Powell Software Named ‘’Innovation in HR Technology Small-Mid Market’’ Winner by HRO Today

by Yvonne Harris

The winners of the HRO Today Association Awards have been announced, and Powell Software has come out on top.

Powell Software has been announced as the winner of the HRO Today Innovation in HR Technology Small-Mid Market EMEA award. This award recognizes our innovative new solution, Together, the intranet for SMEs. The awards took place during the HRO Today Association Conference on November 17th, 2021, an HR micro-event answering the pressing questions facing HR leaders today.

HRO Today recognized excellence across 10 categories, honoring companies and individuals who have achieved HR success. Other award winners include Capgemini and WarnerMedia.

Innovation in HR Technology Small-Mid Market EMEA

Winning this award has been a proud moment for the entire Powell Software team who have spent months designing an all-in-one tool for the small-mid market. Chief Product Officer at Powell Software, Matthieu Silbermann said ‘’We are delighted to have won this award, it is a result of close cooperation with our partners, clients, and ecosystem. We are excited for what the future holds’’.


Innovation in HR Technology


Together the Intranet for SMEs in Microsoft 365

Powell Software only recently launched our intranet solution for small and medium-sized enterprises, and the award recognizes the research and innovative technology behind it.

Since 2015, we have been helping enterprises connect employees through our digital workplace tools, Powell Intranet and Powell Teams. From discussions with our customers and partners, we realized that small and medium businesses needed the same support, with digital tools adapted to their size and more limited resources.

The pandemic further highlighted that SMEs are facing the same challenges as large companies, yet at a different scale. Small enterprises need to connect employees, both to each other and the workplace. Employees need access to documents, to quickly find information and collaborate in real-time.

To meet these needs, Powell Software developed Together – the small business intranet accessible from Microsoft Teams that support SMEs with their productivity, communication, and collaboration requirements.


Helping HR connect employees

As an employee experience platform for SMEs, Together was developed to unite the entire company, combining the power of Microsoft Teams with the value of a company intranet to help employees work more effectively remotely and feel part of the company culture.  Deployed in minutes and seamlessly scalable, Together provides an all-in-one space to help HR and business leaders meet the needs of employees and enterprises in a single, simple, intuitive, and social interface. By uniting the intranet with Microsoft Teams, employees can swiftly and easily find everything they need on one platform.

Together also offers the Virtual Coffee Machine and Water Fountain application, enabling employees of SMEs to be better connected and enjoy an enhanced employee experience in the hybrid workspace, like those users of Powell Teams.

Helping HR and Business Leaders improve the employee experience

At Powell Software, we develop our solutions to support HR professionals and business leaders by improving employee experience, creating a positive collaborative culture, and writing their own ‘’future of work’’ by leveraging the talent of their entire workforce. These goals were established long before the pandemic, but the solutions created have had a much more significant and valuable impact on the industry since remote work has become more commonplace and hybrid working protocols have been adopted.

In response to the award win our COO, Jean-Pierre Vimard said ‘’The modern workplace needs to be agile to cope with an increased pace of digital transformation, changing employee needs, and increasing demands for flexibility. We know that for small to medium businesses this can be a challenge but we are confident that Together can help achieve SMEs achieve these goals. We are delighted to be recognized by HRO Today Awards and we are proud of our team who developed Together’’.


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