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Sage HR (formerly CakeHR by Sage) to launch in South Africa

Sage HR offers improved employee experiences, enabling a more flexible workforce through the COVID-19 era, and beyond.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 18 June 2020 – Sage, the global market leader for cloud business management solutions, today announced that Sage HR (formerly CakeHR by Sage) is now available in South Africa. This native cloud solution simplifies and automates HR tasks for small and growing businesses.

Sage HR is an intuitive solution that drives productivity and transparency, including automation of leave management, the joining and leaving process and expense approvals. Customers in South Africa can benefit from a no-charge, extended trial of this employee engagement software for six months provided they sign up before 30 September 2020.*

Mai-Po Wan, Sage HR Product Director, Sage says, “The software is designed for businesses that want to streamline and automate their HR processes across the entire employee journey, from recruitment through to offboarding. It is well matched to the specific workforce challenges of these times, such as having a digital record of employees, tracking COVID-19-related absence, managing employees remotely, and staying connected with them all the time.”



Key features include:

  • Single source of HR data: With HR, businesses have a single platform to manage their teams, wherever they are, with the ability to capture data online and store it in a single employee database.
  • Made for today’s working realities: Support for flexible working patterns for childcare and tracking of assets for homeworking means that this software is tailored to today’s remote and flexible working arrangements.
  • COVID-specific workforce reports: Use data-driven insights to help plan ahead, track and report on illness and absences, and balance customer demand with employee capacity.
  • Stay connected to your employees: Keep your entire business engaged, reassured and connected during this time, wherever they are with digital self-service and employee communications.
  • Managing new legislation: Achieve peace of mind, knowing that you’re compliant with new COVID-19 legislation as it evolves.

“Sage acquired CakeHR (currently Sage HR) in 2019 to further strengthen Sage Business Cloud and advance our vision to become a great software-as-a-service (SaaS) company. We have since accelerated our plan to bring it to South African customers, in order to help organisations streamline HR processes and enhance employees’ productivity and work-life experience at this critical time,” says Pieter Bensch, Executive Vice-President at Sage Africa & Middle East.

“The software was designed to support today’s agile workforce, making it a good match for a world where social distancing and self-isolation have made remote and flexible working a necessity. It’s an easy-to-use solution that creates amazing experiences for colleagues and lets your people serve themselves via the mobile app.”

Visit this link to sign up for a free trial.


*Editor’s notes:

  • To enable the 6-month trial for Sage HR, you need first to complete an initial, no-obligation, 14-day free trial.
  • Once the 14-day trial is over, you can activate the coupon for the next six months once you provide your billing information. You can continue to trial the software for free for the following six months and can cancel at any point during this extended trial.


About Sage

Sage is the global market leader for technology that provides small and medium businesses with the visibility, flexibility and efficiency to manage finances, operations and people. With our partners, Sage is trusted by millions of customers worldwide to deliver the best cloud technology and support. Our years of experience mean that our colleagues and partners understand how to serve our customers and communities through the good, and more challenging times. We are here to help, with practical advice, solutions, expertise and insight.

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