Innovation and customer recognition distinguishes Sage People on the Fosway 9-Grid™

Charlotte Nicol
Published on 31st October 2017
2 min read

Sage People’s innovation, growth and customer recognition has earned the company its place once again on the Fosway 9-Grid™, an independent assessment of Europe’s leading HR, People and talent management software.

Distinguished as a core challenger in the market on the 9-Grid, Sage People’s placement as one of the leading European-headquartered vendors comes as the company continues to see demand rocket for its market-leading HR and People System among mid-sized multinationals around the world.

The Fosway 9-Grid™ is a five-dimensional market analysis model that is used to understand the position of different providers in the European talent systems market. It compares solutions based on their potential, performance, market presence, total cost of ownership and future trajectories across the market, and is the only market analysis of its kind focused on organizations in Europe.

Now in its fourth year, the analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway’s corporate research network of over 150 customer organizations, including BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sanofi, Shell and Vodafone.

Sage People was highlighted for its ease of implementing and continued leading position in the core challenger market.

Implemented quickly and simple to use, the award-winning system enables companies to have workforce visibility on demand, gaining actionable insights for smarter people decisions; boost HR productivity by automating manual and labor-intensive administrative processes; and deliver great workforce experiences, driving engagement and performance across the business.

But it was the company’s customer advocacy, demonstrated by its 98% renewal rate, that set Sage People apart.

Over the last 10 years, the company has helped SDL to gain a clear overall picture of their workforce after significant M&A activity, creating a sense of unity in their workforce; it’s enabled global specialist recruitment company, Spencer Ogden, to cut time on routine HR admin and reporting tasks by roughly 40% to allow their people team con focus on developing skills across the business; and it’s got IT software management company, SolarWinds, up and running within 90 days on a platform that could pace with their rapid growth, like none of the larger vendors were able to.

And last year, the company attracted 60 new customers, joining the global portfolio of the likes of Klarna, Paddy Power Betfair, Skyscanner, SolarWinds, Trainline, and Trustpilot. In total, there are more than 195,000 Sage People users in over 140 countries.

The recognition in the Fosway 9-Grid™ also comes after another stellar year at Sage People, formerly Fairsail. Earlier this year, the company announced that its 2016 annual revenues hit £10m ($12.5m) – up from £1m in 2013, making it the fastest growing tech scale-up in the UK, before it was acquired by Sage in March this year.

Commenting on Sage People’s positioning in the Fosway 9-Grid™, VP at Sage People, Paul Burrin said: “The scale and pace at which we’ve grown means Sage People is now a leader in the mid-sized global cloud HR and people market.

“Organizations are increasingly understanding that to grow effectively, they need to look after their people properly and deliver great workforce experiences for them. We’ve done just that for almost two hundred thousand people by creating an on-demand, mobile, flexible and scalable platform that can grow with a business and its people.

“Most of all, we’ve built a community of mid-sized organizations who are passionate about delivering great workforce experiences to engage their people.”

He added: “We’re incredibly proud of our customer base, and intend to grow even faster than the exceptional rate we have done so at already. Now we’re part of Sage, we’ve only just begun.”

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