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We were looking for a solution that would reduce some of the administrative burden and allow employees to be more proactive

Specialist recruitment firm Bright Purple Resourcing is streamlining its people management processes with the help of Cezanne OnDemand – the first online HR software to be available to companies on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The Edinburgh-based business specialises in recruiting staff for the IT and financial services sectors. It employs 60 people at its Scottish HQ as well as in offices in London, Singapore and Lithuania.

The business, which has recently been ranked among the top 10 ‘Best Workplaces in Scotland’ has seen a 300 per cent increase in revenues since 2009, generating nearly £40m in turnover in the last financial year.

Bright Purple had outgrown its previous HR software solution and was looking for a cost-effective, flexible solution that could keep pace with its ambitious plans for expansion. Cezanne OnDemand particularly appealed because of its ground-breaking pricing model.

The solution is offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, with fees adjusted up or down to reflect the number of employees being managed each month. Pricing starts at just £2 per employee per month for HR and absence management, with a performance management module available for just an extra £1 per employee per month.

The company also liked the fact that Cezanne OnDemand includes employee self-service, which can be used to manage key processes such as holiday and sickness absence, and to allow employees to keep personal information up to date. “We were looking for a solution that would reduce some of the administrative burden and allow employees to be more proactive about managing their own information,” HR Manager Diana Plesniak explained. “Self-service has already proved to be a popular option with employees, who like the fact they can log in at any time to check on their holiday entitlement and put in a request for annual leave.”

Diana and a colleague were trained on the system via a webinar and subsequently rolled the training out in-house to managers and employees. “People have found it very easy to use and once the employee data had been entered we were able to get up and running very quickly,” says Diana. “Initial feedback has been positive and we are already seeing a reduction in admin time.”

The business is considering the possibility of taking up the performance management module later this year.

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About Bright Purple

Since 1995 Bright Purple Resourcing has been successfully providing complete recruitment solutions for its clients. A specialist consultancy focusing on the IT and Financial Services sectors, Bright Purple continues to place quality permanent and contract staff amongst a range of blue-chip organisations, SMEs and start-up businesses. With offices in Edinburgh, London, Singapore and Vilnius the company has grown from strength to strength, operating throughout the UK and across global markets.

Bright Purple has grown its business and expanded its client portfolio on the back of a high quality service delivered by the committed team of professional recruitment consultants.

Much of the company’s growth has come from the expansion of existing relationships and from client referrals on the back of world class service delivery.
Always passionate about delivering exceptional performance, Bright Purple is also a socially responsible company committed to its people, the communities it serves and the wider environment

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About Cezanne OnDemand HR Software as a Service

Cezanne OnDemand is the first HR software solution to be offered on a pay-as-you-go basis, with monthly fees being adjusted up – or down – to reflect the average number of employees being managed each month. It provides small businesses and mid-sized enterprises with a quick to implement, low-cost HR software solution to help streamline people management, reduce administration and gather better HR intelligence to support planning and decision making.

Pricing is just £2 per employee per month for companies of between 50 and 500 employees for HR and absence management, with performance management costing an extra £1. Special discounts are available to registered charities and not-for-profits.

Cezanne OnDemand is delivered in the Cloud, on a Software-as-a-Service basis, which means it is hosted and delivered online via a secure server, with updates automatically provided to clients as they are released as part of the subscription fee. There’s no need for small businesses to continually invest in their own hardware or software, or in installing updates. They simply log on via the Internet and have immediate access to the latest version of the system from wherever they are.

First released in June 2011, Cezanne OnDemand already has an impressive customer base of small businesses and mid-sized enterprises, many of whom are well-known brands and innovators in their own markets. Customers include PhotoBox, lowcostholidays, PebbleIT, Resilient Networks, Moschino, IMS, Lapithus and Samskip.

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Cezanne Software has many years’ experience of delivering HR and talent management solutions to companies worldwide. With offices and partners across Europe and in the Americas, Cezanne Software today supports many hundreds of organisations, ranging from large global companies to mid-sized enterprises and small businesses.
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Editor’s contact

Tony Flanagan
Cezanne Software Ltd
Tel: 020 7202 9300
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Twitter: @Tony_Flanagan

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