Czajka Care Group
"Czajka Care is a group of care homes based in Shipley, Yorkshire. The group specializes in the care of elderly, frail and young disabled people as well as providing leisure centres with facilities such as bowling greens. The organization had been successfully using Sage Line 50 for eight years as well as Payroll but the demands of generating sales invoices within the care home industry are not insignificant. Ray Jest, the company's Corporate Administrator, felt the need to streamline the sales invoice production process. There are many invoicing packages on the market for care homes. However, the research carried out by Ray and his consultant Bob Grimshaw from C-A-Solutions in Preston showed that very few fulfilled the most important criteria. These were to both link to Sage and be sufficiently powerful to meet his requirements of completely automating the invoicing process.
CareMaster's flexibility in terms of calculating invoice charges without manual intervention was critical. Other demands of the industry such are dealing with the annual DSS April client contribution changes are also automated. CareMaster's invoice layouts can be tailored to suit individual requirements as well as meeting local authority needs. Additionally, CareMaster maintains a comprehensive resident's database. It is completely open-ended - a home can have as many invoice runs as necessary, raising as many invoices as required to an unlimited number of third parties.
Within a couple of months, the entire invoicing process had been reduced from one day down to just an hour. Ray feels that this time saving (along with the other management information provided) ensures that CareMaster will prove an excellent long-term investment for the company."
Risedale Homes Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
"The process of raising sales invoices in the care home industry is specialized and extremely labour intensive. The combination of Sage and CareMaster means that our entire accounting and invoicing procedures run extremely smoothly. Our invoicing process used to take days. With CareMaster the entire monthly process of creating invoices, printing them and posting them to Sage has now reduced this down to a few hours. We can't imagine having to go back to our old systems."
The Pri-Med Group, Lowestoft, Suffolk
"We purchased CareMaster in order to cut down on what we felt was unnecessary administrative work. A lot of our invoices are very similar from month to month and we purchased the program to help minimize the effort taken to produce them. The link to Sage Line 50 means that tasks are no longer duplicated and we've greatly reduced the time taken to complete our invoicing cycle. We also use the program to help provide fee analysis data and maintain our residents database."
CareMaster clients include:Alexandra Nursing Home
Ashmere Care Homes
St Bartholomew's Court
Care Plus Homes
Century Healthcare Ltd
De Vere Care
Ivy Care Homes
King Charles Court
St David's Home