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not only saves time and resources, but also in providing a better service to staff, can help to improve morale and lower staff turnover

Leading national plant hire group provides staff services supported by Sostenuto
Service Desk Solution from Sunrise Software

Chessington, 17 October 2012 - UK-headquartered service management company Sunrise Software has today announced that Speedy Services, the UK’s leading equipment rental and support services company, has selected its Sostenuto Service Desk software to provide a support platform for its People Services division. Based at the company’s Shared Services Centre in Merseyside, Sostenuto will be used by the HR and payroll administration team, to manage workloads and staff requests. The Shared Services Centre was set up after the organisation amalgamated its separate operating companies.

Craig Isherwood, SSC Improvements Manager said: “We wanted a system to manage the high level of incoming calls and emails we receive every month. It needed to be suitable for use in an HR/admin environment, quick and easy for our people to use and something that we could easily customise ourselves. We looked at the system our IT Service Desk was using but found it too cumbersome to meet our requirements. Sostenuto will not only help us to manage our workload and provide a better service to our staff, it also enables us to analyse calls to see where problems are occurring and then take remedial action to solve them.”

The 16 strong HR admin team within People Services use Sostenuto to log the 4000 telephone calls and 4000 emails the team receives each month. They are also able to log the type of call, so at the end of the month can identify any areas with recurring issues. For example, the payroll team were able to spot a problem with a tax element on payslips which has now been resolved, reducing the number calls to the team, and providing a better service to employees.

Craig Isherwood continued; “As the Sostenuto system beds in, and we start to see real benefits from the reporting and analysis that the system provides, we are looking to roll out the system to other areas that could benefit, like the facilities management department.”

Geoff Rees, Sales Director of Sunrise Software, concluded: “Sostenuto has been designed to provide a flexible yet easy to use system for business and customer support environments. Speedy Services is a prime example of an organisation that has a large and diverse workforce spread across many locations that needs to provide support for those employees. As organisations look for cost effective ways of doing business, providing a more streamlined and efficient admin and support service to employees, not only saves time and resources, but also in providing a better service to staff, can help to improve morale and lower staff turnover.”

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About Speedy Services

Founded in 1977, Speedy is the leading provider of equipment rental and support services to a wide range of clients across the construction, infrastructure, industrial, rail, manufacturing and facilities management sectors - as well as to local trades and industry.

Operating from over 325 fixed sites - together with a number of on-site facilities at client locations throughout the UK, Ireland and the Middle East - the company supplies a range of services including:

• the hire of small tools and equipment
• surveying and measurement instrumentation
• lifting and materials handling equipment
• low level and non powered access
• lighting equipment
• compressed air
• temporary power generation
• mechanical pumps
• temporary site communications

The group also provides associated services through the provision of training, asset management and testing, repair, inspection and maintenance (TRIM).


About Sunrise Software

Established in 1994, Sunrise provides applications which underpin business processes across its customers’ organisations. A privately held, UK based company, Sunrise has a highly successful track record in IT service management, customer service management and business process management with fully configured applications designed around best practice guidelines.

Available as either on-premise or Software as a Service (SaaS) Sostenuto, Sunrise’s flagship product is totally web-based which harnesses modern technology with inbuilt resilience. Sostenuto is a comprehensive software tool which offers a high degree of flexibility, allowing organisations to change or introduce new processes through simple configuration.

There are three different variants to address different business requirements:
• Sostenuto ITSM available as ITSM2 and ITSM3 (ITIL2 or ITIL3 versions)
• Sostenuto CSM, a non-ITIL tool for customer service departments.
• Sostenuto BPM, which allows organisations to create their own applications

Many organisations use Sostenuto across the UK, with high profile users including Anglian Water, the NHS, Rugby Football Union, University of Greenwich, Muller Dairy and many more.

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