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Case-study: National Retailer upgrades their Vizual Personnel Director Software

Our latest Vizual Personnel Director Upgrade is for a large organisation based in the Lake District have over 2000 employees at over 50 sites across the UK and have been a customer for over 20 years. 

In 2012 they decided to upgrade their existing Vizual Personnel Director software to People Inc. as they were concerned with its compatibility with more recent versions of Microsoft Windows, Office and SQL server and had concerns about security and the potential for data loss.

They were also looking for more functionality so they could efficiently manage Recruitment and track full career histories for their employees. They also wanted to be able to generate contracts of employment as and when they updated the organisations terms and conditions and attach these directly to the employees record.

More detailed and accurate reporting was essential and rely heavily on key reports such as the Headcount Check report to manage their constantly growing workforce.

The upgrade process involved migrating all of their existing data along with many custom screens we had developed for them whilst using Vizual Personnel Director.

As part of the upgrade we provided a suite of reports that enabled them to easily monitor staff turnover at each of their stores as well as a customised workflow wizard that helped reduce the time consuming administrative effort associated with Recruitment. This wizard not only allowed them to bulk update the status of a selection of applicants but also automatically generated an appropriate letter that could be sent to them.

We also developed a Record Deletion wizard that allowed them to delete Employee and/or Applicant data older than 6 years in accordance with their data protection policy.


agathonhr’s 20 plus years of experience working on Vizual Personnel Manager means we can provide an unrivalled level of service and support for customers looking to upgrade their Vizual Personnel Software to People Inc.

If you would like more information about how agathonhr can help you upgrade your Personnel Director Software contact us on 01242 663974 or

Further information

AgathonHR have been working on Vizual Personnel Manager and Personnel Director since 1997 and are one of the last companies in the UK to have any experience using or supporting these systems. Additionally we have been working with People Inc. since 2009 and are one the main People Inc. resellers in the UK. This means we can provide the best possible service to ensure the upgrade goes as effectively as possible.

Whilst we can no longer sell Personnel Manager, we do currently provide the following:

  • Upgrades to People Inc. including data migration.
  • Discounted annual support packages
  • Basic training for new users
  • Report Writing Training.
  • Consultancy – Data tidying, customisation etc.

Further information can be found on our website If you require any support with Vizual Personnel Manager please call 01242 663974 or email