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Customer testimonials

Beata Wright, Global Head of Ecosystems Unit4

“The expertise of specialists like Embridge Consulting is being sought increasingly by organisations looking to take strategic advantage of new technology and digital advancement. They have delivered a number of successful projects for our customers this year already, who will benefit from the extended services and technical and business expertise they provide.”

Lewis Ducket, CEO for Public Sector Partnership Services

“Primarily we are looking to transform the way in which we deliver our services to our clients by enabling them improved access to accurate financial information at the touch of a button. The project is in its infancy but we are already impressed by the Embridge team and their consultative approach.”

Marcial Boo CEO, Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA)

“I think Embridge is a professional outfit, clearly very dynamic and they make an effort to understand their customers needs.  They have very good technical people – I have no hesitation in recommending them”

Paul Winter, Project Manager (Financial Systems) at North Lincolnshire Council

“The Councils’ aspirations to digitally transform are driven by the need to enhance efficiency and value for money. Unit4 ERP supports us to deliver the services we need, while enhancing the user experience. Utilising Unit4’s Public Sector Model blueprint for implementation, ensures a best-practice approach is delivered, without excessive customisation, and accelerates the implementation, delivering its benefits on a reduced timeframe. The close partnership between Unit4 and Embridge will deliver further value as the project progresses.”

Christopher Grainger, Guildford Borough Council

We are pleased to announce that we have successfully delivered the Unit4 Recruitment Solution within Guildford Borough Council using the innovative Embridge implementation strategy, EVA.

The great advantage of the Recruitment solution is the automatic tracking of jobs and candidates utilising the intuitive dashboards and reports.   The single source of controlled information with secure access enables real time review of the applicants while removing the confusion and latency of manual data entry.

Congratulating the collaboration between the council and Embridge delivery team.  Chris Granger ERP Project Manager commented “It’s been a fantastic opportunity to deliver benefits so early on in the ERP Project and a great start to the recruitment work stream.  I hope you will agree, the system looks great!

 Already within 24 hours of the solution going live, there has been an incredible response in terms of candidates registering and job applications.”

James Arvin, Sales Director Public Sector Unit4

 “Partnering with Embridge Consulting has cemented our long-standing position as the market leader for ERP solutions to UK Local Government and we are proud to be part of such a transformative project. It is great to know our solutions are connecting, informing, and engaging teams and stakeholders, such as Guildford Borough Council’s effectively and efficiently.”

ERP Manager

We chose to use Embridgefor the Payroll year end training as they were the only provider we spoke to that could deliver such training in the time we needed it. 

The training was well delivered and the trainer (Dave) was very clear and able to answer all the questions we had.  Given it was our first payroll year end using UBW the payroll team and the ERP team were all nervous about the task, but Dave put us at rest and it was all relatively successful. 

We have had to ask a few follow up questions; which Dave was happy to help with.  Overall an excellent service.

ERP Manager

Malcolm Johnston, Executive Director Rother District Council

Embridge have worked closely and effectively with our staff to implement the ERP project.  They have adopted a collaborative and partnership approach to dealing with issues as and when they arise."

Malcolm Johnston, Executive Director​ Rother District Council

Local Government Association (LGA)

We moved to the Embridge support and cloud offering for U4BW last September. They provide their service in a very effective, friendly and professional way. The transfer was smooth and included a upgrade to version 7.2 without trauma. 

Contract governance and accountability is appropriate, regular and content rich - we have clearly defined access routes to get things done. Helpdesk issues are dealt with quickly with excellent call logging and a nominated lead person is always defined. 

Embridge are a valued partner, continue to meet our expectations, and collaborate with us on our U4BW development journey.

Thanks also to Dave, your steadying hand was much appreciated, and we must also thank QTC and the Embridge help-desk for speedily dealing with our issues. I'm really positive about going forward"​

David Greenfield Lead Accountant ​​Local Government Association

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"Thanks Dave helpful as ever. I would echo David's comments about feeling positive going forward"​

Chris Harding - HR & Payroll Manager ​

Vasi Vasikaran , Head of Business Systems

“Having engaged with Embridge, found them highly professional and a great sounding board for delivering solutions to a plan.”

Terrence Higgins Trust

“Emma O’ Brien and Embridge Consulting have been integral to the successful implementation of THT’s new integrated Agresso Finance and HR system. Emma’s project management skills coupled with her in depth knowledge of the Agresso software have been invaluable. Emma and her team quickly gained an understanding of our charity and thus were able to design an integrated system that would work for the charity. Emma is a great people person…she is able to motivate and manage within a very tight control environment. Embridge Consulting delivered for us on time and on budget.”

Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive, Terrence Higgins Trust

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“Emma came to THT to project manage the roll-out of the Agresso integrated management information system. Emma was invaluable to the project and an exemplary project manager. The real added value she brought to the team was her extensive dual knowledge of both the product and project management skills. In my mind this value added component was the competitive advantage that Emma has over her competitors. If I had to do it all over again, Emma, as project manager would be my only choice”

James Glover, Human Resources & Organisational Development Director,

 

Matt Bullock, Agresso Change & Communications Workstream Lead Lincolnshire County Council
“At Lincolnshire County Council we had an urgent need to design and create a number of learning solutions at short notice to enable employees to use Agresso upon its launch some 6 months later. Embridge Consulting were recommended to us as having a proven track record in both project management and delivery of engaging learning solutions and from the very first conversation with them, they had started to help us see the light at the end of what had been a very long and dark tunnel. The commitment, flexibility and sheer determination of all the Embridge trainers who have helped us develop a great learning offer has been outstanding. Bringing both a wealth of knowledge and a can do attitude to what has been an ever developing and changing challenge. It is because of the Embridge team that we have been able to train over 5,000 employees, create over 60 step by step cards and user guides, create 50 + e-learning courses and deliver circa 350 face to face learning session throughout the county of Lincolnshire - all in time for the system going live. The quality of the product and service Embridge offer is something I would recommend to any organisation embarking on a significant ERP system change, they truly know their stuff.”
Shelter

“Shelter were assisted by Embridge Consulting, with their implementation of Unit4 Business World from Feb 2016-Nov-2016.​

​Shelter is a UK-based housing and homelessness organisation, with around 1400 staff in total, and a Finance team of 30, covering Financial and Management accounts.​

​I am happy to recommend Emma O’Brien and her team at Embridge as a company that successfully implemented Unit4 BW, Milestone 6 for Shelter.  They used their standard methodologies to assist us in replacing our existing finance system, taking us through Design, Build, Data Migration, System Testing, User Testing and Transition to live phases.  We have subsequently engaged them to provide ongoing support.​

They delivered the project on time and on budget, and were very professional in their delivery methods, and excellent at project management.  We benefited from their repeatable methodology, and their in-depth knowledge of Unit4 business World” 

Ken Edwards, Senior Systems Accountant FSS Cancer Research UK
The Gcon4 tool makes complex data loads very simple - we like simple!  We had a very positive experience of working with Embridge Consulting and we're looking forward to future developments of the tool to help make planned daily routines much faster.

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Simon Talbot , Accountant Woodland Trust

"We are extremely pleased with the GCON4 MFL software.   It has meant that many disparate processes have been streamlined and unified, saving staff time and effort as well as reducing errors.​"

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BT Group

“Embridge Consulting are working with us on multiple programmes at BT – the projects are complex and require a strong and flexible team. We’re very impressed with the calibre of work Embridge carry out for us. Not only are they experts in what they do, they have a great work ethic; hard working, professional, and able to adapt to our specific needs. They are a great team – we hope to work with them on many more projects!”

Richard Grice, Programme Director, BT

“I’ve worked with the Embridge team throughout the project. Whether it’s payroll, finance or HR the consultants are very experienced and knowledgeable - a resource that is of great value to us. They are also very easy to work with! I think this is down to the culture of the team which is set by Emma O’Brien and how Embridge recruit; they are very careful to get the right mix of skills and quality needed for complex projects. Emma is ultra-professional, diligent, strong and flexible – her values and qualities cascade throughout the team and should be admired. I have worked with many third parties in my career and would have no hesitation to recommend Embridge Consulting – they are one of the best consultancy teams I’ve worked with”.

Ian Fitzgerald, Solutions Director, BT

Fiona Davis, Senior Manager PricewaterhouseCoopers
“I have worked closely with Emma for over a year. Emma has excellent organisation skills and a great ability to multitask which are absolute musts in her field. Her attention to detail and ability to absorb and recollect volumes of data is superb. Overall i would i would highly recommend Emma as a project manager and look forward to working with her in the future.” Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.
Fiona Duncombe, Partnership Secretary EC Harris
“Emma is a highly motivated and competent individual who has excellent leadership skills. Emma’s has shown a high level of competence in developing information systems and operational processes in an international professional services environment. She has an ability to see the bigger picture and develop solutions to meet the business needs at a strategic level.”
Sweett Group

“Emma O’Brien of Embridge Consulting became Project Manager for Sweett Group’s proposed Agresso implementation in 2009. She very rapidly assimilated the requirements of the project, which was the Group’s solution to a global financial and management information system, providing a quality of leadership and organisation, both of herself and everyone involved with the project, which was critical to the project’s success. This led to a totally disciplined approach with regular updates to core management and meetings of the project steering committee to ensure that the project timescales were met, including those incumbent on the supplier, with a huge organisational workload. Emma is hard-working, often dealing with issues well beyond normal office hours. She is also very personable and I would highly recommend her for any similar projects. She will certainly be welcome at Sweett Group when further system development is appropriate.”

Chris Goscomb Chief Financial Officer, Sweett Group

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“Emma is an excellent Project Manager, although her qualities go beyond her role. She has a fierce understanding of the businesses needs and her management style is very much in keeping with the culture of the business; this serves her well as it enables her to achieve her objectives. Very knowledgeable in her field, and takes a methodical and practical approach always ensuring a meticulous execution of all her tasks. Emma would make an invaluable asset to a management team and I have no doubt her future is paved for great things….”

John Hadji-Michael, Group IT Director, Sweett Group

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“Emma has been working with us for a year now and has demonstrated a strong mix of project management and technical IT / systems knowledge which has been a key factor in our delivery” Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time.

Alastair Bloore, Global Business Systems Director, Sweett Group

Sue Miles, Owner, Chaseville Consulting Ltd
“Emma is a driven and hardworking individual. She is very goal focused and will work hard to deliver to business needs, even when these needs may be complicated, not completely clear in terms of requirement, or just simply ‘difficult’ – she loves a challenge! She is bold and confident and does not take things at face value – instead she will question existing processes and procedures, aiming to ensure she understands the implications of any decision she needs to make to move forward. She gets great satisfaction from a project well delivered and will celebrate success with her team. And most importantly, she is also great fun to be around.”

 

 

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