Profabrication Services Ltd (PFS Ltd) is an engineering, welding and fabrication business that grew out Rio Tinto’s decision to close their aluminium smelting plant in Holyhead, North Wales. After introducing Xero to manage their finances, PFS added TidyEnterprise in 2016 to help manage projects and costs.
Managing Director, Martin Davies says it helps him focus on profitable projects: “I can print out a monthly report to show the productivity of my company, which breaks down into my fixed price, time and materials and my overhead type working. It clearly shows me graphically, with clear data where I’m being productive and where I’m not being productive.”
TidyEnterprise helps PFS Ltd manage quotations, materials, stock and pricing for fixed-price projects, helping the business to save costs.
“We run each job as a project in TidyEnterprise - any materials, equipment or items that we need for that project have to be raised through a purchase order through Tidy,” says Martin. “Before, people were ordering materials with no enquiries about cost. We’d have stuff turning up, and be getting invoices thinking did you realise how much it was going to be?”
“Since we introduced Tidy, our costs have become more stable. There’s not so much of the spurious spending as we’d seen previously.”