For the first time, the spring Softworld HR and Payroll Solutions exhibition will run at two UK locations. As well as the London show at the Hotel Ibis Earls Court on 3 February, there will also be an event on 10 February at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
These free exhibitions offer an opportunity to see and test out the latest HR and payroll software, get expert advice, and update your software and IT knowledge.
"Our spring shows are designed to be very intimate, providing the opportunity for lots of face-to-face interaction between supplier and client, allowing visitors to really learn about the solutions on offer," says Softworld marketing and conference manager James Reeve.
October's Softworld HR and Payroll exhibition at London's Olympia attracted visitors with £25m to spend - either on new systems or upgrades.
"Everyone has to justify their spending, especially now, so visitors were looking for products that improved productivity, that enabled greater online access, and reduced running costs," says Reeve.
"Improving software capabilities really can improve business performance, so the visitors we expect to see next month are those who are serious about software and recognise its role in helping their business get through these difficult economic times."
The size of the Reebok Stadium means Softworld HR and Payroll North can run on the same day as the Softworld Accounting and Finance show. And Andy Mather, portfolio director responsible for the event, says: "Exhibitors and visitors will benefit, as we find that around one-quarter of the audience like to visit both areas when they run alongside one another."
TeamSpirit Software, a division of Bond International Software, will be demonstrating its HR and payroll software, an integrated package that can be configured to a client's specific requirements without reprogramming. General manager Roger Moore says: "This tailoring allows business processes to be automated, improving efficiency by removing the need for duplication of data entry."
Simply Personnel will unveil ClockIn 24/7, the newest addition to its HR product line, which allows employees to clock in and out from any internet-connected computer, any time of day. Visitors to the stand will receive a free five-user version of the tracker, plus a virtual time clock.
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