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Access PeopleHR


What is Access PeopleHR?

With users among 7,000+ companies, Access PeopleHR is a cloud-based HR and payroll software designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Its features enable SMBs to manage their workforce and automate more of their HR processes.

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In my opinion, Shocking avoid!!

1 out of 10
February 01, 2024
We use for planning holidays, soring personal files, onboarding. Would like to use for tracking overtime but, in my experience, the system …
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Popular Features

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  • Approval workflow (7)
  • Balance details (7)
  • Employment history (7)
  • Organization and location management (7)

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $3 per month per user
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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

Avg 7.9

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

Avg 8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

Avg 8.1

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

Avg 7.6


Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

Avg 8.2

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

Avg 8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Access PeopleHR?

Access PeopleHR is an HR software that automates basic HR processes for small and medium-sized businesses. Access PeopleHR offers a range of features for employee records, performance management, recruitment, and payroll, and boasts users among over 7,000 companies.

The system includes an employee-tracking database, that allows users to create new employee records, fill in key contact information, and store documents. Access PeopleHR includes unlimited document storage, so users can attach as much paperwork as necessary to each employee profile.

Within the applicant tracking module of Access PeopleHR, users can create new job offerings, as well as build out a custom career page that matches the branding of a company’s site. Each job posting can be completely customized. Once a candidate applies, they’re added to the recruitment pipeline, and recruiters can view all candidate information.

Employees can request 360-degree reviews for receiving feedback from peers within the performance module. Managers can set goals for employees, and track their progress in real time. The web-based solution can also be accessed from anywhere at anytime.

Employees can also update their personal information and request time off using its self-service portal.

Access PeopleHR Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets
  • Supported: Asset issue and transfer management
  • Supported: Asset return

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

Access PeopleHR Screenshots

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Access PeopleHR Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Frequently Asked Questions

With users among 7,000+ companies, Access PeopleHR is a cloud-based HR and payroll software designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Its features enable SMBs to manage their workforce and automate more of their HR processes.

Access PeopleHR starts at $3.

Breathe, Bright Data, and Personio are common alternatives for Access PeopleHR.

Reviewers rate Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of Access PeopleHR are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings



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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use for planning holidays, soring personal files, onboarding. Would like to use for tracking overtime but, in my experience, the system doesn't work
  • easy to store documents
  • issuing documents to sign
  • logbooks are useful
  • In my opinion, customer service is shocking
  • In my experience, glitches constantly particularly holiday all the time
  • In my experience, time and attendance still not functioning after 3 years!
  • In my experience, renewals breaching terms and conditions
  • In my experience, the documents/mail merge system constantly fails with formatting, glitching or just not working
can you put 0 (no, oh well note it's 0!!)
agreed price fix,
in my experience, increased without consent breaching T'&C's,
in my opinion, communication poor, verging on ignorant.
In my experience, Tech support is slow and they ask the same questions over and over (I'm sure to drag it out because they aren't looking at your case.
In my experience, Holiday randomly goes wrong and unless you do checks you won't notice until an upset employee raises it ( this has happened multiple times)
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Access PeopleHR is used for all our staff's time. i.e. Sick leave, Holidays, Lieu and overtime. we also use it for recruitment, skills, Expenses and personal details. this system replaced our outdated spreadsheet method and is very handy for alerting the correct managers / people via emails for approvals etc.. this alleviates the need for daily human checking.
  • Recording Personal Data
  • Logging of Overtime and LIEU
  • easily request Holiday leave
  • The UI could do with being more Up to date, i find it easy to use but is quite cartoon like.
  • More Details for skills is required, I have some certifications but the system does not recognise the Brand
  • Emails that are sent out could use an overhaul as they don't stand out as much as i think they should
Access PeopleHR is easy to use for things like requesting Leave.. the system is easy to guide through and emails are sent to the correct managers (if setup correctly) I do find that the backend is quite outdated and clunky though, this could do with modernising a little as it reminds me of windows 95
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The mobile accessibility of Access PeopleHR has significantly improved our HR management process. With the ability to access contracts, company regulations, and swiftly search employee data on mobile devices, our team enjoys enhanced flexibility and collaboration. This feature enables quick information retrieval, fostering seamless communication and efficient handling of HR tasks. While we haven't encountered any urgent matters, the mobile access has undoubtedly contributed to a responsive and streamlined HR workflow, ensuring accessibility from anywhere at any time.
  • Employee Data Management
  • Generate Custom Report
  • Website Speed
  • In my experience, Billing team and Support is not good
Access PeopleHR is exceptionally well-suited for small businesses, offering streamlined HR management. The system excels in scenarios where the employee count is below 50, providing efficient functionality and user-friendly features. However, in larger organizations managing more than 50 people, the loading speed can become a potential challenge. As the employee database grows, there may be noticeable delays in system responsiveness, impacting the overall user experience
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
HR information system
  • PeopleHR before access, a few things - Access now - unfortunately can't list much
  • Communication - In my opinion, extremely poor customer service (including basic interpersonal skills etc), shocking response times, often just ignored.
  • Following on from above, very hard to get in touch with anyone by phone. Extremely long call answering times - have given up waiting many times.
  • Cost - used to be very competitively priced before Access took over, but prices keep going up. Supposedly because of new functionality but our business never benefited from any new features yet we were still charged more.
  • Lots of system issues - often we couldn't even log into the system because of system problems. Seemed like the system went down very frequently.
  • No dedicated account manager. It would be great to have a dedicated account manager who you could contact for any issues, instead trying to contact any central team within Access is a nightmare. See below.
  • I feel their Access Support Portal/ticket system is terrible. Rather than being able to talk through an issue with someone who have to raise a ticket through the portal but often i had reps trying to close down tickets before even resolving the issue.
In short, from my experience truly terrible customer service. Would not recommend to anyone.
September 09, 2021

Best HR Management Software

Shubham Chauhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
People HR seems to be a quite affordable and useful software for our organization. It is mainly used for Application tracking systems, auditing, tracking, basic reporting, salary info, etc. The best thing which I like about People HR are Performance Management and Applications Tracking Systems. People HR is very easy to use, such a big help.
  • Applications Tracking Systems
  • Attendance
  • Salary info
  • Performance management
  • Employees tracking
  • Auditing
  • UI is basic which is good, but it can be better
  • Mobile app does need some work too
It's simple to use even for non-technical employees, making it very simple to install even for a workforce that hasn't grown up in the digital age, and for that People HR is the best option to fit in. I haven't got in any situation yet where I see People HR as less appropriate except Applications Tracking Systems as I have never worked on that module much.
Amy Duignan (Assoc CIPD) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
People HR is used across our Group to enable efficient, collaborative and quick processing of HR data. As a fast paced growing organisation, it is essential our time is spent efficiently on our small team. People HR is great for reducing heavy admin burdens.
  • Complex reporting is made easy through the reporting capabilities of the system. We have been using reports for the past year and absolutely trust the accuracy of the data produced. The reports are generated easily through the system and can be exported into an editable Excel spreadsheet which is great.
  • The self-service of data is great for freeing up HR time. Employees can update their personal information themselves quickly and easily.
  • The App is a great feature of People HR. A large proportion of our employees work in our warehouse and as such don't have their own computer at work. The app allows those employees easy access to the system on the go.
  • The system tends to be particularly slow on Monday mornings and sometimes can be down for a couple of hours at a time which is frustrating for employees
  • The naming of the tabs isn't as clear as they could be. For example, reports are called Queries. Makes getting used to
  • The org chart isn't very user-friendly, would be better to be able to export department by department
The system allows us to make informed decisions through the accurate reporting capabilities which are a great help when dealing with complex people issues. The reports are accurate and are great for situations such as absence reporting.
March 05, 2018

Automate your HR!

Claire Isherwood | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We started to on-board PeopleHR in 2016 with a lot of help, guidance, and support from PeopleHR. They were fantastic at answering questions and supporting us during the on-boarding process. In Dec 2016, we started to roll out PeopleHR to the rest of the business with training. It helped us to automate holiday requests and our company personal development review process. It has also helped us to track all recruitment with their recruitment module too. We are able to instantly report on company data instead of having to solely rely on excel spreadsheets.
  • PeopleHR takes on board business case ideas to improve their software. The more customers that request the business case to be brought forward, the higher on the priority list it becomes.
  • The holiday / annual leave planner is great - it can log all instances of leave and has a built-in return to work form.
  • The applicant tracking system for recruitment is very easy to use and can integrate with your own company website.
  • The applicant tracking system still has room for improvement with integrating with external job boards like Indeed / / Directgov etc.
  • There is an option for creating forms with signatures but it doesn't allow for comments/feedback/changes/versions.
PeopleHR is well suited for businesses bringing on board their first piece of HR Software. It's well suited for businesses looking to automate some HR Administration processes, giving visual overviews and producing reports. It's well suited to businesses who have an in-house recruitment with the applicant tracking system.

It's probably less suited to businesses that need to report on recruiting, as reporting is not possible in the applicant tracking system.
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