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The HR platform for consumer-grade technology experiences

Working with your existing systems to give employees exceptional, uncompromising HR technology experiences on any device, on every channel, at any time.

A code-free approach to building personalized, branded, unified HR experiences

The Applaud HR platform gives desirable functionality, design and usability to the HR systems you already have in place. From the cloud-based HR platform, applications can be built without code, extended and personalized, creating experiences that are unique to your organization and designed to get the best out of your employees.

Integrating with systems including Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle Taleo and SAP, deployment is fast, disruption is limited, and the difference is immediate, turning disjointed systems into unified technology experiences that are as good as any in the consumer world.

Just some of what’s possible with the Applaud HR platform

HR Self-service

Empower your employees to manage their everyday HR tasks, access company documents and take control over their own personal information, from any device, at any time through Applaud’s HR self-service application. With simple tasks digitized, HR are free to focus on making a real difference to the performance of organizations, while managers have the tools to oversee and lead teams.

  • Workforce social profiles to promote collaboration
  • Easy holiday and absence management
  • Immediate access to payslips
  • Workforce visualization for smooth processes
  • Push notifications for manager approval



Recruitment software has the potential to attract or put off potential candidates. The Applaud recruitment platform includes a responsive careers site, giving an exceptional experience for candidates and hiring managers, one that drives applicant numbers and boosts your employer brand. Hiring managers can create vacancies, sort applications and manage offers from one place, whilst providing a smooth onboarding process for candidates.

  • Personalized, branded careers site
  • Vacancy and offer management
  • Chatbots for candidate questions
  • Onboarding instructions
  • Applicant profile export



Motivate your employees and keep hold of top talent with Applaud’s performance management software Design performance reviews and processes that work for you and your teams, with continuous feedback cycles that inspire the best in individuals. Employees enjoy a personalized experience that helps them focus on their achievements and goals, day in, day out, whilst managers have the tools to drive progress.

  • Personalized performance plans
  • Objectives and competency targets
  • Continuous feedback against objectives
  • Manager-view performance dashboards
  • Profile search to identify talent within the organization


Time Tracking

Employees can log time on any device with ease and speed, improving productivity, automating processes and freeing time for administrators to do more value-added work. But this is more than a timesheet software, with purpose-built dashboards, managers have a holistic view of individuals, teams and performance, and can make informed, data-smart decisions.

  • Interactive time and absence calendar and scheduler
  • Fast, mass time entry
  • Log mileage, travel allowances and overtime payments
  • Push and email notifications
  • Geofencing controls for employee locations


Build your own

Build your own applications and empower your IT teams to personalize experiences with our code-free visual designer. It’s as easy to use as Uber or Amazon, with a drag and drop editor teamed with templates, elements and extensions, all you need to flawlessly create pages that work across all devices and platforms.

A deep understanding of the interaction between real people and HR software

To create HR technology that connects with, and is wanted by employees, our approach is focused on users.

Primary user-experience

We spend time inside your organization, understanding your employees’ needs and behaviors, and translating this into impactful technology experiences.

Previous user-experience

Applying our previous experience with users across a range of companies and markets, like The National Trust and Estée Lauder Companies, to your own organization.

3 decades of experience

With 3 decades of experience at the changing interface of IT and HR, we open up a world of HR, IT and user insight and ideas to your organization.

The type of amazing features you’d expect as a consumer, brought to the world of work

HR analytics

Applaud’s HR analytics takes the data from your existing systems and transforms it into engaging charts and beautiful, interactive visualizations for you to explore.


As global HR software, Applaud translates into multiple languages and supports regional date, number preferences, writing directions and alternative calendars, so you can engage employees across the world.


Customize your platform to reflect your brand’s identity, from logos to fonts and colors, and even your tone of voice, giving employees a consistent brand experience throughout.

AI and chatbots

Applaud’s voice and text HR chatbots can reduce service desk costs, answering employee questions quickly and providing 24/7 HR support. Our HR chatbots can also be used as personal virtual assistants, automating tasks such as leave booking.


Applaud’s HR mobile software creates consumer-grade experiences across all devices, from phone to tablet and desktop, so employees get exceptional HR technology experiences wherever and whenever they work.

The world’s industry-leading companies trust Applaud to support their next-generation employee experiences.

“Applaud’s new Absence Calendar functionality has massively improved the internal process when managing leave and absences, saving time and resource for the managers too. The slick user experience has resulted in increased users and a lot of positive feedback from the team. The solution has allowed our Oracle developers become independent and self-reliant, enabling quicker change and updates, we thank the Applaud team for all their help and look forward to the future.”
Michele Barritt,
“Applauds’ cutting edge Mobile and Desktop User Interfaces are a refreshing user-friendly change that encourages our Associates to engage with their own data.”
Robert Reiling,
Advantage Solutions
"Applaud’s solution has taken our People services to the next level, we’re receiving a lot of great feedback from our staff and applicants. The solution has helped us to deliver ROI to the organisation and enhanced user experience for all our Users.”
Tracey Dyer,
National Trust