SeeAbility goes for major upgrade of Kypera solutions
Published by Doug Sarney for Kypera Limited in Housing and also in Communities
SeeAbility needed greater reporting functionality and was using an Access database that was beginning to show its age. The organisation was considering a number of alternatives, but took a closer look at what Kypera had to offer. By adding Kypera Business, upgrading Kypera Housing and Kypera Financials to v3.642, and adding the Care and Support module to Kypera Housing, SeeAbility will have a complete solution that meets its needs.
Brian Newcombe, Director of Finance and Resources at SeeAbility said: “The Kypera solution comes at almost half the price of some of the alternatives and it’s more appropriate for our needs. What’s also important is that it’s ready-built so it can be installed in 6 weeks.”
The Kypera upgrade will enable SeeAbility to streamline its administration significantly, saving time and reducing the risk of errors. For example, by using Kypera to record the timesheets of ‘bank’ (or agency) workers, the information will be automatically fed into other parts of the system, increasing efficiency. The timesheets will be: a) logged against an individual’s care plan to ensure that they are receiving the level of care agreed, b) used to generate invoices for clients, such as local authorities, then incorporated into Kypera Financials for debt management and c) fed into the payroll system so that wages, PAYE and National Insurance are calculated automatically to produce pay slips.
Brian Newcombe continued: “We have a long association with Kypera and know that we can work with them. We fully expect Kypera Business to integrate successfully with Kypera Housing and Kypera Financials to form the central database, so there will be no need for data uploading each time we run a report and no risk of data leakage. Upgrading Kypera Financials and Kypera Housing will give us more functionality, delivering efficiencies across the business. This will be enhanced by the addition of Kypera Business so we’ll gain greater benefits from the whole system.”
SeeAbility supports adults with multiple disabilities including; visual impairment, learning, physical and mental health disabilities, acquired brain injuries and degenerative conditions. The organisation provides a wide range of flexible, person-centred services including accommodation to meet people’s individual needs to enhance their quality of life. SeeAbility provides services in Devon, East Sussex, Hampshire, Somerset and Surrey.