Themesparx selects Hydra and Evidence and Change to optimise resource scheduling and project planning

Themesparx are global theming solution experts to the entertainment and leisure industries, from amusement parks and visitor attractions to bespoke exhibition stands and themed retail outlets.  Clients include Chessington World of Adventures™ and Legoland Windsor Resort™.

Their teams of experts deliver the best possible results, striving to delight and dazzle!

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As part of a Continuous Improvement Programme, Themesparx needed to bring new levels of resource optimisation, and project planning clarity to their workload.

Sharon Dunford, Concept Design and Project Manager said “as a specialist creative and manufacturing business looking to expand operations, we needed a tool that would help us to plan our resource, manage our capacity and give us the ability to forecast our resource needs, both now and in-line with our future business development.”

Themesparx reviewed and trialled several applications and found Hydra was by far the most suitable. Sharon explained “Hydra simply offers all the functionality we need now, with room for further expansion in future as the business grows to the next level of operational sophistication.

Evidence and Change are resellers for Hydra, providing a one stop shop software, implementation and consulting experience. With 20 years’ experience providing Project, Programme and Resource management solutions to large and international customers, Colin Winnett of Evidence and Change is now bringing the benefits of Hydra to the SME market.

Colin quickly understood our existing business processes and gave valuable practical advice and hands-on support on how we could quickly and painlessly hone and improve these and integrate them with our Hydra deployment."

Sharon concludes "prior to Hydra it was not unusual for resourcing conflicts to occur. Often these were overcome by bringing in expensive contract resource. Now, after just one month, we’re already reaping the benefits of implementing Hydra."

For more information about the challenges that Themesparx faced and how Evidence and Change worked with them to provide solutions using Hydra, please have a read through the Case Study