Sage upgrades human resources package.

The software package, which has been designed to help small businesses record and maintain staff information, has been revamped after reviews and consultations with customers, amid reports of faults in the original version. Sage Personnel will cost from £100 and can either be used stand-alone or linked to Sage Payroll for an integrated human resources solution. Users can also choose from network, multi-company and a range of single-user applications to suit their business. One of the major upgrades to the software is the introduction of a network facility. It allows a number of users to use the package at the same time. Three versions of Sage Personnel are available, the first for small companies with up to 50 employees, the second for medium companies with up to 200 employees, and the last for large companies. Graham Parker, director and head of Sage’s software division, said: ‘Managing your staff effectively is vital to the success of any business. Sage Personnel is a quick and affordable way to help implement sound human resources. ‘With this new package, users can now view all their employees’ annual holiday summaries and absence summaries at a glance. ‘The software also offers user-defined screens that allow users to store information unique to their business,’ added Parker.

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