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What our clients say ...

Cadbury (Ireland) (Manufacturer of Confectionery products)  
P&Q client: Cadbury Ireland
“We employ approximately 1400 employees between two plants in Ireland. We have been using QTAR since 1987 and operate it in both these plants. Our shift patterns are very variable. The staff at P&Q are always very helpful.”
(Catherine Murphy of Cadbury (Ireland))


Monarch Aircraft Engineering (Aircraft servicing & repairs) 
P&Q client: Monarch Aircraft Engineering
“We installed QTAR in 1991. It revolutionised our whole system of doing the payroll. QTAR is reliable and flexible and P&Q are always ready to help, they respond very fast.”
(Pat Thomas of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd)


Goodyear Dunlop (world's largest tyre manufacturer)    
P&Q client: Goodyear Dunlop
“At the Wolverhampton site, the rules for calculating employees' gross pay are incredibly complicated, depending on a multitude of factors such as the type of work, when they are working compared with their normal shift, the reason for the overtime or shift swap and even how dirty the work is! So QTAR has to be used to calculate the gross pay for each period of work. The supervisors approve and record reasons for overtime, shift swaps and absences during the shift, directly into the system, which has streamlined the process enormously.”
(Audrey Woolvin of Goodyear Dunlop)


Caparo Precision Tubes (Manufacturer of Steel tubing)       
P&Q client: Caparo Precision Tubes
“We first installed QTAR in 1991. We have found QTAR extremely flexible - it can do anything you require of it. Day-to-day operations are simple. It rarely goes wrong or gives us trouble. The Support team is well-informed and comprehensive. P & Q have kept their focus squarely on T & A - they simply have to be good at it.”
(Bob Sharratt of Caparo Tubing)


Crown Cork and Seal (International packaging company)    
P&Q client: Crown Cork and Seal
“We've had QTAR installed for quite a few years, and we find it to be a good program. P&Q are very friendly and helpful. If I have a problem or question they are always ready to assist me.”
(Christine Wathan of Crown Cork and Seal)


Unisys Insurance Services (Administering Life Insurance schemes)    
P&Q client: Unisys Insurance Services
“We have been using QTAR since 1991. We have a flexitime system with complex flexible working time requirements. It is largely self-administered (within the rules configured into the system) by the 1,500 employees. A competing system was installed and then rejected, since it was unable to cope with our requirements.”
(Julie Coldridge of Abbey Life)


TMD Friction (Manufacturer of Brake friction components)    
P&Q client: TMD Friction
“Our shift patterns are complex – 5-day, 7-day, morning, afternoon, nights and rotating, and we also have people on fixed salaries. QTAR handles these fine. When we upgraded QTAR just before Christmas, that went very smoothly.”
(P. A. Rothwell of TMD Friction)


Kraft Suchard (Manufacturer of Chocolate and confectionery) 
P&Q client: Kraft Suchard
“We have a workforce of about 850 and have used QTAR since 1992 to keep track of shift work, contractor hours and salaried personnel for payroll. We also rely on QTAR in our costing processes, to authorise overtime, book employee holidays, report excessive unauthorised absences, etc.”
(Martin Buckle of Kraft Suchard)


LEONI Wiring Systems (Manufacturer of Lucas brand electronic vehicle parts)    
P&Q client: LEONI Wiring Systems
“We originally purchased QTAR in 1990 purely for payroll management, with up to 3000 individuals on the system. We found that using the system was simple, with a lot of standard reports included. But when we realised how QTAR could be expanded, we had extra ones written for reporting things like absenteeism in different ways that suited our requirements better. P&Q staff give good support and are easy to talk to, even if you aren't very familiar with computers.”
(Stella Pepper of LEONI)


British American Tobacco (Tobacco manufacturer)    
P&Q client: British American Tobacco
“The QTAR system has been in our factory since 1986 and has been very stable with few issues. P&Q support has been reliable and efficient. The application has outlived a number of HR system transitions, and migration of interfaces has not been problematic. A number of custom modules have been designed to meet our special needs, including absence and overtime reporting.”
(Hans Commandeur at BAT)


MBM Produce (Foodstuffs)    
P&Q client: MBM Produce
“We have been using the QTAR system about 16 years. It works well. It's hard to make set rules about this kind of factory. Work patterns change often. People work very variable hours. Sometimes they make time up when they need to come in late. I find it easy to go into the system and override it. We upgraded a few years ago, and we found P&Q very helpful. They are happy to talk me through any problems I may come across.”
(Jenny Hawkins of MBM Produce:)


Dunlop Oil & Marine (Manufacturer of Industrial hosing) 
P&Q client: Dunlop Oil & Marine “Dunlop Oil & Marine has been using QTAR since 1984. We have had no trouble with the system in all that time. Because P&Q concentrate on T&A, the system works perfectly.”
(Sue Thomas of Dunlop Oil & Marine)


Some P&Q clients (from UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Africa, etc) 
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QTAR Time and Attendance Management

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Time and Attendance Management

Your most valuable resource – and also one of your highest costs – is your staff. QTAR is a Time & Attendance Management solution that gives you greater control of your manpower costs and cuts payroll and flexitime administration.

QTAR systems are tailored to your work rules, have features such as flexible working and interface with your payroll and HR systems. They can integrate functions like time management, access and security, labour costing and job costing, and deliver a wealth of management information.

QTAR provides a complete solution for companies, enterprises and organisations that have from 50 to 100,000 or more staff, and that want a solution that will meet their current and future needs.

From Clocking to Payroll

QTAR delivers advantages at every step from clocking to payroll.

Clockings from badge readers or other sources are received and processed automatically. Data can be transferred to payroll, personnel and financial systems, eliminating human error and saving valuable time. Many users spend less than 15 minutes per day on administration.

QTAR can cater for all types of clocking rules, shift and overtime patterns and variable working, including rotating shifts, continental shifts, and unplanned shift changes. It handles any payment criteria and absence rules and can deal with Time-in-Lieu and Banked Time.

Reduced queues at clocking-out time and payroll without errors ensure it is welcomed by staff, while comprehensive management reports support your decision making.

QTAR aids compliance with the Working Time Directive by warning of potential violations – and its historical reports satisfy the reporting requirements.

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Flexitime

Flexible working hours are becoming the norm in many fields. However, the time and trouble needed to record and control flexitime manually can offset the advantages. The QTAR Flexitime System overcomes these problems, and allows the full benefits of flexible working to be realised while reducing administration. >> Read more

QTAR Time & Attendance Management

The QTAR system provides more than simply a Time Recording System. It offers a range of facilities including:

  • Exception and Anomaly Reporting
  • Hours Worked and Overtime Reporting
  • Absence Reporting and Management
  • Absence Duration and Frequency reports, including Bradford Factor
  • Holiday and Absence Entitlement Management
  • Holiday Planning Reports
  • Working Time Directive reports

T&A Readers

QTAR works with virtually any type of hardware. Biometric, proximity (e.g. Mifare® and HID®), RFID, smart card, magnetic-strip, and bar-code readers can all be used. Read more >>

Please contact a P&Q Advisor for further information about any of the above items.

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