On top of the clouds – literally

Yesterday’s Regatta event kicked off on a high, in every way.

Firstly, we were really pleased to welcome so many of our great customers to the Gherkin, 38th floor, with the sun shining and stunning views. Good to see a packed house of prospects, and customers, and we were delighted to welcome Janine Milne, from Diginomica, too.

There may not have been a cloud in the sky but there was plenty of talk of them – not least because we scooped the award for HCM product of the year, at this week’s UK Cloud Awards 2015; organized by the Cloud Industry Forum and Cloud Pro. Stealing this award from our competitors in this space, including FinancialForce, is a great testimony to the progress we’ve been making over the past year. It provided further endorsement to the global customers who are continuing to choose Sage People HRMS over other larger players in the industry.

And, at the Regatta we heard why. Bruce King, SVP Group HR from Monitise, lead the session with quotes like “we work in partnership”, “I get all the flexibility I need”, “the team is nimble enough to support me day to day” and “Sage People is the heartbeat of our organization”.

In the company journey to transforming global HR by increasing intelligent reporting and transitioning HR from administration and Excel to a new world of cloud-based, joined up systems (eradicating pointless manual tasks), “Sage People has been with us every step of the way”, claimed Bruce. Bruce’s vision for empowering employees by giving them not just access to their own profile but their performance management and skills, and providing one system of engagement across the organization is inspiring – and underlines everything our Sage People HRMS was built for.

A big thanks to Bruce for his impressive insights. Our customers can get a chance to meet with him again at our forthcoming customer day on April 8th. We’re working with a fantastic group of HR leaders; which is why we formed the Regatta Group, to enable you to share visions and challenges.

But despite each of our customers being on the journey to a better, cloud-based world, the battle for HR transformation is far from won. We also used the session to provide a sneak preview of some research we’ve just undertaken with HR Grapevine. This revealed that workforce visibility is a key issue, with 54% of organizations admitting to have no single system of record; meaning HR leaders are effectively blind, and workforces invisible, when it comes to engagement, communications and management.

We’ll be revealing more on this next week. Look out for the launch of our ‘Invisible Employee Syndrome’ report, which details the findings.

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