Nantwich company expands to support businesses through the crisis

13 Oct 2020 03:11
Published by: Scott Callan

A software company has increased its workforce to help businesses overcome challenges brought on by the Covid-19 crisis including track and trace and employees working from home.

Point Progress, based on Hospital Street in Nantwich, has helped many local employers save time and money during the pandemic by switching to online processes which streamline key functions such as timesheets, expense claims and time-off.

Its team of engineers and sales consultants has increased from eight to 12 as software packages have been rolled out for companies to run their own in-house ‘track and trace' flagging up the need to build in quarantine should an employee fall victim to the virus.

Managing director Richard Coope (pictured) said: "The pandemic has shone a spotlight on the need for employers to keep tabs on their out-goings and record who is where and when.

"More and more are switching to automated systems to work smarter and more efficiently in these difficult circumstances. We provide the tools to enable complete paperless processing of key business functions and many have turned to us for support.

"As a result we have taken on additional sales and technical staff creating a pathway back into employment where there may have been lay-offs."

Point Progress has pioneered an online product for companies called MyExpenses which charts remote working expenses such as home office equipment, heating and lighting.

Another, TimeOff, offers a sickness and holiday App while MyTime provides data pinpointing the whereabouts of employees.

One local company which switched from using a spread-sheet system to MyExpenses this year found greater visibility on its spend and praised Point Progress for a ‘painless' transition supported by its webinar demo and helpdesk.

Mr Coope, a former technical consultant for SAGE, added: "Working from home for our 12 team members was seamless with no change in service to our clients. The only thing we missed out on was a celebration to mark our 20th anniversary but we were very pleased to have received ISO27001 certification for best practice."

For more on how Richard and team can help go to or call 01270 611800.

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