South Lanarkshire Council Enhance Oracle HR Self Service User Experience by Implementing Applaud Solutions' Absence Planner

London, United Kingdom, April 23, 2010 --( Having successfully deployed a simple view and update of basic HR records via Oracle HR Self Service , South Lanarkshire Council were looking to realise efficiencies and cost savings with Self Service Absence Bookings in an overall drive to minimise absence / maximise attendance.

A feature was required that allowed managers to quickly review the availability of their team at a glance, in order to approve or reject leave requests.

The Self Service Absence Planner from Applaud Solutions was found to deliver requirements, offering a graphical view of availability, incorporating training as well as absence, fitting in with South Lanarkshire’s use of Oracle Learning Management.

Self Service Absence Planner features
· Absence and Training events highlighted in a monthly view
· Different colour coding for Absences and Training Enrolments
· Each Absence Type can have a different colour to easily distinguish between Holiday and Sickness.
· Absences pending approval shown in different colour to approved absences
· ‘Roll over’ support to deliver extra information about each day; course names and type of absence displayed
· Public Holidays can be displayed, if required
· Full integration with PTO to shows holiday entitlement remaining.

“The service and products provided by Applaud Solutions to us have been of a very high standard. I would fully recommend any organisation to consider their cutting edge products and experience” - Kay McVeigh, Head of Personnel Services, South Lanarkshire Council

For further information on this and other products from Applaud Solutions visit

Applaud Solutions
Ivan Harding
+44 7919 078318


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