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Cezanne OnDemand appealed because of its flexibility and simplicity

ista Energy Solutions is using on-line HR Software solution Cezanne OnDemand to streamline HR administration and improve the effectiveness of its performance management processes.

The business is part of a global company which employs 4,500 people in 25 countries around the world. The UK operation employs 33 staff and provides a specialist energy consultancy service to the corporate world. Its team of engineers and consultants procure and manage energy for business clients ranging from individual high-street shops to large, multi-site companies.

Until recently, the business was managing key HR processes such as holiday and sickness absence on a series of Excel spreadsheets. Head of Account Management Rachel Johnson, who also has responsibility for HR, recognised the need to find a more time efficient and effective way to tackle the task and began to look at what kind of technology solutions might meet ista’s needs.

Cezanne OnDemand appealed because of its flexibility and simplicity – and particularly because the product also comes with a performance management module. “We were aware that we hadn’t been managing performance particularly well,” says Rachel. “We tended to do performance reviews only once a year, the resulting information wasn’t always recorded accurately and we often didn’t look at it again until the following year.

We looked at a number of software solutions, but could see that Cezanne OnDemand would help us bring all the data together and tackle the task of performance management more consistently.”

ista went live with the system in May, after a series of short on-line and telephone training sessions. Managers have found the solution very simple to use and employees have quickly adapted to the self-service element, which allows them to record their own holiday and sickness absence.

Rachel Johnson says the level of HR administration has already been significantly reduced and managers have found the ability to have a running overview of planned absence in their teams particularly useful.

It is the performance management functionality, however, that has made the biggest difference to the business. Rachel, for example, is now setting monthly objectives for her team and is able to review and adapt goals as business needs demand.

“I have found it particularly helpful to be able to set overall team objectives and then personalise those for individuals,” says Rachel. “It is very straightforward and has made the whole process much more streamlined.”

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About ista

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About Cezanne OnDemand HR Software as a Service

Cezanne OnDemand is the first HR software solution to be offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, with monthly fees being adjusted up – or down – to reflect the average number of employees being managed each month. It provides small businesses and mid-sized enterprises with a quick to implement, low-cost HR software solution to help streamline people management, reduce administration and gather better HR intelligence to support planning and decision making. Pricing is just £2 per employee per month for companies of between 50 and 500 employees for HR and absence management, with performance management costing an extra £1. Special discounts are available to registered charities and not-for-profits.

Cezanne OnDemand is delivered in the Cloud, on a Software-as-a-Service basis, which means it is hosted and delivered online via a secure server, with updates automatically provided to clients as they are released as part of the subscription fee. There’s no need for small businesses to continually invest in their own hardware or software, or in installing updates. They simply log on via the Internet and have immediate access to the latest version of the system from wherever they are.

First released in June 2011, Cezanne OnDemand already has an impressive customer base of small businesses and mid-sized enterprises, many of whom are well-known brands and innovators in their own markets. Customers include PhotoBox, lowcostholidays, PebbleIT, Resilient Networks, Moschino, IMS, Lapithus, Samskip and now ista.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Cezanne Software has many years’ experience of delivering HR and talent management solutions to companies worldwide. With offices and partners across Europe and in the Americas, Cezanne Software today supports many hundreds of organisations, ranging from large global companies to mid-sized enterprises and small businesses.

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