Polaris helps HR teams reach for the stars

Charlotte Nicol
Published on 8th October 2013
2 min read

Next generation of HRIS portfolio released and now includes absence accrual and template generator

Sage People today announces the launch of Polaris, the latest generation of its Human Resources (HR) management suite designed to tackle the challenges of modern, fast-growing global organizations.

Polaris is a major update to Sage People’s Global Workforce Collaboration portfolio, bringing with it new features and advanced HR analytics to help HR professionals deal with the highly-individualized needs of international workforces. Now users have access to in-depth metrics, designed for three types of HR software user: Employees, Managers, and the Board.

According to recent research by Gartner, in the past decade there has been dramatic growth in the number of small multinational businesses operating under differing regulatory regimes at the same time as experiencing rapid growth. Currently these companies are poorly served by HRMS technology as they are unable to afford the global solutions deployed by larger organizations and are let down by local solutions, which often lack multi-country capabilities. Sage People has been focused on addressing the needs of this market with its Global Workforce Collaboration software, something which continues with the new functionality in Polaris.

Vacation Management

Brand new vacation and absence accrual features will help managers to handle the complex administration of holiday policies. For the first time users can:

  • automate holiday management by linking directly to employment records
  • customize absence parameters for individuals and groups
  • tailor absence rules by country or region, based on local employment laws
  • access detailed information on absence in a single click thanks to the new ‘Absence Calculator’ button
  • set specific options for parental leave, mapping to both geographical employment law requirements and company policies

Template Generator

Now users can easily create templates and reports within Sage People modules enabling speedy, on-brand reporting. This includes features such as:

  • creating PDFs of HR records, employment contract letters and company-wide announcements in one click, directly from Sage People
  • automated content creation directly from Sage People records, saving lengthy admin processes
  • template cloning enabling HR teams to customize documents whilst maintaining the same look and feel

Polaris comes after a year of success for Reading based Sage People, which saw the opening of new Global Headquarters, the strengthening of its Board, a series of new hires and the launch of the Sage People HR product suite – offering the full spectrum of HR functionality as integrated modules for companies to mix and match as they require.

Sage People CEO, Nic Scott comments, “The launch of Polaris caps off what has been an extremely busy and successful year for Sage People. We have always strived to provide the scalable and wide-ranging HR software required by today’s global organizations. The addition of absence accrual and template generator highlights our commitment to constantly improve and learn from our customers.”

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