Why Unit4?

  • At a glance

    Illness-related absence can be a huge hidden drain on any organisation.

    Unit4 Absence Manager enables occupational health services, employers and insurance companies to gain the full visibility and understanding of employee absence they need to achieve stricter control and effective management of sick leave.

    • A user-friendly way to log illness-related absence.
    • A cloud solution delivering 24x7 global access.
    • Proactive monitoring of relevant laws and regulations.
    • Automated exchange of information with third parties.
    • A single, effective communication centre for all involved.
    • Comprehensive management information.
    • Easy to integrate with any HR, payroll or financial application.
    • ISO 27001 & 27002 certified.

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  • A better solution

    Unit4 Absence Manager (formerly Absence Manager) already helps more than 200,000 users to actively coordinate and control illness-related absences for over 2 million employees.

    • Delivering a single, complete package
      ​With Absence Manager, all those involved in the process share a single end-to-end solution for the support and information that they need:
      • Updates on relevant employment legislation.
      • Proactive alerts for tasks and actions to be done.
      • Automated information sharing.
      • Detailed management information.
      • Mobile apps for smarter, more efficient working.
    • Designed for you, developed with you
      Absence Manager is not just a smarter more intuitive solution for today's requirements, it is also constantly evolving for tomorrow's challenges. Thanks to our continuous development program and active engagement with customers, to gather and realize great new ideas, you can rely on us to keep delivering the innovation you need to succeed.
    • Safeguarding privacy and security
      Taking proper care of employees' sensitive personal information is of paramount importance. Absence Manager includes many procedures and layers of protection to ensure this, including strict password validation, separation of medical records from ordinary data so that they can only be accessed by the authorised medical users and validation of medical terms.

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  • Cloud at your Speed

    Enabling your team to fully control your move to the cloud securely - at the speed you require.

    • Flexible: you choose if and when to transition your solutions to the cloud, with minimal effort.
    • Standardised: Easy to implement and use, with low implementation costs, and vastly reducing the time to value. 
    • Ready to use: Access your software anywhere, anytime, with any device without delay.
    • Business continuity: Continually benefit from the latest innovations with our cloud options - without extra configuration or extensive testing.

    With Cloud at your Speed, you have full control of what goes on the cloud, and when it gets there.

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  • "Building the package around our customers' needs – a continuous process – is very important. Our ideas for the system are rapidly converted into great new features."

    - Head of ICT, Argo Advies

  • "The strength of the application lies in monitoring the entire process, through tasks that it raises at set times."

    - Director, Stimulanz

Key Advantages

Our single, innovative solution removes the challenges, frustrations and delays caused by factors such as: complex, ever changing legislation, participants spread across various separate organisations and fragmented or poorly coordinated processes:

Bringing absence into sharper focus

Unlike traditional systems, which tend to focus on a range of other activities and not solely on absence, our solution brings together all absence-related activities into a single dedicated application, to be used anytime, anywhere by all the types of users involved. This fosters operational excellence by helping each user to fulfill their core role and it keeps attention focused where it belongs – on the sick employee.

Better insights and control over absences

Thanks to Unit4 Absence Manager, you no longer need separate Excel® spreadsheets, text files and paper documents to keep track of absence. Our solution delivers all the reports, statistics and management information you need, to understand the issues and take appropriate action to refine policies and reduce related costs.

Keeping you ahead of change

Complex, fast-changing legislation is no longer a problem, thanks to our solution's shared library of all absence-related laws. This is pro-actively updated and can be extended to include your organization's own HR/absence policies. It gives all those involved the full picture needed, providing insights, facilitating and managing the complexity of the processes related to absence related laws and regulations.

A smarter, more streamlined approach

Our solution drives greater efficiency, automating absence procedures, making it faster and easier to log and manage employee absence. It gives users pro-active alerts to help them keep track of their assigned duties and tasks and it creates the clearest possible picture of absence by gathering together all types of absence request and related updates into a single, comprehensive record for each employee.

Key Capabilities

  • For Employers - put yourselves in control

    No matter how healthy the workplace is, employers can still expect to have employees off sick sometimes. Unit4 Absence Manager is a user-friendly online application that supports integrated absence management within your organisation, helping you to meet your legal responsibilities and keep a firm grip on all aspects of employee absence.

    Absence Manager delivers all the ingredients to take full control of employee absence in a professional and appropriate manner. It gives you a complete understanding of absence within your organisation, together with constant monitoring of legislation and airtight data security, including the reassurance of ISO 27001 certification.

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  • For Service Providers - gain clearer, integrated absence support

    Helping employers to implement good working conditions and absence procedures involves working with various specialists and case workers, in order to act as an independent intermediary between employer and employee. Keeping all these stakeholders well aligned with each other is crucial for achieving a rapid and responsible reduction in absenteeism.

    Unit4 Absence Manager is a flexible online application that supports your absence services by bringing together all relevant laws and regulation, the optimum use of specialists and comprehensive management information – with clear visibility for all participants. It ensures that everybody is kept fully informed on what has happened, what is planned and the reasons why!

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  • For Insurers - deliver the best in customer-friendly and efficient service

    Smooth claims management is absolutely crucial to insurers – as well as the direct costs of employee absences you also need to minimise the additional costs of interventions and paperwork. The key is to put a complete absence management process in place that is as efficient as possible without compromising on customer service.

    With a single portal for all your customers, which works seamlessly with your own services and back office, Unit4 Absence Manager supports you in this like no other. Friendly and efficient really is possible.

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More from Unit4

Unit4 Absence Manager is part of a suite of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions that provide comprehensive support for the Office of HR including:

  • Unit4 Business World On! – integrated personnel management and administration at the heart of your ERP.
  • Unit4 People Planning – the user-friendly tools and visibility to ensure the right people are on the right project at the right time.
  • Unit4 Time Management – enabling efficient time tracking and better management of projects.
  • Unit4 Travel & Expenses – a complete, cloud-based solution for faster, easier and more reliable expense claim submission and processing.

Our internationally available solutions are also complemented by various regional products and services that support the requirements of customers in specific sectors and locations or with specialised business processes.