About Retain Digital

Retain Digital are a web development company based in Hove, East Sussex that specialise in creating websites that drive brand loyalty. As well as catering to clients in and around Sussex, such as Brighton and Hove Council and the Brighton Marathon, Retain Digital have notable clients all over the country including BUPA and Sun Pharmaceuticals (Wilkinson Sword, Banana Boat, and Hawaiian Tropic).

They work with businesses to not only develop highly usable and intuitive websites but to plan and implement campaigns for attracting new customers and fostering loyalty in existing ones.

Keeping track of team members

“I work closely with all our clients so I can understand their business and ensure that we deliver tailored and quality solutions to suit the needs and requirements of both their customers and internal teams, explained Mike Spence, Retain’s Technical Director. As well as consulting with each client, a large part of Mike’s job is resource management – assigning the appropriate talent to the right client.

As a result, it’s crucial that Mike knows who’s available for a project at any given time.

“I oversee projects in both our development and design teams and support all our team members to guide them to fulfil their potential,” said Mike.

For this reason, Mike found ScheduleLeave’s annual leave tracking functionality particularly helpful, especially the ability to integrate it with your existing calendar application.

“Getting email notifications when requests are made and quickly being able to see conflicts is really helpful. Integrating with Google Calendar means I can see, quickly and easily who’s off when I’m booking meetings.”

Low-cost and feature-rich

As a growing startup, it was important for Retain to use an absence management system that kept things simple. was lightweight and easy to use. “We didn’t need a full HR system and ScheduleLeave ticked all the boxes for us, “said Mike, “it had all the required features at a great price!”

In addition to Google Calendar integration and how the way that requesting and approving holiday dates works, Mike also cited ScheduleLeave’s reporting capabilities, the ability to create Custom Leave Types, and being able to override annual leave allowances as proving especially useful to the company.

If you’d like to find out how ScheduleLeave can simplify your company’s annual leave tracking, as well as all aspects of staff absence management,  then sign up for a free, no-obligation trial.

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