advo has been recognised at the prestigious Broker Innovation Awards for the creation and implementation of in-house technology which allows SMEs and smaller corporates to link the essentials of paying, rewarding and managing staff absence through one HR system for the very first time.
advo’s ‘One’ platform was launched last year and is the first platform for SMEs that allows Payroll, HR and benefits to be run through a single log-in.
advo won the ‘Best use of Technology’ award and were one of the runners up in the overall ‘The Broker Innovation award’, which was won by a global advisory firm.
On winning the award, the judges, who are insurance industry leaders, commented,
“The winner [advo] of Best Use of Technology is making employee benefits mainstream by embracing technology, simplicity and ease of use. The winner has used its deep experience and expertise to create a platform that’s a shining example of innovation.”
Kevin Crew, advo’s IT Director, who attended the black-tie awards in London, with some of the IT team commented,
“This is an amazing win and a validation of all the hard work needed by many people to bring advo’s ‘one’ HR platform to the SME market. My team has just been amazing. Although we were ‘pipped at the post’ in the overall prize by a global advisory firm it does show that we can nonetheless stand next to these giants with our head’s held high!”
The Broker Innovation Awards include the whole of the UK insurance industry and aim to recognise the innovation and ingenuity of intermediaries. The awards are described as seeking to ‘celebrate those [intermediaries] that have fully embraced technology in order to meet the needs of clients. The awards pay close attention to intermediaries that have taken an innovative approach to insurance protection and demonstrate collaboration, inventiveness and modernisation’.
Kevin Crew, advo’s IT Director explains why advo-one is so effective for an SME.
“One has three parts, the essentials for an SME. Each can be taken separately, together or any combination, depending on needs. It allows access to all employee benefits, supports people through absence management, with access to wider HR support, and pays people, through fully accredited HMRC payroll system, all in one place and backed by experts” adding “it’s a hire-to-retire employee engagement solution.”
Colin Boxall, advo’s Executive Director, added,
“advo has always embraced technology as a way to help our clients get the most from the service we deliver. The One platform is the culmination of this bringing together the SME essentials in one place, but we know, no matter how impressive the technology, it’s our brilliant people that really make advo stand out.”