MyESS goes mobile


myess-mobileIt has been quite sometime since I first helped to take Ardbrook’s data onto the web with a fledgling O4W based application to illustrate an idea.  Bill and the team took what I had built, developed it further and commercialised it as a product ready for release to their customer base and new clients.

With numerous extremely high profile clients now using the ESS system, the team at Ardbrook have taken the solution one step further into the mobile world.  They have now released a wonderful mobile application that runs on your Android or iOS based smartphone.

The application enables employees to gain access to their current payslip from anywhere and at any time.  Furthermore, the solution provides access for past payslips and also copies of the employee’s P60, both going back over numerous years.

This is a really nice looking solution that empowers employees, whilst at the same time reducing admin for the Human Resources departments.  It is also perfect for payroll bureaux’s and large or small businesses alike.

If you would like to know more and see the application in action, please click here for their short demo video (includes sound).

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From small acorns, grow great solutions.


ardbrookmyeeeArdbrook’s myESS has gone mobile and it’s providing users with a smart way to access their payslips.

Sometime ago, I sat and wrote a proof of concept application over a weekend.  I needed to learn a little more about O4W and as usual I wanted something real to work on, it is so much more rewarding than simply working through a quick start guide and it has you thinking outside of the box at times.  The task of choice on this occasion was an Employee Self Service system using Ardbrook’s largely desktop based payroll system.

The guys at Ardbrook kindly sent me a copy of the system and some test data and I set to work.  I needed a little help from RevUS to create a formatted report using OIPI which would hook into O4W, but the proof of concept quickly came together and I arranged an on-line demo for Ardbrook with no real expectations.

A short while after the demo, I was on a plane over to Ireland and to talk about the proof of concept in more detail.  Long story short, Bill and the team took what I started, extended it and fully commercialised it.  It is now becoming a raving hit and doing very well indeed.

Jump forward to this morning and into my inbox pops an email from Ardbrook and a link to their latest YouTube video and a demo of their true mobile solution.  I knew that it was coming and they were running the application as an Android application on Android phones and that an iPhone application was following, but this video shows that application in all of its glory.

The  video shows the application working on a mobile phone and it looks really nice.  It is slick and easy to use whilst providing users with exactly what they want to see in one of the most convenient places.  No wonder staff from some of the largest IT companies in the world are choosing to use this new offering from Ardbrook.

Click here to see the video.
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Arbrook’s O4W based ESS goes from strength to strength.


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Some of you will know that I got involved with Ardbrook and their O4W based ESS system sometime ago.  From the fledgling system that I took over to Ireland for them to review, Bill and the team at Ardbrook have taken the system and enhanced it to become a very functional system used by some prestigious names.

Until recently Ardbrook’s myESS SAAS for payslips and P60s were only available to employees calculated through Ardbrook’s EuroPay product but Ardbrook have recently extended its availability

Ardbrook can now take payslips from their other payroll offering PayDay(as well as other payroll systems). Ardbrook basically takes an electronic copy of the payslip file, converts it and loads it onto the MyESS.ie website for access by the associated employees using Ardbrook’s payslip design so as not to infringe any copyrights.

Ardbrook has now made this feature available to employees calculated using other payroll packages, including UK payrolls. Ardbrook is currently working on this for a client with a large UK workforce.

Ardbrook is willing to develop others as required.

European Payroll Software Provider Expands with Revelation Software’s OpenInsight for Web


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With the myriad of constantly changing tax rules, dealing with payroll deductions and tax payments can be a time-consuming and costly endeavour. To get this onerous job done efficiently and cost-effectively, many businesses utilize payroll software specialists that provide tools to support their in-house staff. For Ardbrook, a Dublin, Ireland-based software provider of payroll software, Revelation Software’s OpenInsight provides the agility necessary to adjust its payroll product features to address emerging market requirements. The recent introduction of OpenInsight for Web has also enabled Ardbrook to provide its software as a service online.

Written by Joyce Wells, the full story can be found in the October 2013 issue of Database Trends and Applications features an article entitled European Payroll Software Provider Expands with Revelation Software’s OpenInsight for Web and it is linked on the Revelation website here.

Ardbrook & Merit Software Embrace Social Media


For sometime, I have been an advocate of social media for getting more company and product exposure online.  Many of you will know that I use Twitter for just in time snippets of news, this blog for larger articles (news items, technical info, etc.) as they come to my attention, LinkedIn to get the Revelation brand noticed, alerts to see when people are talking about Revelation and OpenInsight, etc.

In recent months, we have seen many of the key online social media resources opening up opportunities to host company and product pages.  Revelation have several such pages, Sprezzatura has been running a tech blog for a while (providing a more technically deep resource than I could ever hope to achieve) and I’m pleased to find my alerts flagging up some of our VARs first steps into using social media.

Just recently, I have had alerts for Ardbrook’s (Ireland) LinkedIn company and products pages and also those for Merit Software (Wales).  Ardbrook are also making good use of their blog for news items

Both companies have also begun using Twitter, with Merit just announcing the forthcoming launch of their new website and with Ardbrook announcing their new LinkedIn pages as they were published.

Many organisations of all sizes are seeing the business benefits of these resources and it is good to see some of our clients embracing these new opportunities.  Oh, and it does not have to take over your life as there are a wealth of monitoring tools available to bring all of the information together.

Please comment below if your organisation uses any social media resources: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, a Blog, a YouTube channel, etc.