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Vera online - Payroll, HR, Pensions

Meet VERA - our online dashboard and your new best friend.

Your school or academy is full of data. Payroll data, HR data, employee records, pension information, the list goes on. This information belongs to you, so why should accessing, viewing and analysing this data be such a struggle?

VERA solves this problem!

VERA is different to other payroll and HR systems. At the heart of the system is your employee data, and VERA enables you to simply and efficiently access, manipulate and manage your information in one place.

Using the wide-range of interactive smartforms, you can update your employee HR records and simultaneously inform us of your payroll changes in one go. No more need for duplication of work. And, because VERA is web-based, there is no software to purchase or install and the system is available 24/7.

Multiple views of your data

Whether you are a school, academy, or multi academy trust, VERA lets you view your data easily to suit your needs by allowing you to switch between schools and areas with a touch of a button. You can also tailor VERA’s access to allow greater control of the areas your employees can access and the data they can change.

VERA also appreciates that sometimes you need to see an overview of your data, but at other times having an employee-centric view is invaluable. With VERA you can do both, so if you want to see an absence history of an employee without having to access all the sensitive pay data, you can.

Streamline processes

With time a valuable commodity, VERA can help you streamline processes saving you time to spend on the more important things. Salary statements can be generated at a touch of a button, and, with the option to include a signed declaration, can be distributed to your staff with ease.

Comprehensive reporting

Simply seeing the information isn’t always enough. Sometimes you need to do something with all this information. VERA allows you to extract extensive payroll and HR reports directly from the system, whenever you need them in either PDF or Excel. You also have the ability to build your own reports, so you can see exactly what you want when you need it most. And because VERA is so flexible, you can choose your own date range so seeing a report from an Academy year is as easy as 123.

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Employee payslip information

Need a quick access to an employee’s payslip history? VERA will let you do this in a matter of seconds. Not only this, you can also upload documents against an individual employee record, with the option to make this visible in the employees own portal if you choose our epayslip option!

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Manage your employee’s epayslips management fully through our VERA system. You can manage each employee, re-set passwords, activate accounts and send company-wide communications to your staff with ease.

Absence Management tools

Managing absence is an area where VERA is invaluable to your school. Not only does she give you the tools to track and monitor absences, she also gives you a system to handle processes such as return to work procedures and provides the ability to extract comprehensive absence reports directly out of the system. VERA has been cleverly designed to allow you to view your absences in a number of different ways, including absence trend graphs and heat maps. Through VERA, you can also set your own absence triggers to allow you to easily spot any trends that may indicate a potential problem so you can take action earlier.


Still not convinced?

Together with all the other functions listed above, VERA also includes the following;

  • All your employee details stored in a secure place
  • HR and contract information, including contract management for multiple roles
  • Archived payroll reports
  • Qualifications and training
  • Disciplinary tracking
  • Alerts about key payroll and HR tasks
  • Reminder alerts for employee changes or key dates

Interested in VERA?

To find out more information about VERA and how it could help your business, please contact us on 03331 128000 or click here for a call back.