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We particularly liked the self service element because it fits in with our goal to develop people and empower them to be self starters.

Methven improves people and performance management with Cezanne OnDemand

Leading shower and tapware supplier Methven is using Cezanne OnDemand HR software to streamline management of its people processes and give performance management a higher profile in the business.

Methven, a long-established New Zealand company, has been operating in the UK for five years following the acquisition of Lancashire-based brassware manufacturer, Deva. The business employs 60 people in the UK and has fast-established itself as a major player in its sector, supplying its leading-edge products to both trade and consumer markets.

Methven places huge emphasis on the development of its people and has recently achieved Bronze IIP accreditation. It is a strategy that is driven right from the top of the business and ingrained in the culture. “

Methven recognised that as the UK operation continued to grow, it needed to streamline its HR administration. It had previously been using a system that relied on the HR team to input and manage all the data – an activity which was taking up valuable time which could be used more productively on strategic HR issues.

The company started to look around for an HR software system that would allow it to reduce administration and at the same time improve the consistency and effectiveness of performance management processes. Cezanne OnDemand appealed because of its cost-effectiveness, ease of use and self service functionality.

"We particularly liked the self service element because it fits in with our goal to develop people and empower them to be self starters. We want to enable people to be as self-managed as possible," explained Training and Development Manager Belinda Kropach.

The performance management module was also a real draw for Methven. Managers throughout the business were not always consistent in their approach to performance management and the process had become somewhat ad hoc. "The performance management software will make the whole process more transparent, more trackable and will ensure it is being implemented consistently throughout the group," said Belinda.

Methven went live with the system at the end of last year and is gradually rolling the self service element out through its teams. The company has a significant number of remote workers and has found the fact that the software solution is delivered in the Cloud particularly useful. Cezanne OnDemand is delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis, which means users can simply log on to the system via a secure server and access the information they need from wherever they may be.

There are plans further down the line to roll the HR software system out to the wider group, starting with Australia and New Zealand. "We are pioneering the use of an HR software system in the UK and hope it is something we can bring to other parts of the business in the near future," says Belinda. “The support and customer service we have received from Cezanne has been very good. They have taken on board all our feedback and we feel they are a company that really supports growth.”

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About Cezanne OnDemand

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, absence and performance management, reduce administration and gather better HR intelligence to support planning and decision making. The latest release also includes an innovative HR portal that enables HR to easily share documents, conversations and more. 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 SME 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 Kelly Services, Medstrom, Moschino, IMS, Lapithus, Bright Purple, Samskip, and now Metheven.

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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Editor’s contact:

Sue Lingard
Marketing Director
Cezanne Software
Tel: +44 20 7202 9300

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