Cezanne Software's online HR system shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards

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Cezanne Software has announced that Cezanne OnDemand, the first pay-per-use online HR software for small and mid-sized businesses, has been shortlisted for the Software Satisfaction Awards 2012, in both the Software Exporter and Intellect Innovation categories.

The awards, which are organised by Sift Media and Intellect, the UK's leading technology association, aim to recognise achievements that have attracted significant UK end-user interest. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 11th October 2012 at Harrods in London.

John Hixon, Director of R&D for the Cezanne OnDemand product says: "We are delighted to have been shortlisted for these awards. From the very start, we had two primary goals for Cezanne OnDemand. The first was to take a new approach to HR software; to innovate not just in the use of technology, but in how the software is delivered, updated, paid for, supported and used by our customers and our partners. The second was that we wanted to reach out not only to businesses in the UK, but also to be successful in an international market. That we've been shortlisted for both the Innovation and Export awards by experts in our industry is a testament to what we've achieved."

Online HR Software for SMEs

Small and mid-size businesses - which collectively employee more people than their larger counterparts in the private sector - have many of the same HR issues as larger organisations; including the need to manage, develop, motivate and engage an increasingly demographically diverse, geographically dispersed and demanding workforce.

In the past, investing in HR software - even when delivered online - was difficult for most SMEs to justify. HR systems were just too costly to buy, implement, manage and update and, while addressing the needs of HR professionals, often delivered only limited value to the rest of the employee population. Cezanne OnDemand combines low-cost 'pay-as-you-go' monthly subscription-based pricing with rapid implementation and automatic updates, thus removing a lot of these barriers.

As significantly, Cezanne OnDemand starts from a whole-company perspective. It is designed to provide value to all employees. Features, such as the company portal, where documents, announcement and work-related conversations can be shared, reflects the trend towards the collaborative enterprise, and offers considerable improvements in productivity, knowledge-sharing, and employee engagement.

International HR reach

Since its release in 2011, Cezanne OnDemand has confirmed its international appeal. As well as a fast-growing UK customer base, the Cezanne OnDemand HR software service has been selected by companies in Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, France, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and most recently Cyprus, with users of the system covering many more countries.

For more information visit: http://www3.cezannesw.com/ssawards2012

About the Software Satisfaction Awards

The 'Intellect Innovation Award' recognises an innovative new product that has delivered measurable benefit for business users or customers, while the 'Software Exporter of the Year' award recognises UK companies that are achieving outstanding export success with their products or solutions.

More information about the awards and the short listed companies can be found here: http://www.softwaresatisfaction.co.uk/ssa12-shortlists

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