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Azets UK implements Dayshape as its resourcing tool to manage rapid growth



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accountancy , accounting , growth , resource management

The UK top 10 accountancy firm, Azets, implements Dayshape’s AI-powered resource management software to manage its increasing headcount and supersede resourcing processes from acquisitions into one centralized solution.

Edinburgh, UK, 3rd July 2023 – Dayshape, a software company using AI technology to power professional services planning, welcomes UK top 10 accountancy firm Azets UK as a live customer. The new software investment is supporting the continued transformation of Azets UK, with M&A activity driving its ambitious growth strategy. Moving away from several fragmented processes, Azets UK is utilizing Dayshape to unify its resource management function into a strategic advantage for the firm.

Andrew Bone, CEO and Co-founder of Dayshape, said “We are excited to be working with Azets UK and for the opportunity to support them now and as they continue to grow.

Azets employs more than 3,800 employees across 90 offices in the UK and was previously using a disparate landscape of resourcing tools including Retain, Float, and manual spreadsheets – accumulating to 15 different resourcing processes in total. With Dayshape, Azets UK is gaining huge time efficiencies moving from 15 processes to one.

Specifically, Azets UK is benefitting from Dayshape’s Gantt which has created a national view of resources to offer complete visibility of resourcing options. In addition, Dayshape’s assisted, and on-demand scheduling options ensure task allocation is optimized, based on who is best suited to working on a particular engagement, reducing selection bias and promoting greater inclusion at the firm.

This allows Azets UK to not only consider current skills, certifications, and work experience of resources when allocating work, but also work preferences, utilization rates, and whether the resource has already been given a task on a specific engagement. Together, this suitability criteria provides a powerful metric which enables Azets UK to provide a healthy work-life balance for its people, deliver quality personalized client services, and empower the resourcing team to make more efficient and informed scheduling decisions.

Lindsay Tyler, Head of Audit at Azets UK, said: “Dayshape is helping us centralize our resources and processes into one comprehensive system which is enabling us to continue to scale whilst minimizing disruption internally. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our colleagues, clients, and communities in a sustainable way, and Dayshape is one of the many initiatives helping us to deliver our purpose.”

Azets UK, is also applying Dayshape’s engagement economics functionality to plan, approve, and roll forward resource plans in unison with the engagement budget, and gain real-time financial projections and warnings as engagements progress. This visibility allows client fees to be accurately set, and enables informed, preemptive decisions to keep engagements on track and resource utilization optimized.

With an initial deployment to the firm’s audit service line, Azets UK has plans to roll out Dayshape across all lines of service.

Lindsay Tyler, added: “Everything we do is underpinned by our investments in people and technology. We see Dayshape as the resourcing tool of choice for all of our service lines.”

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Dayshape is AI-powered resource management and project planning software, built specifically for professional services firms. Dayshape helps firms deliver on their top priorities: profitability and growth, outstanding client service, and creating fulfilling careers for their people. Through intelligent automation, Dayshape optimizes your workforce like no other product can, making it easy to ensure your workforce is deployed optimally at all times, no matter how large or complex the scheduling needs.

With over 50,000 users across 20 countries and four continents, including numerous global top 10 accounting firms, Dayshape is leading the way in resource management software innovation.

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About Azets

Azets is an international outsourcing, compliance, and advisory group. Our 7,600 smart talented people support over 100,000 clients through our network of 189 offices in the Nordics, UK, and Ireland.

In the UK, Azets is a Top 10 accountancy firm and employs more than 3,800 people, with 90 offices nationwide.

We provide trusted advice and personalized client services across accounting, tax, audit, advisory, people, and technology, saving companies and business owners precious time, so they can focus on achieving their ambitions.

We exist to improve the lives of our colleagues, clients, and communities, in a sustainable way. And everything we do is underpinned by our investments in people and technology.

Our proprietary digital workplace technology, Azets Cozone, is a unique cloud-based portal giving SMEs instant access to information about their business that simplifies workflows, increases operational productivity, and supports a more productive client relationship.

Blick Rothenberg, London’s award-winning international corporate and private tax and accounting brand, and Nordic-based companies Karabingruppen, Legeregnskap, Luotsi Isännöinti, and Idur are all a part of Azets.

Azets is a member of Allinial Global, the member-based association dedicated to the success of independent accounting and consulting firms.

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