Company overview

Our cloud HR and people software helps transform mid-sized global businesses into people companies, masters at recruiting, managing and engaging talented employees. We support the entire employment journey, integrating everything from talent acquisition to people analytics in one online system.

Clients benefit from improved employee visibility and increased HR productivity, saving time and money. Sage People also delivers amazing workforce experiences, so that customers can become great employer brands, increasing engagement, performance, and retention, while making it easier to acquire top talent.

Fairsail to Sage People - Our Story



Founder Colin Cooper has a brainwave: a cloud-based HR system just for mid-sized global businesses.



Fairsail launches with talent acquisition, people management and analytics services, and gains its first international customers.



The end-to-end Fairsail HR system is fully rolled out. Customers in more than 50 countries are using Fairsail to connect with their people in a whole new way.



Breakthrough Workforce eXperience (WX) capabilities are launched. Fairsail is recognized by leading industry analysts and catapults into Deloitte’s UK Technology Fast 50.



Fairsail expands into the USA with a new HQ in Chicago, becomes a Salesforce Platinum ISV, announces its partnership with Sage, and wins HCM product of the Year.



With over 100,000 users in 130 countries, employing over 100 dedicated people in the UK and USA, Fairsail is a leader in workforce experience management. Sage becomes a 20% stakeholder.



Recognised as the UK’s fastest growing B2B tech scale up; Fairsail becomes Sage People, part of Sage Business Cloud - the UK’s #1 tech company. .

Sage People: Know your people, drive your business

Our company

To get the best out of your people, you need to create great experiences at work, both for employees and HR professionals.

Our system automates routine administrative tasks and gives customers clear visibility of staff’s skills, activities and potential for growth. Sage People also helps companies connect with their people in a whole new way, so they are empowered and motivated to do their best work.

Sage People in numbers

Trusted by over 213,000 users
Customers, with end users in more than 140 countries
Leading HR app on the Salesforce App Cloud
99% customer renewal rate

Our partners and friends

Sage People has built a thriving ecosystem of partnerships, which includes a strategic alliance with Salesforce.

We also have technology partnerships with a growing number of payroll and third party solution providers that complement the Sage People offering and implementation partnerships with consultants who ensure our customer’s success. We are also proud to count many of the industry’s top analysts, commentators and influencers as friends of Sage People.

Our people

We know our customers have choices. That’s why we’re careful to recruit only the very best people. Our highly motivated, skilled team works non-stop to help our clients achieve success and make sure they remain customers for life.

Our company culture is built on shared core values:

  • Demonstrating ambition and passion
  • Asking the right questions
  • Delivering results
  • Valuing teamwork
  • Earning trust
  • Constantly learning and evolving

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Our clients worldwide

Sage People has been global right from the start. From our first days in Reading, UK, we’ve been working with business all over the world, many of them fast-growing agile start-ups and unicorns. Now with over 200 customers - we have Sage People users in over 140 countries.

Conceived from the get-go as a global solution

See what some of our customers
have to say.

“Sage People has radically changed and improved how SolarWinds is able to manage its workforce, enabling our growth, driving efficiency and shining a light on attrition and other measures to more effectively make business decisions.”

Jen Rothfeld, SVP and Head of Global HR, SolarWinds

“SDL chose Sage People over other leading SaaS vendors due to its depth of functionality and Fairsail’s ability to support a rapid global deployment.”

Roddy Temperley, Group HR Director, SDL

“The system to its credit is so adaptive and flexible. We were expecting to be told what we can and can’t do; instead we were asked how we wanted it to work based on the way we work, using our workflows with our Rocketship language.”

Dynasti Hunt, VP of HR, Rocketship Education

“Farisail [now Sage People] is a young, growing company distinctive for several reasons. It entered the market with a full-blown HRIS system, relatively uncommon these days. Ambitiously, the product set was conceived from the get-go as a global HR/talent solution.”

Bersin by Deloitte

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