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Case-study: Egan Reid Stationery Co Ltd Upgrade from Vizual Personnel Manager to People Inc. HR

Egan Reid is one of the largest suppliers of office furniture and educational supplies in the UK, with clients ranging from universities to nurseries. They offer over 50,000 products including office supplies, office technology & Consumables, Print and Promotion, Work wear and Office Furniture and Interiors.

In addition to their expansive product range they also provide a comprehensive range of services including Managed Print Solutions; Legal Compliance Services; DSE & Workstation Assessments; Secure Shredding; Free space planning & design; Fit-out; refurbishment & interior finishes; Office relocation; Furniture removal & recycling.

Egan Reid have been using Personnel Manager for over 10 years mainly to record key employee information and for recording absence and holiday information for their 80 staff at their offices in Stockport, Bradford and the Isle of Man

Unfortunately, Personnel Manager was discontinued in 2009 and is not compatible with recent versions of Microsoft Office and Windows. In March 2017 Personnel Manager stopped working after an O/S upgrade on their server and they could therefore no longer access the system or any of their records.

Egan Reid contacted agathonhr about the upgrade from Vizual Personnel Manager, via our website as we are one of the last companies in the UK to provide support and services to Personnel Manager users and offer a cost effective and quick upgrade to People Inc. HR.

People Inc. HR is a comprehensive HR system that incorporates Core HR, Absence Management, Training and Development, Salary and Benefits and Fleet Management. Is also provides Online Recruitment and Employee Self Service via optional add on modules.

People Inc. provides much more functionality to meet Egan Reid’s requirements. It also calculates holiday entitlements more effectively based on absence rules and employees’ work pattern and FTE. This negates the need to create many different holiday rules for part time employees.

Brent Darbyshire, Financial Control at Egan Reid said, “The upgrade process was very quick and required minimal effort on our part. People Inc. was installed and all the data transferred within a matter of days. The training took place within a week of placing our order.”

Agathonhr are one of the last companies in the UK providing support and services for Personnel Manager customers. Additionally, through our partnership with P&A Software, providers of People Inc. we are able to provide a complete and quick data migration service for customers upgrading to our People Inc. HR System. 

We currently offer attractive discounts on licences for customers upgrading from Vizual Personnel Manager / Personnel Director to People Inc.

If you would like more information about how agathonhr can help you upgrade you Personnel Manager Software contact us on 01242 663974 or

Further information

AgathonHR have been working on Vizual Personnel Manager and Personnel Director since 1997 and are one of the last companies in the UK to have any experience using or supporting these systems. Additionally we have been working with People Inc. since 2009 and are one the main People Inc. resellers in the UK. This means we can provide the best possible service to ensure the upgrade goes as effectively as possible.

Whilst we can no longer sell Personnel Manager, we do currently provide the following:

  • Upgrades to People Inc. including data migration.
  • Discounted annual support packages
  • Basic training for new users
  • Report Writing Training.
  • Consultancy – Data tidying, customisation etc.

Further information can be found on our website If you require any support with Vizual Personnel Manager please call 01242 663974 or email