Case Study – UK – PR Communications & Consultancy - Policy Matters

The time saved, the speedy reporting system and the general ease of use, has definitely changed our company for the better” - Lucy Binding of Policy Matters

Who is Policy Matters?...

Policy matters is a healthcare-dedicated, independent, market access consultancy that matches healthcare policy to business helping clients benefit from the opportunities created by the changing National Health Service Landscape.

Born from a passionate belief in the need to secure patient access to effective, modern medicines, Policy Matters is aptly named as healthcare policy really does matter to the adoption and use of treatments.

Policy Matters is unique in two main areas:

  • Developing & implementing market access programmes with successful launches
  • Supporting companies and trade associations to create favourable trading environments in the UK

Below is a small sample list of Policy Matters Clients:

Policy matters pride themselves in their high standards and understanding of the ABPI code of Practice and adopt a careful approach to analysis and strategy development followed by professional and comprehensive implementation.

Issues before using Timesheet Xpress...

As with many professional consultants, Policy Matters strive towards effective process management in order to improve agility and operational performance. In order to do this, Policy Matters took a structured approach to its policies, metrics, management practices and software tools to manage and optimise its activities and processes.

In looking at the tracking of productivity and projects within the business, Policy Matters were using a traditional paper based timesheet system which was immensely time consuming to complete and administer. Attempting to extract business critical information for internal purposes or indeed for customer queries regarding project performance metrics was a slow and cumbersome process. Based on their own beliefs of effective policy and processes in order to achieve success, Policy Matters decided it was time to give their internal time recording processes an overhaul.

As Policy Matters knows, better process management facilitates improved management and communication. One big issue that many clients of consultants generally have is a possible concern around the accuracy of data supplied when it comes to billing for work completed. In order to gain and secure their clients trust Policy Matters has taken the decision to implement Timesheet Xpress like thousands of other professional consultancy firms with diverse client bases.

Since using Timesheet Xpress...

The rapid implementation of Timesheet Xpress throughout the office has increased available hours for additional billing on client projects significantly. Now with the range of clients and projects with associated tasks configured by department to ensure high levels of efficiency with a simple point and click – often from the favourites section, consultants and employees accurately record time and billable hours in the “blink of an eye”

“Since using the Timesheet Xpress software, we don’t know why we didn’t decide to use it sooner with an increase in our utilisation rates, there has been a positive and immediate effect on our bottom-line revenues” says Lucy Binding, Partner Consultant at Policy Matters.

About Timesheet Xpress...

As the leading application based product for logging and managing project efficiencies in any organisation, Timesheet Xpress is being used by thousands of users in over 40 countries.

The software is easily installed on either stand alone or network computers and offers a range of configurations for use in organisations of all sizes from independent consultants relying on accurate tracking of “billable hours” to large corporations who are concerned not only with project management and staff productivity but also with timely management information for the purposes of workforce management and staff optimisation when forecasting and scheduling outputs.

Timesheet Xpress will monitor organisational productivity and performance through time and attendance with quick and easy to use reporting.

With accurate and timely information, effective planning and decisions can be confidently made leading to increases in business competitiveness.

With links to various applications such as Microsoft Project, Excel, Timesheet Xpress offers a seamless integration into many existing business applications in organisations of all sizes and in many sectors.