The HR information system (PIMS)

About PIMS

The HR Information Management System (PIMS) is the University’s Oracle-based corporate staff information system. PIMS is an in-house developed system which has been designed and developed to meet the needs of the University of Bristol. Information for all UoB staff is held in PIMS, including Honorary Staff and Part-time Hourly Paid Teachers.

Registered Oracle users can log into PIMS using the Oracle Applications login screen.

Requesting Access

There are a range of security levels available to meet the needs of different groups of authorised users across the organisation. 

Where a member of University staff is in a role requiring access to PIMS, a request should be submitted by email to The Head of School/Division for the member of staff concerned will need to authorise any such requests.


We are preparing training for the new system integrating Purchasing, HR, Finance, Payroll and Procurement which has a planned go-live date of 2018.

PIMS training guides can be downloaded for self-help. You can practice in the PIMS training system if you wish; please email for access, stating which training guide you are using.

For further information, please contact the HR Systems Team.

Overview of PIMS/Finance Systems

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