Sage People selected by Skyscanner and Zipcar

Charlotte Nicol
Published on 11th August 2015
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Sage People, global provider of award-winning cloud HRMS to the mid-size market, is challenging established HR software providers, by adding great brands including Skyscanner, Zipcar and Monitise to its community of customers.

The leading HCM system on the pioneering platform, Sage People is a fully integrated, end-to-end global cloud HR management system targeted at mid-size multinationals and deployed rapidly, often within 90 days.

In addition to Skyscanner, Zipcar and Monitise, other noteworthy organizations to recently select Sage People HRMS include Westcon and the Commonwealth Care Alliance. Of these five customers, all were competitive wins over leading enterprise providers such as Workday and SAP SuccessFactors.

“Westcon was looking for a truly global HR system – it had to enable global processes and policy but also have a local feel,” said Cathy Jessup, CFO at Westcon Group, a global technology brand. “Sage People is able to provide us with this and much more.”

This fundamental move away from traditional applications geared towards meeting the needs of the HR organization, to new systems designed for use by the entire workforce, is creating a new market opportunity. Sage People has ambitious growth plans to meet this demand, further penetrating the UK and EMEA markets, while continuing its rapid expansion in the USA by adding a new East Coast office in Orlando, Florida. The business now has a strong headcount of 60 employees, and there are continuing plans to recruit further over the coming months.

The company is also expected to increase its penetration in the SME market, through its recent partnership with Sage and the selection of Sage People as the HR component of the new Sage Live product.

“Leading mid-market organizations are realizing that a new HR solution is no longer important, but urgent, in order to address the demands of managing more dispersed, multi-cultural and multi-generational workforces,” said Adam Hale, CEO at Sage People. “These companies want to provide great experiences, not just for customers, but also for the people who work for them and when faced with the global skills crisis, businesses need clear visibility on employee engagement, retention and productivity to enable this. Organizations must remain nimble and highly responsive to the changing needs of their workforces.”

“The past 12 months have been fantastic for Sage People and our global – and very committed – team. We’ve established a key strategic partnership with Sage, seen increasing revenues quarter-on-quarter contributing to 400% growth in 2 years, and added some fabulous companies to our customer community. These are all validation that our offering meets the growing market need for increased flexibility and responsiveness – something our larger competitors simply cannot deliver on. Sage People’s size and fresh approach to delivering great workforce experiences has enabled us to develop a world-class HRMS that we’re glad to see is receiving increasing recognition worldwide,” added Hale.

Other recent successes include Sage People winning ‘HCM Product of the Year’ at the UK Cloud Awards, being named both a Deloitte Fast50 Tech company and TechMarketView Little British Battler, and gaining recognition in Bersin and Gartner analyst reports.

Hale concludes: “We have the privilege of serving some wonderful customers and thanks to their enthusiastic, considered suggestions, we are adding pioneering functionality from which we plan to accelerate Sage People’s future growth.”

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