Leading names from the world of HR gave their endorsement to PointSolutions’ new SharePoint HR system at a roundtable held in Sheffield.

Lorraine Archibald, former head of people at Asda, Genevieve Bradbury of Vie Talent and Rebecca Fielding, from Gradconsult, were special guests at the development event at the Electric Works, in the city centre.

The SharePoint HR system is a one-stop-shop for HR teams, learning managers, department heads, directors and business owners.

The software is designed to help businesses manage areas including annual leave, absenteeism, performances reviews and appraisals, timesheets, recruitment and provides a number of powerful management reporting tools on one simple to use digital platform.

The system also gives staff secure access to information such as benefits, expenses and training via a self-service portal which also allows them to book holidays and review company policies and procedures.

Rebecca Fielding specialises in graduate employment and has previously worked at Sheffield Hallam University, Asda and the Association of Graduate Recruiters.

She said: “Over the last 15 years we’ve seen a variety of HR modules, but what I like about PointSolutions’ new product is that it’s so easy to use. It’s intuitive, functional and straightforward.

“It has a great template which also gives you the ability to tailor the module to what your business is all about. The people element of business can be complicated so it’s fantastic to have a system which is bespoke to any company in any sector, which can also integrate with other Microsoft platforms.”

The software, aimed at small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and multinational organisations, can be tailored and integrates with payroll packages including Sage, Opera and Exchequer.

Mark Walsh, managing director of PointSolutions, who hosted the roundtable, said: “As the industry moves away from paper, this simple yet comprehensive module is designed to help businesses save money and improve their efficiency by bringing together all aspects of HR in one digital platform for the benefit of employers and staff.

“The feedback we have gained about our new product from HR professionals at the roundtable demonstrates the value of the SharePoint HR system to both SMEs and larger, global organisations.”

SharePoint specialist PointSolutions, is only the second provider globally of a full SharePoint HR solution.