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Robert Purvis Project Summary

Robert Purvis Plant Hire Ltd was founded in 1980 by Bob Purvis, since then the philosophy of the business has remained the same - to help our customers solve their problems and meet their goals cost-effectively and efficiently.

To achieve this, our continued investment in hire equipment, transport organisation, staff training, haulage fleet and service operation has been tailored to meet our customers needs resulting in the delivery of quality projects on time and on budget.


The company's expansion in 1982 led to a re-site of the office and yard from Cartmore Road to the purpose built premises at Cartmore Industrial Estate in Lochgelly, where the company continues to be based today.  A timestart user for over eight years, it eventually become apparent to the client that a more intuitive attendance system was required. An increase in the number of employees meant that the process of monitoring attendance times and absence & holiday information was becoming more labour intensive.  It was obvious that the client had outgrown the timestart system and earlier this year began looking for a solution that was scaleable,  a system  that could grow with the company.

Robert PurvisSolution

Following a successful online demonstration, the timeware® customer care team organised a full system conversion to timeware® Professional 2013.   The conversion consisted of both a terminal upgrade and software upgrade and provided the client with an SQL based HR, absence management and attendance solution that easily satisfies their current needs. 

The transition from timestart to timeware® was completed over one day which also included basic training.  Follow-up calls were made over the next two weeks to ensure everything was running smoothly. timeware’s® pro-active customer care policy ensures that the every client receives a call on a monthly basis to ensure that the system is running smoothly.



''timeware® Professional provides me with instant attendance and absence information about my employees.  As with anyone managing staff, holiday entitlements, hours worked and lateness are of great interest  to me! timeware gives me easy access to this data in a simple but effective manner.  The upgrade to timeware® was prompt, worthwhile and the results were evident within days.”

Paul Gregory
Paul Gregory
Assistant Plant Manager

8 July 2013