Zellis, the UK and Ireland’s leading provider of payroll and HR software and services, today launches its flagship Human Capital Management (HCM) solution, Zellis HCM Cloud. The new solution combines the latest innovations in cloud, automation and AI to deliver engaging employee experiences, empower business with transformative data analytics and unlock incredible levels of efficiency for payroll and HR processes. 

The launch represents Zellis’ response to the needs of a rapidly growing market in the UK and Ireland. Gartner has estimated that by 2025, 60% of global midmarket and large enterprises will be using a cloud-based HCM suite to meet complex business and workforce requirements, with a particular focus on “improved integrations into third-party applications and the ability to deliver greater resilience.

Zellis HCM Cloud can be deployed as either a standalone, best-of-breed payroll offering, integrated with an existing HR system, or as a full suite that meets all payroll and HR needs, ‘from hire to retire’, in a single, highly extensible platform. The launch is accompanied by the opening of Zellis Marketplace, a digital storefront which lets customers easily access additional Zellis solutions and connectors to third-party applications, enabling them to build a customised HCM ecosystem.

Zellis HCM Cloud can also be deployed as part of a managed payroll and HR service, an option for businesses looking for an extended team of experts to further improve cost control, operational efficiency, and business resilience.

At Zellis’ customer live launch, HCM Cloud was introduced to an audience of hundreds of customers, prospects and partners, emphasising three values it brings to users: Engaged. Empowered. Efficient.

Engaging, ‘in the flow of work’ experiences

Zellis HCM Cloud delivers consumer-grade employee experiences by combining intuitive, mobile-ready self-service with deep integration into the most common business and enterprise applications.

The new solution introduces opportunities for new, productivity-enhancing, ‘in the flow of work’ moments: employees can review and approve annual leave requests directly through their Outlook inboxes, move fluidly between applications with single sign-on, easily recognise the work of their colleagues, with many more functions available and to come.

Empowering data capabilities

Zellis HCM Cloud is underpinned by the Zellis Intelligence Platform, which connects data from across all Zellis and third-party applications to provide a single source of truth for its workforce.

Sophisticated, yet accessible analytics tools, including the HR Director Dashboard and embedded Power BI insights, empower HR teams to unearth workforce trends, pinpoint the specific drivers behind them, and make evidence-based decisions.

Superior payroll and HR efficiency

Zellis’ multi-award-winning payroll and HR engine, which sits at the heart of Zellis HCM Cloud, is being taken to the next level with the introduction of Zellis Agile Payroll.

Zellis’ reimagined payroll system for the modern business is providing a route to dramatically improve speed, accuracy and flexibility in the way companies process their payroll cycles. Combining the integrated features, access and analytic power, Zellis HCM Cloud opens significant new cost savings.

John Petter, Chief Executive Officer at Zellis, commented:

“We don’t think that businesses should have to compromise on any of their HCM needs. In fact, we think we can prove they don’t have to. We have spent two years developing Zellis HCM Cloud to stand as the very best-in-class solution of its kind, and we are thrilled to be showcasing the results of our hard work today.

“Our market-leading software offers next-generation functionality for business-critical payroll and core HR processes, with all the flexibility and customisation that businesses need. We are very excited to be unveiling Zellis Marketplace as a way for our customers to select the connectors and integrations they need for their HCM suite.

“We’re also looking to showing off new collaborations and integrations developed with our partners at Mastercard, Microsoft, and a wide range of the UK’s best known and most effective HR solution providers. It’s this level of sophistication and choice that sets Zellis HCM Cloud apart – whatever your requirements, we’re ready to meet them.”

Peter Davies, Deputy Chief Executive at Monmouthshire County Council, who have been using an early access version of Zellis HCM Cloud since the start of the year, said:

“Like many other local government organisations, we’re increasingly focused on using technology to transform our processes, particularly in critical areas like payroll and HR. There is a strong synergy between our digital transformation plans and Zellis HCM Cloud – especially its focus on employee experiences, automation, and ease of integration with solutions we already use.”