SaaS-based workforce management solution People Planner who have their southern office at the Innovation Centre, St. Leonards on sea has been acquired by a major business software provider, Access Group (Access). With more than 35,000 subscribers, People Planner has gained a strong foothold in the domiciliary care marketplace since its launch in 2006.
Following acquisition, the solution is being integrated into Access’ aCloud business management platform, bringing the total number of subscribers to more than 79,000. It will also be rapidly expanding into the facilities management, security and manned guarding markets, where PeoplePlanner has already gained traction with names like Corps Security. City and County Health Care, the fourth largest provider of domiciliary health care in the UK, has also been a long standing customer.
Chris Bayne, CEO for Access Group, commented, “With the addition of PeoplePlanner to our portfolio, we’ll be able to offer a complete financial, HR, payroll and workforce management system to larger SME customers whose business is based on billing for staff services. By automating many of their business processes we can help them considerably reduce their costs and improve the overall efficiency of their operations.
“For the smaller SME and current customers of People Planner, they’ll benefit from the software’s continued development and be able to access other elements of our portfolio such as expenses and absence management. This is an important acquisition for us and with our combined expertise we’ll be able to add real value in the marketplace at various price points.”
The solution provides customers with an easy to deploy system that is simple to use to manage its services, replacing manual processes. It also includes exception based workforce planning and highly configurable process management such as staff rotas, contract and service management.