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Suttons Tankers eliminates manual processes and makes complex work rules easy with Softworks

Suttons Tankers, a specialist logistics business that transports chemicals, gases and fuels and employs 700 drivers based across 30 locations in the United Kingdom, has implemented Softworks Workforce Management Software.

Suttons Tankers is using Softworks to combine driver data from their tachograph system with pay rules reflecting the terms their drivers work under, as well as the type of hours and allowances that apply, to automatically calculate hours for payroll.

Since deploying Softworks, drivers no longer need to complete manual timesheets and the use of payroll calculation spreadsheets has been eliminated. This has significantly reduced the administrative burden involved in payroll processing for Suttons Tankers 700 drivers.

Commenting on going to market Fran Reed, Head of Financial Planning and Analysis, Suttons Tankers said:
“There was a lot of paper involved in the previous payroll process which was inefficient, wasn’t scalable and had the potential to be prone to error. We wanted to move to a digital system. We also wanted to improve business oversight and be able to easily look back over past history instead of going through stacks of paper.”

Hannah Morrall, Payroll Manager, Suttons Tankers added:
“Before we introduced Softworks, we were manually calculating hundreds of drivers’ wages each week from timesheets and spreadsheets. That process doesn’t happen anymore. Knowing how complex our work and pay rules are, it was difficult for me to have faith and trust that the system would deliver the correct information to ensure the drivers were paid correctly, but so far so good, it has by far improved our processes.”

Speaking about the benefits of the new system Fran Reed, Head of Financial Planning and Analysis said
“There are loads of haulage businesses still using paper timesheets because they have drivers on different pay terms and there’s no obvious system for them to use. Softworks could save these businesses time and give them really good data.”

To find out more about how Suttons Tankers is using Softworks Workforce Management Software read the full Case Study.