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ROC helps University of Salford launch the first SuccessFactors Cloud Solution in Higher Education

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2015-08-10


The University of Salford has gone live with its online performance and development review (e-PDR) solution, as scheduled and under budget.

The solution will be based on the industry leading SuccessFactors HCM suite and will bring a much needed real time sharing of information. It aims to complement the established PDR cycle and empower managers to align their team’s objectives to the University’s strategic plan as well as support the development of employees at all levels.

The University is establishing a stable high performing culture and deployment of this solution provides two key elements to support this:

  1. A clear and well defined competency framework.
  2. An e-PDR platform that is state of the art as well as easy to access and use from anywhere.

Together these are expected to provide the support required to enable the University to build teams focussed on service excellence and academic improvement.

The project will see over 1,000 professional services and senior leadership employees across the University introduced to the system for this year. Users can access the system wherever they have an Internet connection and are using the OneLogin service to make the access simple and seamless.

"I’d like to thank the University of Salford for their professional attitude in delivering the project which included SuccessFactors. I think the staff & University will benefit from a solution that is accessible anywhere, easy to use and provides a collaborative platform to monitor and manage their employee’s performance and development.- Stephen Burr, Practice Manager, ROC UK.

"Our new online performance and development solution will provide a tool for managers and employees to be able to articulate how their role fits into the overall strategic plan. It will ensure that conversations on performance and development are ongoing thus facilitating employee engagement, productivity and success.- Yvonne Wolstenholme (Project Sponsor), Associate Director HR Strategy & Operations, Human Resources, University of Salford

If you are interested in finding out more about the benefits of a PDR solution like SuccessFactors or other SuccessFactors solutions, please contact Stephen Burr stephen.burr@roc-group.com (01932 213250).


The University of Salford is a friendly, vibrant and pioneering university based in Greater Manchester in the North West of the UK. They are known for their continual investment in their campus and facilities and also for their industry partnerships; all of which are focussed on enhancing the student experience and providing opportunities for students to develop the skills they need to succeed.

ROC, established 1998, is an HCM Specialist and an approved SuccessFactors partner in the SAP PartnerEdge programme and is also a customer having deployed across multiple geographies to our own organisation. Our specialist consultants can assist with your deployment; whatever your industry, location or requirement.

SuccessFactors industry leading HCM suite addresses the biggest challenge in business today; which is improving business execution. It does it by driving alignment, optimising workforce performance and accelerating results with greater business insights.