why use breathe?


First of all, thank you for your interest. We understand that choosing new software can be a complex and time-consuming process, as well as a distraction from other day-to-day
matters. And, because we believe in keeping things simple, we put together this guide to
explain the business benefits of Breathe.

Of course, if you have any questions about anything in this guide, we’d be very pleased
to speak with you or a member of your team. As you’d expect from a company that helps
other business manage HR, we have a friendly, highly knowledgeable team who talk to you about your requirements and what we can do to meet these.

To contact us, please call 01403 288700
or email: onboarding@breathehr.com

You can also send us a message via our Intercom the chat box on our website: breathehr.com

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All the best,

Jonathan Richards
CEO | Breathe


Breathe in a nutshell

Breathe helps SMEs manage people-related functions and processes.

It's a self-service system that allows employees to report absences, request holidays, update personal information and more.

Managers and HR users control permission-setting tools to grant or restrict employee or
client access to sensitive information. This is key to data and employee information security.

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  • Holiday management
  • Sickness & absence tracking
  • Document storage
  • Performance monitoring
  • Training scheduling
  • Expense management


Why use Breathe?

An HR system like Breathe helps businesses keep on top of day-to-day admin so they can spend less time on time-consuming manual processes.

This includes calculating holiday allowances, recording employee absences and collating
documents, so management has more time to focus on growth and development.

Using Breathe improves efficiency and visibility.

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Cloud computing & security

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As the benefits of storing information in the cloud increase in popularity, it’s encouraging to see more and more SMEs adopting this model. When we launched Breathe, we chose to offer it as a cloud-based application so customers were not required to invest in new software servers or pay to increase the capacity of existing systems.

Many businesses benefit from the fact that subscribing to Breathe is treated as operational as opposed to a capital expense. This provides major accountancy advantages.

Simply consult your financial expert to see if this model will benefit your business. In most cases we’ve found that it does. The safety and security of your employee data is our highest priority.

Breathe is hosted by Amazon Web Services in their state-of-the-art datacentres which are ISO 27001 certified. As an added precaution, we ourselves are ISO 27001 accredited, reflecting the commitment to security demonstrated by our working practices and data-handling expertise.


Your office anywhere

Because Breathe is hosted in the cloud, it’s accessible anywhere with an internet connection. In a time when remote and home working are increasingly the norm, and where field-based employees need access to the same applications used by their office-based colleagues, this has never been so important.

All users can access Breathe via smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs.


GDPR and Subject Access Request compliance

Business Case 4Employee data is subject to the same rules as the management of prospect and customer information. Since the 2018 introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is already fining small businesses and charities for data infringements.

In May 2019, GDPR regulations were extended to cover Subject Access Requests (SARs), whereby an employee can request all information held by them by an employer.


Changes & your new responsibilities

  • Business Case 5-min (1)No fee unless the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
  • 30 days (not 40) to respond, with an option to extend by up to 60 days in limited circumstances.
  • A greater level of information to be supplied.
  • SARs no longer have to be made in writing.

Business recovery and growth

Companies are making plans to come back stronger after the COVID-19 crisis and effective people management will be key to recovery.

Keeping track of where and when people are working, medical information, absence records and much-needed holidays quickly and simply has probably never been so important. Breathe’s HR management software is perfect for small businesses, whether they employ dedicated HR managers or not.

Breathe are committed to making accurate people management related admin as quick and simple as possible.


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Breathe in numbers

In June 2019, we asked 300 customers what they think of Breathe. Our survey said:

98% believe Breathe provides better overall visibility of their employees.

90% agree that Breathe is good value for money.

96% would recommend Breathe to another SME.

86% are happy with the amount of help they receive from our support team.


How much time you could save with HR Software

Business Case 6-min (1)Need to work out the ROI? Head over to our online ROI calculator to discover the value our software can deliver to your business.

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Clear and simple pricing plans

There are no contract tie-ins and you can pay monthly or annually. If you choose the latter, you’ll receive a 10% discount for the cost of your subscription.

We charge by account size and not per employee. Support included.

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