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Score 9.6 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Core HR ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Leave and Attendance Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding
  • HRdirect Smart Apps ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Employee Self Service

Human Resource Management

9.3

Core HR

93%
10.0

HRdirect Smart Apps

100%
Core HR ranks higher in 4/7 features

Employee demographic data

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Employment history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

9.4

Core HR

94%

HRdirect Smart Apps

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

8.8

Core HR

88%
1.0

HRdirect Smart Apps

10%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Balance details

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

9.2

Core HR

92%
10.0

HRdirect Smart Apps

100%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Update personal information

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

View company policy documentation

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Employee recognition

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

9.0

Core HR

90%

HRdirect Smart Apps

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

9.0

Core HR

90%
1.0

HRdirect Smart Apps

10%
Core HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Pre-built reports

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Ability to combine HR data with external data

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

9.3

Core HR

93%
1.0

HRdirect Smart Apps

10%
Core HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Manager tracking tools

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Performance and Goals

9.4

Core HR

94%

HRdirect Smart Apps

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance Management

8.7

Core HR

87%

HRdirect Smart Apps

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

7.5
75%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Review reminders

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Succession Planning

8.5

Core HR

85%

HRdirect Smart Apps

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

9.2

Core HR

92%

HRdirect Smart Apps

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Core HR ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Company Website Posting

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

9.5
95%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

10.0
100%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • HRdirect Smart Apps is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Core HR

95%
3 Ratings
10.0

HRdirect Smart Apps

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

HRdirect Smart Apps

10%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Core HR

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

HRdirect Smart Apps

10%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Core HR

Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer

HRdirect Smart Apps

UPDATE 3/20/2020: I initially gave HRDirect a "0" recommendation due to all the issues we had with the PTO Module. However, since purchasing the Harassment Training Module ($90), this product is the best value for the money and puts us in compliance with mandated requirements. It is easy to use and well-presented.At this point in time, with the issues and frustration level of all our employees, managers, and payroll department, it would be difficult for me to recommend this app as suitable in any scenario. However, should HRdirect fix the issues and get the app to perform as it was originally designed, it would be a great product for a small to medium company that has limited resources yet wants a good product for the money.In our experience, the new hire portal did not appear to be functioning properly; our new hires were not able to access the blank documents. They could see them but not open them (PDFs).
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Core HR

  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • Initially, you were able to see all activity and drill down for details.
  • It was easy-access for all our employees in the 7 states we operate in.
  • It provided tracking for the managers.
  • Payroll had access to all PTO requests.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Core HR

  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
Genevieve (Genni) Lum Cheong-Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • HRdirect performed an upgrade in 2019 and that's where things went awry.
  • You could no longer drill down through the calendar to see the details - i.e. Doctor's appointment, illness, childcare issues, vacation, etc.
  • Previous year PTO requests were not archived and you now had to scroll through hundreds of PTO requests to see the most current.
  • Previous PTO requests were listed oldest to most current, resulting in much frustration trying to locate specific ones.
  • The print option was not longer functional.
  • The online help request form was no longer accessible.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Core HR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

HRdirect Smart Apps

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HRdirect Smart Apps

HRdirect Smart Apps 1.0
Based on 1 answer
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Core HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HRdirect Smart Apps

HRdirect Smart Apps 1.0
Based on 2 answers
Due to the fact that we were patient for more than 6 months with no resolution in sight, we decided to end our relationship with HRdirect for PTO tracking.3/20/2020: We have purchased the Harassment Training Module. Excellent product with great value for the money.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Core HR

The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
Muhammad Sadequl Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer

HRdirect Smart Apps

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Core HR

  • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
  • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
  • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
  • Track your time and attendance here.
  • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
  • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

HRdirect Smart Apps

  • Initially, HRdirect was proving to be an excellent tool, and we were getting a quick turnaround on small issues. However, the upgrade messed things up on our accessibility, with no resolution in sight.
  • Harassment training module is excellent.
Margaret Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer

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