Rudolph and Hellmann Automotive signs deal with Advanced to digitise its finance and HR functions
Press // 04-03-2021

Rudolph and Hellmann Automotive signs deal with Advanced to digitise its finance and HR functions

by Gordon Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced

Logistics provider to remove inefficiencies and drive real-time information through the Cloud

Rudolph and Hellmann has signed a new deal with UK software and services provider Advanced to digitise its finance and HR functions. The automotive supply chain and logistics provider, which employs more than 1,000 staff and provides services to UK based manufacturing operations, is implementing Advanced’s Cloud Financials – a dynamic real-time financial information system. The move follows increasing pressure on its finance team to play a more strategic role in the business.

Rudolph and Hellmann is also implementing Cloud-based time and attendance software from Mitrefinch, a Human Capital Management (HCM) software company which Advanced acquired in October 2020. The ability to track the time and attendance data of its 1,000 staff, and integrate this information into Cloud Financials, is key to its profitability. The system tracks remote staff hours, attendance and sickness and updates this information in real time.

“We needed a cost effective solution that saved time on reporting and analysis, freeing up time in the finance team to be able to perform a more valuable role in advising the business through the delivery of valuable insight. At the same time, we needed to replace our time recording system which was very outdated and no longer fit for our purpose,” explains Paul Brown, Finance Director, Rudolph and Hellmann.

“Working closely with the Advanced team, the result was an integrated Cloud-based system which has replaced all of our traditional finance reports with self-service reporting and a query management function. We are now able to access and use real-time and dynamic information which will enable myself and the finance team to advise the board and our CEO on key decisions with pace and accuracy which is vital in today’s tough business climate.” 

Gordon Wilson, CEO, Advanced comments: “Rudolph and Hellmann is a typical example of the many UK businesses we are supporting in transitioning their information systems to the Cloud. We are seeing that one of the legacies of Covid-19 is the need for organisations for shift to a digital mindset. Solutions like Cloud Financials ensures organisations have a strong grasp of their financial function and are well placed to emerge from the pandemic with more resilience and insight on their business and how best to serve their customers.”

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Chief Executive Officer, Advanced

Having joined the company in September 2015 with a track record in leading business growth, Gordon has since driven the successful transformation of Advanced.

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