auto-enrolment-lineDaily Mail & General Trust PLC (DMGT) has appointed Staffcare to provide middleware software to manage auto-enrolment for all its group of UK companies.

DMGT has multiple staging dates, the first of which is in August 2013. Approximately 45% of its UK employees are already in a pension scheme. DMGT employs approximately 11,500 people globally.

Yvonne Pearce, Group Pensions Manager at DMGT said “During the last 6 months, we have carried out an extensive market review to understand how we can address our complex requirements for auto-enrolment. Through our assessment process we invited a number of suppliers to discuss our requirements and to present their solutions, from which we shortlisted down to a small number to formally tender for the supply of the middleware software.

Our preference has always been to have an in-house software solution that we could manage through our own central services, to provide local control to each of the group companies. We chose Staffcare as they are capable of providing enhanced functional capability and they can cater for our requirements, no matter how complex. Key factors for us were Staffcare’s agnostic position in relation to managing multiple pension schemes and providers, their technology focus and their capability to integrate with our different HR and payroll systems.”

“We will use Staffcare’s software for workforce assessment, contribution calculations, e-communications, enrolment, the opting-out processes, MI reporting and data management. With Staffcare, we are able to support multiple brands and different communication content across our group. ”

Phil Hollingdale, Founder and CEO at Staffcare, says “Our software is ideally suited to businesses like DMGT who have to manage complexity with multiple pensions, systems and processes. Because of the robust selection process that DMGT went through they were able to identify the strength and flexibility of our software. This is an exciting project and we are proud to be working with DMGT.“