Daiwa Sport

Daiwa Sports

Daiwa Sports is the world’s biggest manufacturer of fishing equipment – specialising in rods, poles, reels and fishing accessories for carp, coarse, sea, game and specialist fishing.

With over 30 years of making top quality equipment, Daiwa has seen angling become a way of life. With a factory and Head Office in the UK, plus the team of Daiwa consultants, it gives the firm a big edge in creating the best kit.

System history

Daiwa sought a supplier that could provide a new Time & Attendance, Access Control and Payroll system to replace its ageing system, with up-to-date features to fit future requirements. Seamless integration with payroll was required, in addition to greater control over office-based and manufacturing staff.

System objectives

Daiwa was looking for an integrated, feature-rich system to include the following:

  • Single source, integrated Time & Attendance
  • Payroll
  • Single card solution
  • Improved employee time management and analysis
  • Health and safety compliance
  • Access Control for 8 doors

After an extensive selection process we were chosen as the preferred supplier, implementing our Intelligent Time system integrated with Earnie Executive Payroll, for 150 employees at the Lanarkshire site.

Integration with Earnie

iTime is linked to Daiwa’s Earnie payroll system using our advanced export utility, saving huge amounts of time in the calculation of payroll. All hours, overtime and absence records are exported straight into the payroll system, providing a solution to the huge administrative burden of the past.

We provided the Earnie Executive Payroll software (500 employee version) with 2 user seats and services. The Earnie implementation and training was carried out by a highly-skilled consultant, who in turn aided Daiwa in providing the correct fields for data import.

Data capture

Daiwa selected our Maximus Proximity Clocking terminals for all manufacturing and office staff as this was the most appropriate option and matched its requirements perfectly for a one-card-fits-all solution.

Eight internal doors have been fitted with our iAccess hardware, to allow access to be controlled for all employees according to job role and working hours. Real-time data resides in the same database and front-end software as Time & Attendance, ensuring 360° visibility of employee movement.

System overview

Daiwa currently uses three products within our software portfolio:

Intelligent Time:

Administrated by 3 users in HR, Payroll, and line management, iTime is used to accurately capture the working hours of the 150 manufacturing and office staff that are currently employed. Our software accommodates all of the working rules and practices required by Daiwa, with this data then captured and made available within our Reporting Suite, of which over 250 reports are extractable.

All hourly paid, salaried and contracted staff have their hours, overtime, holiday/sickness/absence exported to Earnie according to their specific payroll runs. This is a huge time-saver and has significantly reduced internal costs for Daiwa.

Intelligent HR:

iHR  is used to store all employees’ skill sets, appraisals, disciplines, and PPE, whilst providing a training matrix for each employee to be recorded upon.

The visual reminders and alerts allow system users to quickly and easily re-book staff onto any required courses or take the required action once a review date has been activated. All HR data and records are available within the Reporting suite where scheduled reports can be set up and emailed out to managers at certain dates to provide them with the required HR data.

Intelligent Access:

With innovative and market-leading production occurring on-site, it is essential that certain areas of the premises remain safe and secure from unauthorised access.

With the ability to restrict access rights down to employee-by-employee level, Daiwa can not only boast a highly secure working environment but can also store, record and view movement activities within one centralised system.

Through the use of market-leading technology, the employees can use the same card to clock at the terminals as they can on any Access Controlled door. Site visitors and contractors are also easily stored in the system.

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