Kuwaiti Cultural Office
ChanJones Ltd is very proud of the fact that one of the first organisations to use our in-house Human Resources system was the Kuwaiti Cultural Office. Located in Knightsbridge and connected to the embassy, the cultural office also deals with all the sponsorship and placing for Kuwaiti students at universities in the UK.
Unlike the embassy, which maintains a fairly stable staff the cultural office was growing to fill the demand for a UK education. It had reached the point where they had been unable to cope and had a new system designed.
This new system was however unable to integrate with their old "digital punch card" software and unable to integrate into their new KMS system which is used by staff and students every day. As a result there was a lot of work required to move everything from one system to another. (At ChanJones we call this the F7 problem, due to the F7 key that is used to switch screens on some older software)
In May 2014 they went live with our HR system solution. Installed by a ChanJones engineer after some slight alterations to allow seamless integration into the new KMS system. During the installation it was decided that the old digital punch card system could be greatly improved without too much effort so ChanJones built a new one (and this is now an optional feature in our HR software) No more extra work, and we even use the existing KMS user information so now the IT department only have to maintain one database.