Business and Finance

   Meeting Today's Challenges

SDMS software for Staff Development and Learning Management and Personnel helps you deal with the issues to make your business and staff more effective in today’s highly challenging market, technical and compliance environment. Whether you concerns are compliance with health and safety regulations, improved customer service, or reducing costs in personnel administration SDMS Systems can provide you with an affordable solution.

We offer a range of special editions designed and developed over many years to meet the unique requirements of specific business sectors. Each edition is based on the practical experience of working with Customers in each sector and responding to their requirements. Sector specific editions may incorporate specific modules for that Business as well as specific reporting requirements as well as many detailed changes to match the working practices and HR culture.

Size No Object

Workgroup - Client Server Enterprise - Remote Desktop - Citrix - Thin Clients and Web

We offer SDMS V Staff Development and Learning Management as well as HRPersonnel to meet all types and numbers of Employees. Users of SDMS range from 50 employees or less to many thousands. Our Workgroup Editions provide from 1 to 5 users without a Network Server, while our Client Server and Thin Client editions offer solutions to Organisations with large numbers of users across a variety of work locations. This is scalable to our Full *Client Server product with Citrix, VMware or Remote Desktop deployment to SDMS Web products with hundreds and thousands of users.

For the very small business with SDMS Simplex is ideal for companies with anywhere from 10 – 100 employees who want a single system to maintain employee training records, qualifications and skills profiles as well as appraisal and training evaluations.

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With experience and expertise built up over 20 years SDMS provides a unique set of learning management and personnel software systems to support Business and Finance in meeting these challenges (SDMS Ltd. Originated in government funded FE project work in the late 1980s to develop national staff development policy guidelines for the DES and MSC and the value of “a training database”).

SDMS Software available for Business and Finance includes:


SDMS V Staff Development and Learning Management (More...) Yes Web e-Training and Web Learning Management (More...) Yes
SDMS V QCF Learning and Skills (More...) Yes e-HRP.Net Web Access (More...) Yes
SDMS V HRPersonnel for Windows (More...) Yes e-SD.Net Web Access (More...) Yes
eFront Enterprise e-Learning (More...) Yes Performance Appraisal (More...) and e-Appraisal (More...) Yes
Payroll Systems from SDMS (More...) Yes e-Recruitment (More...) Yes
Payroll Integration - To Existing Payroll (More...) Yes Integration with Corporate Systems and Bespoke Services (More...) Yes


A Training and Learning Management System

SDMS V Staff Development and Learning Management provides a comprehensive Training Management System addressing all aspects of the learning and employee development. An integrated system t encompasses: Course Planning and Scheduling, Bookings, Enrolments and Attendance, Approval and Notifications, Trainer, Rooms and Resource scheduling, Estimated Training Costs and Budget Management, (Training Income and Revenues). And of course; extensive Reporting and Workflow with Templates and Emails.

Beyond this, the system offers optional Staff Development tools for Training and CPD Planning, Training Evaluation, Training Needs Records and Appraisal.

Web Self Serve and Line Manager Access

Whether it is simply to offer course information on the web or devolve staff development to Managers and supervisors, SDMS Web e-Training provides: On Line Enrolment and Delegate Booking with Approval; On Line Course Records and Administration with Self Serve for Staff and Managers and Training Coordinator Access for departmental or team staff development. These functions are especially designed to support the greater moves to devolved management and greater ownership of Staff Development and Leaning.

Web for Smaller Business: e-SD.Net

Designed specifically for the smaller business who nevertheless wants to obtain the benefits and cost savings inherent in the web e-SD.Net Web Access Module provides a seamless and fully dynamic intranet and web access system for SDMS V Staff Development and Learning Management for Windows: Workgroup Edition. Designed for the smaller business who want to reap the benefits of supporting employee training and learning with On Line Access; e-SD.Net provides a simple and cost effective web solution. Simple and easy to use and simple and easy to implement.

Appraisal and e-Appraisal

The increasing trend to implement Staff Appraisal and Review systems as part of overall terms and conditions for employees and staff with the need to reduce the time and costs associated with running appraisal schemes is met by the SDMS V Appraisal module – providing; Appraisee Pairing, Appraisal Meetings Record with Agreed Targets. Most forms of appraisal can be implemented with the software including 360 degree review. Targets and Training Needs are linked to the training enrolment system. The Web e-Appraisal allows Appraisers and Appraisees to complete appraisals On Line.

Personnel Administration and e-HRP.Net for Web Access

The extensive and rich functionality of SDMS V HRPersonnel for Windows provides companies with a modular Personnel Administration System offering an extensive Core System and a range of optional modules - in addition to the core system; modules cover: Posts and Contracts, Pay Details and Payroll Integration, Employee Development (Appraisal and Training), Part Time Staff Module, Line Manager Access, Organisational Charting and Crystal Reporting. It is a truly modular system available in a variety of technical formats from a Workgroup for the smaller organisations to thin Client for the very large.

e-HRP.Net Web Access Module and provides a seamless and fully dynamic intranet and web access system for SDMS V HRPersonnel for Windows. It helps you simplify and reduce the cost of many day to day administration tasks by providing easy to use browser access for employees, managers and administrators. Cut out unnecessary paper forms and the time taken to complete them, and at the same time improve communication and collaborative working with between staff.

HRPersonnel: The Core System

SDMS V HRPersonnel: The Core System includes:


Employee Details and Addresses and Equal Opportunities Data
Medical Profile (Doctor Details, Medical Conditions, Special Requirements, Emergency Details)
Employee Contracts & Job History
Basic Salary Record and Salary History and Benefits
Departmental Profile and Membership
Attendance and Absence Module (incl. Overtime, Sickness and Absence, Timesheets Holidays, Lateness, Attendance log, Maternity/Paternity Leave etc.)
Establishment Module
Skills Module: Qualifications and Competencies
Work Pattern
Grievance and Discipline Module
Health and Safety Module including Accidents Book
Appraisal Module
Needs Module
Employee Images
Diaries, Reminders and Alarms
User Definable Fields
Business Rules
Vehicle Management and Travel Claims Module
Security Checks Module - CRB and Other Checks
Document Administration: Quick Administrators, Mail Merge and Emails
MapPoint Exports
Pension Schemes Module
Standard Reports - Customisable by Output - On all the Above


Equal Opportunies and CRB

All essential Equal Opportunities data can be held in employee personnel files including; Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Age and Disability. All major reports can be selected by these criteria and the software includes specific Equal Opportunities Reports and Matrices.

CRB Checks as well as Professional Registrations and Renewals are recorded.

Post and Organisation Structure

Establishment and Post management is designed to accommodate the simplest to the most complex post and job structures. Job sharing, full time jobs with supplementary part time contracts or multiple part time contracts are all supported. FTE's can be defined globally, by Staff Type, Post Type or by Person. Organisational Charting is available with analysis. Pay Scales with Spinal Columns, Minimum and Maximum Points, Bars, and Discretionary Points can be held within employee contracts as well as Weekly or Hourly Pay scales.

Jobs, Spinal Columns and Rule Based Salary Increments and Uplifts

SDMS V HRPersonnel has extensive salary management features. Comprehensive details of Wages and Salary can be held with the ability to auto calculate monthly (period) gross amounts for passing to payroll. Increments can be managed within the software, whether resulting from Annual Increases, Performance Management or obtaining Certified Qualifications. Annual Salaries, Pay Scales and Points, Weekly or Hourly Rates can all be accommodated within the software. Calculation of gross can take into account; Holiday, Lateness, and Sickness and Absence Rules. Full time staff with additional part time contracts can be managed. Monthly gross figures can be printed for passing to payroll or exported in Excel™ format for electronic entry. Export to Payroll is included and payroll Integration Services allow SDMS V HRPersonnel to be fully integrated with existing Payroll Software, bureau or alternatively with Earnie™ Professional Payroll offered by SDMS.