People Inc. Case Study

Egan Reid Stationery Co Ltd Upgrade from Vizual Personnel Manager to People Inc. HR

Egan Reid is one of the largest suppliers of office furniture and educational supplies in the UK, with clients ranging from universities to nurseries. They offer over 50,000 products including office supplies, office technology & Consumables, Print and Promotion, Work wear and Office Furniture and Interiors.

In addition to their expansive product range they also provide a comprehensive range of services including Managed Print Solutions; Legal Compliance Services; DSE & Workstation Assessments; Secure Shredding; Free space planning & design; Fit-out; refurbishment & interior finishes; Office relocation; Furniture removal & recycling.

Egan Reid have been using Personnel Manager for over 10 years mainly to record key employee information and for recording absence and holiday information for their 80 staff at their offices in Stockport, Bradford and the Isle of Man.

Unfortunately, Personnel Manager was discontinued in 2009 and is not compatible with recent versions of Microsoft Office and Windows. In March 2017 Personnel Manager stopped working after an O/S upgrade on their server and they could therefore no longer access the system or any of their records.

Egan Reid contacted agathonhr via our website as we are one of the last companies in the UK to provide support and services to Personnel Manager users and offer a cost effective and quick upgrade to People Inc. HR.

People Inc. HR is a comprehensive HR system that incorporates Core HR, Absence Management, Training and Development, Salary and Benefits and Fleet Management. Is also provides Online Recruitment and Employee Self Service via optional add on modules.

People Inc. provides much more functionality to meet Egan Reid’s requirements. It also calculates holiday entitlements more effectively based on absence rules and employees’ work pattern and FTE. This negates the need to create many different holiday rules for part time employees.

Brent Darbyshire, Financial Controller at Egan Reid said, “The upgrade process was very quick and required minimal effort on our part. People Inc. was installed and all the data transferred within a matter of days. The training took place within a week of placing our order.”

PeopleFirstHR (previously known as Agathonhr) are one of the last companies in the UK providing support and services for Personnel Manager customers. Additionally, through our partnership with P&A Software, providers of People Inc. we are able to provide a complete and quick data migration service for customers who upgrade from Vizual Personnel Manager to our People Inc. HR System. 

Take a look at our Vizual Personnel Website for more information about the upgrade

We currently offer attractive discounts on licences for customers upgrading from Vizual Personnel Manager / Personnel Director to People Inc.

If you would like more information about how PeopleFirstHR can help you upgrade you Personnel Manager Software contact us on 01242 663974 or