Educate offers a one-stop HR platform for SMEs

Source from Digital News Asia

  • Streamlines HR processes through its cloud platform
  • Launched online payroll system for SMEs in May

ANOTHER Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider is out to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) become more efficient and grow their business via automation.

Founded in February 2015, Kuala Lumpur-based Coastal Hectare Sdn Bhd has developed, a human resources (HR) platform which aims to streamline processes and remove the bottlenecks commonly associated with hoary old HR.

Its founder and chief executive officer Effon Khoo (pic above) said he had found it a struggle to manage administrative and HR processes – from hiring and approving leave applications, to designing and recording performance appraisals.

“Through, we hope to reduce staff frustration and contribute to a pleasant, productive environment that people feel motivated to work in,” he told Digital News Asia (DNA) via email.

Online payroll and leave application system

Last month, the startup also launched an online payroll system for Malaysian SMEs.

Khoo said the online payroll systems aims to improve SME efficiency by automating payroll processing and securing payroll data stored in its cloud-based platform.

“It automates the calculation of payments for the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Social Security Organisation (Socso) and Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN, the Income Tax Department).

“The payroll system also auto-calculates prorated deductions for unpaid leave, and distributes e-payslips to reduce the usage of paper.

“It has been the top-voted feature on our user community platform – we build products according to our users’ needs,” he declared. also offers leave application management on its platform….

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