31 July 2019
Sage, the market leader in cloud business management solutions, today launched Sage 300 People in Saudi Arabia. Sage 300 People – the first Arabic language Human Resources Management (HRM) solution available in Saudi Arabia – will enable companies to automate HR processes and streamline compliance.
Sage 300 People is a cloud-connected and integrated payroll, HR and employee self-service solution ideal for medium and large enterprises in all industries. Featuring airtight security and powerful analytics and reporting tools, Sage 300 offers an Arabic language interface and full compliance with Saudi Arabia’s latest tax laws and regulations.
Designed to enable business success, Sage 300 People is best suited for enterprises that seek to achieve a transition from legacy systems and co-exist or integrate seamlessly alongside an existing business management solution or other applications.
“The HR function must adapt to the evolving world of work by using cloud technologies to increase efficiencies, ensure compliance, enhance performance and improve employee engagement,” said Mansoor Sarwar, Regional Technical Director at Sage Middle East. “The right HRM and payroll solution is a foundation for a productive, data-driven HR function that can help the business to grow and its people to flourish.”
In line with Saudi Vision 2030, HR professionals are required to take progressive and strategic steps towards driving organisational change and increasing investments in digital transformation. However, a 2019 KMPG survey, entitled The Future of HR, found that 31 per cent of HR executives in Saudi Arabia are less confident or not confident about transforming the workplace – higher than the global average of 24 per cent. Furthermore, the report revealed that recent and projected technology investments are mostly confined to payroll systems.
One way forward is to have comprehensive and intuitive HRM software in place that helps to overcome common challenges faced by growing businesses in Saudi Arabia. These challenges include productivity bottlenecks caused by too much time spent on admin tasks or managing spreadsheets, lack of data-driven actionable workforce insights for HR and managers, as well as limited talent management and compliance with local regulations.
Sage 300 People’s employee self-service features enable employees and line managers to manage many of their own admin tasks online – for example, leave applications, expense claims, changing personal details, viewing payslips, performance reviews and more. This frees the HR team’s time to focus on strategic issues rather than admin.