T Constad and Son Ltd

T Constad and Son Ltd is a family run business located in the heart of Petersfield, Hampshire.

The business has both a shop and an online service. Both carry an extensive selection of jewellery, watches, clocks and gifts.

T Constad and Son was established in the 1920s and has been providing an excellent service to its wide customer base ever since. The company has ten employees.

Director Chris Houghton uses IRIS PAYE-Master. He believes it is ideal for a company of Constad’s size because of its simplicity and ease of use.

He explained: “Originally the payroll was done each week by hand which was a long process. When I took over the responsibility of it I didn’t know how to do a payroll. I had no experience of it. I went on an Inland Revenue course to learn the basics but even then doing it by hand would take me at least two and a half hours every Monday evening. So I decided to look for a computer package to make the job easier.

“The IRIS package is competitive on price. It is straightforward to pick up and then easy to use. I am not particularly computer literate but I can just look at it and get on with it. We do a weekly cash payroll here which I can do in minutes, as long as there are no changes.

“IRIS PAYE-Master is quick and easy to use. I’ve got used to it now so I don’t have to think about it. It has nice clear pages which are easy to read. There at not lots of buttons or icons on there that you don’t use or don’t need. I just do everything automatically. The online filing for the HMRC has been brilliant. It saves a lot of time.

“The helpline has evolved and improved greatly over the years. You used to have some difficulty getting through but that’s not the case anymore. If I have a problem I make a phone call and they tell you what you want to hear.

“I would definitely recommend IRIS PAYE-Master. I am very happy with it.”