Centura Group partners with RedSky on Group-wide enterprise solution
The Centura Group operates several businesses supplying specialist construction, refurbishment and consultancy services in the UK and overseas. It has selected RedSky to provide Summit – an integrated operational, commercial, financial and project information management solution that will replace numerous system silos and database stacks across the Centura Group.
The project will launch in phases, starting off with payroll. A key feature of Summit is electronic timesheet capture, whereby Centura users will only be able to post entries to valid contract, workstage or activity codes. Summit will also introduce document control, ensuring that key content – such as drawings, site photos, documents and emails – is stored securely in a project-centric way and accessible ‘end to end’ by Centura teams, from sales through to contracts.
With offices spread across the country, Centura needed to introduce centralised systems that could be accessed on any web browser, including on remote devices like mobiles or tablets. Summit will meet this need in full and will use alert notifications to flag up business-critical issues, like a subcontractor insurance that’s about to expire or a contract that’s approaching its budgetary limit.
The new system will improve Centura’s environmental footprint, by replacing paper-based forms with digital versions that are automatically filed against projects. Summit’s business analytics capability will use the available data to provide powerful business intelligence, including information on key metrics.
Sanjay Patel, Finance Director, said: “We had been relying on paper-based and disconnected systems that were creating a significant amount of administration and duplication of effort for our staff. We are forecasting further growth within the group, and we view investing in the right systems as a key part of this overall strategy.
After a comprehensive research and selection procedure, we chose RedSky as our partner because they have a construction industry focus, provide an integrated IT management system and are cost-competitive. We look forward to working with RedSky during the implementation phases in 2018, which in turn will enable us to achieve efficiencies within our businesses and improve management control.”
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