Amey is a leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services both in the UK and internationally, with a team of 19,000 working across four continents. Having been in business for nearly 100 years, Amey creates safer, smarter, and sustainable places to live, work and travel. By designing, building, maintaining and investing in our country’s services and infrastructure, Amey makes a difference. Services include engineering, facilities management, utilities, transport, environmental services, defence and justice.DOWNLOAD SUCCESS STORY
Amey is a leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services both in the UK and internationally, with a team of 19,000 working across four continents. The company is a very varied, made up of five business units covering a wide range of infrastructure and services. Because of the nature of Amey’s business and the amount of TUPE* transfers they do, both in and out of the company, their headcount can fluctuate by two to three thousand a year. This adds enormous complexity to their system architecture, and increases the need for robust reporting solutions to empower business users, rather than relying on expensive ABAP expertise.
Amey required an easy solution that would reduce the complexity of their systems and give them the data they need to run their business. Query Manager is the solution which gives them the flexibility to manage and control all HR reporting and interfaces in-house with quick and easy automated processes.
*TUPE is an acronym for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations which govern the movement of employees and any liabilities associated with them from the old employer to the new employer by operation of the law. These regulations preserve employees’ terms and conditions when a business or undertaking, or part of one, is transferred to a new employer.
We have been asked whether the HR department could manage QM and reports. One of the major things is that even if you take it slowly, you’ll be able to get your head around QM and produce what you need to – a big benefit is the ease of being able to produce reports – it’s a very user-friendly programme, even though it does complex work.
Ian Thomas, Management Information and Systems team, Amey
I don’t know why anyone would not have Query Manager; the benefits and the value-add far outweigh the costs. It pays for itself in a couple of months and empowers the HR team.
Michael Gleeson, Head of Shared Services Systems and Management Information, Amey
Huge time savings
Flexibility when generating reports
Custom ABAP reports no longer necessary
Self-service reports for HR Manager
Less pressure on IT, e.g. Infoset customising eliminated
Central management of reports
Rapid implementation – less than a day
SAP authorisations are transferred
Only two days training necessary