Renowned throughout the construction industry for their extensive expertise, Anderson have grown to become one of the UK’s leading contractors. Anderson’s vast and varied experience spanning over 30 years underpins their multi award-winning development business.
We spoke to Mark Aldridge, Group Finance Director at Anderson who shared with us how our Eque2 software has helped support their journey of rising demand and steady growth.
Since implementing Eque2’s Microsoft based EVision construction ERP solution, Anderson have gradually added to the solution overtime to enhance their business. They have introduced additional modules to help improve their processes and absorb their increased workload.
Anderson implemented Jet Reports alongside EVision, which Mark said is “at the heart of how our reporting works”. Jet Reports is a reporting tool designed specifically for use with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, allowing you to create reports in the familiar environment of Excel using real-time data from EVision.
In 2019, Anderson introduced Zetadocs Expenses into their offering, which by removing the need for paper expenses, has given their employees the flexibility and timely submission of their expenses.
Bringing further efficiencies to their business, Anderson recently implemented Continia Document Capture – an end-to-end solution built to import, register, approve and archive invoices and other documents directly into Dynamics 365 Business Central. Working remotely is something many of us have had to get used to throughout the pandemic and Continia Document Capture has enabled Anderson’s finance team to work remotely more efficiently.
Mark commented “Continia has gradually reduced the need for our administration staff to be present in the office and has allowed our teams to deal with the increased volume of work we are seeing”. Since using Continia, 75% of Anderson’s invoice processes are now fully automated meaning their business can keep up with growing demand and winning new contracts without adding to their headcount – saving time and money.
Looking ahead for 2022, Mark and the Anderson Group are excited to see how introducing WebContractor, a further module that integrates with EVision, will help to streamline payment processes for their subcontractors.
To finish, Mark concluded that “Dealing with uncertainties and seeing material and labour shortages has been challenging for the construction industry, but we pride ourselves in the growth we are achieving. Continia has played a big part in helping us to do so, It’s meant we can keep up with the increased demand and improve our processes simultaneously”.
To find out more about Anderson, please visit https://www.andersongroup.co.uk/