Simply, you have the choice between Phase 1 – pre-project planning You can rely on us to provide you with
server-based solutions (where the Ensures stakeholders and project a solution that’s simple, proven and
software is installed and maintained team know exactly what’s required relevant to your company. We have
on your site) or hosted (software and when. over fifteen years’ experience of
accessed and maintained via the • Assign consultant developing software here in the UK
internet). and our regional consultants have
• Establish deadlines and tailored and implemented this
Depending on the functionality you software all over the UK and in Ireland.
choose, you may require a mix of the • Determine approach The expertise we’ve gained gives us an
two. Both have their pros and cons; a unbeatable ability to accurately assess
good vendor will talk you through Phase 2 – configure & install your needs and deliver maximum
what’s right for you. The system is configured to match impact with ease and confidence.
your required business processes.
Whichever option you go for, ensure • Install software We believe your solution must be
that the system is easy to maintain, ready for the future, as well as right
• Map data
since this will reduce your ongoing for today. Because your business will
cost of ownership. For example, a • Identify reporting & security constantly evolve, we provide a
web-based, .NET solution gives you requirements software solution that grows with
significant flexibility, allowing you to • Cleanse data and convert you. Our modular software covers a
shape your solution in-house complete range of business, financial
without extended consultancy. Phase 3 – training and administration processes and
Exposes key users to the software and can be flexed to give you the precise
Request a demo ensures requirements listed in the view of your business that you need
By now, you should have a good idea selection process are met. at any time.
about which vendors to shortlist. The • On-site user training
next step is to schedule a Our supportive consultants combine
demonstration of the software so that • Supply support documents & their first-class software expertise
you can see it in action! workbooks with in-depth industry knowledge to
• Go live constantly improve and simplify your
Asking vendors to demonstrate business processes so that your
Phase 4 – support solution delivers maximum value and
examples of your more pressing issues
Ways to ensure you continue to gain a
will help you compare systems side- a continual return on investment.
return on your HR investment.
by-side; the best suppliers will recreate With Access, you can be sure you’ve
these scenarios so that you get a real • Account management got the clarity you need to reach your
feel for how it’ll work in real life. • Personal helpdesk support business goals.
• Remote support We hope you have found this guide of
• Ongoing consultancy use. You can find out more about our
Having chosen a vendor and signed HR and payroll solutions at
that all-important contract, the next • Optional user groups and training
www.selecthr.co.uk. For further details
stage is to get the implementation • Regular correspondence e.g. on Access, please contact Matt
underway. While software is obviously newsletters Newman on 0845 345 3300 or keep
a vital tool for your business, ensuring up-to-date by following Access on
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Access will give you the advice, tools
and clarity you need to make effective
decisions, quickly and with certainty. References
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down according to the size and scale deliver a solution that’s exactly right
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