Buyer's Guide to Core HR Software

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In this guide you'll find:

  • In-depth exploration of the Core HR software market and capabilities offered by each vendor
  • TrustMaps showing the Top Rated tools used by SMBs and Enterprises based on user ratings & frequency of evaluation on TrustRadius
  • Detailed profiles of 10 Core HR software products used by SMBs & Enterprises, including pros & cons as cited in 260+ authenticated end-user reviews
  • Common capabilities and key factors to consider when selecting Core HR software

Why You Should Read This Core HR Software Guide — Vinay Bhagat, Founder & CEO, TrustRadius

Photo of Vinay Bhagat Founder and CEO TrustRadiusTrustRadius is excited to publish our Buyer's Guide to Core HR Software. It provides practical guidance to help you find the best core HR software solution for your use case. Based on insights from real software users, it offers an in-depth exploration of the overall Core HR market and vendor profiles for the leading vendors. Our research team analyzed 290 reviews and ratings of Core HR software by authenticated users on, with the vast majority of reviews sourced independently of vendors.


About This Core HR Guide — Alan Cooke, Research Director, TrustRadius

Photo of Alan Cooke, Research Director, TrustRadius This guide covers a range of products from pure-play Core HR systems to complete suite applications, but with a Core HR legacy. It does not include pure-play HR talent management vendors, which will be covered in a separate guide.

This guide contains three sections:

  • A primer on Core HR software for those new to the field
  • Descriptions of various types of Core HR tools along with their advantages/disadvantages and best-fit scenarios to help you understand the best choice for your use case
  • Analyses (two-dimensional charts) we call TrustMaps™, showing the leading solutions based upon “Likelihood to Recommend” ratings and product evaluation frequency
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  • Product ratings across multiple factors such as usability and customer support from real user reviews
  • A discussion of key market dynamics and trends