John Stacey & Sons Ltd has decided to make the most of the lockdown by pushing ahead with a fast-track migration to RedSky’s latest construction management and accounting software.
Like many construction organisations across the UK, the pandemic has had a big impact on operations at John Stacey. However, Accounts Manager Keith Brown has seized the opportunity to use this ‘quiet time’ to get ready for the moment when business picks up again – and to prepare for long-term business growth.
Keith will be spearheading a fast-track migration from legacy product AXiM to RedSky’s latest construction management and accounting software. This move will enable him to reduce the company’s over-reliance on manual processes and drive up the accuracy of the data held on the system.
The new software’s Business Analytics construction financial tool will also dramatically improve the quality of Keith’s management information reports and significantly reduce the time and effort it currently takes to produce them. Accurate, real-time reports will be instantly available and presented in a user-friendly dashboard format, with the ability to ‘drill down’ easily to access the details behind any business metric.
Migration had been on the cards for some time, so Keith welcomes the opportunity to fast-track the progress and set the business on a firm footing for the future. “The lockdown is proving that all companies need to streamline their working practices and encourage remote working.
“RedSky’s latest system will provide us with the flexible solution we’ve been looking for. I’m confident that having the Business Analytics functionality will enable us to manage our company more efficiently during the long road back from lockdown.
“To be honest, migrating sounded expensive at the start. But when we factored in the cost-savings – in staff time, stationery, printing and postage (the big one) and from automating our approvals process – it was clear that the new system would pay for itself in no time at all. What’s more, we’ll have a more secure, efficient and futureproof IT system in place for John Stacey’s next generation of workers.
“It was a no-brainer. We decided to fast-track the migration because our staff can complete their training while they’re at home on furlough.”
Established more than a century ago, John Stacey & Sons Ltd is one of the largest privately-owned construction services providers in southern England. Its services include civil engineering, plant hire, skip hire, aggregates, waste management, demolition, haulage and asbestos removal.