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Our HR software and solutions empower organisations of any size, in any industry, to achieve HR excellence. Powerful, scalable and with uniquely broad capabilities, our solutions transform the way HR works.

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Our HR systems solve your biggest problems

Our HR software is used by over 100,000 HR professionals, managers and employees to automate manual processes, eradicate paperwork, generate powerful insights and increase ROI.

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Achieve your strategic goals

  • Reduce HR operational costs by up to 50%*
  • Increase employee performance by 74%*
  • Get real-time reports 24/7
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Build your culture

  • Recruit and retain top talent
  • Communicate vision to grow engagement
  • Avoid human error and stay compliant
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Use trusted, high-performing technology

  • Join over 12,000 customers using our HR software
  • Over 100 million annual logins
  • Over 1BN transactions

A comprehensive suite of HR software and solutions

Powering success at any size, our flexible, scalable and future-ready HR software and solutions can be tailored to your requirements to cover all aspects of your people strategy.

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People management

Automate HR processes, reduce costs, ensure compliance and create a single source of truth. Make use of powerful onboarding software to spark immediate engagement and access tools to keep your people performing at their best.


Payroll management

We offer scalable payroll management software for businesses in the UK and Ireland. Alternatively, we can take the load off your team with part managed or fully managed (outsourced payroll) solutions. Pay your people on time, every time with payroll services that are 99.9% accurate at first run.

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Talent acquisition

Attract the best candidates, eliminate bias and achieve cohesive, transparent recruitment processes. Manage vacancies and applications in less than half the time with advanced applicant tracking software – secure top talent quickly.

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Absence management​

Choose a simpler solution that removes complexity from absence management. Empower employees to manage their own leave, send managers real-time notifications and leverage strategic attendance data in HR.


Talent management

Discover future-ready talent management solutions to support employee development and succession planning. Put employee development first with a complete system for tracking and guiding growth. Help employees learn and empower them to develop their careers with career management software and effective learning management system.

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Workforce management

Get the best from your workforce with automated, simplified solutions for absence management, roster scheduling, people management and more. Our next generation solutions allow you to offer self-serve functionality for employees and managers, and plan collaboratively for tomorrow.

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Learning and Development

Our learning and career development solutions help you attract, engage, develop and retain your people, whilst meeting compliance requirements. Available on any device at any time, our engaging skills and competencies training and industry specific compliance learning allow your employees to learn the way they want to.

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Employee engagement and recognition

Build a happy, high-performing, engaged workforce with employee recognition software. Supercharge recognition and align your people with your culture.

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Reporting and analytics

Draw on powerful reporting to extract and analyse large amounts of HR data in real time. Gain a bird’s-eye view of your organisation’s performance or access granular data for smart decision making. 

Powerful HR Software with PeopleXD

PeopleXD is our mobile-first, 100% SaaS platform that can transform your people strategy while giving you absolute freedom and flexibility. This scalable, future-ready HR system helps you build the workforce of tomorrow, today.

Get access to a fully integrated suite of payroll, people management, workforce management, talent management, digital learning, recruitment and analytics software to drive growth and solve your biggest HR problems. 

Take advantage of the latest technology and the cloud’s flexibility: new features and capabilities are continuously being deployed without any manual upgrades needed. Support organisational innovation with an integrated, powerful platform for your people.

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Trusted by global brands

Our online HR software solutions are trusted by global brands, big businesses and fast-growing organisations to achieve HR excellence – why not join them?

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HR software FAQs

What is HR (human resources) software?

What does HR software do?

Why use HR software?

How do you choose the HR software that is best for your business?

How do I make a business case for new HR software?

What is HR (human resources) software?

HR software, or human resources software, is a system that simplifies and automates HR processes. Online HR systems give HR departments access to the data they need in a digital platform. It also allows HR professionals to stay in control of various processes, from training and onboarding to running payroll.

What does HR software do?

HR software is used by human resource departments to automate and streamline tasks and processes. It’s digital, providing analytics and insights for businesses as well as tools and resources for employees. Many integral processes can be streamlined using online HR systems , including recruitment, people management, absence management and compliance.

Why use HR software?

HR software can transform your business. Benefits include:

  • Save time and increase HR efficiency – free up your HR team to focus on more strategic initiatives
  • Provide valuable HR analytics and data to inform future planning
  • Reduce errors and duplication with employee data
  • Maintain data compliance with automated backups in a secure cloud-based HR system
  • Reduce paperwork and manual processes and increase productivity
  • Provide employee and manager self-serve functionality and improve your employee experience
  • Reward and recognise your employees and support retention
  • Develop and engage your employees with integrated talent management, career development and learning tools
  • ​Monitor sickness and absences quickly and efficiently and identify any patterns or trends

Get in touch for more information about our HR software and how it can benefit your business.

How do you choose the HR software that is best for your business?

When choosing HR software for your business, consider the provider’s level of experience and the customer support. Look for integrated solutions that are powerful enough to simplify complex tasks and consider a solution that is appropriate for the size of your business, with the ability to scale to your needs as you grow This will save you time and money and ensure your investment is future-proofed.

Watch a free demo of our market-leading HR software to understand the key benefits and if it could be the best solution for your business.

How do I make a business case for new HR software?

Building a solid business case for investing in new HR technology will be fundamental to its success. Depending on your business size, your project team will likely include multiple stakeholders across different departments from IT, HR and Procurement for example.

The critical parts to a business case for new HR software will include how the new technology will integrate with your other business systems and how you plan to measure the return on investment (ROI).

Other considerations for your business case could include:

  • Gathering the problems and challenges you currently face, whether that’s a poor user experience or lack of employee self-serve functionality, along with the quantitative and qualitative data from your existing HR system and experiences to back up these issues.
  • The risks of not upgrading your HR software – declining retention rates or data errors for example
  • The opportunities of upgrading your HR software – will it give you the ability to track, manage or influence aspects of your employee experience that you can’t right now?

Download a free guide to learn more about building a business case for an HR system.

What our customers say...

The processes worked well and the team’s professionalism definitely played a role in achieving what was an extremely tough feat in such a small timescale.

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Peter Mila, CIO, M&Co

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The support we received from the Access People Project Team throughout the entire project has been fantastic…It would be challenging enough under normal circumstances but to do this during the pandemic is a huge achievement

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Ken Sibbald, Implementation Lead, Virgin Money UK

What our customers say...

We’re thrilled to launch our new HR & Payroll system with Access People. The past three months have been an amazing journey – from the initial discussions through to project kick-off and implementation which has all culminated in a smooth launch in the UK this week

Laura Morgan, HR Operations and Payroll Manager, Charles Tyrwhitt

What our customers say...

I particularly like the bite-sized content and engaging video. Loading the materials onto our learning platform has been incredibly easy and will assist our people with their career progression, as well as broaden their range of skills and knowledge and ensure they remain up to date with important regulatory and compliance topics.

HR Manager, Eildon Housing Association

What our customers say...

We are delighted to partner with Access People to further the high standards of the business by providing our employees with a broader range of skills and knowledge. This is an easy-to-use learning resource that utilises bite-sized content and engaging videos that anyone can follow and enjoy.

HR Advisor, Icomera

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*Based on customer experience using PeopleXD HR software.