NovaUCD start-up launches human resources software

13 Jan 2010

A NovaUCD-based technology start-up, Evolution, has today launched, a human resources software application to help organisations easily manage their employees’ annual and sick leave with the minimum of time and effort. is the first online annual leave tracking system to cater for part-time and shift-work employees, and is designed to accurately track employee leave while reducing costly mistakes that can occur when organisations automatically enforce set rules in its administration.

Flexibility and control

The flexibility of this application allows complete control over the number of departments and locations included while creating specific leave types, eg, maternity leave, parental leave and jury duty.

Businesses can also create their own sub-domain with a customised login page that carries their branding and corporate logos.

How much does cost to use? is SAS (Software-as-a-Service) and is free to organisations with 10 or fewer employees based in one department and one location while larger organisations are charged for its use on a sliding scale.

“For many company owners and HR managers, managing your employees’ annual leave, sick leave and other time off is a lot of hassle and it really shouldn’t be,” said Evolution founder Alistair Thacker.

“Companies get to a certain size where a wall planner or spreadsheet just won’t work anymore, and the big HRIS systems are far too expensive. is online, affordable, easy-to-use and once it’s set up, you need never worry about employees’ absences again.

“If you look at the high cost of time and mistakes that are inherent in manual systems, you’ll see that will save you money from day one,” he added.

By Marie Boran

Photo: Alistair Thacker, founder of NovaUCD-based Evolution