Bon Secours in Cork invests €330k in payroll system

30 May 2011

Bon Secours in Cork has installed a new fully automated HR and payroll system. Representing an investment of €330,000 it replaces existing complex manual systems and will result in greater efficiencies and improved management information for the hospital.

The fully automated system has taken more than 12 months to install and has been rolled out across all levels of the hospital’s 1,100 employees, helping to manage the hospital’s 286 shift patterns and 600 rostering schedules.

The bespoke IT system was developed by Softworks, an Irish software development company, based in Bray, Co Wicklow, in conjunction with the hospital’s IT department.

Fully operational

Now that the system is fully operational, it will be managed on a day-to-day basis by the HR department, ensuring that all employee records are fully automated and streamlined, providing a comprehensive database which can be easily accessed.

TAMS works on a biometric system, allowing all employees to log in and out, thereby providing an accurate record of staff shifts, rosters, etc. There are 16 biometric units located throughout the hospital for easy access.

Following the implementation at Bon Secours, Cork, there are plans to roll out the new IT system across the other Bon Secours hospitals in Dublin, Galway and Tralee.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years