Frequently Asked Questions
What is Activ Absence?
Why do I need it?
Often staff holiday planning and sickness absence are managed manually using paper & spreadsheets. This means a lot of admin for the HR team and it makes reporting a challenge. Activ Absence is designed to replace these measures providing numerous benefits, and it manages other types of leave (like shared paternity leave, study leave, medical leave etc.) in the same easy-to-use system.
Is it complicated?
Is it a web based service?
It is completely web-based, there is no software to download or install, we look after all the servers and backups.
What web browsers are supported?
How is it licensed?
Can we manage any type of leave or absence?
What about workers on shift patterns?
What happens when I change my work pattern?
Whether its changing from full time to part time, or just changing the hours worked, you can configure the system to recompute the leave entitlements based on the configure policies.
Does it calculate the Bradford Factor?
Will the system replace our return to work paper form?
Are there different levels of user access to the system, I only want employees to see what they are supposed to?
Can I easily identify trends in employee absence?
Will the system alert me if any absence triggers occur?
What about the year end process, it such a manual task currently?
Is it easy to set-up our employees initially?
Can we get our historical leave and absence data into the system?
Can we get access to our data at any time?
Where is the data stored?
The system is hosted at our data centres in London and Gloucester .
Can the system interface with other HR or Payroll systems?
Can I use on a PC, MAC, Smartphone or Tablet?
Does it link into Microsoft Outlook, Google calendars?
Calendars in the system can be synchronised through ‘iCal’ subscriptions to any standard calendar software supporting calendar subscriptions such as Microsoft Outlook, Google calendars, IBM Notes and Iphone/Android smartphones