CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, Manchester Central, Stand F62

Carval Computing is attending the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition on 9-10 November, at Manchester Central, showcasing the latest version of HR Unity, which includes HR, Payroll, Time and Attendance and Self-Service software. An important year for Carval, 2016 marks its thirtieth anniversary of providing HR and Payroll software to customers across many industries, including retail, housing and education. The past twelve months has seen the addition of new customers including Bostik UK, Genius Foods, Staffordshire Housing and Oakbank School amongst many others, as well as increased engagement with the user community.

Customer feedback is very important to Carval and to facilitate this, the company has several regional user groups. During 2016 two new groups have been launched for London and South of England, with South Wales and Education planned for 2017.  Collaboration with the user community ensures that customer feedback is instrumental in helping to shape and influence the development of new and existing products.

New features developed this year include an interactive Rostering tool in Self-Service, which includes the ability to fill Rosters by text, manage employee swaps and provide real time Roster costs that include all employer’s costs. A redesigned user-defined dashboard enables the right information to be presented to managers and employees alike including many graphical features not previously available. New multi-level authorisations allow the introduction of tools such as salary modelling and recruitment requisitions.

Carval has recently signed an agreement to be part of the newly launched Peloton Service from PricewaterhouseCoopers (LLP) PwC, an integrated, flexible solution specifically developed for the education market, available on the Government’s Digital Marketplace, G-Cloud 8 platform.  The Peloton Service comprises PwC implementation and programme management services, Carval HR Unity, Sage and iSAMS to provide a cloud-based integrated solution that includes Finance through HR to Management Information.

John Ovington, Sales and Support Director at Carval said; “Since the company started thirty years ago, Carval has consistently focused on delivering HR and Payroll software that streamlines administration tasks for HR and finance teams. Our continued product development has centred on what customers need to do their job more efficiently and given us a clear roadmap to develop our fully integrated systems, a single HR database and easy access, including the Self-Service platform, to support the different functions.

“Today this customer feedback has evolved to become a strong user group community, which with our new regional structure and Education emphasis, will enable us to continue to deliver what customers want to do their jobs better. In addition, our recent agreement to deliver our software as part of PWC’s new Peloton Service demonstrates our commitment to the Education sector, building on our experience of providing our solutions to schools and Academies.”

Demonstrations of HR Unity can be viewed on Carval’s stand, F62.


Notes to Editors

About The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition takes place on 9-10 November 2016, at Manchester Central and is the UK’s biggest HR event. Running for nearly 70 years, it is now leading the conversation about the future of work and inspiring thousands of HR and Learning & Development (L&D) professionals.

Speakers and sponsors at the event are from the most influential thinkers and practitioners in business and HR. Attendees can meet over 200 leading suppliers of HR and L&D solutions, advance their professional development and benefit from over 15 hours of networking.

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About PwC Service Definition 25: Peloton

Peloton is a Whole School and Academy Implementation Service, a best of breed offering bringing together PwC, Sage, Carval HR Unity and iSAMS to provide a cloud-based integrated solution covering everything from Finance through HR to Management Information. PwC’s implementation service unlocks the value of the systems to help drive down the cost of administration and improve educational attainment.

  • Integrated, flexible solution specifically developed for the education market
  • Award-winning programme management team delivers on time and budget
  • Full implementation service for a pain-free transition to new system
  • Removed administrative burden enables teachers to focus on teaching
  • Professionalised finance function improves efficiency and delivers value for money

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About Carval

Founded in 1986, Carval is a leading provider of Human Resource Management and Payroll software and services.

The company’s HR Unity range of flexible and easy-to-use solutions is the only truly integrated HR, Payroll, Time & Attendance and Self-Service software available in the UK.  The company also provides a range of outsourced services including Payroll bureau, hosted and managed services.

Designed to provide a future proof solution, Carval’s HR software harnesses the latest proven technology platforms, resulting in flexible and modern solutions based on industry best practice that are guaranteed compliant with current legislation.

Carval’s solutions are suitable for organisations from two up to 10,000 employees. High profile clients include: Bostik, Day Aggregates, Mossbourne Community Academy, Oakbank School, Harlow Education Consortium, Genius Foods, UK Coal, Staffordshire Housing, St Andrews Links Trust, Yorkshire Dales National Parks, The Royal Mint, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Editors Contacts

Andreina West/Mary Phillips

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