Oscar-worthy work needs help behind the scenes…
Aardman Animations are a British animation studio based in Central Bristol. Started in 1972, Aardman are best known for animated films made using stop-motion clay animation techniques, have won four Oscars®. Of course, they are particularly well known for the famous clay characters Wallace and Gromit the stars of A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and Curse of the Were-Rabbit (amongst others!)!
Aardman have had a number of box office hit feature film and TV series that are amongst the most popular in the industry, including Creature Comforts, Chicken Run, Flushed Away, Early Man, the Shaun the Sheep Movie and Arthur Christmas, this means the studio is never short of upcoming projects. So as you can imagine, Aardman’s HR department and production team are kept very busy! Becca Moss, HR Department Coordinator and PA to Head of HR, knew that a solution needed to be found to keep on top of everything.
“The type of documents we usually send are employment contracts. Now that we are using electronic signatures, the production team can spend a lot less time on admin.”
HR made “a million times easier…”
After learning about eSignatures from Aardman Animations’ IT Department’s research, Becca began looking at the options available. Once all electronic signature suppliers had been reviewed, Aardman decided on the fellow Bristolian company after being impressed by website content. And after a trial, Aardman went ahead and signed up with Signable.
“We love the new multidocs feature. If a project goes on longer than set, we need release forms signed by contractors. Which means we will send a lot more documents out because of it. This is made a million times easier sending multiple documents at once!”
Now up and running with e-signatures, Aardman sends between 150 and 300 documents a month through Signable. All of which no longer need to be chased if unsigned – Signable does that for them. With the added bonus of removing filing tasks by saving documents directly to PCs, the team can focus on their daily busy (busy) business.