5 August 2021

Why Ciphr could be right for you

Discover how Ciphr’s solutions can support your people throughout the entire employee lifecycle and improve your HR processes


Maryam Munir

Maryam Munir

Maryam Munir worked as a content marketing writer at Ciphr from 2019 to 2021.


HR transformation Leadership and management Technology


Discover how Ciphr’s solutions can support your people throughout the entire employee lifecycle and improve your HR processes

Finding the right HR software provider can be a difficult job for many organisations – you have to take your budget into account and address the requirements from different stakeholders or departments. We look at why Ciphr could be the right HR provider for you.

1. Ciphr helps you unlock the value of your people

Since Ciphr started trading in 1985 and launched SaaS HR (Software as a Service) in 2004, the company’s mission has remained the same – to help you unlock the value of your people.

“Our mission is to use our expertise to advise and assist customers in implementing an HR system that works in the best way for their organisation,” says Ciphr’s CEO Chris Berry.

“We aim for 100% satisfaction by providing rapid deployment and first-class support, and offering an innovative, multi-functional range of software that meets our customers’ needs.”

Customers including Dreams, Crisis UK, Natural History Museum, Royal Russell School, and The White Company have been using Ciphr HR to help get the most out of their people and to streamline their HR, recruitment, payroll, or learning processes.


2. Supporting you throughout the employee lifecycle

If you want support through the entire employee lifecycle – from onboarding to offboarding – Ciphr Connect can help.

Ciphr Connect is Ciphr’s HCM platform, designed to provide a frictionless people management experience across the entire employee lifecycle, with the core belief that accurate, secure people data should be the foundation for any HR team.

Ciphr Connect is made up of:

If you want a solution that makes the recruitment and onboarding processes easier for your HR, Ciphr iRecruit and Ciphr Onboarding can help.

“Ciphr iRecruit makes the recruitment process less arduous and paper-based. Staff can access the system anywhere, on any mobile device, and shortlist applicants at a time and place of their choosing. It’s totally changed the process, not only for the HR team but for recruiting managers as well; it’s a real benefit for everyone,” say Latymer Upper School.

Once you have employed new talent and want to help employees train and develop their skills and knowledge, you also have the option of using Ciphr LMS. This solution can help you upskill your workforce via a central platform for all your learning content (which includes new starter training courses, upskilling opportunities and more).

If you’re looking to reduce general HR admin and improve employee engagement, Ciphr HR can support you. Pro:Direct, a Ciphr HR customer, says: “Ciphr HR has allowed us to take a driving seat when it comes to controlling personal information and employee data which is great.

“The self-service functionality allows people to access everything, from their personal details to history of all their different job changes. It allows them to enter overtime, absence, and request holiday which sends a notification to their manager.”

However, if you want to streamline processes and improve efficiency for both your HR and payroll teams, you can turn to Ciphr Payroll. Data entered into Ciphr HR is passed directly to payroll, saving time for your payroll team.

3. Bring systems together

Ciphr Connect integrates with a whole host of applications. If you want to use Ciphr HR, but also want to manage learning and upskill employees, or also want to manage payroll, you can choose to integrate Ciphr HR with Ciphr LMS or Ciphr Payroll (along with any of the other Ciphr solutions).

By using an integrated HR system like Ciphr Connect, you can reduce the need for duplicate data entry, and minimise the risk of human error by ensuring that your HR system is the single source of truth for your people data.

You can also report on key metrics in real-time, and usually from any device or geographic location, too, which means you’ll be able to identify – and resolve – problems as they happen.

If you don’t want to integrate Ciphr’s solutions with each other, you can choose to integerate with a third-party provider if needed (via an Application Programming Interface).

Ciphr’s marketplace of trusted business partners – which includes Peakon, Totem and People Experience Hub – makes it easy for you to take a best-of breed approach to integrated people systems. These carefully selected partners offer a product, service or solution that works well not only with Ciphr Connect, but also with Ciphr’s strategic services and way of doing business.

The two-way data flow between Ciphr’s people management solution, Ciphr Connect, and the applications you’ve chosen to integrate it with enables your organisation to feed selected employee data into these systems securely, or vice versa, as and when you need to.

By integrating Ciphr HR with third-party providers, you can make HR data available in other systems in real time, or at scheduled times, and choose the right tools to suit your needs, both now and in the future.

4. Greater flexibility

Ciphr’s solutions are available on a standalone basis or can be integrated with each another, so the choice is yours whether you want Ciphr to be your single provider or pick and choose the software that’s right for you. For instance, if your organisation is growing and recruiting more talent, Ciphr HR and Ciphr iRecruit may be the best fit for you, or choose Ciphr Payroll if you’re looking to make payroll processes easier.

Whatever your organisation is going through, Ciphr’s solutions can adapt with you and support you through change.

Want to find out more about Ciphr HR and how else it may be the best fit for your organisation? Contact us at [email protected], or call 01628 814242.