Why Blue Saffron?

We make IT work harder for medium sized businesses

IT offers the potential to dramatically improve productivity. But, unlike enterprise-level companies, most medium-sized businesses do not fully exploit this potential. There are several reasons for this. Legacy systems look as if they will be too disruptive and expensive to replace

Frequently, while planning ahead, you find uncertainty about the choice of networks, systems and software as well as the complications of co-ordinating different applications. Finding advice you can rely on is difficult as most managed service providers seem to be technology, rather than client, led.

Blue Saffron’s Business Productivity Dashboard

Identifying what is causing poor productivity might not be obvious straight away. Its not just about working harder or faster, productivity is about making the work easier, quicker; it’s about finding better and more consistent methods that will reduce work content. In so many cases capturing and analysing the underlying data is an essential part of building class leading solutions.

We have invested heavily in providing a 360 degree view of your Blue Saffron service experience and can extended this visibility over other of your key operational systems and metrics.

blue saffron productivity dashboard

Blue Saffron’s Workflow Productivity Suite

We at Blue Saffron make extensive use of automation of workflows and processes to eliminate the time on manual, repetitive tasks, so we can focus our attention where it’s needed most. 

We work with industry leading vendors in Microsoft Power Platform and Gartner recognised Jitterbit, to deliver better ways to get things done.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Boost productivity

Build time-saving workflows into everything from individual tasks to large-scale systems with seamless integration using hundreds of prebuilt connectors.

  • Quickly and securely automate—at scale

Enable everyone to build secure workflows with a no-code guided experience and cloud-based data loss prevention, identity, and access management services.

  • Put intelligent workflows to work

Automate time-consuming manual tasks with built-in AI capabilities, giving you more time to focus on strategic, high-value opportunities.

Typical customer use cases include:

  • Document and process approval processes
  • Employee onboarding
  • Automatic alerting and process triggering by reacting to email or file changes
  • Accelerate automation of high volume repetitive tasks without lifting a finger
  • Connecting applications to avoid tedious and error prone rekeying and data transfer
  • Extracting data from key applications, typically CRM (for the recruitment industry this might typically be Bullhorn or Access Recruitment and a supporting finance system, for both improved reporting and backup.

All freeing you and your team’s schedules to focus on strategic, high-value opportunities.

The Microsoft Power Platform – Create Business Solutions 

Microsoft Power Platform is a suite of business applications and services that combine the power of  Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents to help organisations transform their day-to-day business processes and operations.   

The Microsoft Power Platform is more than the sum of its parts. Connect them together—and to Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and hundreds of other apps—and build end-to-end business solutions. 

 Digitally transform and modernize your business applications and processes using a single, low-code platform

Power BI

Make informed, confident business decisions by putting data-driven insights into everyone’s hands.

Power Apps

Turn ideas into organisational solutions by enabling everyone to build custom apps that solve business challenges.

Power Automate

Boost business productivity to get more done by giving everyone the ability to automate organisational processes.

Power Virtual Agents

Easily build chatbots to engage conversationally with your customers and employees—no coding required.

Microsoft Power BI

Business intelligence has become one of the key components in the drive to be agile, competitive and effective. Microsoft Power BI, with out of the box connections to hundreds of industry applications, is fast blazing a trail as the leading cloud based solution.

See how you can turn your unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive business insights.  Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, visualize and discover what’s important, and share that with anyone or everyone you want.

Microsoft 365 Usage and Analytics

Provide insight into how your organisation is adopting the various services within Microsoft 365 to communicate and collaborate

Human Resources Analytics

Understand your people data and make better workforce decisions

Understanding Customers, Products and Salesforce

Unleash the analytical features of Power BI, dig deep beyond the confines of native cloud application reporting

UK Recruitment Industry: Top Companies

Compare operating metrics for the top tier recruitment companies

UK Recruitment Industry: Growth

See the inexorable growth of the UK recruitment industry through the last 100 years

UK Recruitment Industry: Listed Companies

Share price movements and market capitalisations of UK listed recruitment firms


Our IT services are designed to make your business more productive.

Managed Infrastructure

Professionally managed IT services of your networks, applications, systems and software to create demonstrable performance improvement.

IT Service Desk

A flexible support service combining a passionate team and leading technologies to complement your in-house capability.

Microsoft Software & Services

Deployment, migration and expert management of the Microsoft suite including Office 365, Azure and infrastructure solutions.

IT Security & Compliance

In an age of rapidly escalating cyber threat Blue Saffron’s IT security and compliance service helps lower your business risk.

Back-up & Disaster Recovery

Reliable and robust business continuity services to keep your IT available and your business trading whatever the technical challenge.

IT Consultancy

Expert insights, IT design and practical project delivery for growing enterprises. We can source, build and manage your IT projects and infrastructure.

Not all IT managed service providers are the same

Blue Saffron specialises in providing IT Management for medium-sized organisations. Here’s why we are ideally placed to help you get the maximum benefit from IT.


You have systems that your business uses every day which continually capture business data. But often that data is hard to access and view. We capture that data and give you a dashboard so it’s visualised in real-time like the instrument panel of a car. It helps you drive your business.

Most IT managed service providers are great at preparing reports of IT performance data. The difference with us is you get the indicators you choose – the ones that are key to your business. That might be the number of customers contacted, the billing hours of staff or the time they spend on a sales call – you decide what information you need to see to run your business.


People and process

Our advisors think like clients as well as being consummate IT professionals. That enables us to get the most out of technology for you. And, because we’re experienced in working with medium-sized organisations, we know how to automate processes you commonly need. That might be as simple as triggering an email when a certain level of activity has been reached. Or triggering messages to other team members on completion of a project stage. Or just being there when you need support. We’ll understand your organisation and its processes and suggest automation you could find useful.


What businesses want from technology is reliability, performance and a contribution towards making their business a success. Over time businesses invest in multiple systems, technologies, software and platforms. It’s easy to lose track of what’s contributing to your goals and adding value.

To help you manage your IT, and enable it to perform better, we have invested in building a robust and agile platform. We call it Solid Blue. It measures, monitors, records and orchestrates processes such as updates and workflow across all your systems and services.

Solid Blue is what enables us to empower your business through IT. It can be configured around your business goals and in the hands of our people, you can:

  • Reduce time taken for common business processes
  • Improve integration of disparate systems
  • Measure systems performance and identify risks
  • Become and stay compliant
  • Improve data and system security
  • Improve integration of disparate processes, applications and services

With Solid Blue, you have a platform which can help you monitor your technology and make sound, data-driven business decisions. You will also ensure that your current and future software and systems are simple to use, robust and secure. That results in greater productivity, less downtime and easier compliance.

person on phone

Work with Blue Saffron

Helping medium-sized organisations get business benefit from IT

Blue Saffron’s managed IT services help businesses extract the full potential of IT. Our mission is to help medium-sized businesses use IT to be more productive, perform better, solve more challenges and compete more successfully.

We work with medium-sized organisations in many sectors, but have a particular specialism advising professional services firms, recruitment consultancies and the Third Sector on how to get the best out of IT.


Explore what Blue Saffron could do for you. Contact us to find out more about how our technology, people and processes can improve your productivity.

TALK TO US | 0844 560 0202

Case Studies

Our Partners