TrustRadius HR Buyer's Guide

See How 10 Leading HR Management Products Stack Up

One key ingredient of every successful business is great people. Even before they become profitable, businesses are built by people that put in the time, energy, and creative power to turn diffuse ideas into focused success. Human resources (HR) software is an essential tool for people-powered businesses.

If finding either of these two things–great people or software that makes your life easier–were simple, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post. Luckily, TrustRadius can help with the software part. And your HR Management, ATS, and Talent Management software will help with the people part.

Finding the right HR software can be quite the endeavor. There’s a laundry list of things to consider, including which features and modules you need, and how much post-sales support the vendor will provide. Some important questions to answer before choosing your next HR software include (but are definitely not limited to):

  • Which products have all the capabilities you need?
  • Which products are the best fit for your company size?
  • Which products are within your budget?
  • Which products will serve the needs of all the end users in your company?
  • Which vendors offer high quality pre-sale AND post-sale support?
  • What type of learning & training resources does the vendor offer?

With all these different factors to consider and (literally) hundreds of HR Management software options to choose from, it’s no wonder that 68% of HR professionals agree that it’s hard to find the right HR Management software.

In order to help HR software buyers figure out which products are the best fit for them, and ultimately make more informed purchasing decisions, we’ve created a Buyer’s Guide to HR Management Software.

What’s in the guide?

The guide highlights 10 of the most-reviewed HR Management products on TrustRadius, and gives readers an at-a-glance view of each product, including:

  • a breakdown of users by company size and industry
  • highest and lowest rated features
  • direct feedback from product reviewers
  • the low-down on how users really feel about each product (based on 5 key questions we hear buyers asking)

Curious about whether or not the products on your shortlist made the cut? Here’s the list of 10 HR Management products included in the guide:

It also sets you up with a comparison matrix, showing feature ratings, recommended comparisons, and how often other buyers are researching each of these products–in case you want to take a page out of their book.

Here’s a bird’s eye view of what all 212 HR software users who participated in our survey thought about the 10 products included in the guide:

2019 HR Management Buyer's Guide; survey responses chart 1
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Download the guide to see how each product stacks up to the average, and which products come out on top!

Looking for tips on how to navigate your evaluations more effectively, and avoid unwanted surprises? Along with 10 individual product profiles, this guide includes candid feedback and comments from software end users about the things they struggled with and would do differently during their purchase process and product implementation phase.

Who should read this guide?

If you’re just starting your search for a new HR Management solution and wondering which products should be on your radar, this guide is for you.

If you’re midway through your product search & selection and want a comprehensive feature comparison matrix of the top three products your looking at – yeah, we have that too.

Even if you’re at the end of your product selection phase and are almost ready to sign on the dotted line with one vendor, you may want to check this guide first for the inside scoop on implementation and their post-sales support.

Where to find more resources

Looking for more resources to use in your product research? Our HR Management software buyer’s guide is a great place to start to find more information about a specific product, compare products head-to-head, and see what your fellow HR professionals have to say. But it’s not the only resource out there. (And our research shows the average buyer consults 5.2 different sources of information during their software purchase process!)

Reading product reviews can help provide a fuller picture of customer experience with the product. Reviews can also help you find first-hand experiences and advice from buyers who have similar job functions, working in the same industry, or work at a similar company size. You can find more products and product reviews at TrustRadius.com.

Engaging with the vendor through their website, product demos, customer referrals, or sales reps can be another great source of product-specific information. And if you consult reviews first, you’ll be ready to read between the lines and ask the hard questions up front.

Got a tip for your peers based on your own HR software buying experience, or want to write a review of an HR product you helped purchase? We’d love to hear from you!

Elizabeth Sullivan-Hasson

Elizabeth is a research associate at TrustRadius where she focuses on tracing the evolution of business software and finding new ways to visualize user data. Elizabeth has a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics. When she’s not in the office, Elizabeth enjoys exploring new cities, hiking, trying out new recipes, and diving into sci-fi novels.

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