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Hurry! We have a £1m Technology Adoption Grant available for your business to use to make a significant investment in implementation of Cloud HR. Join the other organisations all over the UK taking their chance to get the technology they need in 2021. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Your Technology Adoption Guide

Now more than ever HR teams need to choose the right tech and the right supplier that suits their needs. That’s why we’ve created a Technology Adoption Guide, to help you make the right choice for your business. The Technology Adoption Guide includes:

  • A copy of our latest Annual Trends Report, launched at the CBI conference

  • Access to our webinar presented with People Management Magazine, on how HR teams can elevate themselves to the board level

  • Our ‘Selling HR to the C-Suite’ ebook, written to help you get the internal backing you need to make 2021 a success

  • A copy of our Adopting the Digital Workplace whitepaper, published with HR Zone and HR guru Barry Flack


Download your guide for free here

What do I get with the Technology Adoption Grant?

A significant contribution to the set-up of Cloud HR, the tech your business needs to make 2021 a success.

A helpful free Tech Adoption Guide Pack to make your move to the Cloud as smooth and effective as possible.

A fully and easily configurable HR solution that can grow and change with your business to adapt to future challenges. Freedom and flexibility comes with our Cloud HR subscription.

Avoid hidden costs and plan ahead for tomorrow with updates for life.

A dedicated UK-based support team, responding to your unique needs in a way that suits you, so you can spend less time firefighting and more time planning.

Automatic free access to Advanced’s Virtual HR Assistant; AVA. AVA can perform tasks for your employees and HR team in the background, allowing you to focus on what's important. AVA is the first HR facing virtual assistant in the UK.

A dedicated Customer Success Manager – your success is our success and we are committed to making that happen.

We know that setting your system up in a way that’s tailored to your business is critical. That’s why we will make an investment to achieve this.

Why? We know our system will transform the way you work and grow with you as your business grows. We want you to be successful and want to build a partnership for the long term.

Find out how much you could be saving today!

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So what is Cloud HR?


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Cloud HR FAQs

  • How will Advanced HR software benefit my business?

    Our HR solution, Cloud HR, takes care of the entire employee lifecycle from recruitment to retirement. Through a combination of core HR functionality, instant online access and an all-inclusive reporting suite, Cloud HR delivers unrivalled maintenance of your organisation’s full employee lifecycle. Cloud HR is designed to be flexible to the needs of your people, empowering employees to self-serve and access the system anytime, anywhere. Cloud HR reduces the administrative burden on HR teams, so you can focus on investing valuable time into activity that is going to enhance the employee experience and increase retention.

  • Who will benefit most from HR software?

    Cloud HR software is beneficial to everyone in the business. It means HR teams can invest more time in activity which is going to improve employee satisfaction and make your business a better place to work. Employees will also benefit from being able to self-serve information, such as easily booking annual leave or looking up policies, allowing them to get on with their main activities. 

  • What key features should I look for in HR software?

    Solid HR software must be able to look after the entire employee lifecycle. This includes features that support all elements of employee management such as absence management, appraisals, starters and leavers, self-service and workflow, salary and benefits. Ideally, HR software should also have integrated training management, applicant management, reporting and payroll to enable HR teams to have all elements of people management in one place.

  • How can I improve the productivity of my HR team?

    Managing sickness and absence, appraisals, training, recruitment and starters and leavers can become really complex when information is either paper-based, kept in spreadsheets or on disparate systems. Providing one central system for both HR teams and employees to record information is critical to removing admin headaches and increasing productivity. 

  • How do I calculate ROI from an HR system?

    You can calculate your return on investment (ROI) in an HR system in many ways. The first is from the increased time savings and efficiencies in your HR team. How many minutes and hours are being saved by automating tasks and having less admin to do? Over time, this makes a huge difference to the capacity of an HR function. You can also measure ROI in employees retained as a result of having an HR team more focused on their people. The cost of recruitment and churn of employees is extremely high - being able to retain engaged employees is a huge cost saver for businesses.

  • How much does HR software cost?

    At Advanced, we work on a per employee per month (PEPM) Software as a Service (SaaS) price model. This makes the cost of Cloud HR easier to manage and means you can scale up as your business and workforce grows.

  • What is the advantage of using Cloud-based HR software?

    The events of the past few months have shown that Cloud-based software is now not a desire but an absolute ‘must have’ for HR teams. HR teams need to be able to report on employee trends and understand workforce data, and employees want to be able to self-serve with ease, wherever they may be. Using Cloud software simplifies processes and makes it quick and simple for all teams to access tools.

  • How secure is my data in Cloud-based HR software?

    Using Cloud-based software is actually much more secure than on premise solutions. Cloud HR is backed up in our Tier 3 data centres, meaning your data and system has one of the highest levels of security possible.

  • Can Cloud HR software be implemented remotely?

    Yes. The beauty of Cloud HR being a Cloud solution means we can implement it for your whole business remotely without setting foot in your office, removing health and safety headaches and allowing you to get up and running as quickly as possible.

  • Does Cloud HR work on a tablet or mobile?

    Yes. Cloud HR is a true Cloud solution and is available anywhere, anytime on any device. All you need is connection to the internet and a browser.

  • How does Cloud HR software optimise workflow processes?

    Cloud HR streamlines processes for HR teams, making it easier for them to report on employee information across the board. Having one solution covering the whole employee management landscape means that information is collected in one place in a standardised way, so your teams have a clear view of trends.

  • Is Cloud HR part of MyWorkplace?

    Cloud HR is launching on MyWorkplace this year.

  • Is Cloud HR software customisable?

    We understand that all organisations are different and structured in a variety of ways, so Cloud HR is flexible to your individual business needs. Unlike many other Cloud solutions, with Cloud HR you have the ability to customise the solution without any training, assistance or consultancy costs from Advanced. The system is easy to use and very flexible, and changes can be made by you quickly and easily.

“During lockdown the Advanced support team were a huge help. Due to all the changes we had to run new reports and the support team were always on hand to help us”

The Royal Parks Agency - Caroline Sssempala, HR Advisor