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Get the most from your employees with an effective performance management system

A performance management system helps you support and retain your best and brightest. We’ll help you develop your workforce with tailored, intuitive performance appraisal software.

Performance management solutions for a more empowered and productive workforce 

The success of a business largely hangs on its ability to find and retain an outstanding workforce - and attracting and onboarding skilled employees can be expensive.

Despite its importance for efficiency and sustained profitability, businesses can struggle with this task. The ongoing battle to hire talent and keep them engaged is a top priority among business and HR leaders.

Effective people management tools play a vital role in preventing the loss of valuable employees. Encouraging your employees’ professional development should be a priority for every savvy business leader. 

Developing an effective talent management and appraisal system

Successful performance management relies on effective communication. Clear goal setting, defined responsibilities and post-project analysis help employees to succeed. Putting a formal appraisal process in place supports your workforce in achieving their potential.  

During review meetings, managers should focus on exploring what the employee has learnt, and their contributions to the projects and teams they work with. It’s essential to provide and offer feedback regularly. Consider asking for feedback from line managers, colleagues and direct reports. Known as a 360-degree appraisal system, this helps create a rounded view of employee performance. 

Performance management software makes structuring this task easier for managers and allows employees year-round access to their results.

The benefits of performance management

Surprisingly, research repeatedly shows that money is not the main driver of an individual’s performance. Instead, employees consider empowerment, professional development, training opportunities, and self-direction as equally or more important incentives. Actively and continuously demonstrating your commitment to your workforce in ways that are meaningful to them is clearly vital to better employee motivation and engagement. 

Supporting professional transformation needs to be a priority set at the top of your organisation. To help employees achieve their best, you’ll need to incorporate effective performance management, regular feedback and appraisal tools into your company’s culture. 

Developing this culture creates a clear connection between performance, goals, development opportunities and peer recognition.

What is performance management system software? 

We understand the difficulties businesses face when implementing a performance management process. That’s why we’ve designed the world's most innovative and scalable HR and performance management system to make your job a little easier.

We’re proud to introduce Sage Business Cloud People – a talent management system that will help you both attract skilled employees and engage and develop your staff. It uses cloud technology so you can collaborate with employees regardless of location. 

Our talent management tools give you an instant view of your staff’s performance. Reports and dashboards provide actionable insights, allowing you to make smarter business decisions. And, for underperforming employees creating a performance improvement plan is straightforward. 

Secure cloud-based HR software 

Storing your people information in one central system makes it easy to find, develop and deploy. 

Sage software uses advanced encryption and multi-factor authentication for ultimate safety, whether your users are office-based or remote. And, we constantly scan and install patches for the latest security threats. We believe this is just one of the many reasons our award-winning performance management software enjoys a 97% customer renewal rate.


Discover performance management tools from Sage

Sage Business Cloud People is a leading global HR system that transforms how companies attract, manage and retain their workforce. Designed specifically for medium and multinational organisations (up to 5,000 employees), our employee performance management software is quick to implement, easy to use and configured to suit your business needs.

Instant workforce visibility

Get instant and complete visibility of your global workforce and make better business decisions with simple and intuitive dashboards and reports and actionable insights. 

Increased productivity

Boost HR productivity by up to 80% with streamlined core HR and people management processes - automate key admin tasks in a single system across your entire organisation. Implement your new Cloud performance management system in as little as 90 days, and relax as Sage handles data back-ups and upgrades automatically.

Great workforce experiences

Empower HR and people teams to do their best work, with intuitive user experiences available on any device, day or night, at every stage of the employment journey. Sage’s talent management system offers multiple integrations with payroll, benefits and other systems.

Global and local compliance

Create a single global policy for your organisation and rely on Sage’s continuous international and domestic legislative and regulatory monitoring to ensure you remain compliant with local in-country regulations at the same time. 

People management software for your business

Sage HR

Ideal for up to 250 employees

For small to medium sized businesses that want a modular HR system that will simplify processes across the end-to-end employment journey

  • Simplified end-to-end HR system that’s easy to administrate
  • Core HR and leave management with additional modules for performance, timesheets, shift scheduling, recruitment and expenses
  • Modular design, pricing and setup
  • Ready to go out of the box, no implementation required
  • Establish a single source of truth for all your employee data
  • Automate people processes to reduce admin and improve productivity
  • Easy to navigate employee self-serve for better employee experience 

Sage People

Ideal for 200+ employees 

For medium sized businesses that want to manage global or multi-locational teams from a single, scalable cloud system

  • Highly configurable HR and people solution managed by your HR team 
  • Core HR, attendance and leave, performance and talent management, compensation management with additional recruitment module available 
  • Built on Salesforce, an enterprise grade platform
  • Team of implementation experts to get maximum value, followed by a dedicated Customer Success Manager
  • Meet multi-national, multi-currency and multi-locational employee requirements 
  • Advanced workflows and configurable reporting to meet specific business requirements 
  • Customisable branding and content per business area for personalised employee self-serve 

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