To create your Sage HR Essentials company, you need to activate it from within Sage payroll. From the Introducing Sage HR Essentials window on the Payroll Summary screen, click Activate Sage HR Essentials.
This automatically creates your Sage HR company and your existing employee records in Payroll are replicated in Sage HR too.
Once activated, to access Sage HR Essentials, from the same window, click Go to Sage HR Essentials.
Now you've created your Sage HR Essentials company, you can finish setting the company up. This includes setup tasks such as configuring employee permissions, your time off settings, inviting your employees to access Sage HR themselves, and more.