Volunteer module part of major new release of Access SelectHR

Access Group, the integrated software provider to the NFP sector, has unveiled a major new release of its HR solution incorporating volunteer management. The latest version, the most significant since Access first launched its browser-based HR offering in 2008, is part of an integrated suite of solutions available to Access’ 950 not-for-profits customers.

Alongside a new modern look and feel, business intelligence, onboarding and enhanced talent management will enable organisations to gain a 3D view of their people providing greater insight and fostering better staff and volunteer engagement. SelectHR also offers the first fully configurable mobile application, allowing organisations to fine tune the out-of-the-box functions to suit their needs.

Rob Barr, divisional director for NFP at Access Group, commented, “The new volunteer module will further strengthen Access’ finance, CRM and HR offering for the NFP sector from membership organisations and charities to educational establishments. The new module will make it easy to manage exactly when volunteers are available which will help to more effectively plan resources - for instance, being able to search for volunteers to attend a fundraising event or to cover the charity shop on a particular day.

“Volunteers are the bedrock of any not-for-profit, playing an invaluable part in delivering on the organisation’s remit alongside their employees. The module not only allows organisations to store all manner of data from personal details to DBS disclosures, it also ensures organisations can easily track skills, training history and training needs. Having visibility of the talent that exists in terms of both employees and volunteers will help organisations nurture and pinpoint those individuals that have the potential to play a bigger role within the charity or even become the leaders of the future.”

Accessible to all organisations regardless of size, SelectHR has the ability to accurately match career ambitions with not-for-profits requirements which can help to reduce staff and volunteer turnover. Equally, making the right impression with new recruits prior to them joining the organisation will get the employer-employee relationship off to a good start. The on-boarding solution encourages interaction and keeps communication flowing, helping to make the new recruit feel welcome and part of the organisation early on.

SelectHR provides organisations with a single people management system, enabling them to manage the whole employee and volunteer lifecycle as well as access, analyse, share and submit information, including holidays and sickness, regardless of time, location or device. The new offerings, which also incorporate news feeds and slideshow management, are part of Access’ continual investment across the whole software portfolio. “We are constantly expanding our solutions in areas that add value and remain relevant to our not-for-profit clients,” concluded Rob.

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About Access Group:

Access is a leading author of integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 5,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight.

Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements.

Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2014.

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)
  • Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & Customs

Awards:

  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies 2014
  • Inclusion in The London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain
  • The Innovation Award finalist at the National Business Awards 2013
  • Software Product of the Year finalist at the British Accountancy Awards 2013
  • ICT in Manufacturing finalist at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2013
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)
  • Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)

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Access is a leading author of fully integrated business management software. The portfolio spans solutions for ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing. More than 10,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations use Access solutions to improve their performance, profitability and drive growth, unlocking their business potential through improved business insight. Vertical focus and industry-specific solutions differentiate Access in the market and templated solutions make for rapid and easy deployments. Using Access software to automate operations, streamline processes and share real-time business information anytime, anywhere, businesses can benefit from significant performance improvements. Access is one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 2012 and featured in last year’s Profit Track 100. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times’ 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011. In the past 12 months Access has completed seven M&A deals including, thankQ, French BI specialists Prelytis and Delta Software, plus the Access customer base of a number of resellers.

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Volunteers are the bedrock of any not-for-profit, playing an invaluable part in delivering on the organisation’s remit alongside their employees. The module not only allows organisations to store all manner of data from personal details to DBS disclosures, it also ensures organisations can easily track skills, training history and training needs.
Rob Barr - Divisional Director for NFP at Access Group