and car detailing industry. Autobrite pride themselves on working to
exceptionally high standards, utilising the skills of their highly trained car
detailing experts along with their pristine working environment and extensive
range of car detailing products to deliver outstanding results.
As a growing company, Autobrite were looking to implement a
new Time and Attendance (T&A system) with the objective of automating
existing clocking procedures.
The system was to be deployed across two areas of the
operation to cover both the warehouse and office staff within their Stoke based
headquarters. Previously a paper-based system, Autobrite were looking to reduce
waste and costs. The existing system was admin heavy with the manual collection
and recording of clocking information prone to inaccuracies.
One of the key objectives of the new system was to
streamline and support efficient payroll processes. To achieve this, Autobrite
had a requirement for accurate clocking data, as such, they required a
technology that provided both accurate authentication of worker credentials but
also removed the potential of buddy punching.
Autobrite were looking for a future-proof and scalable
solution, turning to T&A specialists TouchStar ATC to manage the process,
from design and planning, through to training, initial installation and
TouchStar ATC implemented a full T&A system comprising
of TouchStar’s in-house manufactured “Nohmad” hardware and “Fastlane” back
office system. The “Nohmad”, which utilises biometric fingerprint technology,
was the perfect option for Autobrite, providing the most accurate and true
collection of clocking data.
TouchStar worked closely with Autobrite throughout the
installation period. The system was quick and simple to install, taking just
one day. After some initial training, Autobrite were able to see immediate
efficiency and accuracy benefits. With each Nohmad device connecting in real
time to TouchStar’s Fastlane back office, integration with Autobrite’s payroll
system resulted in a significant reduction in administration, enabling accurate
and timely payment of staff wages.
Since the initial deployment back in 2018, TouchStar’s
T&A system has delivered many benefits. The flexibility of the solution has
also allowed Autobrite to easily adapt the system as they continue to expand,
more recently following a move to larger state of the art facilities.
Jill Moss, CFO and Human Resource Director for Autobrite
Direct comments, “The system has been well received by everyone at Autobrite. Since
the deployment of the TouchStar T&A system, we have seen huge benefits for
the business. Accurate clocking information is critical to ensure we can perform
our payroll processes quickly and efficiency, since the system was installed,
the number of payroll-based queries and administrative errors have disappeared.
With access to key data, we have absolute confidence in the processes we now
have in place.”
Since the installation, TouchStar T&A systems have
continued to evolve, with the availability of “GeoConnectMe”, the in-house
developed mobile phone app for remote locations. Further growth and development
of both Fastlane and the portfolio of TouchStar T&A solutions has ensured
that Autobrite will continue to invest in a solution that will meet their needs
both now and into the future.