HRdirect Smart Apps vs. Personio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HRdirect Smart Apps
Score 8.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
HRdirect Smart Apps is an HR Management software solution from HRdirect, a a division of ComplyRight, Inc., dedicated to developing and delivering “Solutions for Smart Employers” since 1985. The vendor says HRdirect supports business managers at more than 500,000 locations with essential employee management and compliance tasks. HRdirect Smart Apps aims to help users work efficiently and affordably. The vendor's goal is to simplify complex processes and free employers from compliance…N/A
Personio
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Personio is presented as an all-in-one HR software for small and medium-sized companies from the company of the same name based in Munich. The platform supports applicant tracking, workforce management features (e.g. attendance tracking, leave management) with employee self-service, as well as support for HR workflows, and employee performance review.
$3.01
per month
Pricing
HRdirect Smart AppsPersonio
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Essential
€2,88
per month per employee
Professional
€4,43
per month per employee
Enterprise
Custom
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HRdirect Smart AppsPersonio
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNO PER EMPLOYEE PRICING, NO BUNDLED FEATURES. JUST $60 A YEAR PER APP. Simple Pricing, No Matter How You Slice It Only use the Smart Apps that best fit your unique needs and pay the same, low price for each one: just $60 a year. It's easy to add more at any time, too - either as your needs change or as our solutions expand.
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Community Pulse
HRdirect Smart AppsPersonio
Top Pros
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Features
HRdirect Smart AppsPersonio
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
24% above category average
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Employee demographic data10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Approval workflow1.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Personio
9.2
1 Ratings
12% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Update personal information10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
154% below category average
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Report builder1.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Pre-built reports1.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
1.0
1 Ratings
156% below category average
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
New hire portal1.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools1.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Personio
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Personio
9.4
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
HRdirect Smart Apps
-
Ratings
Personio
9.6
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
HRdirect Smart AppsPersonio
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HRdirect Smart AppsPersonio
Likelihood to Recommend
ComplyRight
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).
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Personio
This software could be of great help to many companies to keep an orderly manner and in the same control panel, all the management of their employees. Perfect for human resources departments that want to automate tedious tasks, with the guarantee that they will be well executed.
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Pros
ComplyRight
  • 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.
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Personio
  • Allows automatic posting of job offers on different sites and portals to find the perfect candidates for available vacancies.
  • It has employee tracking tools, such as attendance and absence tracking, as well as time monitoring of working hours and overtime.
  • Payroll management is very complete and is done quickly and almost automatically, as it enters hours worked, overtime and absences, with an accurate calculation to avoid errors.
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Cons
ComplyRight
  • 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.
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Personio
  • Some processes could be more automatic or with fewer clicks, for example, role-based authorization, which, although a security feature, could be simplified.
  • It is a fairly intuitive and navigable software, but because it is so complete, it has different modules, tools, and functions that can make its learning curve steep.
  • Some attributes at the time of payroll cannot be changed or customized.
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Likelihood to Renew
ComplyRight
As previously described, there are too many unresolved issues.
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Personio
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
ComplyRight
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.
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Personio
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
ComplyRight
  • 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.
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Personio
  • This program is complete, so it allows to have all the human resources management in the same panel, along with all the information of the employees, which streamlines the activities of the department, making us more productive. Employees feel more satisfied with our performance, and we have considerably lowered payroll complaints.
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ScreenShots

HRdirect Smart Apps Screenshots

Screenshot of EMPLOYEE RECORDS
Smarter, Centralized Employee Management

 - Directory & Records
 - Employee Self-Service
 - Document StorageScreenshot of ATTENDANCE CALENDAR
Take Control of Employee Attendance

 - 12-Month Calendars
 - Absence Code Management
 - Absence NotesScreenshot of I-9 & W-4
Ease the Burden of Completing I-9 and W-4 Forms

 - Onboarding Workflow
 - Guided I-9 & W-4 Forms
 - History & Audit TrackingScreenshot of JOB APPLICATION
Smart Hiring Begins Before the Interview

 - Compliant Questions Library
 - Customizable Application
 - Online Application LinkScreenshot of PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE
Your Guide to an Effective Disciplinary Program

 - Employee Warning Notices
 - Discipline History
 - Action Plan DocumentationScreenshot of TIME OFF REQUEST
Let Employees Handle Time Off Requests for You

 - Employee Time Off Requests
 - Supervisor Approval Workflow
 - Attendance Calendar Sync