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Ciphr’s HCM platform named a ‘Core Challenger’ in 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HR

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Ciphr’s HCM platform recognised as a ‘Core Challenger’ in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HR for third year running

For the third successive year, Ciphr, a leading UK provider of cloud HR software, payroll, recruitment and learning solutions, has been recognised as a Core Challenger by leading EMEA HR analyst Fosway Group in its 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HR, which was announced today (13 September 2022).

Fosway’s analysis of Ciphr’s people management solution on the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HR recognises the company’s ongoing commitments to customer success and product development. Ciphr continues to strengthen its position in the cloud-based HCM market, and offers its mid-to-large-sized enterprise customers a very competitive proposition.


Fosway 9-Grid Cloud HR 2022


The Fosway 9-Grid™ is a unique, five-dimensional model that can be used to understand the relative position of HR solutions and providers in the EMEA market. Solutions are assessed on five factors: performance, potential, market presence, total cost of ownership (TCO), and future trajectory.

Matt Russell, chief commercial officer at Ciphr, says: “We are delighted with Fosway’s recognition of Ciphr as a Core Challenger for Cloud HR.  This is a fantastic acknowledgement of the hard work of our technical development, customer success and customer support teams, who are committed to ensuring that our customers benefit from a best-in-class HCM solution and brilliant levels of service.”

“Ciphr’s continued product innovation is helping drive customer success,” says David Wilson, CEO, Fosway Group. “Customers are able to build out and connect to a growing HR ecosystem, which helps address some of the trends, such as financial wellbeing, that we have identified in this year’s Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HR report.”

Ciphr has continued to perform strongly this year – building upon recent acquisitions with substantial organic growth.

Russell adds: “Ciphr is totally committed to the continued development of our suite of solutions, which are ideally suited for growing mid-to-large-sized organisations that need an HCM platform that can handle their increasingly complex requirements across the entire employee lifecycle, at an attractive total cost of ownership.

“We’re also continuing to build upon the already excellent connectivity of our HCM platform to other specialist solutions across the people management ecosystem, helping our customers to further streamline their HR processes, improve their access to high-quality analytics, and work with technology that helps organisations to provide an excellent employee experience and enable employees to do their best work. For a long time, Ciphr have been educating the market about the importance of employee experience and the role that technology plays as an enabler beyond just the UX of a platform, and I’m pleased to see that same theme covered by Fosway in their 2022 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Cloud HR report.”

Ciphr’s sister company Digits, which provides mid to large enterprise learning management systems, also features in Fosway’s 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems.

About Ciphr

More than 600 organisations use Ciphr’s solutions globally across the public, private and non-profit sectors, with customers including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, British Museum, Cambridge Building Society, Cera Care, Claire’s Accessories UK, Envision Virgin Racing, HH Associates (HH Global), Information Commissioner’s Office, Kido Education, Met Office, Pro:Direct Sport, Sport England, The Air Ambulance Service, The National Gallery, The Royal Society of Medicine, Thorntons Law, Volkswagen Group UK, and Willerby.

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About Fosway 9-Grid™

Fosway Group is Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst.  The Fosway 9-Grid ™ provides a unique assessment of the principal learning and talent supply options available to organizations in EMEA.  The analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway’s Corporate Research Network of over 250 organizations, including BP, HSBC, PwC, RBS, Sanofi, Shell and Vodafone.

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