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Established in 1982 to provide software and consultancy in the use of personal computers in HR departments. CIPHR has grown to be an innovative leader in the application of technology to people management through the design, delivery and implementation of HR Software and HR Systems.

Company Founded

Computers In Personnel founded by Peter Watsham.

Highly flexible and coded to customer requirements, the first PC DOS-based HR system is sold in 1982 and delivered one year later.

First HR Packages Created

Our first standardised HR Software Packages are released:

C-PIP (Personnel)
C-RIP (Recruitment)
C-TAP (Training)

Compel for Windows Released

Our current Managing Director, Chris Berry, joins Computers In Personnel as Sales & Marketing Manager.

In 1992, the first Compel for Windows system (based on the Equinox database platform) is installed.

First Issue of Update

After many years of sending out quarterly newsletters, the CIP newsletter is rebranded as ‘Update’. The 1st ever issue is released Feb 1996.

After discussing the importance of this new ‘internet’ fad at an HR event in 1995, CIP demonstrates their first employee self-service product in Oct 1996, Compel Intranet.

CIP Launches CIPHR

In June 2001 CIPHR was launched in front of a large crowd at the Shaw Park Plaza hotel in London.

Later the same year, CIP moved from Farm House (our home since 1982) to larger offices in Abbey House, Chapel St, in Marlow.

CIP HR Award

Lily Savage presents the ‘Computers In Personnel award for HR Collaboration’ to the Lloyds TSB Group.

CIPHR Decisions is released to support the reporting needs of our core modules, People, Recruitment, Training and Net.

WebEx & First SaaS Solution

CIP are an early adopter of ‘Online Support’ technology, using WebEx to support Clients remotely, quickly and effectively (also more environmentally friendly than constant site visits).

First CIP Hosted Solution deployed for the Guinness Trust – one of the earliest HR SaaS solutions in the UK market.

New Modules & Outsourcing

CIP releases ExpenseOnDemand, CIPHR Recruitment Online and CIPHR Connect.

CIP brings on board the first set of HR Outsourcing Clients.

Progressive HR

CIP releases CIPHR Mobile, a native app for the iPhone, CIPHR Onboarding and CIPHR Timesheets, in response to demand in the market for modern HR solutions and access.

CIP releases CIPHR Service Packages, to enable existing Clients to make the most of their software.

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