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COVID-19 and Allocate events

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We have taken the difficult decision not to hold a number of future planned events as we understand the impact COVID-19 is having, or is likely to have, on our customers and across the wider health system.

A number of our events will now move to a digital format or will be postponed:

  • Timecare Forum 2020 – 18th-19th March – You will be contacted directly if you have registered to attend.
  • Collaborative Accelerator Programme Kick-off – 24th March – You will be contacted directly if you have registered to attend.
  • Study Day | Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust – Creating Innovation in Learning and Development – 31st March. To register for the webinar, please click here.
  • Study Day | Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust – Electronic self-rostering for nurses and midwives – Postponed.

We appreciate these events have proven to be immensely popular and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are hopeful that we can find options for later in the year and the Events Team will be in touch with anyone that has expressed an interest as we look beyond the months ahead.

If you need any more information please email

The Allocate Events Team

Briefing: COVID-19 and Allocate

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We understand the impact COVID-19 is having or is likely to have on our customers. In a period where there is likely to be increased staff sickness and extra demand for services we want to support you to ensure the software is helping monitor and deploy people as safely as possible. In order to support you below is an update on our plans to provide guidance and help.

Supporting Customers

  • We have set up a monitored generic email address which will be our single point of contact for communications, updates, briefings and FAQs. Please use this contact point should you have any questions
  • We are creating a guidance document that will be shared on Monday 9th March. This document will outline tips that will help customers use our technology to prepare for potential increase in sickness and absences and increased need for employee communications
  • In addition, we will be running a webinar that will demonstrate key tasks that can be undertaken in the software to help deployment, tracking and reporting. Please click here to register
  • A number of Allocate staff are clinically trained or have worked in other healthcare roles. Where they are able to do so, we will be supporting these staff to step into NHS roles should the service require them during this challenging period

Allocate Preparedness

We have a full business continuity plan (BCP) that is designed to ensure we maintain business services throughout. We are also focused on ensuring we look after the well-being of our staff. We are following national advice during this time and our BCP Committee is reviewing this advice daily and acting accordingly.

If you have any questions or feedback please email

Charting success in the new year

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Allocate Software is delighted to start the year with being recognised as one of the Top 50 Best-Performing Privately-Owned Technology Companies at the Megabuyte50 Awards 2020.

Inclusion and ranking in the Top 50 is based on a series of key financial KPIs which demonstrate high levels of growth and potential. A Top 50 placing is a significant achievement and we are pleased to be recognised as one of the UK’s outstanding technology companies.

Click here find out more about what we do and how you could benefit from our work.

Click here to see this year’s Top 50 rankings in full.

Allocate expands software portfolio with acquisition of Enterprise Study

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3rd September 2019

Allocate expands software portfolio with acquisition of Enterprise Study

Learning and development functionality will drive staff retention, patient safety and a seamless experience for workers

3rd September 2019: The Allocate Software group has today announced the acquisition of UK based Enterprise Study Ltd, a Software-as-a-Solution (SaaS) company offering Learning Management Systems and an online training marketplace. This latest addition to the group demonstrates Allocate’s continuing focus on extending their Human Capital Management offering, and is the company’s third acquisition in the past year, following the acquisitions of 247Time and Wambiz in late 2018.

Recruitment and retention of highly skilled workforces is one of the biggest challenges facing health and care organisations globally, as they seek to deliver better care to patients within resource-constrained environments. This acquisition will allow Allocate to integrate Enterprise Study’s solutions into its own workforce management portfolio. The result will enable organisations to better support and deploy their workforces, as well as facilitate higher patient safety standards through compliance with statutory and mandatory requirements.

Enterprise Study has worked with NHS organisations and care providers in the UK for over 10 years, and has a track record in other skilled, regulated, and safety-focused industries, including the energy sector, which face common challenges of building and retaining skilled workforces.

Nick Wilson, CEO of the Allocate Software group, said: “Staff recruitment and retention are arguably one of the biggest issues facing many organisations today, and this is especially the case in the health and care sectors. We recognise the close link between both the requirements of mandatory training and the wider benefits of supportive career development, and with how people are managed and rostered.”

“Bringing Enterprise Study into the Allocate family is an exciting opportunity for us to push the boundaries of a seamless experience for healthcare workers. It also helps us to support our customers in offering their staff a more rewarding and satisfying career. Allocate is leading the way in creating a range of integrated software solutions to help manage all aspects of an employee’s working life, and to help our customers to build enduring relationships between their organisations and their people.”

Shona Blackhall, CEO of Enterprise Study, commented: “We know that learning and development is critical when looking at how to use resources more effectively. As a British business, we have a strong track record for our software in the learning and technology space. We are excited to have this opportunity to take our product to the next level, with a new focus and further investment from a company that shares the same values and vision as our own.”

Notes to editors

About Allocate Software

Allocate Software is a leading international provider of workforce and resource planning solutions, supporting the operational and administrative needs of healthcare, defence and maritime sectors.

In the health and care sector, Allocate is enabling the delivery of safe and effective care at optimal cost, by helping organisations to have the right people in the right place at the right time. With over 800 clients and over a million staff rostered daily, Allocate serves the largest public and private sector institutions around the world. Its Optima, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), platform including HealthRoster and HealthMedics, optimises the complex staffing requirements of large health and care organisations. Alongside automating sophisticated scheduling and ensuring accurate pay for staff that have complex pay rules, it is unique in providing additional benefits to improve the safety of staffing given changing patient needs, the management of contingent workforce, and the engagement of staff through the dedicated app. Optima is used to plan the working lives of half million staff across all workforce groups including doctors, nurses, therapists, care staff, operational staff and administrators.

Allocate Software is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with over 550 employees, including over 190 in research, development and product management functions. It provides services and support to its international customer base through regional offices in the UK, Sweden, France, Germany and Australia.

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Dynama opens a new office in Canberra, Australia to support business growth and to offer enhanced customer services

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28th August 2019

London, UK & Canberra, Australia

Dynama opens a new office in Canberra, Australia to support business growth and to offer enhanced customer services

Dynama, an Allocate Software company and a global supplier of strategic workforce planning software solutions, has opened a new, larger office in Canberra, Australia to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The new location provides more space, including better meeting room and workshop facilities for customers. The larger premises are conveniently located in the Civic central business district of the city with easy access and plenty of parking. Over 20 Dynama employees will be based in the new office which replaces the original much smaller building and there are further plans to expand in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

Deepak Poria, General Manager APAC at Dynama commented: “Since moving from Sydney to Canberra nearly three years ago, we have invested heavily in supporting our customer base with new services and more people to ensure they get the best value from our products.

“Seeing us in action on a daily basis has boosted customer confidence in Dynama and inspired them to pursue their own vision for future expansion. As a result, our team has quadrupled and we require larger premises to host our customers and provide them with even better support including a full spectrum of services such as onboarding, product migration and consultancy.

“We look forward to working ever-closer with our customers as we grow together.”

Dynama is committed to hiring the best local talent. Its team of technical consultants can flexibly move across a variety of roles from project management, professional services to on-site service delivery to provide customers with all the support they need swiftly and efficiently. The company has also introduced a successful high-potential entry-level recruitment program to nurture and develop new talent within its workforce.

Andrew Lloyd, Managing Director of Dynama added: “The rapid growth of our team in Australia underlines the importance of having a local presence. We are committed to bringing the best talent, resources and technical innovation to new and existing customers in the APAC region. We believe in helping organisations build enduring relationships with their people through strategic workforce planning.

“As adoption of disruptive technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence become more mainstream, our customers need to plan for a new hybrid workforce; where intelligent humans and ever-smarter machines work in unison. Dynama OneView enables organisations to plan, engage and deploy the workforce of today while preparing for tomorrow.

“With this new office move in Canberra, we look forward to sharing our in-depth industry knowledge, expertise and innovative solutions to meet our customers’ workforce planning goals now and into the future.”

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About Dynama

Dynama, an Allocate Software company builds on 25 years’ heritage and is a leading provider of strategic workforce planning software. Headquartered in London with an office in Canberra, Australia and sales and support in the USA, Dynama is committed to customers and organisations across multiple sectors that manage large, multi-skilled workforces, in fast-moving environments. Its flagship product, Dynama OneView, is designed to underpin complex workforce management in safety critical and high-skill level environments, delivering both safe staffing and productivity savings.

Dynama cares about helping organisations to create enduring relationships with their people while preparing for a hybrid workforce where intelligent humans and smart machines work together. Dynama OneView enables organisations to plan, engage and deploy the workforce of today while preparing for tomorrow.

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