Signing up to CakeHR is quick and easy, it's a piece of cake!

📎Note: UK and South Africa only - To help your business navigate the challenges we're currently facing, you can take a free trial.

When you sign up for a trial, we recommend you initially select - Leave Management, Shift Scheduling and Timesheets. 

If your Sage 50cloud Payroll (UK) subscription includes CakeHR Online Services, you must complete the sign up process to CakeHR from within Sage 50cloud Payroll, instead of following the steps in this article.

📌TIP: The person who signs up for a trial and creates a CakeHR account, by default has administrator access. Ideally this person should be someone who is in a position to set up your company and employee details, as well as manage CakeHR.

  1. Go to
  2. Click TRY IT FREE.
  3. Select the modules you want to try.
  4. Complete your name, company, phone number and email.
  5. Enter a password.
  6. Select the I'm not a robot check box.
  7. Click GET STARTED.

CakeHR automatically opens and an interactive tour pops up to show you around.  You can click Next through these, or click X to close.

Demo company - Cup Cake

To help you familiarise yourself with the features, there is a demo company named Cup Cake with demo employees already set up.

This gives you the opportunity to explore the screens and try out some of the features, without affecting any live data.

📎NOTE: Do not start to add any real company data into your demo company, because when you Start Fresh, this will wipe out the demo data.

Start Fresh

When you're ready to set up your company and employee details, you can wipe out the demo data and start adding your own data.

  • Click START FRESH. A message appears, click START FRESH again.

For help to set up your company and employee data, go to our Welcome hub.

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