4th April 2018

Thurlow Nunn Standen moves ahead with integrated HR and payroll

Replacing disconnected HR and payroll software with integrated Civica solutions enhances data accuracy and increases efficiency.

Having started out in 1875 as a supplier of steam engines and threshing tackle, Thurlow Nunn Standen is now a leading distributor of Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery. It also operates a network of car dealerships, as well as Balsham Buildings, a specialist in agricultural and industrial buildings.

More than 720 people work across Thurlow Standen’s 21 sites. Payroll is complex owing to a range of pay grades and varied working hours. When the company managed HR and payroll using separate systems, information had to be entered twice if someone’s circumstances changed or a new person joined — a process that was both time consuming and error prone. To replace its disconnected systems, Thurlow Nunn Standen selected Civica HR and Payroll.


  • Monthly payroll processing time cut from a week to 1.5 days
  • Enhanced data accuracy using a single integrated database for HR and payroll
  • Improved visibility of team members’ absence and sickness, making it easier for managers to ensure adequate cover
  • Self-service functionality puts employees in control of their own data, reduces the burden on HR, and cuts down on paper use.
Using Civica Payroll has been amazing. We can now administer the monthly payroll in a fraction of the time — just a day and half, when it used to take a week. 
Sue Edwards, Payroll Manager, Thurlow Nunn Standen

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