Having been with Integrity Software and using Evolution since 1994, Gratte Brothers have seen their business grow substantially over the years. As such, they have realised they have outgrown their existing construction accounting software, Evolution.
Established in 1946, Gratte Brothers Group stands as one of the UK’s leading independent building services companies. Currently employing over 600 staff, last year they had a turnover in excess of £130 million. Starting out as an Electrical Contractor, Gratte Brothers have grown exponentially to now offer a complete range of electrical, mechanical, security and commercial catering facility services nationwide.
With their growth, Financial Director Naresh Thakker found that some of their requirements stretched beyond their Evolution product, which had served them faithfully for 26 year’s. As a business, they needed to improve efficiencies throughout their group of companies and between departments, starting with their internal systems. Evolution M and Integrity Software were the only choice here, as Naresh explains;
“From a product perspective, Evolution M was the perfect solution. Being an existing Evolution user meant that key data could easily be transferred over the new product without having to start from scratch again.
The Document Management functionality in Evolution M is a huge step forward for us. The ability to drilldown to documents from any source ledger at transaction level will revolutionise our office and filing systems and save an enormous amount of time.
We were particularly interested in the strengths that the Purchasing and the Contract Management modules provided, including CVRs. This will give our Contract Managers accurate and detailed work in progress and the cash position figures for contracts at any moment in time.
Having a SQL based system was also essential, as we use a number of other products that we are looking to integrate with, along with providing us with the ability to for additional reporting at group level.
The ability to email all types documents, including Payslips (particularly for our large and growing head count), at the click of a button is fantastic.
Whilst it was important to look at a product like Evolution M that could offer us this additional functionality beyond what Evolution provided, it was also vital to continue our relationship with Integrity Software and the people there, who we have complete trust in – their support desk is second to none."
As a loyal customer for 26 years, Integrity Software are excited about working with Gratte Brothers to enhance their business even further and supporting them with this next stage by changing to Evolution M.
If you’re an Evolution user and you would like to find out how your company’s growth can benefit from switching to Evolution M, please get in touch to receive a demo and find out how this could transform your business.