CCL engineers new partnership with South Yorkshire software specialists

27th January 2015

Specialised engineering solutions provider CCL has introduced the latest human resources technology to boost its global business operations in a new partnership with Rotherham-based PointSolutions.

CCL, which designs, supplies and installs post-tensioned concrete slabs for buildings and has its headquarters in Leeds, has launched the Microsoft SharePoint human resources (HR) solution in its UK operations. With 114 employees across three sites in the UK, CCL is using PointSolutions' digital HR apps to manage its employee record management system, policies and procedures, holidays and leave and timesheets. SharePoint specialist PointSolutions, based in Manvers, Rotherham, is only the world's second provider of a full Microsoft SharePoint human resources solution. It also helps HR teams, learning managers, department heads, directors and business owners to manage other areas including absenteeism, performance reviews and appraisals and recruitment on one digital platform. CCL now plans to introduce a number of other key HR apps before rolling out the software across its global operation which extends to the USA, Costa Rica, Peru, Ghana, Morocco, Denmark, Norway, Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Paul Stainrod, CCL's Group IT manager, said: -We chose PointSolutions SharePoint based HR system as the SharePoint system we had been using was rigid and couldn't flex to meet our ongoing needs. The global capabilities which come as standard with the PointSolutions offering would have cost us an extra £6,000 to £8,000 to deliver and the consultation from the supplier wasn't sufficient for our needs. -PointSolutions are specialists and their consultative approach helps us to ensure we get the most from the system and ultimately get wider buy-in for SharePoint across the business. -We are already seeing a number of efficiencies with the new HR system and the skills mapping elements will help to make us a stronger business. Mark Walsh, managing director of PointSolutions, said: -Our SharePoint HR system is perfect for large companies like CCL because it allows a gradual roll out, starting with key apps in the UK before scaling globally. -The benefit of PointSolutions' software is that, while it's a one-stop-shop for HR managers, it can also be customised with bespoke packages to suit organisations of all shapes and sizes. It has the flexibility to evolve with a company. -We're delighted that it's bringing big business benefits to CCL and it marks the start of an exciting journey as we look to roll out the software worldwide. For more information about PointSolutions visit

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