Cash Converters Franchisee chooses ShopWorks for biometric-led workforce management solution.

February 14, 2017
Workforce Management

The Lewy Group has become the first franchise to install a cloud based workforce management (WFM) system into 16 of its Cash Converters stores.

The cloud-based software as a service (SAAS) solution developed by Shopworks, gives retailers greater control over its staff planning and management, and is expected to reduce staff overheads by 7%.

John Colbert, Director of Operations, The Lewy Group, said: “We are forecasting cost cutting measures of roughly £200 per store per week.

“It has also allowed us to centralise rota planning and given us the ability to put better budgetary controls in place.”

Because the software removes outmoded paper and spreadsheet based systems, it dramatically simplifies the management of staff scheduling, budgeting, pay and attendance planning for franchises like cash converters, who benefit from a huge saving within their administrative teams.

Mike Hennessy, Operation’s Director, Shopworks, added: “Despite the significant cost savings that can be achieved through workforce management (WFM) solutions like Shopworks, it’s estimated that 80% of small to medium sized businesses still rely on paper and spreadsheet based systems.

Shopworks has also integrated biometric based time and attendance (T&A) terminals at each store, which recognise an employee’s unique physical characteristics to ensure a 100% accurate attendance record.

Staff can also access their scheduled hours and expected pay at any time, either online or via a dedicated mobile application, which also allows the retailer to message its employees.

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