Welcome to ESRconnect ~ Bespoke Software Solutions
ESRconnect is a successful bespoke software consultancy which designs and supplies user-friendly payroll reporting tools and time and attendance systems to the NHS. We have a large and loyal customer base throughout the UK and have built a great reputation within the NHS for providing vital yet affordable products backed up by dedicated, caring, responsive and customer focussed support.
View Payslips Easily
Payslips can be viewed quickly and easily in Excel, and skipped through month by month. Read More
Simple Data Extraction
Payslips containing specific payments or deductions can be extracted in one click Read More
You can instantly check on high earners, compare pay month by month and flag abnormalities Read More
Helping You Save Time
cut your work load and increase accuracy with our precise checking procedures Read More
Check Expenses Fast
Mileage and Expense Reporting makes the business of checking expenses fast and accurate Read More
See The Wood For The Trees
Pay Office staff only need look at their own workload Read More
Build Payslip History
Instantly view a person’s pay history at the click of a mouse Read More
Get Ahead, Stay On Top
Many NHS pay offices are forging ahead with our software in 2016 – Get onboard here Read More
Saving the NHS Time and Money
At ESRconnect we share a firm belief in the values of the NHS, and understand the pressures faced by Trusts to make savings in the current climate. We are dedicated to running our business ethically, and follow a golden rule in all our dealings with our client Trusts: To save the NHS more money than our products and services cost. And the great part is that the more Trusts use us, the bigger the savings and benefits to the NHS.
ESRconnect products are already widely used in the NHS - our client Trusts have over 300,000 NHS employees on their payrolls. Our simple, targeted, and cost effective tools allow NHS payroll professionals to take control of their payroll, increase accuracy of payments, dramatically reduce their payroll checking times, and get rid of all that annoying paper leaving a slick, quick, accurate process month in, month out.
We are delighted to announce that our core product, the ESRconnect Spreadsheet, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Workforce Innovation’ category at the upcoming HSJ Healthcare Partnership Awards. HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “Hundreds of [...]
We are delighted to announce the arrival of our daily electronic timesheet which has been added to the line-up in our increasingly popular Timesheet Module. A number of trusts have already signed up to this [...]
The ESRconnect Timesheet Module is already being used by a growing number of NHS trusts. This is a system for generating, sending out, receiving and collating a set of universal timesheets. Timesheets are Excel Spreadsheets [...]
What our customers think:
“a very worthwhile investment” – Mark Johnson, Payroll Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Since using ESRconnect we are finding that it provides many useful time and cost saving benefits. Whilst we have not been doing detailed payslip checking for some time now, ESRconnect gives us a facility to do high level checking of payslips, making it easy to spot spurious allowances, deductions or amounts that have been processed. Our checking systems are now much more efficient due to the flexibility that ESRconnect provides us with.
Other benefits of the product include:-
The ability to attach Payroll staff names to all reports produced (including at individual payslip level), making it very easy to allocate payrolls for checking.
The ability to get payslip history reports without having to wait for ESR’s overnight processing of similar reports.
You can easily flip back and see what was paid last month when carrying out routine checking work.
It gives you a perfect cross Trust employee lookup, with details of clerks and extensions (perfect if you have more than one VPD). This is the perfect tool for creating a lookup list for post and telephone call distribution.
You can highlight and make notes of any problems on pay slips.
You can add out of period payments to give you a ‘true’ payroll history.
The Payroll staff prefer doing their sample payslips checks using Excel style payslips
I would recommend ESRconnect as a very worthwhile investment
Mark JohnsonPayroll Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS TrustSeptember 5, 2016
“saves us a lot of time each month” – Andy Christie, Payroll & Pensions Manager, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
We find ESRconnect a very important tool for highlighting exceptions for payroll checking, providing reports on payroll elements and detailed analysis on employee payments. The standard reports on salary sacrifice and mileage payments are also very useful and saves us a lot of time each month
Andy ChristiePayroll & Pensions Manager, Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: September 5, 2016
“full audit trail” – Tommy Hesketh, Workforce Governance Audit, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust
Using ESR Connect has enabled the Trust to monitor our own payroll transactions prior to the payroll run. The ease of use that the system offers allows transactions to be checked and provides a full audit trail that isn’t available using the standard ESR Reports. It also provides pay information that can be used for multiple reasons for example overpayment calculations, RTA Pay Summary’s to name a few.
Tommy HeskethWorkforce Governance Audit, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals TrustSeptember 5, 2016
“excellent working relationship” – Steve Langham, Payroll Services Manager / North West Payroll Chair, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Pennine Acute Payroll Services were one of the first to utilise ESR Connect. The product enabled our payroll service to dissect the ESR output into greater detail with the ability to run a variety of reports in user friendly formats thus improving accuracy and efficiency. The output could also be developed into providing a robust audit trail. ESR Connect has become an integral part of our payroll processing and plays a large part in maintaining accuracy levels for first time correct payslips.
The support network is excellent with prompt and efficient responses. ESR Connect are a progressive company who will work closely with you to develop the product to meet your needs and requirements.
We have an excellent working relationship with ESR Connect, long may this continue.
Steve LanghamPayroll Services Manager / North West Payroll Chair, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS TrustSeptember 5, 2016
“a real time saver” – Mark Casson, Remuneration and Benefits Manager, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
At Blackpool we use ESR-Connect software - Timesheet module for collecting Time and Attendance data, and the diagnostics software for reproducing reports directly from ESR.
The E-Timesheet module is a very simple and cost effective solution for us in areas where we have not deployed a Rostering solution, one of the key benefits is that is it excel based and therefore very familiar to everybody that uses it. We use this module for both weekly and monthly paid staff, sending out the new timesheets just before the reporting period starts and receiving them back in Payroll just after the reporting period ends, the functionality links to Outlook and so emails automatically and the returned timesheets create a file which is sent to ESR for payment, the efficient use of everyday technology has proved to be a real ‘time saver’.
The diagnostic tools that we use recreate the basic reports out of ESR into a more user friendly version that we use for many different purposes. Several actions now form part of our normal Payroll processing routines, for exception checking, past period comparisons and message highlighting, this has proved to be very worth while as several significant issues have been highlighted and stopped at source prior to hitting the Payroll.”
Mark CassonRemuneration and Benefits Manager, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustSeptember 5, 2016
“go out there and get it!” – Paula Hanson, Deputy Head of Employee Services, Bradford NHS Payroll Services.
We have been a customer of ESRconnect for over 7 years and can honestly say we wouldn’t be without it. The functionality saves us countless hours of checking time each month and allows us to interrogate all payslips together, to pick out exceptions, check current and historical data together and identify anomalies with speed, ease and confidence. It is widely used on a daily basis to run and create both ESR loaded and bespoke reports and is especially advantageous when working out complex calculations for multiple pay periods. Being fast and simple to extract a report for any; or all employees, and for any; or just selected elements, then to be able to manipulate it with ease is an excellent and efficient way to work.
In terms of technical support the ESR Connect team provides - Paul, Shaun and Steve could not be more obliging, they are friendly and responsive and are constantly on hand to assist should any problem occur (although this are exceptionally rare), or simply for general advice. They are fastidious in their approach and should it need one, ensuring a solution is found promptly. They are continually developing the system and actively seek feedback and suggestions for new reports or functionality; they have on a number occasions created new reports we have requested to add benefit and minimise time required for some of our working processes.
To summarise, for us ESR Connect is an integral and invaluable system, it is fast, effective, precise and if you don’t have it already – go out there and get it!
Paula HansonDeputy Head of Employee Services, Bradford NHS Payroll Services:September 5, 2016
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